July 3, 2019

MUD Sits Down with Instructors Shanna Cistulli and Stephen Dimmick for MUD Portraits

Every make-up artist started somewhere. Whether your dream is working backstage at Fashion Week, on Broadway, on set for a hit television show or independent film, on a fashion shoot, on a wedding day or behind the counter, our faculty have been there.

One of the biggest advantages MUD students receive is exposure to our talented, accomplished instructors. All MUD teachers draw on at least five years of experience in a diverse range of make-up fields, and most are currently working in their respective areas of specialization today.

We recently sat down with Make-up Designory Los Angeles instructors Stephen Dimmick and Shanna Cistulli to discuss their past experiences, current passions, and future goals for our brand new MUD Portraits series. Get to know them in the videos below.

Stephen Dimmick

Australian-born Stephen Dimmick has been a make-up artist for over 20 years. His background includes high fashion editorial and advertising work with clients like Vogue Italia, Time Magazine, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. Dimmick worked underneath the incredible Pat McGrath for many years, working on editorial for American Vogue and Vogue Italia, as well as runway shows including Dior and Valentino. He has worked with celebrity clients such as Cate Blanchett, Nina Dobrev, Anna Kendrick, Vanessa Hudgens and Toni Collette. See how Stephen brings his extensive experience and passion for teaching to his Beauty 101 classroom in the Portrait below.

Shanna Cistulli

As a professional make-up artist for over 18 years, Shanna Cistulli has worked with an extensive list of successful designers, photographers, artists, and celebrities. Her work has been seen on the History Channel, My Fair Wedding with David TuteraThe Rachael Ray Show, and in commercials for FedEx and Hilton Hotels. She has been published in Seventeen, PromRetro LovelyCar Kulture Deluxe, and Stiletto magazines. Her print and advertising credits include Unique Vintage, Mod Cloth, Dolly Couture, Pinup Girl Clothing, Michelle Hebert Art and Fashion, KOA Swimwear, and Cartel Ink. Learn more about Shanna and her approach to teaching make-up artistry in the Portrait below.

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