A Day at MUD Make-Up Designory


Written by NZINGHA for TheGlamSquadFiles™

Makeup has been my career for what will be close to 30years. In my tenure as a Makeup Artist I’ve not personally come across a New York State certified beauty school specifically catering to the education of budding Makeup Artists and Special Effects Makeup Makeup Artists.

I know you’re saying to yourself there are plenty of beauty schools around! Yes you are correct about that however, those are certified hair schools that only TOUCHES on the topic of makeup.

Until MUD Make-Up Designory located in the heart of the Financial District in New York City. Here’s a little bit about MUD’s beginnings taken from their website Bio:

“MUD: A Primer

A school by make-up artists, for make-up artists.

Make-Up Designory (MUD) was founded in 1997 in North Hollywood, California, bringing quality education and products to the make-up artist community. Today, we have two main campuses in Los Angeles and New York, ten MUD Studios worldwide, and courses in seven partner schools — bringing world class education to you in four continents, eight countries, and seventeen cities around the globe.

At MUD, we are dedicated to providing valuable training in the fundamentals of study. For this reason, both of our main campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Each year, our schools train hundreds of students from around the world in a variety of make-up specialties. Whether a student chooses the intricacies of prosthetics or the delicacy of beauty make-up, Make-Up Designory prepares the student to begin a journey as a make-up artist.”

So knowing a bit about the makings of MUD and seeing them represented at IMATS NY I did my MUA Homework and dug a little deeper one afternoon via Internet. And as I just so happened to be digging deeper into MUD, MUD was digging deeper into me! SERENDIPITY! I check I my email inbox and I have a formal invitation from MUD to join them and their students as a guest lecturer!! OMG NO WAY!!

I’m so thrilled and honored to have been asked to come and so blessed that I did! I didn’t think it would happen due to my schedule and serveral postponements on their end due to moving from one end of Manhattan to another then getting settled in.
Marissa Green Career Services Director and I2015/01/img_2283.jpg

I was a bit flustered by the butterflies in my tummy as I made my way past the new World Trade Center towards the school. I’d promised myself I’d never come down this way again…EVER!

But truly it was PASSION that bought me down here and passion that started my career, passionate love of Makeup Arts, my passion bought me to this point in my life. And the students passion was why I was requested to have this session. And I am truly honored and humbly grateful!

MUD hospitality waiting Area and classrooms


MUD Students and I


For more information about MUD Makeup-Designory and enrollment please click on the link below


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