Dany Sanz

Cosmetics Industry Leader

We are humbled to present Make Up For Ever's creator and artistic director Dany Sanz as a judge for A World of Circus photography, cosmetics, and illustration contests. Dany will be a judge in our cosmetics category, Body Art

Dany Sanz, Creator and Artistic Director of the international brand MAKE UP FOR EVER, is a true mentor in the makeup world. With her humble, non-eccentric attitude, she’s easy to pick out of a crowd with her signature bright red hair.

While working on theatre sets one day, she discovered by chance that she could also paint on the actors’ skin; a revelation she coined as her “paintings in motion”. As a result she began teaching the techniques of body painting to other makeup artists, slowly creating a following in the makeup community.

“I dreamt of a place where makeup artists could find everything that they needed for their art as well as a collection of reliable, authentic products with professional performance.”

Dany Sanz watched her passion grown into a prized company within the prestigious LVMH luxury group in the late 1990s. With the brand’s success, Dany’s dream to create a MAKE UP FOR EVER ACADEMY came true in September of 2002. Dany was able to return to her first love of teaching by transmitting her talent, knowledge and techniques to new generations of makeup artists.

“I am above all a teacher - every day is as an opportunity for me to share my passion for my craft.”

With the brand present in over 52 countries, it is easy to see how one woman’s mission to create high quality makeup for professionals and women in everyday life has become an enduring worldwide success. Today Dany Sanz gives her all to MAKE UP FOR EVER; her creativity and energy keep the cult brand going every day.

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