MUD Makeup Kits

Imagine having a makeup kit for everything you can possibly think of. A dream come true at the tip of your fingers is something we gladly offer. At MUD we have a diverse and versatile range of  makeup and hair kits that takes care of anyone’s needs. Our catering spectrum stretches from providing kits to students, existing professionals and all beauty salons and entrepreneurs in the makeup and hair industry.

Our most simplistic and compatible kit are specially designed for consumers but can be purchased and enjoyed by professionals as well. These kits are uniquely modified to match specific makeup looks and are very specialized.

In studio workshops are offered free of charge to ensure that the kit is being used to its fullest potential.

These kits can also work wonders in the field of image consulting and serves as a gift for someone special. Our products are any personal image consultant’s dream come true, as buying our products individually is something they can easily do at our studios. Complementary color’s that are suitable for individual needs is easily accessible at your nearest MUD studio.

Our very affordable kits ranges is beautifully categories and can be couriered to your door nation wide. Unlimited supplies are available for all professional salons, artists and makeup and hair school. We also offer standard option kits that can be modified according to special and specific requirements, offering a customized and personal service is something we strive on. Target markets are no challenge as MUD caters for all races of all origins – our products are not limited to a certain group and can be used on and by any skin color, tone and shade. Our products are specially formulated to accommodate everyone.

Our magnetic pallets are designed to be cost effective and easily reusable. All our products and kits are offered at a PRO discount price for any home or salon based client. National delivery is applicable on all online purchases. All comprehensive and pro kits comes with a free one day refresher workshop.

From the desk of Brenda Thambe

From the desk of Brenda Thambe ( Owner / Sole Importer and Franchisor):

When we started with the import of MUD Cosmetics to the South African market in 2012, the vision was to have a superior quality and PROFESSIONAL makeup range that would be #exclusive to the PRO industry.

WHY would you ask ?

Well – at that time there was a huge gap in the market to equip and empower our professional beauty trade with makeup products exclusively available from a qualified beauty / makeup professional. Just as there are many professional skincare of hair care products available at the beauty & hair salons – I wanted to have a strong makeup brand that is tried & tested , superior professional quality – BUT to be exclusive to our salons & makeup artists.

NOW more than ever – our salons & artists who have been using , stocking and re-selling MUD products over the years are in a better position today – as they still have some form of income during this #covid19 #pandemic!

We want our artists, salons & image consultants who use, and recommend MUD to their clients, to benefit financially from it. Whilst makeup artists may get a PRO discount from other brands sold in retail stores – they are not able to generate an extra stream of income from it.

Because of this – MUD Cosmetics was a great fit. MUD started in 1997 as a makeup school in Los Angeles USA, and is now the largest makeup school on the globe! From MUD’s passion for QUALITY education evolved a superior & professional makeup range.

We are PROUD to work with all our global MUD partners. And we are blessed and thankful to every artist, salon and beauty professional for growing with MUD these past 8 years !

MUD’S NEW BRUSHES #615 & #620

MUD has recently released a few new brushes to its collection to ensure we offer a brush for every occasion and job required. Creating new angles and making makeup application easier and more concentrated. Brush up your skills at one of our outlets nationwide.


  • Superior Quality, synthetic bristles
  • Densely packed ultra-soft bristles
  • Quick and easy application of cream of liquid makeup
  • Creates a flawless finish
  • Effortless buffing
  • 100% Vegan

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  • Superior Quality, synthetic bristles
  • Ultra-soft bristles
  • Creates shape and definition
  • Use with cream, liquid or powder products
  • Blend and sculpt naturally around the face
  • Applies powder softly under the eyes
  • 100% Vegan

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BOHEMIAN LOOK – Fall/Winter 2017

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Unconventionally stylish and elegant set the mood for MUD’s Boho Chic Fall/Winter 2017 look.

// Eye Colors: Honeysuckle, Moss, Bronzed

// Water-Resistant Mascara // Charm Satin Lipstick

Step 1 – Begin with a clean canvass using MUD’s Cream Foundation Primer and Corrector where needed. Softly define the brows using brush #210 with Taupe or Rich Brown Eye pencil.

Step2 – Apply Honeysuckle Eye Colour with brush #800 to the brow bone, the inner corner of the eye and the cheek bone as a highlight.

Step3 – Apply Moss Eye Colour to the outer corner of the lower lash line as well as to the inner corner of the eyelid using brush #320 to blend it towards the centre.

Step4 – Using brush #330 apply Bronze Eye Colour to the outer eyelid and blend it towards the centre to meet the Moss Eye Colour. Apply bronze eye colour to the inner corner of the lower lash line as well.

Step5 – Apply water resistant mascara using brush #500 to the upper and lower lashes.

Step6 – To add warmth and definition apply Bronzed Eye Colour just below the cheekbone with brush #510 blending it softly down to the jawbone.

Step7- Complete the look by applying Charm Satin Lipstick with brush #310.


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MUD Eye Color Compact – RSP: R339
Vibrant and silky Eye Colors, lushly rich with pigments for long-lasting color. The unique velvet consistency allows these versatile shadows to glide on smoothly and evenly – wet or dry. Go wet for more intense, long-lasting color or to use as eyeliner.


Water Resistant Mascara – RSP: R425
Lengthening, pigment rich Water-Resistant Mascara offers an ultra-smooth application with ultimate control for individual users, whether creating a subtle daytime look or glamorous evening eyes. Squeezable tube is ideal for professionals and everyday use.


Lipstick – RSP: R375
Luxurious Satin Lipsticks with emollient-rich, non-drying formula that leaves lips feeling soft, smooth and supple. Provides long-lasting color with a smooth, opaque matte finish. Available in an elegant selection of lush, deep colors.


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Creates shape and definition around the face

Silky smooth texture

Pigment-rich pressed powders

8 shades available






Hillcrest, Durban is the first to receive a MUD Retail Outlet headed up by Prelisha Naicker. She currently is the Kwa-Zulu Natal distributor of MUD Products.

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Shop U13B, Hillcrest Corner Mall, Old Main Road, Durban


A press launch was held on 30 November when press, celebrities and top makeup artists from the area attended to receive the latest products from MUD to trial along with and introduction to the brand and its training.

Brenda Botha says “The retail outlet allows consumers to freely experience the brand coupled with expert makeup advice from top MUD makeup artists.” She invites all of Durban’s ladies to enjoy the space and experience a higher level of makeup artistry.










THE MUD MAVEN Competition was launched on the 1st of September 2016. Ladies entered online  by submitting a motivational letter and filling in a questionnaire along with submitting photos of the entrant by 4th November 2016.

The Top 20 were then be carefully selected and announced on 18th November 2016. These contestants recently participated in interviews, a photoshoot and midweek of makeup and photography workshops. The winning Maven has been selected, and our first ever is Micaela Benn.

She is Micaela Benn, who is a vibrant young lady and a great fit for the brand.

The MUD Maven has won R10 000 cash plus a years’ worth of MUD makeup and will be involved in many exciting activities in 2017 with the brand nationally.  She will attend store openings, launches, dual promotions, fashion shows, TV and movie premiers the MUD brand is potentially involved in. She will provide step by step guides to the latest makeup looks & tutorials, and generally promote the brand via social media and the local bloggers and press.





Sheer, illuminating pearls enhance natural radiance in the skin.

Universal colour matches any skin tone.

Silky smooth formula.

RSP: R280 for the Compact (filled) and R240 for refill only.



Enroll for our Level I programme/Beauty Essentials course.

Bridal Program (Consisting of Beauty Essentials, Airbrush and Bridal courses)

Level II Program (Consisting of Beauty Essentials, Airbrush, Bridal, Studio & High Fashion Trends courses)

Classes from 9am – 5pm daily, Mon till Fri.

Register at MUD Studio Sandton or Cape Town  Only.

AN EDUCATED APPROACH TO MAKE-UP. At MUD, creating honest make-up products and providing quality education has been our passion for the past decade. “We plan to stay loyal to that tradition. That’s what makes us different from other make-up brands. We conduct rigorous testing for our MUD line of products through industry experts and up-and-coming make-up artists at our highly regarded schools in Los Angeles and New York, to ensure we meet professional standards for today and tomorrow.” says MUD International.

So whether you dare to be different, prefer polished and professional or simply want an all-natural look, MUD promises quality, long-lasting wearability, flawless application and radiantly accurate colour. With systematic lines, precision tools, how-to guides and insider tips, we’ve eliminated the frustrating guesswork. Just simple, smart, versatile make-up. No wonder MUD has been the expert choice of make-up professionals for the past decade.





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Shop 53, Morning Glen Mall, Cnr Bowling Ave & Kelvin Drive, Gallo Manor, Sandton, Johannesburg.

060 895 4557,
Shop 006, Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village, 27 Somerset Street, Greenpoint, Cape Town.

Level II Courses starting in April 2016!

Level II courses | 11 Apr – 26 May | Course fee: R24,000 | Kit: R28,500

Certified MUD makeup courses exclusively offered at MUD Studio Sandton


Make-Up Designory (MUD) gives students the opportunity to unlock their creativity and helps pave the way for them as an artist. Exclusively offered at the licensed MUD Studio, our aim is to help artists develop their make-up skills and not only that, but also give them hands-on experience when it comes to make-up. MUD Studio Sandton provides a wide-range of training for every make-up career with a team of experienced, MUD certified instructors who prepare students with the proper tools of success for today’s world of make-up artistry. A strict adherence to educational standards, curriculum development and teacher training have helped to create a standard form of make-up education that can be found in classrooms around the world.MUD-STUDIO-FB-POST-1

The MUD Studio provides the perfect mix between classroom and retail, and features a modern showroom, where the right MUD product can be found for every occasion and customer type. With every product in the MUD Studio comes the knowledge of a MUD Make-up Artist. Dedication to a knowledge based product line is essential to the MUD Studio experience. According to MUD International “We don’t want to do just makeovers in our stores, we want each make-up application to become an individual make-up class.”  With an educational classroom, the experience evolves from make-up enthusiast workshops to pro-level classes. Each course has its own make-up kit designed especially for it and each course the student takes builds their kit. Inside the kit are MUD products, course books and other printed material that the student will need to complete the course.

The MUD Studio courses are derived from the same curriculum that can be found at any of the Make-Up Designory’s main campuses around the world, but are divided in such a way as to allow the student to progress through the various subjects at their own pace. This also provides students with the ability to transfer their education to one of MUD’s main campuses, allowing them to add culture and life experiences to their make-up education. The courses are divided into two levels: Level I which comprises of a 12 day Beauty Essentials course only and a Level II course, which includes Beauty Essentials, Airbrush, Bridal, Studio and High Fashion courses, running over the full six week period. Students can also select to enrol for the Bridal Programme only, which consists of Beauty Essentials, Airbrush and Bridal courses, and this is the first 22 days of the six week cycle.

The MUD Studio in Sandton will be starting their Level II courses on the 11 April and 30 May. Places are filling up fast! For more information and to book your spot, email or give us a call on 011 656 0120.


Make-up Artist Training

Getting Started with Make-up Artist Training and Your Career in the Beauty Industry

If you dream of being paid to experiment with beauty products and come up with striking make-up trends, then being a professional make-up artist is probably for you. Not everyone has the creativity and vision to become a successful make-up artist, but if you have the passion and an eye for colour and beauty trends, get yourself into some form of make-up artist training ASAP!

Being a make-up artist is, for all intents and purposes, a dream job, but it also requires a lot of dedication and hard work.  With the right training and guidance, you can take yourself from the local fashion and make-up guru amongst your family and friends, to a sought-after and respected artist, not just for weddings and your sister’s matric dance, but also for celebrities, kick-ass photographers and runway models! There’s nothing to stop you! In fact, at MUD SA, we plan on giving you everything that you need to get you started.

There’s a lot more to becoming a professional makeup artist than passion and access to top-quality make-up products though. Below are a few tips to get you started in the right direction in your career:

  • Practice – just because you have the skills, it doesn’t mean that you can’t hone them and make them better. When you find your niche style, try to develop it and work on it, and that means practicing. Family members, friends or people who want a professional make-up look without having to pay for it – use them to practice on.
  • Get a formal education – professional make-up artist training is, of course, a must. And at MUD SA, we have just the training courses for you to attend, but that’s not where it ends. You should also keep up to date with the latest make-up trends and fads. You can start by looking at celebrity styles and images, magazines and online fashion blogs. Know what’s hot and trending in the make-up world – it can make all the difference.
  • Get marketing – when you’re learning and when you’re qualified, you’re in a prime position to get some experience and earn some money. Take before-and-after pictures of every project that you take on and advertise your skills online. It’s never too soon to get your name out there.

Be enthusiastic about your make-up skill and art, and you will find that the rest will just flow. To get you started, consider one of our make-up artist training courses available at MUD SA in Johannesburg.

Professional Make-up

Get That Gorgeous Look with MUD SA Professional Make-up

How often do you look at someone’s flawless make-up and think “I wish I could do that”? Well, now you can – with MUD SA’s range of professional make-up. Using professional make-up on yourself and your clients (in the case of a professional make-up artist) will certainly boost the end result. Everyone wants luscious lips, smoky eyes and a flawless complexion, and the MUD SA catalogue of make-up has everything that you need to enjoy all of these looks and many more.

The MUD SA range includes a variety of products that will make you look and feel beautiful. Let’s take a closer look at what the product range has to offer you:

  • For the face – match a MUD foundation flawlessly with your skin shade and tone. For light coverage, there’s the loose powder and corrector. For a fresh summery glow, try the bronzer and for a more finished look, layer your foundation creams and finish off with a light dusting of pressed powder. With MUD SA face products, you can get the look with minimal effort!

  • For the eyes – look the part with MUD SA’s range of gorgeous eye make-up products! Choose from a dazzling array of colours to create the relaxed everyday look or make a statement with dramatic dark eyes. Luxurious mascaras and eyeliners will bring out your best features and create a striking look that will be hard for others to look away from.

  • For the lips – flatter your face with gorgeous lip colours to choose from. Get that dramatic look with a bright red shade or play it down with more natural colours – there’s simply no look that MUD SA lip products cannot achieve. Our range offers sleek satin and sheer lipsticks, lip pencils and lip gloss.

  • For the cheeks – nothing is more gorgeous than a little strategic colour in your cheeks and with our range, that’s precisely what you’ll enjoy: gorgeous beauty! Get the perfect glow with a variety of colour creams and velvety powders. If you want to look radiant our cheek colours are the way to go.

If you want to have that just made up look, get your hands on a range of professional make-up from MUD SA. You will certainly look and feel your best. For more information on our professional make-up range, get in touch with us via email or telephone at MUD SA today. 

Makeup Kits

Discover the Starter, Basic and Comprehensive Makeup Kits at MUD SA

Being a professional makeup artist or even just starting out in the industry is a challenging endeavour. In addition to being able to translate your client’s needs and tend to them flawlessly, you need to have a selection of top-quality makeup and beauty products to use too. To the professional makeup artist, makeup kits are essential. In fact, they are the tools to your success, along with your talent and skill, of course. Where do you get the finest professional makeup kits on the market? You get them at MUD SA!

MUD SA has been supplying the makeup industry with top-quality and honest makeup products in excess of 10 years. The MUD range of makeup is made by professionals, for professionals. Our makeup products and tools are designed to help you to achieve those luscious lips, defined eyes and systematic lines. In fact, you can create a perfectly primed and finished look for your clients, regardless of their skin type, tone or condition.

What do typical MUD makeup kits contain? At MUD SA, we have starter kits, basic kits and comprehensive makeup kits for sale. Let’s take a closer look at what each option has to offer:

  • The MUD SA Professional Starter Makeup Kit – if you are just starting out in the world of makeup art, this kit is for you. Everything you need to get started with learning the skills that you require to boost your career is found in the starter kit. Included are: 6 eye palettes, 2 blush palettes, lip liner, eye liner, sharpener, mascara, translucent loose powder, 12 latex application wedges, 4 shades of lipstick, powder puff, a plastic spatula, 8 shade foundation palette, 7 piece brush set, 3 disposable mascara wands and a professional makeup case.

  • The MUD SA Basic Makeup Kit – this makeup kit is both practical and professional. It includes everything required by a professional makeup artist and includes the following: 6 eye palettes, 2 blush palettes, lip liner and lip gloss, 2 eye liners, sharpener, mascara, translucent loose powder, 12 latex application wedges, 5 shades of lipstick, powder puff, plastic spatula, 8 shade foundation palette, 18 piece brush set, 3 disposable mascara wands and a professional makeup case.
  • The MUD SA Comprehensive Makeup Kit – this makeup kit is coveted by professional makeup artists across the globe. This kit will certainly help you to take your makeup skill and possibilities to the next level. It includes the following: 12 eye palettes, 4 blush palette, 7 shades of lipstick,  8 shades of foundation palette, 2 eyeliners, 2 lip liners, plastic spatula, powder puff, 5 disposable mascara wands, 12 latex applicators, sharpener, 18 piece pro brush set, mascara, 6 shade corrector wheel, 2 translucent loose powders, 50ml face primer and a large pro makeup case.

If you would like to learn more about our makeup kits at MUD SA, take the time to get in touch with us via email or telephone without any further delay.

Makeup Starter Kits

Get Your Makeup Artist Career Kick Started with Starter Kits from MUD SA

Starting out as a makeup artist is both exciting and challenging. As you face a career doing something you are passionate about, there are bound to be a few stress factors too. All makeup artists place a great amount of emphasis on the kits and tools that they have at their disposal. Without the right quality of makeup, the final result will be flawed – less than perfect. At MUD SA, we offer makeup starter kits to professional makeup artists. With our kits, you can truly realise the extent of your creative flair and skills with a range of makeup and beauty products that are designed for professionals, by professionals.

Creating sultry eyes, kissable lips and perfectly blushed cheeks takes artistic skill, but the required final look will require the right products too. By investing in a makeup range that offers longwearing quality and won’t smudge, fade or run during the course of the day / event attended by your client, you can achieve that fresh, just-made-up look and earn yourself a sound reputation in an ever growing and demanding industry.

The makeup starter kits from MUD SA are designed to offer the student or novice makeup artist all the tools required to complement their creative skills. The 6 eye colour palette will allow you to play around with different shades and colours to complement eye colour, as well as skin tone. The 2 tone blush palette is also just what you need to get you started. You will also find other MUD makeup items included, such as eye liner, lip liner, volumising mascara and translucent powder. The sharpener, 12 latex wedge applicators, 3 disposable mascara wands, 8 shade foundation set and 7 piece brush set will also make your makeup endeavours simpler and easier to achieve.

At MUD SA, we believe that you and your clients deserve the best that the makeup and beauty market has to offer. As a result, great care goes into piecing together each of our makeup kits. In addition to our starter kits, we also offer the basic makeup kit and comprehensive makeup kit. You will find that as your skills and passion improve and increase, so does your need for a makeup kit that grows with you.

If you are looking for makeup starter kits to get your career started, contact us at MUD SA. We have just the range of makeup products for you.

Make up Courses Johannesburg

Looking for Make Up Courses in Johannesburg? Choose MUD SA!

In today’s tough economic climate, you simply cannot expect to follow a successful career without the relevant required qualification. If you have creative flair and a passion for make up artistry, secure yourself a spot in the competitive market by acquiring the right qualification. Not only will this give you credibility amongst your industry peers, it will also instil a better sense of trust in your potential clients. Make up courses in Johannesburg certainly aren’t few and far between, but if you want to ensure that you get the best and most up-to-date education in the field, MUD SA Studios in Sandton is just the place to go.

To anyone with an interest in make up, MUD Studios needs no real introduction. The brand, which is international, is synonymous with style, quality and the latest trends. In fact, those who want to ensure that they have the best make up required for their clients, need to invest in the MUD range. That aside, when it comes to the MUD SA make up courses in Johannesburg, you will be impressed. Those who attend these courses will leave with an internationally recognised qualification in the field, and will also have learned the skills and techniques of the most senior and respected international artists. This is certainly a step in the right direction, especially if you want to make a name for yourself in the industry.

There are various make up courses in Johannesburg presented by MUD SA for you to choose from. Students can learn bridal make up artistry, special effects make up artistry, airbrushing techniques, studio make up artistry and high fashion make up trends. Absolutely every facet of make up artistry is covered and you can expect each course to be reasonably priced and held over sufficient time for thorough and in-depth training to be experienced.

Courses and workshops range in fees from R4 900 to R21 000, and we recommend that you chat directly to our consultants to learn more about what each course involves and which one is best suited to your needs and requirements. With the help of our professional team, you can transform your passion for make up artistry into a lifelong career that presents exceptional income opportunities.

If you would like to learn more about the MUD SA make up courses in Johannesburg, take the time to get in touch with us. We will ensure that you are provided with as much information as you require before you decide to enrol!

Professional Makeup Courses

Find the Ideal Professional Makeup Courses in Sandton

Are you a creative individual who wants to find a career in makeup artistry? The field of makeup artistry is quite broad and offers various career opportunities. You could want to do a bride’s makeup for her special day or be involved in creating stage makeup effects that wow the crowds.

Regardless of the type of makeup artistry you want to learn, MUD SA has the course for you! If you are hunting for the right professional makeup courses in Sandton, the MUD SA courses should be on the top of your list of options. What makes MUD makeup courses the right choice? Once qualified via MUD SA, your skills and qualifications will be internationally recognised. In fact, you will be on par with international makeup artists and on the same level as most senior industry professionals.

MUD professional makeup courses offer a variety of course options for you to choose from. These include classes for both budding makeup enthusiasts and those wanting to learn and work on a professional level. Workshops and classes are made available to cater to every type of makeup professional, and you will find the SA course fees in Sandton most affordable.

At MUD Studios in Sandton, we offer the following professional makeup courses for you to choose from:

  • Level I Makeup Artist Programme
  • Level II Makeup Artist Programme
  • Bridal Makeup Artist Programme
  • Airbrushing Makeup Course
  • Bridal Makeup (short course)
  • Studio Makeup Programme
  • High Fashion Makeup Trends Course

We also eagerly await the introduction of our Special Effects Makeup Course, which will be presented by our studio in 2016. Of course, all completed course applicants will receive a qualification that is endorsed by the MUD Studios head office, which is located in Los Angeles.

If it has always been your dream to enhance the beauty of others while being creative, then makeup artistry is for you. Take the time to learn more about your passion and ensure that you can follow a career path that you love and have an interest in.

If you would like to learn more about our various professional makeup courses at MUD SA in Sandton, take the time to contact us. We will ensure that you are advised on the course content and attached fees. For more advice and guidance, feel free to contact us via email or telephone at your earliest convenience.

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