Laura Sanchez Lopez
I always think about how fortunate I am that I work within beauty. The human body is amazing, and as people say, the face is a reflection of the soul, so why not try to show this in the best possible way and reflect this mood to everyone.
I like to make people feel better. Helena Rubinstein once said “ugly women wouldn't exist if lazy women didn't”. I think this is definitely true and during my career I have been amazed by women in front of a mirror which have only put a bit of colour to their cheeks and they think they have finished.
I like to feel like the fairy godmother who can fulfil any wishes and I like to achieve the best of each one.
My idols in fashion are big designers of this century whom have discovered to a greater extent how to adapt to the social necessities. Some that I really admire are Yves Saint Laurent for his daringness to give us colour in the middle of grey, to the great Gabrielle Chanel for being a fashion visionary and for having the audacity to give freedom to the curves of the woman. There is also Christian Dior for his exquisite envelopment of the woman in a field of romanticism. Hubert de Givency for the delicateness and transparency of the textures, and I could go on.
I adore beauty, the beauty in the delicate designers, thorough, simple, ornate. I like to feel what they transmit through people and for me make-up is art, the most beautiful and ephemeral that exists, but it is also eternal because is always done with dedication and passion that will last in our eyes forever.
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When i'm doing make-up I feel that i'm telling a story. It's not about how good you are at being able to mix the colours to make a perfect blend, it's about what you want to communicate from that face. This face which is not mine and without doubt it's a challenge to express the emotion that I want through the make-up. It's amazing when you get it, when you feel that the model, stylist, photographer and make-up artist are speaking the same language...this is more than make-up, it's simply magic.
I love this moment when i'm in-front of the model face to face just before starting and I feel the idea blossoming from my fingers but it's not me who is speaking it's my brushes and pigments which are communicating with her.
It's a genuine honour to be able to work with beauty and it's far beyond just about making a girl pretty, it's about an artistic expression.