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As a makeup artist, clients always ask me, “What’s the makeup brand that you use most often?” or “What’s a good makeup brand that you could recommend to me?” My co-makeup artists, upon seeing my eyeshadow/blush/foundation palettes, always ask me “What brand is this?” or “Where can I buy this?” I always have a hard time answering these questions because the brand that I most often use was not available here in the Philippines before, so I always end up just recommending the other brands that are available here.
But finally, it’s here! And more importantly, you could buy it from me! I wanted to sell a brand that I truly use and believe in, and I’m happy to announce that I’m now selling Makeup Designory (MUD) Cosmetics, the brand of my makeup school in New York.
: AN EDUCATED APPROACH TO MAKEUP
At Make-Up Designory (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.
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 color. With our 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.
Whether you’re a pro or just a makeup enthusiast, I guarantee that you’ll l find something that you love in MUD makeup. Here are some of my faves:
1. EYE COLOR in DULCE DE LECHE, CASHMERE, and TAUPE
These 3 shades are what I always use to create the natural look. Aside from these three, there are 38 long-lasting colors to choose from, ranging from matte, satin, to shimmery finishes. What’s more, the eye colors are very pigmented, so a little goes a loooong way. I gave my mom some shades two years ago, and she’s so amazed that until now she’s not finished with it, given that she uses it almost every day! What I like about it too is that since they use superior ingredients, the color that you see in the compact is definitely the color that you’ll get when you apply it on your face.
2. CHEEK COLOR in GLOW
This shade makes your cheeks, well, glow. This peachy pink shade is a deadringer of Nars’ Orgasm blush, but with less shimmer so it’s perfect for everyday use (and more affordable too!) Just like the eye colors, the cheek colors are also very pigmented and long-lasting. Check out more shades here.
3. CONCEALER/CORRECTOR in BC2
My secret product for removing dark undereyes. We always read in the magazines that we have to use yellow based concealers for dark undereyes, but really the best shade is a salmon colored concealer to counter the blueness/grayness of the undereyes. My clients always wonder how I’m able to conceal their eyebags, and this is the product for it. There are also shades of concealers that counter redness, you could check out the full range here.
Just how good is this product? It was awarded in Mega Magazine’s July 2010 issue as one of the best eyeliners in the market now. This is water-activated, so definitely it wouldn’t dry out like other cake liners. Since you would be using an eyeliner brush with this, you could create very, very precise lines with it, whether it’s a thin or bold one. Again, and I can’t stress this enough, it’s also long-lasting. I’ve had mine for almost two years, and I’m not even halfway through the product.
These are my lifesavers. Makeup artists lug around lots of colors, so putting them in palettes is a good way of organizing them while at the same time also saving space in the makeup kit. It’s also a great way of saving money, because instead of buying several colors that come in compacts, you could just buy the refills (which are less expensive) and insert them in the palettes.
What I like about the MUD palettes is that refills fit in snugly in the holes. There are no extra spaces once you fill it in, so the eyeshadows and blushes are less likely to break if ever you drop the whole palette. It’s also magnetic so even if you turn it upside down it wouldn’t fall off. I’ve dropped my palettes countless of times, and the eyeshadows and blushes didn’t break! I’m betting my life that yours wouldn’t too if ever you buy these babies.
Lastly, the eyeshadow palette could also fit MAC eyeshadows, and the blush palette could also fit Makeup Forever eyeshadows, so that’s definitely a plus.
All I can say is that if you want honest, high-quality, no-frills makeup that does the job, then do explore Makeup Designory Cosmetics. It doesn’t matter if you’re a pro makeup artist or just starting out with makeup, I guarantee you that you’ll love it. I use it personally for everyday and for weddings, magazine photoshoots, fashion shows, print and tv commercial shoots, and it’s never failed me.
Do check out www.mudshop.com for more products, and contact me for the price list in Philippine pesos. All stocks on hand.
0917 629 3303 / 577 02 55
I could also do meet ups so you could personally test the products.
Happy makeup shopping! =)