« La beauté est de ce monde, il faut y croire!…de l’intérieur à l’extérieur ». Paul Hervé Elisabeth, 21/10/97.
A simple dedication from a mentor, incidentally one of the biggest names in Martinican fashion would be the catalyst for a young man. Fast-forward twenty years later and this young man, Lorandy, has become one of the most in-demand beauty artists in Paris.
Initially bent on pursuing a career in business management, Lorandy’s entry into beauty came in 1997 during a summer internship at Dudley Cosmetics. He would soon change courses, escaping to Paris in 1998 where he quickly became a studio manager for the famed Parisian salon, Carlota.
Lorandy now makes regular turns for some of the biggest names in fashion, beauty and entertainment as a makeup artist. Known for his irreverent eye and a fine-tuned sensitivity to colour, ironically, his secret weapon is the ‘no make makeup look’, a look he’s often called upon to do on international clients and celebrities during the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week. A list that includes: rappers Big Sean and Mykki Blanco, singer Sza, and actresses Chutimon Cheungcharoensukying and Gwendoline Christie of Game of Thrones fame, to name a few.
As an assistant, he’s aided countless industry luminaries such as Pat McGrath, Aaron de Mey and Charlotte Tilbury. And added to his show credits are Givenchy, Kenzo, YSL, Rochas, Acne Studios and Celine, among others
Through his incomparable insight, skill and longevity, Lorandy has also become a mentor of sorts, personally coaching young talents, conceptualizing, art directing and assisting on projects with young creatives, of note a shoot for i-D with rising French actress Oulaya Aamara and fledgeling British photographer Harley Weir in 2016.
His most recent editorials may be found in Vanity Fair France, Harper’s Bazaar Germany, Mojeh, Marie Claire Brazil, L’Officiel Spain and Dedicate Magazine.
When not working, Lorandy enjoys listening to music and is a doting father to his son, Lucas.