Professionals love Pai: A chat with Make-Up Artist Lisa Valencia

To celebrate London Fashion Week I met up with one of our favourite Make-Up Artists Lisa Valencia to find out how she uses Pai products to achieve picture-perfect looks.

As well as photo-shoots for Vogue and Elle, Lisa also regularly works with well-known beauties such as Natalie Imbruglia, Chloe Moretz and Yasmin Le Bon. Here goes….

Q/ What’s your favourite Pai product?

A/ My all time favourite Pai product is the Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil.

I’m a huge fan of using oils on my face & body, and this one wins hands down. It’s perfect for sensitive skin, and contains the most amazing organic ingredients like vitamin A, and omegas 3,6,7&9.

I fly a lot for my job, and use this before I take-off to keep my skin hydrated. I also spend a lot of time working in the sun, and the oil helps repair any damaged skin. If I’m working with an actress or celebrity, I always apply a few drops prior to doing their make-up to give them a healthy glow.

Q/ How do you use Pai to create a flawless look on camera?

A/ When preparing a models face for a photoshoot, one of the most important factors is to prep the skin and ensure a glossy, camera-ready look.

I start by applying a gentle toner like Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Toner, which helps cleanse & calm the skin, and then apply a moisturiser with a foundation brush.

I love Avocado & Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream – it’s not too heavy to sit under foundation but leaves the skin looking well moisturised. Using a foundation brush really helps work the cream into the skin, and means that my foundation glides on smoothly & leaves a professional finish.

Q/ What are your top make-up tips for creating a natural beauty look?

A/ A natural beauty is all about enhancing your best features. I like to keep the skin as natural as possible – try mixing a little Pai moisturiser with your favourite foundation. It’s like making your own tinted moisturiser, and lets your skin shine through whilst evening out the skin tone.

Apply a cream blush to the apples of your cheeks for a rosy glow, and fill in your brows with a shadow that is a shade lighter than the hair for a natural look. If you prefer a bit of colour – one of my favourite looks is finished with a bright statement lip. All glossy skin, natural eyes and poppy lips – perfect!

To find out more about Lisa and have a browse through her work, visit her website here.

  • Amber A

    I am new to the organic make up scene. I like a medium coverage foundation because I have break out from time to time and I feel like that has covered best for me. Can you suggest a foundation that is organic that will provide good coverage for someone new to organic makeup. I have no clue what I need now that I am trying to switch
    Thanks so much!!

  • Anonymous

    Hi Amber – I would definitely recommend you have a look at Inika, they do great mineral foundations. It’s also worth checking Lilylolo and UNE. Just have a play around with a few brands until you find one that’s right for you! Good luck, let us know how you get on! x