MUD School

If not now, when? Become a professional and recognized makeup artist through MUD’s courses that are individually designed to meet the highest expectations and needs of the global Beauty industry.

MUD was founded with the vision to provide our students with quality and comprehensive education. Our Schools in Brooklyn, Pretoria and Sandton, Johannesburg are fully licensed and equipped to jet start successful careers for young aspiring makeup artists. Both our beautifully designed Campuses are accredited by the ACCSC which is a well known and recognized accredited agency by the U.S Department of Education.

As we all know the beauty industry is a tough and competitive nut to crack, but our internationally accredited courses will shape the success in the journey to becoming a professional and renowned makeup artists. MUD courses are designed to maximize creativity and reinforce the skills that are required to work at a professional level in today’s makeup industry. At MUD you learn by doing, so get ready to start your makeup career as a highly trained and qualified makeup artist from day one. We ensure that students will be absolutely confident in their crafts with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to be a internationally qualified makeup artist. Our warm, loving and professional culture leaves no heart or makeup brush untouched.


Our different courses prepares students for work in their selective fields of study through a series of challenging and real-world scenarios. At MUD School students also learn about materials needed to market themselves and how to start a successful career within the industry. In class, students get the opportunity to apply everything they need to know about etiquette, hygiene and professionalism. In the progression of the makeup course students are expected to complete full makeup looks and hairstyles within time frames to ensure that professional requirements and standards are being met. At MUD School students apply their makeup and hair skills to the professional set where, with supervision, they can see where and on what they still need to focus on.

MUD School also expose students to photographers within the learning environment because it enhances the freedom of creative exploration – and room for error if needed. We believe the more experience our students get, the more confident they will be. MUD is the world’s leading makeup School, studying with us will means securing a recognized and accredited qualification.

Kick start your career at MUD School while being surrounded, mentored and uplifted by professionals in the industry. MUD has a track record of more than 20 years in the beauty industry and we believe in the preference of quality over quantity. MUD School prides itself in the thorough content of its courses and its specific structures. MUD doesn’t teach students skills to mimic and copy without having them understand why it’s done a curtain way. This principle will help upcoming makeup artists to make better informed decisions in their makeup applications and creates a more versatile makeup artists in the end.

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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



Ayanda Movie Sponsor

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AYANDA MOVIE – MUD Makeup Sponsor & Partnership

South African film AYANDA has been picked up for distribution in the US by American director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor Ava DuVernay. As the writer and director of SELMA (2014), the acclaimed biopic of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, DuVernay is the first female African American director to have a film nominated for the Academy award for Best Picture. ARRAY Distribution headed by DuVernay announced today they are to release AYANDA in the United States this Fall.

South African film Ayanda, which premiered in Los Angeles in June, at the Los Angeles Film Festival, has been picked up for distribution in the US by American director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor Ava DuVernay. As the writer and director of Selma (2014), the acclaimed biopic of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, DuVernay is the first female African American director to have a film nominated for the Academy award for Best Picture. 

AYANDA bought by major US distributor. #Mud make-up South-Africa is a proud film partner for the South African release.

Ayanda, the latest film by award-winning director Sara Blecher, is a tale of love, friendship and growth in contemporary South Africa. It opens nationwide in local cinemas on 2 October, and is set for release in the US shortly after, in mid-November.
The film tells the story of a single-minded 21-year-old Afro-hipster Ayanda (Fulu Mugovhani), who has a talent for taking neglected pieces of furniture and “bringing them back to love”. Eight years after her father’s death, his prized auto repair garage is in deep debt and in danger of being sold, but Ayanda does everything in her power to hold onto his legacy.

MUD Studio Sandton held the exclusive screening on 17 September at the makeup studio and set up for makeup touch ups at the premier held at Hyde Park on 30 September. 

Book your tickets – The film is out at Cinemas on Friday the 2nd of October, playing sneak shows on 29th September at Ster-Kinekor and 30th at NuMetro cinemas the 5pm and 8pm shows.

MUD has created a unique #AyandaLook which includes the following: Eye Colours = Bone, Brownstone, Cake Liner Brown. Cheeks = Poppy. Lipstick = Soleil. Promotional Price = R1199.

See the movie and visit a MUD Showroom near you! 


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! 


Retail Stands

Salon owners, make-up artists and image consultants can now retail quality, professional make-up products to their customers as value added services. Enquire about stand options at your nearest distributor/showroom.

MUD Petite Display
MUD’s sleek petite display allow you to showcase the premium products in a compact space with easy set up.
Petite Display includes:

Display Unit Stock: 12 Eye Colour Compacts, 4 Cheek Colour Compacts, 2 Lip Glazes, 5 Lipsticks, 2 Lip Pencils, 2 Eye Pencils, 2 Mascaras, 8 Brushes, 1 Face Powder, 1 Loose powder, 1 Bronzer, 1 Dual Finish Powder, 4 Foundation Refills, 2 Corrector Compacts, 2 Corrector Refills and a 14-Hole Eye Pallet.
Retails Stock: 24 Eye Colour Compacts, 24 Eye Colour Refills, 8 Cheek Colour Compacts, 8 Cheek Colour Refills, 4 Lip Glazes, 10 Lipsticks, 4 Lip Pencils, 4 Eye Pencils, 4 Mascaras, 4x 7pc Brush Sets, 2 Face Primers, 2 Loose Powders, 2 Bronzers, 2 Dual Finish Powder, 8 Foundation Compacts, 4 Corrector Compacts and a 24-Hole Eye Palette.

Sale Price: R11 500 Display unit stock only. R29 900 Display unit and retail stock.


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