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.

Shop Online

Although we are in such an extremely challenging time in all avenues of our lives, purchasing beauty products online shouldn’t be part of the struggle. MUD is making it very convenient to buy anything from our well-presented catalogue online.

MUD has been designed by professionals for professionals. High-quality products that can withstand extreme conditions and are known to be highly-pigmented, which means it’s perfect for all types of makeup applications and can be used without restrictions, especially the ones that currently stops us from buying our favourite products in a MUD studio.

MUD Professional & Retail Make-Up Products & Tools are Available Online.

Shop to your heart’s desire. We ship nationwide in South Africa.  Invest in quality beauty products for your face, then you need to choose MUD SA. We have been creating high quality, honest make-up for over a decade now, and have received international recognition by renowned beauty artists throughout the world. Our kit allows everyday women and professional make-up artists to explore their inner artiste and bring their ideas to life. Whether you want to transform your face completely, prefer to look fresh and natural, or desire to look sophisticated and polished, the deluxe make-up kit from MUD can offer you every look you desire.

Our comprehensive kit features an assortment of professional quality products in the latest palettes, hand selected by the professional artists of MUD international, designed to complement every type of skin tone there is. In our kit you will find every colour shade and tone you need for the eyes, cheeks and lips, from smooth blending cream and powder foundations, super volume smudge proof mascaras, emollient-rich lipstick palettes, eye shadow and blusher palettes. The kits also include MUD professional artistry brush sets and MUD professional artistry mixing tools.

Shop MUD South Africa products online for guaranteed satisfaction, quick delivery and exceptional client service.

We accept payments via card machine on delivery and EFT. Delivery within a 10 km radius from Menlyn, Pretoria East is for free. Our time frame for delivery nation-wide is 7-10 working
days after proof of payment has been received. From placing your order, delivery can be expected within 7 working days.


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…


  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.






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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.


  • 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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news 7Become a *Pro with our internationally accredited training courses. Special FX Training Courses at MUD Studio Sandton & Cape Town. This in depth FX course starts with out-of-the-kit effects that are the staple of professional make-up artists. Learn their craft in a hands-on course that covers two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques to simulate injuries and other effects. In addition, learn how to apply the latest materials used by prosthetic make-up artists. Our team of professional make-up artists will walk you through the process of applying and properly colouring foam gelatin prosthetic appliances, silicone GFA’s, foam latex prosthetic appliances and Prosaide transfers.
Sandton: 5 – 18 September 2017 (, 011 656 0120)
Cape Town: 27 November – 7 December 2017 (, 060 895 4557)

Duration: 10 full days , 9am – 5pm daily . 70 clock hours.
Course Fee: R15 000
Kit Fee: R15 000

This course will be facilitated by a USA lecturer from either NY or LA main campus. (Gil Romero is confirmed for Cape Town) 50% deposit is needed to secure the booking, with balance due on the first day of training.

Our Mission & Methodology = At Make-up Designory (MUD), it is our mission to provide an exceptional experience for our students before, during and after their training as professional make-up artists. We are also committed to providing our customers with premium quality products and unparalled service.

Methodology = Make-Up Designory (MUD) courses are designed to maximize creativity and reinforce the skills that are required to work at a professional level in today’s make-up industry. We teach the importance of research and preparation, mixed in with lab work and assignments. As part of this process, we combine short lectures with a hands-on approach that enables students to learn the basics of a given application. Our students learn by doing and are able to get to work on the first day of class. As students master skills, they are encouraged to incorporate them into more complex applications.

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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





#600 – RSP: R610

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


Leaves skin with a flawless, smooth finish.

Dense soft synthetic bristles.

100% Vegan.



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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.




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.






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New MUD Showroom in Johannesburg Northern suburbs

NEW MUD Showroom in Johannesburg Northern Suburbs

5 September 2013 is the launch of MUD Northern Suburbs in Gauteng at The Business Centre, Rivonia Road, Sandton, from 10:00 to 13:00. This exciting launch will host professional make-up artists and public VIP guests and local press will be treated to a make-up demonstration and a short presentation about the benefits and features of the premium MUD brand, a tasty treat and socialising. The Showroom is on a mission to ensure every beauty salon and professional use MUD products in the area.  The driving force behind this goal is owner Lindie Vermaak who says “Starting my own business and being independent has been to date one of my proudest achievements, until I found MUD and now the business takes another step forward.” Lindie has travelled on luxury cruise ships and is inspired to make a difference in her community by making women look and feel better about themselves.

The JHB Northern suburbs showroom will also host Sean Conklin on the 5 September 2013 from 9:00 to 12:30 and 13:00 to 16:30. Tickets are sold directly with the showroom and are R750 per person.  Lindie commented “Given the opportunity to work with MUD has driven me to want to be one of the top make-up artists globally, and hopefully be able to work next to artists to the likes of Sean Conklin who I absolutely idolise!”

Pictures from the launch and Sean’s Workshop to follow soon.


For more information contact Lindie Vermaak
084 481 4888

HSC Matric Dance Competition

HSC Competition & MUD Make-up 

Face of HSC 2015 is an event originized by House of Superior Clothing every year for the Matric Girls to wear their dresses for a second time.
Not only is this a beautifull event that can be enjoyd by the whole family but also a chance for the next years Matric Girls to come and see the dresses that HSC sells every year. Face of HSC 2015 is to the benefit of CANSA again this year thru the Auction and ticket sales all go towards CANSA.

Gr12 Matrics that bought their dress from HSC in 2015 will have the option to walk at the event with their beautifull dresses. Hair and Makeup will be done by Follicle Hair and taught to walk on the Catwalk if it is their first time. All of this promises for an amazing show for the Matric Farewells of 2015.

Click here to see the photos for Face of HSC 2014


Mooi van binne TV show

Mooi van binne TV show

“Mooi van binne” is ‘n nuwe doku-realiteits program wat een vraag aan sy kykers en deelnemers vra: Dink jy, jy kan op die voorblad van tydskrif wees? “

Look out for the MUD Studio Sandton Store Manager Aloma Botha on set! 


MUD PTA Grand Opening

GRAND OPENING of the MUD Showroom and Ikon Image Academy in Pretoria

Friday 6, November 2015. Pop in anytime between 16:00 and 21:00.

GRAND OPENING of the MUD Showroom and Ikon Image Academy in Pretoria – Friday, 6 November. Picture yourself with ‪#‎MUDMakeup‬. Join us for a refreshment and snack and learn more about our makeup and special offers. Pop in anytime between 16:00 and 21:00. MUD @ Beautiko Cnr Jan Shoba (Duncan) & Anderson Str, Brooklyn, Pretoria. RSVP, 082 442 5993. INVITE your Friends who love MUD Make-up.



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