The Makeup Intensive

A One Day Makeup Workshop with Francisco Valera

After 28 years of professional experience in the field of fashion, film, television and working with a number of celebrity clients, it is with great excitement that I announce The Makeup Intensive.  I’ve designed this workshop to share the vast array of knowledge and expertise I’ve gained in the industry and teach you how to effectively and beautifully apply makeup to your subject.

We will take a hands on approach by designing different looks on our model and cover the entire process, step-by-step.  We’ll discuss different products and their effects under various lighting scenarios, how to apply them and where to purchase them (some are only available at exclusive stores).  We’ll fine tune our color palette by creating a more natural look and slowly build intensity until our client is ready for a glamorous night out!  We’ll create an environment that allows our client to feel beautiful, inside and out, so when they get in front of the camera they are comfortable and confident.

I really look forward to sharing my expertise with you and help take your career to the next level!



“I can't thank Francisco Valera enough. Normally I feel defensive and a bit distrustful of makeup artists, but his nature put me at ease right away. It's not just the immediate sense that he is an expert, but the way he gently touched my face, and worked deftly while we laughed, that relaxed me - I knew I was in good hands. When friends and peers (both in business and in the entertainment industry) saw my pictures, they were stunned -- by the soft, natural looks and by the slightly more edgy vibe that Francisco gave short, Francisco made me look flawless, but allowed me to be myself.”

Yurika Foster


"He is brilliant not only with hair and makeup but also with his ability to connect on a human level with his clients."

Alexis Clemente


“As an actress and model I have worked with dozens of makeup artists, and there is no one more talented than Francisco Valera.  He uses makeup to enhance each client's natural beauty, and helps them present the best version of themselves.  His attention to detail- from creating perfectly sculpted brows to applying mascara to individual lashes- makes his work stand out above the rest.  Anyone can apply makeup, but very few people have the talent to create beauty.

Having worked as Peter Hurley's assistant for three years, I saw hundreds of clients that Francisco worked with.  He always tailored his work to the needs of the individual.  It takes a true talent to be able to work with such a variety of faces and personalities and to make them all feel their absolute best.  The clients may have looked beautiful on the outside, but the magic of Francisco's work is really how beautiful he makes everyone feel.

I think the best evidence of how much I love and trust Francisco's work is that I was lucky enough to have him do my makeup on my wedding day.  I will always know I looked my best because I had Francisco there.”

Margaret Anne Florence

Some Topics Include:

  • What to buy, Where to buy and how to apply makeup & beauty products
  • Moisturizing
  • Foundation, Concealer, Powder, Contour and Brush
  • Eyebrow Shaping
  • Eyeshadow Application
  • Lashes, Curler and Mascara
  • Lips


What You'll Need:

  • Your personal makeup kit
  • A few images that show your makeup work

Cost and Scheduling:

The price for attending this workshop is $750.  It’s an amazing value for anyone interested in taking their makeup skills to new heights or would simply like to get some major inside information from an industry expert.  

The goal is that each makeup artist receives a tremendous amount of value out of taking the workshop, so if you have any questions whatsoever feel free to contact the studio and I would be happy to speak to you about it.  

The cost is $750 a deposit of $150 is due with your registration in order to reserve your spot.  The balance is due in cash the day of the workshop.    

Are you ready to get serious about your makeup skills?
Contact the studio to sign up today.

Classes are limited to 8 people, so sign up for your spot today by paying your $150 deposit by clicking the register now button on the righthand side of this page. 

You may email us or call the studio at 212.627.2210 if you have any questions.   To see more of Francisco's work look through Peter's website and specifically this link:

NY studio address:
Peter Hurley Photography
134 W 26th Street, Suite 1203
New York, NY 10001