Cover Yourself in MUD with the Make-Up Designory All That Sparkles Holiday Collection

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Sometimes I don’t feel like going all out with my makeup. I don’t want to do anything with it — blend, shade, nada. I just want a look that’s simple and easy, and preferably still pretty.



That’s where the new MUD Make-Up Designory All That Sparkles Holiday Collection ($55) comes in.

MUD Make Up Designory All That Sparkles Holiday 2010 Collection review swatches photos with bag

MUD Make Up Designory All That Sparkles Holiday 2010 Collection review swatches photos open all
Clockwise from left: Lip Glaze in Cupid; 4-Hole Eye Color Palette with Eye Colors in Cashmere (a shimmery pink), Tinsel (a shimmery silver), Onyx (a jet black matte) and Voodoo (a shimmery violet); Cheek Color in Rose Beige and Eye Pencil in Vintage.

MUD Make Up Designory All That Sparkles Holiday 2010 Collection review swatches photos palette
4-Hole Eye Color Palette with Eye Colors in Cashmere (a shimmery pink), Tinsel (a shimmery silver), Onyx (a jet black matte) and Voodoo (a shimmery violet)

MUD’s more than just a makeup line with cosmetics, tools and skin care in prices ranging from $10-30. It’s also a makeup school, which has been around for about 10 years, with branches in Los Angeles and New York.

So far I really like what I’ve seen from the brand. The sturdy, modern packaging isn’t fancy, but most of the colors are pretty suitable for everyday wear, unlike a lot of the really cra-zay-zay (but still very cool) colors over at Kryolan, another makeup school/line.

The limited edition All That Sparkles Holiday Collection, a set of products for eyes, lips and cheeks, comes in a palette of wearable pink, silver, violet, charcoal and beige that’s easy to dress up or dress down. With the set, you also get a roomy, zip-up makeup bag.

MUD Make-Up Designory All That Sparkles: The Products

  • 4-Hole Eye Color Palette
    Man, this palette’s so easy to use. I’ve lovingly nicknamed it “Blending for Dummies” because the powder shadows melt together without hardly any effort at all. The shadows deliver dense color, have a downy-soft texture, and all four of the colors play together well.

    Cashmere (a shimmery pink), Voodoo (a shimmery purple) and Tinsel (a shimmery silver) all work great as single, swipe-and-go washes of color on the lids. The more dramatic Onyx, a dark-as-night matte black, looks great with smokey or cat eyes.

  • Cheek Color in Rose Beige
    This warm beige powder blush adds a light matte flush of color to cheeks and face. I use it as a blush — just a few swipes on my apples and I’m good — but lighter lovelies could probably use this as a countouring color to define cheekbones, too.
  • Lip Glaze in Cupid
    The texture of this long-wearing gloss feels exactly like a MAC Lipglass except instead of a light vanilla scent/flavor, this one smells and tastes like strawberry (the scent fades in a flash). I love this sheer bubble gum pink and that it doesn’t dry out my lips either.
  • Eye Pencil in Vintage
    Vintage, a warm medium brown with a hint of purple shimmer, easily smudges for soft, blended lines.

MUD Make Up Designory All That Sparkles Holiday 2010 Collection review swatches photos blush
Cheek Color in Rose Beige

MUD Make Up Designory All That Sparkles Holiday 2010 Collection review swatches photos gloss
Lip Glaze in Cupid

MUD Make Up Designory All That Sparkles Holiday 2010 Collection review swatches photos liner
Eye Pencil in Vintage

MUD Make Up Designory All That Sparkles Holiday 2010 Collection review swatches photos arm swatch
Swatches from left: Eye Color in Cashmere, Eye Color in Tinsel, Eye Color in Voodoo, Eye Color in Onyx, Eye Pencil in Vintage, Cheek Color in Rose Beige and Lip Glaze in Cupid


4-Hole Eye Color Palette with Eye Colors in Cashmere (a shimmery pink), Tinsel (a shimmery silver), Onyx (a jet black matte) and Voodoo (a shimmery violet); Eye Pencil in Vintage


Lip Glaze in Cupid

What do ya think? You know me — I’m all about the wearables, so I’m totally in love! :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. kali says:

    Where can you buy MUD products?
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  2. Molly says:

    Totally cute. Too bad they sell NOWHERE near me.

  3. Carolanne says:

    Is Onyx dark enough and of the right texture to easily use as an eyeliner alone? I love it when palettes include shades that can do that!

  4. really pretty,are the shadows Blenable and Sliky ? I ordered the Care Palette today,cant wait to get my hands on it!!
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  5. Chris says:

    I really like the necklace you are sporting in the picture! NIce.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Chris,

      Thank ya kindly, boo! I got it at Forever 21 last Friday. Do you ever shop there? I hate the no-returns on accessories policy, but everything is so darn affordable.

  6. gio says:

    That gloss looks very pretty and I love your necklace too!

  7. Ruchita says:

    Very pretty! This is the first time I have heard of this brand. The colors are definitely very wearable. I especially like the lip gloss.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruchita,

      I’m new to them too, and from what I’ve seen so far they’ve got some very nice things. I was pleasantly surprised by the gloss… I think it would be snazzier if it came with a doe foot applicator, but that’s just me being a picky packaging person, LOL!

      How are you doing today?

  8. Kim says:

    It looks great! And you know me, I need blending for dummies! :)

  9. Nina says:

    the blush — swooonsssss !!!!

    that eyeshadow quad is pretty too! :) <3333

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nina,

      I was really surprised at how much I liked the blush. It adds color without looking like it’s sitting on top of the skin. :)

      Happy Wednesday, btw. What makeup are you rocking today?

      • Nina says:

        today i used some humid on my lids and knight divine on the crease with very thin gray eyeliner (stila smudgepot in gray) … and pet me blush. kinda simple bec im wearing a red shirt and didnt want to look like a coloring book.

        i <3 subtle blushes … and that one seems right up my alley. i checked MUD"s website and there is 1 store that sells it here … kinda close to where we live. ill probly check it out this wkend!

        • Karen says:

          HUMID! Oh, how I love that color. Your eye look sounds really pretty, btw. And haha re: looking like a coloring book. I do that often, and unfortunately not on purpose!

          That’s awesome that you’ll be able to check out the line. Don’t forget to peep the glosses while you are there… and if you find a good color let me know. ;)

          • Nina says:

            i do love humid a lot! the color is lovely and the payoff is just perfect! :)

            im going to go check it out this wkend; its pretty close to the house and uhm … kinda close to a mac store. :P

            i will keep you posted about the glosses! ;)

          • Karen says:

            LOL… well, if you happen to pop by the MAC store I won’t tell. (Shhh…)

  10. Vonvon says:

    Very pretty look! And the necklace looks lovely on you.

  11. vonnie says:

    never heard of them but the lip glosses look promising! pretty palette
    vonnie recently posted … 80s Whitney Houston Makeup Look Recreated

  12. Shannon says:

    man, I like those colors WAY more than I thought I would! The look you have is gorgeous. I was especially iffy about the silver, but actually am starting to think it would rock pretty hard. How did you use it with your eyes? Is it on the lid or in the crease…? I’m having trouble picking it out. Which is a good thing, I suppose :) You’re blending is hella pretty!

    • Shannon says:

      ACK. “your,” not “you’re.” Darn stream-of-consciousness writing getting the way of proper grammar.

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Shannon!

      The silver was the easiest part of the look. I took a clean finger, packed it with the shadow, and then pressed it into the center of the lid. I let it sit for a while and it just melted right into the rest of the look naturally.

      I think it adds a nice “highlight” to brighten things up.

  13. Appu says:

    Oh my god! I love everything in this collection. The blush especially is so wearable and beautiful. Wonder what the shipping charges are for MUD :) And all this for $55 is amazing too!!
    Appu recently posted … Smashbox Blush Rush in Chiffon

  14. Gale says:

    I am a graduate of MUD and I am so happy/excited that you are showcasing their products. Yayyyyyy….oh and btw, I must get that necklace :)

  15. Glosslizard says:

    This is a very pretty set! I love the stealth Tabs in the swatch shot, for a sec I thought it was a tube of Panthera behind your arm! :D

  16. Hazel says:

    gorgeous palette!!! not bad for the price too~
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