About Floriane David /
The Academy embraces the world of fantasy and the true power of transformation.
MENTORED BY MAKE UP FOR EVER FOUNDER, DANY SANZ, FLORIANE HAS A LONG, RICH HISTORY WITH THE BRAND...
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO MAKE UP FOR EVER?
Originally from Paris, France, I have been working as a makeup artist for over twenty years, primarily through MAKE UP FOR EVER in Paris, London, and New York. Initially the principal contributor in establishing the MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy in New York City, I am currently a lead instructor.
My role is to adapt the MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy curriculum created by brand founder Dany Sanz and share my vast expertise in artistry with students to ensure they are educated on all facets of the makeup industry along with Dany’s techniques. It was when I studied under Dany that I found my love of body painting, and bolstered my overall love of artistry.
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.
During my career I have become familiar with every aspect of the makeup industry, and the unique demands of each country where I have had the privilege to teach, which include; Dubai, Lebanon, Thailand, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Austria, France and USA.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING AN EDUCATOR?
I love education for many reasons. I like the contact with the students; 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, and we teach techniques in the hope that students will perform their best in the industry and hopefully pass on the knowledge. We share, create, and have fun while educating our students.
To me, the MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy is unique because it embraces the world of fantasy and the true power of transformation. There is no place like it.