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Dany Sanz, Founder of Make Up For Ever Releases Her First Book Life is a Stage


Founder and Artistic Director of Make Up For Ever, Dany Sanz releases Life is a Stage, her first makeup book, in collaboration with photographer Ellen von Unwerth. The book features 27 characters that Dany created, 72 photographs inspired by all stages, and a reflection of a lifetime of work to create high performance products for stage artists and makeup artists. The title perfectly represents the different characters that we take on as we go through our different stages of life, and the makeup that helps us do it.

Each character in the book comes from a different stage and tells a different story from Dany’s artistic journey. The cover of the book features the character The Blue Acrobat, a trapeze artist who symbolizes a professional stage performer, showing that Make Up For Ever has always created products for and with the entertainment world. Among some of the other characters Dany created are The Urban Polychrome, The Triplets, and The Marquess. Each of the 27 characters represent a moment in Dany’s life and career journey.

The book comes in an exclusive box set, which includes the Life is a Stage book along with Dany’s sketchbook. The sketchbook contains 48 sketches drawn by Dany that correspond to the 27 characters from the book, showing the reader Dany’s artistic vision for the characters that were brought to life through Ellen von Unwerth’s photography. Life is a Stage will be available in Europe starting Nov. 2017 and worldwide Feb. 2018.

Dany Sanz Portrait – Ellen von Unwerth

Urban Polychrome, Makeup | Dany Sanz, Photographer | Ellen von Unwerth