Happy Disclaimer: The mention of face as canvas comes out of the thought process of my bridal makeup artist (around 3 years back), hence, ‘The Right Brush’ is not original.
How important is the right kind of brush for any kind of painting? Only the painter would know, the sleek one for eyes, the bigger one for a bigger canvas or sometimes none. How about taking your face as canvas, neither am I an artist nor a painter. Just trying to look from an artist’s eyes. How does she/he look at you? What goes on in her mind when she looks at you/lays her eyes on you for the first time? It’s all about making every facial feature more talkative, more expressive. How she can give life to those surreal eyes, how can she pull every object out there to it’s admiration. How can she carve those cheeks into the most striking feature?
She isn’t just some person who decks you up for your day. After a couple of years of marriage and being a woman can’t we conclude that she/he is a damn important person. Because of whom we would love to/hate to even look at our wedding/party pics. All of us know quite a bunch who never want anyone to look at their wedding pics because it reminds them of horrendous makeup. The fun, preps guess everything is short lived but how you looked on the wedding is an etched memory. How looking at wedding pics you realize that what a blunder it was to just book an artist because the package was too unavoidable/how the person was a family friend of your aunt/how you just booked her the last minute without giving any thought to the process. How you wished you can undo that and give it all the thinking it needed at first place.
As on date where we stand it’s a super competitive world of beauty, where everyday you see evolution in terms of innovation in styling from top to bottom. Wrong makeup may ruin everything from that dream outfit to to the most talented photographer for pics. The right artist will make you look like million bucks both in person and in pics, there comes her role.
Hiring the right person= justice to the efforts+time+money spent on outfit/accessories/shoes.
The goodbye word : when you invest lakhs into a marriage, you give sleepless nights(time/energy) to décor, food, xyz ..why do we take a step back in spending on makeup artist???? The one who will leave you a souvenir behind through your pictures.
Under this series I will review all the makeup-artists that I want to.
Vogue Radar :
Recently I hired this makeup artist for my brother in law’s wedding. I did a lot of research and zeroed on her just for that one click. It was when I asked her what brand of cosmetics does she use (owing to the bad behaving skin). And she very casually stated “I use all top notch brands but I don’t offer any package with a particular brand, I simply look at the face and pick the product that fits best, irrespective of brand.” (sounded like a true artist, looking at a canvas :0) Someone not mentioning money over a choice..strange?
After her seeing pictures of her work , I was assured of the decision.
In the gap of two months between the booking and the day, I bothered her through numerous texts and calls and she readily entertained me each and every time. There I was expressing all my concerns and apprehensions and she dealt with all of them with utter patience.
Lastly on the day she patiently understood my requirements and put forth her suggestions in a non imposing way(very very important).Most MUA tend to get offended when asked to redo anything, taking it as questioning of their expertise. My concerns were duly considered with changes as desired. The patience and precision with which she did her work was commendable. I was running tight on schedule and she was pretty quick to my expectations. Each step she waited for a nod.
The artist should make you feel comfortable and take you into agreement. It’s like someone unknown in an unknown place sharing the same purpose. One(the client) should not feel like someone who has no idea of the art and hence, has to remain silent.
The idea of hairdo was 50-50 contribution from both of us. I suggested half way and rest she took over like a true subject matter expert, leaving me exactly where I had my eyes saying to her “I am satisfied”.
This is not a paid review but an act of gratitude
Makeup Artist : Amrita Sonia
Accessories : Khan market, Delhi
Wedding Sari : Nalli(Bombay)