About Floriane David /
We teach techniques in the hope that students will perform their best in the industry and hopefully will pass on the knowledge. We share, create and have fun at the same time while educating our students.
MENTORED BY MAKE UP FOR EVER FOUNDER, DANY SANZ, FLORIANE HAS A LONG, RICH HISTORY WITH THE BRAND...
Floriane has worked with MAKE UP FOR EVER since 1992. Having taught at the prestigious MAKE UP FOR EVER Paris Academy, as well as London College of Fashion in London, Floriane joined the MAKE UP FOR EVER Americas team in 2002 to spearhead the opening of what is now the MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy, New York.
As Lead Educator, Floriane develops and implements Academy curriculums, and represents the MAKE UP FOR EVER NYC Academy in demonstrations and international events.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO MAKE UP FOR EVER?
My history started about 20 years ago when I went to makeup school in Paris. There I met Dany Sanz, Founder of MAKE UP FOR EVER. I started to model for her private classes and became her muse. From that time, I did every job within the company: makeup artist, Assistant store manager, regional trainer, international trainer, writing curriculum, lead teacher…
WHERE DOES YOUR PASSION FOR MAKEUP COME FROM?
I was always intrigued by the concepts of transformation and metamorphosis. From a very young age I had a sense of adventure. I enjoyed exploring and expanding on the natural elements around me. When I discovered with that makeup I could do just that with the human face and form, I fell in love with the process and it has been both my dream and my reality ever since. This passion has evolved as I've grown during my makeup career; now, I am more interested in many different art forms and incorporating them into body art. It is important to keep the inspiration going.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING AN EDUCATOR?
I love education for many reasons. First, I like the contact with the students; most of the time I feel a strong connection to their personality and what they are passionate about. Like most teachers, I find fulfillment in students' learning. Isn’t it giving awareness and making people excited the best job in the world!? Teaching also gives me a lot of freedom in terms of creativity and being able to experiment with different mediums and techniques. And it gives me an opportunity to meet many people from different backgrounds and cultures - this is how I grow daily.
WHAT MAKES THE ACADEMY SPECIAL?
The Academy is a hub of international students from different ages, cultures and backgrounds. We teach every technique that is in demand for the industry. We organize high quality photoshoots. We teach techniques in the hope that students will perform their best in the industry and hopefully will pass on the knowledge. We share, create and have fun at the same time while educating our students.