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Shaadi Scenes: Best Bridal Makeup Artists In Bangalore To Put On Your Speed Dial

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Whether it’s your wedding or you are a bridesmaid, makeup artists are always life saviours. They fake that J.Lo glow, they transform you into Rapunzel on even bad hair days and they keep you relaxed as you get ready! If you are scouring a list of bridal makeup artists who are the best in their skills and business in Bangalore, and here is who we think should be on your speed dial.

Gouri Kapur Make-up

If a celebrity MUA makes you feel at home, Gouri is your best pick. She has worked extensively with Deepika Padukone, Sonali Bendre and Yana Gupta in Bollywood and also has worked on a few real Sabyasachi brides. So if you want to look like your favourite Bollywood celebrity or ace that signature Sabya style, book her for your wedding, right away. 

Price: INR 45,000 upwards (per function)

Nikhita Reddy Artistry

Nikhita Reddy is a prominent name when it comes to hair and makeup in Bangalore. She excels in pretty much anything she can run a brush over but chooses bridal makeup as her forte. The idea of dressing someone up, flawlessly, on one of the biggest days of their life, is a privilege to her. She offers packages within bridal make up plans for the pre-wedding photo shoot, wedding day, and honeymoon special; each designed to set you apart and keep you rocking on each special day. She’s a certified airbrush makeup artist, so if you want to look literally flawless on your big day, check her out! Her physical studio is shut at the moment, so dm or whatsapp her to set up an appointment.

Price: INR 23,000 upwards

Makeup by Rekha Krishnamurthy

Rekha Krishnamurthy’s Vision is very clear as to what look you are dreaming of and what she is going to deliver. The bridal package includes make-up, hairstyle, and draping. Be it HD makeup or airbrush make up techniques, she does trials and skin consultation before the wedding. She manages to balance your makeup with your outfit, not just in terms of colour but also on how grand or subtle your look is. Through the pandemic, she did justice to plenty of intimate wedding looks, so brides who like to keep it simple yet traditional, hit her up.

Price: INR 20,000 (for bridal make up)

Anu Chugh

Whether you are a Gujarati bride or a Telugu one, Anu gets all the bridal looks right. Trained under Gouri Kapoor, she does a great job with your hair and makeup. Not only does she do bridal makeup but her services range from doing the bridesmaids’ makeup to even stunning party looks. She also offers airbrush looks for an extra charge. Reviews say that she also works quickly and efficiently, so the time taken to get ready is another thing you don’t have to worry about with her. 

Price: INR 15,000 (for every function)

Ralph Daniels

A well-known name in the world of fashion, Ralph Daneils is one of the most sought after MUAs in Bangalore. His dislike for heavy makeup is well known and he prefers to have his brides flawlessly glow and shine with his superb makeup skills. So not only will your face not be caked with makeup, his love for warm tones and subtle shimmer make all his looks perfect for the average Indian skin tone. Be it for a Christian wedding or a Punjabi wedding, he is the one you need to book. Since he’s in high demand, you’ll need to mail him a few months in advance for bookings.

Price: On request

Lekha Neelakantappa

Eyes are the windows to your soul they say and Lekha loves to pay up that feature a lot. Her aim is to accentuate the individual’s natural beauty rather than cake you up. She understands your expectations from her very well and delivers that from the first brush stroke. South Indian brides, her suggestions and executions for braids are also fantastic - traditional yet contemporary. 

Price: INR 15,000 upwards (per function)

Kinjal Mehta Makeup Studio & Academy

Kinjal Mehta and her team of senior makeup artists are up and ready to take your every whim and wish into account before turning you into an elegant and beautiful bride on D-day. Kinjal's style is best for those who love a bold, vibrant look that will make you glow from within. Only the best quality makeup is used, and she’s happy to execute trendy, new age looks as well. You can pick from specially curated packages  - Bridal, Bridal HD, Airbrush - with the make up done by Kinjal herself and/or her team, of course prices vary on both. Do note that if you use any of the accessories (hair, jewellery, and more) by Kinjal Mehta’s team, you’ll need to pay a refundable deposit. You’ll need to contact her a few months in advance for a booking. 

Price: INR 12,000 upwards (includes makeup, hair, saree draping)

Ambreen Vikhar Makeup

Ambreen Vikhar is your best bet for any version of glam makeup. She takes time to get to know the bride (or any client), their preferences, and any other detail including outfits and their aesthetics and executes the final look with flawless perfection. She has over a decade of experience and has in depth knowledge of skincare and makeup and brings that to her work. if you’re unsure of what exactly you want, her recommendations for looks are spot on. For those of you who have multiple events through the day but can’t get a different makeup look for every one, show her the outfits and she’ll create a look that magically works for both with minimal touching up!

Price: On request, depending on the looks and the products used

Makeup by Nimmy Jagath

Whether you’re a North Indian bride or Christian bride, Nimmy Jagath intuitively knows what the best look for you will be. Creating bold or subtle looks with equal panache, she prioritises the needs of the client. That being said, you can also blindly trust her judgement if you don’t know about makeup. Using only high quality international makeup products, your skin is in good hands. Unlike many makeup artists’ looks, her work looks great on and off camera, so hit her up for that IRL and ‘gramworthy bridal glow. 

Price: INR 13,000 per event (for hair, makeup, and saree included)

Makeup with Varsha

Varsha is a Bangalore based makeup artist who is a great pick for bold looks (she can do subtle, natural looks too, but her bold looks are striking!). But don’t assume bold means over the top, because she understands colours well and picks a perfectly complementary shade so you really turn heads on your wedding day. Her team uses high-quality Indian and international makeup brands, and they have a range of hair services as well. If you live in South Bangalore, she has a parlour too and you can (maybe) get some discounts for your wedding-related salon sessions if you book her. 

Pro-Tip: Be sure to tell her exactly what you need for your look and reiterate it while she’s creating your look.

Price: INR 12,000 per event

Pro-Tip

To make sure your make up is on point on days other than your D-day make sure you hoard lipsticks, kajals, foundations and more from these awesome Indian makeup brands and check out The Wedding Edit on LBB for all things shaadi!