If you keep saving screenshots of new eyeshadow ideas and contour how-tos from the 'gram, then hello ladies, welcome to the club! From unexpected colours, graphic liners, ultra dewy skin, statement eyes, lush lashes, and Bourdeaux lips, makeup sure makes a serious statement. But, how do you find a Makeup artist (MUA) who can do it all? And do it with perfection.
Whether it’s for your BFF's sangeet night or your own wedding, we understand it can be hard to navigate the sea of MUAs to find someone who perfectly suits your taste. We’ve put together a list of top makeup artists in Delhi-NCR who you *must* follow for some superb makeup inspiration.
Makeup artist Manjari Singh does fresh-faced beauty better than anyone else. She's the person to follow if you have a soft spot for flawless dewy look complemented with statement eyes. She has dolled up celebrities like Gauri Khan, Huma Qureshi for Cannes 2018, Rakul Preet Singh, Swara Bhasker, Kangana Ranaut, Kalki Koechlin, Ira Dubey and many more for various editorial shoots. The best part is that she doesn't only stick to makeup, she can do your hair as well. In fact, Manjari is a certified makeup artist and hairstylist from The London School of Makeup.
Location: Gurgaon, Haryana
Price: Party makeup Rs 16,500-18000; bridal makeup Rs 50,000
Follow her on @makeupbymanjari
Makeup artist Shagun Gupta is oh-so creative when it comes to playing with colours. The bold blue, metallic and glittery eyes are just a few examples of how she turns makeup into art. Her Instagram feed is full of closeup shots of graphic eyeliners, burgundy lips, and bright blush, basically mega-glam makeup. So if you're all for making a grand entrance, DM her to book an appointment.
Location: Defence Colony, Delhi (Can also come at the venue)
Price: Party makeup: Rs 15,000-20,000; Bridal makeup: Rs 40,000-50,000
Follow her on @makeupbyshagun
You may have always used classic eyeshadow colours, but you don't have to stick to those colours forever. Try and allow some vibrant shades to make way to your eyeshadow palette. Too scared to do it yourself? Allow Pooja Sonik to bring in some retro blue, vibrant violet, or a bright fuschia to make your eyes pop. And, you don't have to worry about lip colour because your eyes will steal all the attention. Pooja has been in the industry for eight years now and has a patient ear to listen to her clients' requirements.
Location: Golf Course Road, Gurgaon, Haryana
Price: Party makeup: Starts at Rs 10,000; Bridal makeup: Rs 24,000-30,000
Follow her on @poojasonikhairandmakeup
She's every bride-to-be's go-to makeup master. Take a look at her Instagram feed or log onto her website, chandnisingh.com. Not only will you be treated to dreamy makeup looks, but you'll also get to know about some fabulous launches by her beauty brand, Cs Essentials. Chandni also holds professional makeup and hairstyling courses and workshops. So, if you are a budding makeup artist, look no further than this makeup pro's academy (she has been in the profession for 14 years now). Also worth watching are her makeup tutorials and videos where she reveals her skincare routine.
Location: Lajpat Nagar, Delhi
Price: Party makeup: Rs 35,000. The bridal makeup charges vary from Rs 35,000-40,000 depending on the kind of makeup - airbrush or normal.
Follow her on @chandnisinghstudio
If bold big eyes are what you prefer, then Parul is your girl. Think skin that glows from within, plenty of glitter on the lids and lush lashes. Parul who has been working as a makeup artist for five years now is known for her dramatic eye-makeup and specializes in airbrush makeup.
Location: Sushant Lok, Gurgaon, Haryana
Prices: Party makeup: Starts at Rs 12,500; Bridal makeup: Starts at Rs 25,000
Follow her on @parulgargmakeup
Makeup artist Aakriti Kochar has been in the industry for a long time now. She is known for giving her brides a clean, minimal look that looks effortless but there's a lot that goes in putting it together. Aakriti believes in a skin-first, makeup-second approach and just like the stunning looks she creates, she also has a pretty-as-a-picture studio. Aakriti has a team of MUAs who work with her. So, don't worry if your #TeamBride also wants to tag along.
Location: Greater Kailash 1, Delhi
Price: Party makeup: Rs 15,000-20,000; Bridal makeup: Starts at Rs 20,000
Follow her on @aakritikochar
The highlight of the b-e-a-u-tiful looks Jasmeet creates is--natural and healthy-looking skin. The artist, who has been in the profession for seven years now makes you look pretty without going OTT. And, we must tell you, the artist remains super busy all the time so if you want her for your D-day makeup, try and fix an appointment at least three months before the wedding season begins.
Location: Defence Colony, Delhi (She is also one of the best makeup artists in Delhi)
Price: Party makeup: Rs 20,000-Rs 30,000; Bridal makeup: Starts at Rs 65,000 and Rs 20,000 for team bride
Follow her on @jasmeetkapanyofficial
Subtle blush sure is a year-round must, but we love the way Komal makes your cheeks pop by adding that touch of extra blush along the cheekbones (looks exactly like the flush you get when there's a chill in the air). The artist has been in the profession for 18 years now and has done everything from magazine cover shoots, party makeups to stunning bridal looks.
Location: Sainik Farms, Delhi
Price: Bridal makeup: Rs 60,000
Follow her on @makeupbykomal
Pooja is among those who can easily adapt her style of work according to your requirements. She doesn't believe in complete transformation but works on enhancing your best features so that your natural beauty remains intact. On her Instagram feed, you'll find pictures of brides with the kind of dewy and glowy makeup that you've always craved for.
Location: Delhi and Gurgaon (She works as a freelancer)
Price: Her prices vary according to the location - her studio or a venue where you want her to come.
Follow her on @poojakhuranabeauty
Simran is your go-to person if you're looking at getting maximum impact with the minimum usage of makeup products. She has an eye for colour and her insane makeup skills make her 'gram the ultimate spot for makeup lovers.
Location: Karol Bagh, Delhi
Price: Party makeup: Rs 10,000; Bridal makeup: Starts at Rs 35,000
Follow her on @makeupbysimran
No one does understated glam as Deepa Verma does. We've been crushing on Deepa's makeup creations on her 'gram. The celebrity makeup artist is known for beautifying the likes of Katrina Kaif, Radhika Apte, Aditi Rao Hydari and many more.
Location: She works as a freelancer
Price: Bridal makeup: Starts at Rs 1.5 lakhs
Makeup artist Sohni Juneja not only creates great makeup looks, but she also keeps sharing some handy makeup hacks on her social media handles. If pinkish glow and subtle shine is your style, Sohni is pretty great at it. Make your booking earlier though as her appointments keep her busy all the time.
Location: Greater Kailash, Delhi
Price: Party makeup: Starts at Rs 15,000
Follow her on @sohnijunejamakeup_official
One of the fashion designers' go-to makeup person, Snigdha is known for mega-glam makeup. Oh, and if you're interested in what products she uses on those pretty faces, check out her holy grail picks on her Instagram feed.
Location: Punjabi Bagh, Delhi
Price: Party makeup: Starts at Rs 7,000
Follow her on @beautybae_snigdhaa
Love emulating celebrity makeup looks? If you are all for moving beyond your comfort zone and trying out a few celebrity makeup looks, Anu Kaushik is the MUA you should be going to. She's been in the industry for 30 long years now. The looks she creates are a bit more adventurous as compared to looks created by other artists. With coloured liners, dark lips, and vibrant eye shadow, she brings out the 'bold' in you!
Location: Chattarpur, Delhi
Price: Party makeup: Starts at Rs 35,000
Follow her on @kaushikanu
Sure, petal pinks, nude lips, and other barely-there shades have been the mass trend, but if you want to stay on the top of your lip game you should start following Singdha Dua on Instagram. Her feed is full of crazy eyeshadows, bold lip colours, smudgy and hella-inspiring smokey eyes.
Location: Punjabi Bagh, Delhi (one of the best makeup artists in West Delhi)
Price: Party makeup starts from Rs 7,000
Follow her on @beautybae_snigdhaa
If you dislike OTT wedding makeup and believe in only understated looks, trust us, Shobhita will match your requirements. With six years of experience in the makeup industry, she promises to give you some ultra-glam makeup looks with the best of products and affordable prices.
Location: Works as a freelancer
Price: Bridal makeup: Starts at Rs 18,000
Follow her on @softglambyshobhitakhurana
Supriti Batra with her own salon in Gurgaon provides all services from doing up your hair, draping your saree and a fabulous makeup look. She has been working with brides for eight years and has now become a popular name on the wedding makeup circuit. And of course, if you're a fan of bold lips, she's one of the best makeup artists in Gurgaon.
Location: DLF Phase 1, Gurgaon
Price: Wedding makeup starts at Rs 30,000
Follow her @supritibatra
Anyone else who you follow for makeup inspiration? Do let us know!
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