Bloom through winter with MUD

Nature has the most beautiful way of showing us that seasons can change the appearance of our natural surroundings, however winter weather is not so much fun for the skin. Cold weather and low humidity levels result in dry air which ultimately steals moisture from the skin. Flawless skin is a huge contributing factor when it comes to the end result of your makeup application as a whole. You can’t help how your skin reacts to climate changes but girl, you definitely have more control than you think.

BY: Lecturer for MUD South-Africa – https://moon-bird93.blogspot.com/

1. How to retain your natural moisture to ensure that gorgeous supple glow.

Wash your face with lukewarm water; remember any form of heat robs the skin from moisture. A good over night moisturizer is key when it comes to maintaining that beautiful radiant look and remember to drink enough water during the day, our skin needs hydration from the inside too.

2. Exfoliation must be a crucial part in your skincare routine during winter.

My favourite homemade mask consists of the following ingredients – honey, yogurt, coconut oil, bananas, avocado and aloe. Mix what you like together to create a paste and leave on skin for 10-30 minutes for lasting hydration.

One of my favourite products on earth is MUD’s facial cleanser and makeup remover. It’s rich in natural oils for maximum antioxidant protection, leaving the skin clean and refreshed.

3. Different skin types verses different foundations.

Women always ask me what foundation they should use during winter and my answer obviously differs from client to client. Different skin types has different needs but my normal go-to advice during a consultation consists of the following;

It is always advisable to start your makeup routine by applying a light weight, creamy gel face primer. MUD’s primer works beautifully together with liquid and cream foundations to create a flawless, long-lasting finish. Our cream and liquid foundations are both amazing in their own right, depending on what your coverage preference is and the desirable look you’re trying to achieve. If you have an oily T-panel both foundation types can be used, the secret here lies in how you apply your powder when setting your foundation. If you have a dry skin our foundations are still ideal because they are silicone based which ensures that supple glow.

For a dry skin the MUD primer will also prevent the foundation from cracking or caking. It basically comes down to this; it doesn’t matter what skin type you have MUD has you covered.

4. Trendy colours this winter.

I would say the eye shadow colours remain warm but feminine, lots of pinks and purples combined with some beauty classics like smokey eyes, liquid eyeliner, velvety lips and outdoorsy blush, you would be ready to embrace winter in its full glory. Remember to use earthy tones to warm up your face and to keep up with the natural mood of the season. As for lips, I would say it’s important to stick to classic or dark reds without any coral or pink undertones. This will ensure that warm festive feel that goes along beautifully with your darker winter wardrobe.

The top 4 colours I’m going to live by this winter is maroon, burgundy, red and deep purple. Embracing bold lip colours can be a bit of a tricky prospect if you aren’t used to it, but I ensure that you would be drawing the right kind of attention and it’s one of the quickest ways to transform your look. If you struggle with dry lips during winter months, just apply some chap stick a few minutes before applying lipstick and you should be good to go.

5. Day and night makeup looks during cold seasons.

This is a very versatile field when it comes to makeup and it differs from person to person. I would say that winter is the perfect time to experiment with luscious tones during day and night time.

Don’t be shy when it comes to blushing up those cheeks, it doesn’t matter if your skin is dark or fair, using blusher is an essential part of the make-up to wake-up the skin-tone. Like I said, red is the classic choice to wear in winter time regardless of your skin tone – you can never go wrong with tints of dark burgundy and red. Woman with dark skin tones can indulge in some shades of deep palms, berries and warm maroons at any time of the day. As for light complexions any dark lipstick looks absolutely stunning.

Now let’s move on to the eyes, remember to make them look alluring. Winter is the perfect time to go for warm colours like deep purples and auburn. Highlight your eyes with MUD’s volume-plumbing mascara for that striking first impression every beauty obsessive woman strives for.

Last but not least, they say diamonds are a girl’s best friend but I beg to differ, bronzer is. You may not have to use as much bronzer as you would in summer, but a bit of that gorgeous sunshine bronzer will keep you blushing right through your glitzy and day to day events.

Cruelty free

MUD provides premium makeup products and quality education. We stay loyal to our passion for excellence in all areas, which sets us apart from other brands within the world of makeup.

One of our biggest and best properties is that we are absolutely against animal testing. Our products have never and never will be tested on animals, and quality will never be compromised. That is our promise to our customers.

Our synthetic brushes are made from proprietary blend of superior quality fibers . They are 100% vegan and have an ultra-soft feel. 2017 was a year of sustainability, innovation, and artistry for MUD. We continued to lesson our imprint on the environment by implementing refillable containers and eliminating many of our single-use compacts. We reduced our reliance on animals products by moving entirely to new high-performing synthetic fibers for our beautiful brush line.

We also began the process of eliminating single-use compacts for refillable compacts. Each pan is sold in a lightweight recyclable clamshell that contains far less plastic than other compacts. Once the product has been used up you can toss the pan into the recycle bin, and the concept of reducing waste is complete.

In addition, our universal palette is eco-friendly. This palette is made from paper and has an open format so you can place a variety of pan sizes in the unit.

MUD ensures a sustainable future by offering refillable products. We are also on the A list of cruelty-free beauty brands available in South-Africa.

MUD has committed to cruelty-free testing and we are currently on our way to becoming 100% vegan.

MUD Beginning

From 1998 we made a fundamental commitment to our clients to not only give the absolute best education available but we also promise to never compromise on quality. We provide students with the best tools and techniques to build their own beautiful careers in the makeup industry.

Today, we still stand by our commitment and continue to build our line of cosmetics with the same integrity we started with twenty years ago. Our products have never and never will be tested on animals, this is on of our many never changing promises to our customers. We take this very seriously as we believe that no colour cosmetics need to be tested on animals to determine intensity.

The way in which products are manufactured is crucial to the way they will perform. Formulation integrity is something we perform on each batch to ensure the best results possible. Once batches are approved the product are carefully packaged and assembled in our environmentally friendly packaging. We have a five day test that guarantees that the products has not been contaminated and the quality has not been compromised.

Once each batch passes all applicable analysis the product is finally ready to be sold. We produce our cosmetics with high quality ingredients, always focusing on the balance between the two primary elements, which is called pigment and vehicle. Pigment gives the product colour and vehicle makes it move. The higher the pigment concentration, the longer the product will last. We create our products to last and we do not compromise and the manufacturing to cut costs.

Our packaging also reflects the quality of our products and appeals to both the consumer and professional because we truly understand the need to cater for both markets. We are a independent company who put the needs of our customers, partners and employees first.

In 1997, MUD was created by a few friends who had a passion for make up education. With a couple of classrooms and a handful of students, MUD was on the verge of becoming something big. As we outgrew our small school in North Hollywood, California, our need for our own branded cosmetics line also grew. From the beginning our goal was to create products that also matched our curriculum and met the standard of our educators.

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.

MUD’S GREAT ESCAPE SPRING LOOK

Tumbleweeds and lonely diners, forget yesterday and make the great escape. It’s time to sell your soul to the open road and drive all night. Remember, if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there…

Step-by-Step

  1. Begin with a clean canvas by applying Cream or Liquid Foundation with Brush #615 to even out the skin tone. Add Corrector and Contour Powder where needed. Don’t forget to fill in the brows to frame the face.
  2. To create depth, apply Espresso Eye Colour to the crease of the eye using Brush #600.
  3. For added dimension and intensity, use Brush #350 to apply Bronzed Eye Colour to the lid.
  4. Apply Black Eye Pencil to the water line and the upper and lower lash line, extending to the inner and outer corners of the eye. Smudge out the liner with Brush #810 to create a soft smoky eye.
  5. Apply Apricot Eye Colour to highlight the brow bone using Brush #350.
  6. Add Gingerbread Cheek Colour along the cheekbones using Brush #710 for a warm glow.
  7. Finish the look by lining the lips with Maple Lip Pencil and filling in with Mudslide Lipstick using Brush #310.

 

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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Liquid Foundation: R699

MUD’s rich and creamy liquid foundation contains high quality silicone based compounds and is designed to stay on the surface of the skin, giving it a smooth flawless finish. Hydrating with natural aloe vera and shea butter, this lightweight formula evens out the skin while allowing it to breathe.

Buildable and easy to blend with a brush or sponge, this exquisite foundation is available in 10 shades. Its sleek airless pump allows for every last drop to be used.

Correctors – R425

Creamy, pigment rich correctors designed to conceal and camouflage skin imperfections. The ultimate coverup for scars, blemishes, birthmarks or dark under-eye circles. Blend with Make-up Designory’s Cream Foundations for a flawless, full coverage make-up.

Eye Shadow Compact – R339

Vibrant and silky Eye Colours, lushly rich with pigments for long-lasting colour. The unique velvet consistency allows these versatile shadows to glide on smoothly and evenly – wet or dry. Go wet for more intense, long-lasting colour or to use as eyeliner.

Cheek Colour Compact: R399

Versatile powder Cheek Colours formulated with pigment rich ingredients for a smooth, even finish. Available in a spectrum of beautiful colours – from soft and natural to bright and bold – that will add warmth and intensity to all skin tones.

 

Lipstick: R375

Luxurious Satin Lipsticks with emollient-rich, non-drying formula that leaves lips feeling soft, smooth and supple. Provides long-lasting colour with a smooth, opaque matte finish. Available in an elegant selection of lush, deep colours.

 

 

CONTACT US:

Website: www.mudsa.co.za

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/MUD-South-Africa

Twitter: @MUDSouthAfrica

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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. www.mudsa.co.za/distributors

BUTTER BRUSH #615

  • 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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SHAPING BRUSH #620

  • 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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CONTACT US:

Website: www.mudsa.co.za

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/MUD-South-Africa

Twitter: @MUDSouthAfrica

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MUDSA MARCH NEWS

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.

YOUTUBE VIDEO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYzLtARChrQ&t=28s

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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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NEW CONTOUR POWDERS

Creates shape and definition around the face

Silky smooth texture

Pigment-rich pressed powders

8 shades available

 

 

MUDSA FEBRUARY NEWS

TWO NEW MUD MAKEUP BRUSHES #600 & #610

#600 – RSP: R610

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Blends & Buffs for correctors, eye colours, cream highlighters and

shadows.

Leaves skin with a flawless, smooth finish.

Dense soft synthetic bristles.

100% Vegan.

 

 

#610 RSP: R510 News 2

Blends and softens eye colours and correctors under the eye. Sets the eye area with powders.

Long textured synthetic bristles are soft to the touch.

Extremely soft and gentle.

100% Vegan.

 

 

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Sheer, illuminating pearls enhance natural radiance in the skin.

Universal colour matches any skin tone.

Silky smooth formula.

RSP: R399 for the Compact (filled) or R360 for the refill.

 

 

 

 

MARCH/APRIL SPECIAL OFFER

https://www.mudsa.co.za/distributors/

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MUD DECEMBER NEWS

FIRST MUD RETAIL OUTLET IN SOUTH AFRICA

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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.

031 765 3089 hillcrest@mudsa.co.za
Shop U13B, Hillcrest Corner Mall, Old Main Road, Durban

OPENED 1 DECEMBER 2016.

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.

 

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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.

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NEW FACE ILLUMINATOR – Spark

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.

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2017 TRAINING REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

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 mudstudio@mudsa.co.za or Cape Town capetwon@mudsa.co.za  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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CONTACT US:

Website: www.mudsa.co.za

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/MUD-South-Africa-Africa

Twitter: @MUDSouthAfrica

Instagram: @MUDSouthAfrica

Pinterest: MUD South Africa

MUD STUDIO SANDTON
011 656 0120, mudstudio@mudsa.co.za
Shop 53, Morning Glen Mall, Cnr Bowling Ave & Kelvin Drive, Gallo Manor, Sandton, Johannesburg.

MUD STUDIO CAPE TOWN
060 895 4557, capetown@mudsa.co.za
Shop 006, Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village, 27 Somerset Street, Greenpoint, Cape Town.

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