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The Right Hand Man October 31, 2013

Ludovic Lasson rose from working in the MAKE UP FOR EVER store to being the company’s resident color expert and Founder Dany Sanz’s right hand man. As the saying goes, you can’t keep a good man down.

The Right Hand Man

The Right Hand Man

October 31, 2013

Ludovic Lasson rose from working in the MAKE UP FOR EVER store to being the company’s resident color expert and Founder Dany Sanz’s right hand man. As the saying goes, you can’t keep a good man down.

Having been at MAKE UP FOR EVER for 11 years, four of them behind the counter at the MAKE UP FOR EVER store, Ludovic is now part of the inner sanctum. Dany Sanz must have been struck by his interest in every aspect of the makeup he was selling, an enthusiasm that visibly hasn’t waned in the slightest.

“I would do someone’s face and be really interested in how I could mix colors, different products, and textures,” says Ludo. “I guess Dany kept her eyes open for all-around makeup artists, not just salespeople.” 

Known for her successful collaborations, Dany knew she had found a kindred spirit in Ludovic when she asked him to come and work with her directly. Originally trained as a hairdresser, Ludovic has even been known to cut Dany’s hair in a pinch, once during a meeting after she called out “Ludo, don’t forget your makeup brushes – and your scissors!”

When I inquired as to his job title, Ludo paused a little too long. “That’s a great question!” he told me laughing, without really answering. From the non-answer I deduced that he does a lot of what is needed at the time. And from the look on his face I get the sense he really enjoys it. For the record, his official job title is Artistic Creation & Development Manager/Makeup Artist. But as one of Dany’s closest aides, he goes to most events and photo shoots with her, travels the world keeping abreast of the latest and greatest innovations, follows all new product development, does obsessive product quality control, and is, with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of color, the official color expert at the brand.

It’s true that no matter who you talk to at MAKE UP FOR EVER, at some point you hear “Ask Ludo” or “Ludo will know” and “Have you spoken to Ludo about it?” The ultimate Right Hand Man, he always knows what Dany is up to (as much as anyone other than Dany can) and the latest news on all aspects of every product, no small feat in a constantly evolving company.

“Dany and I are like an old couple now. She gives me a lot of responsibility, but I love it, love her, and pretty much love everything about my job!”  With a glass-half-full attitude like that, it’s no wonder Ludovic and Dany Sanz work so well together.

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  • Ludovic Lasson,
  • Color Expert,
  • Artistic creation,
  • Development,
  • colors,
  • Makeup artist