About Us

MUD International: A school by make-up artists, for make-up artists, a product for professionals by professionals.

Make-Up Designory (MUD) was founded in 1997 in North Hollywood, California. Today we have distributors and schools across the globe.


Make-Up Designory proudly introduces to the PROFESSIONAL AND public our quality line of products created with the insight and expertise of professional make-up artists. All of our make-up and tools go through a rigorous testing process in challenging, real-world situations, from the harsh conditions of a remote film location to the bright lights of Broadway. Through this trial by fire, we continue to perfect each product until we see consistently exceptional results. Only then, does it receive our “MUD-Certified” stamp of approval. It’s all about honest performance.
We believe the true purpose of make-up is to correct, cover and conceal. From our award-winning mascara to our creamy foundations, luxurious lipsticks to our silky eye shadows, each of our distinctive products performs as it’s meant to: precisely and beautifully.

Brenda Botha – Owner of MUD South Africa.

Brenda has been in the beauty industry for over a decade. She started out working as a therapist for Placecol Cosmetics in 2002, and grew within the company to an Area Manager. Within the Placecol structure she moved to Dream Nails and Body as a Business Developer. 

Life leads you to different avenues and Brenda ended up at a South African make-up company, where she worked as a Sales/ Operational Manager. It was at this company where Brenda discovered her true passion in the industry: Being MAKE-UP!

Brenda went on her own in July 2011 – doing what she loves! She worked as a freelance make-up artist, doing Bridal make-up, make-up for TV, printed media and fashion shows. Apart from doing the makeup, she also facilitated workshops for many clients and corporate companies. There was a huge demand for Make-up Artist Trainings – at salons, as well as anyone aspiring to become a Make-up Artist.

She further went on to source a premium, professional make-up brand and launched it into the South African Market in 2012. Make-Up Designory (MUD) was her calling and she introduced the brand to the South African market with a bang!

MUD is set to grow to new heights with the launch of its first showroom in Pretoria, and the selling of Distribution outlets across the country.

Welcome to MUD South Africa!

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Brenda Botha – Owner of MUD South Africa

MUDnificant Makeup Artistry

Shajar Khan – Face of Miss SA India 2012 & Miss International South Africa 2013. “It was an amazing night, met so many beautiful people, a special thanks to the following people if without, the night would have not been possible: Brenda Botha for my Flawless make-up – My MUD Pro.”

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