Valary Mdeizi is a Nairobi based makeup artist of Mdeizimakeup. She is an artist, a creative who chooses to use makeup as her medium. Someone who loves telling stories about the black African woman to the world.
Who do you admire?
I admire Pat McGrath. She is a legend. She is a makeup artist who goes beyond normal makeup. People are inspired by her work, from designers and other creatives. She has started her own makeup line, gotten awards and recognized as a force to be reckoned with in the makeup and creative industry.
How do you keep up with the industry trends?
There are so many trends! Personally, I don’t keep up with trends. Trends go out of fashion. And it will lose meaning as time goes by. I like to do things that people will still be interested in years later and they will still talk about them. I love to understand what I’m doing; skin tones, colors how they will look on someone and then try and create something that is good for a specific person or a specific event and the idea the client is going for.
What makes you unique?
First, I believe everyone is unique. There is no one like me as a person and artist, so everyone is unique in their own way. But what makes me stand out is the ability to do different types of creative makeup artistry and at the same type grasp the normal art of beauty makeup. I can say I’m versatile. I can do beauty makeup and body art.
Favorite and most interesting thing you have created?
I can’t choose, but I would say everything I’ve done is different and interesting in their own way. Because I try not to repeat and tend to create different things when I’m in my creative space and everything I’ve done I feel like it is just as important and the next thing I plan to do. So I can’t really say that I have one favorite. All of them are unique and important to me in their own way.