For all the beautiful “to-be-brides”, we know finding a perfect makeup artist for your big day is not an easy task. You don't want to look too made up nor do you wish to be like all the others. So to add that extra oomph factor to your look you need a great makeup artist, who will enhance your natural beauty but here we are to help you to choose an expert makeup artist who should be on your contact list for the one day you need perfect skin and tresses. Makeup is obviously the essential part of the wedding, and it all depends on the bridal makeup artist right? Here is the list of best makeup artists in Mumbai (in no particular order).
ABOUT: The celebrity Makeup artist – Ojas Rajani , studied hair and makeup styling from the Miami School of Design, USA. Ojas has been associated with the Make Up/Beauty Industry for the past 18 years! She specialises in Dramatic eye makeup, Bridal make-up, Bollywood and Red carpet. Ojas has worked with Bollywood Celebrities such as Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Deepika Padukone and Many More. She has won an award for the most creative makeup artist of the year for the film “Robot”. Her USP is creative eye Make-up and LONG sexy hair. TIP: "Less is more, Always!!"
ABOUT: Recinda and her sister work as a team and make it a must to meet their brides at least once before the wedding to prepare and plan out the looks. Their aim is to make every bride look and feel their best on the biggest day of their life. She said, "It's more about what they want rather than what I want.." Her style is very natural yet glamorous. They have even worked with a few celebrities but bridal is their main forte.
ABOUT: Daniel Bauer is regarded as one of the best bridal makeup and hair artists in India. Working with a maximum of 20 brides a year, Daniel Bauer is one of India's most in-demand and respected artists. Recently named best in the business by Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, L'Officiel and Noblesse, Daniel has made his reputation based on his outstanding work for Bollywood actors like Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. TIP: Book your makeup artist early to avoid disappointment.
ABOUT: Amrita is MBA and it was in 2007 when she took a big leap into the world of makeup. After finishing her Advance Professional Makeup course, she thoroughly enjoyed working at MAC Cosmetics. In 2009, Amrita started her career as a freelance makeup artist & has worked with labels like Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Femina, AND, People, OK, Grazia, Stylespeak. She specializes in Bridal makeup & travels all around for her passion & dream.
ABOUT: Jharna Shah is an illustrious name in the Hair & Makeup Industry. Her flair for redefining the contemporary beauty artistry led her into pioneering one of the largest makeup academies in India - Jharna Shah Hair & Makeup Academy Boutique Salon Spa in Juhu, Mumbai which boasts of luxurious state-of-the-art amenities and gives wings to avid learners to take off their career.
TIP: Finalize a makeup artist who is versatile, experienced and has a professional approach who would understand your personality and work as per that.
ABOUT: Shamita Gogia is an enterprising hair and makeup artist based in Bombay, with significant experience in bridals, portfolios, ad films and many more. A freelance makeup artist with a social conscious is what she'd like to describe herself as she tries her best to use eco-friendly and cruelty-free products as far as possible. She got trained at Make Up Designery (MUD), New York and B Blunt training academy in Bombay. She believes product knowledge is the key to good makeup and enjoys sharing her expertise with her clients. Working with different skin tones is her forte. Her magical makeup box includes products from Bobbi Brown, Make Up Forever, Lakme, MAC, etc. TIP: Always meet your makeup artist for a trial before you finalize.
ABOUT: Cherag Bambboat has been associated with the industry more than a decade. He has been acknowledged for his expertise in makeup and beauty. His path to the world of fashion and beauty as a globally recognized makeup artist is as unconventional as his work. Cherag’s speciality lies in creating magic with colours and brushes, and he gets his inspiration from nature’s own creations. He likes to experiment with textures, structures, shapes, depth, dimension and believes in the importance of highlighting and contouring to enhance one’s features. Apart from trying his hands over professional makeup and styling, he also runs his own academy teaching the updated techniques and tricks to play with new colors and techniques.
TIP: Keep it dewy pretty & never over do colors like maroons, browns, burgundy in makeup for eyes & lips.
ABOUT: Nahush trained as a makeup artist in Los Angeles, with 12 years of quality experience behind. Currently, he is in Mumbai have holds a diverse portfolio which includes modeling, portfolio, movies & bridal. All his brides have been happier and raved about their experience with Nahush.
ABOUT: Meghna Butani has been a hair and makeup artist for the last 12 years. She studied hair and makeup from some of the industry professionals before she started off working on her own. She is one of the few artists who does both hair and makeup and also runs her beauty salon. She also specialises in makeup for television, commercials, movies. To cater your needs, she will travel with you to give you your best look.
TIP: Look at the work and experience that the makeup artist has online. Each artist has their own style, some do heavy makeup and some keep it light, so choose according to your needs.
ABOUT: Bianca is a well-known face in the entertainment industry with her modeling career and as a VJ with Channel [V] hosting 3 shows. Her love for Travel led her to become a Flight Attendant with an International Carrier. However, the Beauty and Fashion Circuit is what lured her more and she eventually pursued her dream Job - "Make-up". She set up 'Bianca Louzado Creative Make-up & Hair Design ' in 2010. She has worked with endless A-list of celebrities, to name a few, Priyanka Chopra, Malaika Arora Khan, Sania Mirza, Lara Dutta etc. Her forte is Bridal Make-up and has worked on several high-profile society weddings. She is renowned for Luminous skin finish Makeup & a well Chiselled Face and has travelled on numerous destination weddings.
TIP: Always try and talk to another bride who has experienced the makeup from the artist you are planning to book. Always find out what products are being used by the artist. Discuss all your makeup and hair looks a month before the wedding.
ABOUT: Varsha believes that beautifying a face will bring out the hidden star in everyone. She has learned, acquired and perfected her skills over the years. Combining her experience and expertise developed over the years working with M.A.C Cosmetics, Fashion, Beauty and Media on photographic shoots, fashion shows, makeovers, TV commercials and film set helps her delivers the perfection and detail demanded by leading photographers and clients on their special day. Her makeup is not only versatile but also customized to every bride's needs and her features. Having worked with brides for over 6 years now, she has an instinctive ability to create from cutting edge contemporary to classically chic.
TIP: Every Artist has a different style, choose the one which reflects who you are, or who you want to look like on your special day, once having finalized that place complete trust in your makeup artist
ABOUT: She has worked for some of the best makeup lines, as well as the most renowned makeup artists and hair stylists in the world. As a top of the line makeup artist Maya has an impressive list of celebrity clients she has worked with ranging from actors, directors like Zoya Akhtar, models, Cricketers, high profile executives, news anchors, Miss India and pageant contestants, and many Fashion Shows. She has worked with magazines like Vogue India, GQ, HELLO and Hair. She is always excited & enthusiastic for bridal makeovers & travel for destination weddings.
ABOUT: Zubair Shaikh is a renowned Professional bridal makeup artist in Mumbai. He is professionally trained and has many years of experience of performing bridal and fashion makeup. He has become a cult figure for his creative work in the bridal & fashion makeup world all over India. He has worked with a lot of celebrities and fashion models. His recent endeavour is the World’s Largest Mass Wedding in India that set Guinness Book of World Record with Navneet Kaur. He is a man behind many charming and beautiful Super Stars of Bollywood like Hansika Motwani, Mahima Choudhary, Priyanka Kothari, Sameera Reddy, Sudha Chandran and much more. TIP: Look for the one who is best at highlighting your features with his makeup.
ABOUT: She likes to reflect her energy & showcase her perception of colors in her Makeup & other creative areas she's involved in. Being able to create diverse looks, the play of hues & styles gives her reason to celebrate her skill as an all round artist. A bit more on the Professional end! Starting at an early age, having worked with people from all walks of life - in the field of Makeup & Hair design, over the past decade she has acquired many skills through specialized training & on-the-floor practical experience in High Definition, Airbrush Makeup as well as Intricate Hairstyles for Fashion & Bridal Makeover. Priya has a selection of work featured in magazines such as Seventeen India, Elle INDIA, Beautiful People, Brides Now, AND Persand, Jade, My World, India Today, The Sindhian and much more. Priya has worked with Brides of different communities, helping them look their best on their special day. Apart from being a makeup and hair designer, Priya is also an author - having conceptualised and published a practical manual for the bride-to-be called.
TIP: "I recommend my brides to have a thorough consultation, discussing her likes and dislikes with me and to be open to try new looks without following trends blindly. The only way a bride can look her best is by enhancing her key features and not transforming herself to someone else. That is where my skill and experience comes into play."
ABOUT: Fatima is a Mumbai-based freelance makeup artist. Her makeup philosophy is to keep it simple and enhance the features like the eyes and lips and give the skin a natural, dewy finish and at the same time let your natural beauty shine through. She believes that makeup should make you look like an enhanced version of yourself rather than making you look like a totally different person.
TIP: You should be comfortable with your makeup artist. They should be able to suggest what would look good on your face but at the same time be flexible and open to what you have in mind for yourself for your big day.
ABOUT: Aditi's makeup style is traditional yet contemporary. She believes in highlighting the best features of her brides and make them feel and look beautiful. The most important thing for her is to ensure that her work suits the personality of the bride and they are comfortable in their own skin. She truly follows "The secret to beauty is simple, be who you are"- Bobbi Brown
TIP: Trust and chemistry are the two most important factors to look for before you book your makeup artist for the most special day in your life. I would say talk more with your artist so that he/she understands you better.
ABOUT: Dimple Bathija is an internationally travelled professional makeup artist based in Mumbai, India. Having worked with freelance photographers, designers, fashion magazines and ad agencies, she has more than 8 years of experience in the field of bridal, portfolio, debutante, formal & special occasion makeup with a proven track record. However, Dimple’s true passion lies in creating the Perfect looking Bride for any wedding. Over the past years, Dimple has worked her magic on a whole lot of brides, who have recommended her to new brides to be. Dimple realises that for a woman, her wedding day happens to be one of the most important days of her life. This is why she believes in treating every bride as special and unique. She is personally available to answer any question or provide any help, offer advice or suggestion the bride may need, even prior to her wedding day. Having trained under ace makeup artist Cory Walia and Annie Shah from London, Dimple brings the skills developed from working alongside some of the industry’s elite to her work as an independent professional makeup artist. Creating her own USP. TIP: Every girl wants to look her best on her big day and a good makeup artist can assist you in achieving the look you want for this special occasion.You may have met several makeup artists with amazing work, but creating a bridal look is altogether a different genre in itself. So, make sure that you ask your artist’s experience, particularly in a bridal look. An experienced bridal makeup artist knows how to handle all types of brides, be it the nervous ones or the ones who throw a lot of tantrums. Also, deciding your look as per the lighting setup at the venue is something your artist should be good at. An amateur, on the other hand, will not be able to provide you with such minute details.
ABOUT: Arti received her training from BHARAT & DORRIS. She specialises in Hair and Make-up services for Photoshoots, Fashion/Print, Commercial bookings, Editorials, Runway, Music videos, Model testing, Acting headshots, Makeover's, Film, Television, Bridal & Special occasions. "This is the job of my dreams. I hope I never wake up from it!”, says Arti.
TIP: Always go for trial makeup before finalising the artist.
ABOUT: Mansi started her career at the age of 16, she learned hairstyling from B:BLUNT Academy. Over the years she has worked with Nalini and Yasmin at Rouge Salon. When it comes to makeup she has mastered her skills at the amazing Fat Mu Academy. Mansi has also worked for MAC cosmetics & has more than seven years experience in the field.
TIP: Just be yourself & don't be afraid to experiment with your look on your wedding day & your makeup artist will be right there to help you.
ABOUT: With over 9 years of experience in the makeup-hair industry and loving every minute of it. Heema believes "Every woman is beautiful and I have the honour in making them look and feel even more so". Whether it is a one on one bridal consultation, or making an entire bridal party look breathtaking. Being a MAC certified artist for 3 years and a Tony and Guy (Singapore) student, her work experience includes a lot of runway shows such as Lakme Fashion Week, IIJW, Manish Malhotra show for Happy New Year trailer launch, Jade by Monica and Karishma, JJ Valaya, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, Jhalak Dikh La Jha & many more.
The list would be incomplete without mentioning Mickey Contractor, who has set the industry standards high and laid the pillars of Bridal Makeup.
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