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Weddings Or Parties: Get A Kickass Look From These Makeup Artists


    Working with hair and makeup is truly an art. You have to be creative, but at the same time not go overboard. It’s especially difficult when you’re untrained, and need to look fancy for an occasion, right? We feel your pain, and so have rounded up the top Pune makeup artists in Pune who will give you the dream makeover.

    Karan Chugh Artistry

    So, your bestie’s getting married and you want to look gorgeous for it. No shame in that! Enter Karan Chugh, a talented young makeup artist. Obsessed with the art of makeup from a young age, Karan has been honing his skills since he was in college; on friends and family at first, before moving on to bigger projects like short films. Karan’s focus is on making your skin look natural and nourished, and he accomplishes this by spending a lot of time prepping it with glycolic serums and Korean sheet masks. He’ll use bronzer and a cream, or a liquid highlighter to bring out an ethereal glow. His favourite feature to enhance are the eyes, creating a strikingly beautiful look. Karan’s signature style is using eye-liner techniques to create an earthy, smokey look. If you’d prefer a colour, he will combine it with subtle line and shading techniques, complete with a full set of false lashes, to make your eyes pop. He’d keep the lip simple – bare and glossy using nude or neutral lip colours.

    For more details, follow him on Instagram.

    Price: INR 8,000

    Saba Poonawala

    Life in the corporate world doesn’t mean you can’t still look amazing. Whether you need to create a day-to-day look, or something fancier for a work event, Saba Poonawala will take care of you. Saba is a celebrity hair and makeup artist, trained by stalwarts like L’Oreal and Jawed Habib. She’s done hair and makeup for top designer collections belonging to Tarun Tahiliani, Manish Malhotra, Nachiket Barve, and fashion shows by Wendell Rodericks. Saba says it’s best to go minimal for a corporate look. Neutral and natural makeup techniques work best to keep you looking presentable without going over-the-top. She’ll start with moisturising the face with a hydrating primer, then use a compact which matches your skin tone perfectly. She’d use beige/nude colour eyeshadow, and team that up with a smudge-proof kohl, a coat of mascara, and a pastel lip colour to complete the look.

    Her pro tip is to use an old and dried out mascara brush to fix your eyebrows by brushing through them with it.

    Price: INR 4,500 for hair and makeup

    Tarsha Khorana

    Whether it’s your 'sweet 16' or 'dirty 30', everyone wants to look fabulous on their birthday! Tarsha Khorana is a passionate hair and makeup artist, who started her career hairdressing at her family’s salon in Pune (The Gazelle), before heading to London to learn more about working in fashion. Currently working in Mumbai, she frequently commutes to Pune and enjoys a client base in both cities. She likes to get to know her clients first, in order to create the perfect customised look for them. For a birthday party, she’d suggest either a heavy lip or a heavy eye, with highlights to your cheekbones and Cupid’s bow, and a hairstyle to complement your face and outfit. She wouldn’t suggest contouring or something too heavy, as it would make you feel uncomfortable on a long night out.

    Check out her social media pages

    Price: INR 5,000 for hair and makeup

    Jui Gole

    Jui Gole is a professional makeup artist, having worked in the industry since the last 4 years between Pune and Mumbai. Though her work mostly consists of high fashion, commercial, and celebrity makeup projects; she also creates bridal and special effects looks pertaining to glamour and beauty. She loves experimenting, and comes from a creative background. Jui has her own company, ‘The Maquillage Makeup Studio’ and currently freelances under this name. Jui would like to create a subtle look to bring out your natural features.

    Defined eyes, glowing skin and pink or peach lips would be great for a perfect romantic night out.

    Price: INR 5,000 for hair and makeup

    Amrita Verma

    Amrita Verma has worked in the Bollywood industry for 16 years, having done hair and makeup for several projects. Most notably, her work on ‘The Last Lear’ with Amitabh Bachchan got her noticed, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan requested for her soon after, for makeup and hair in films Raavan and Robot. Amrita likes to keep it traditional, and uses flattering tones in contour to perfect the skin.

    Keep her in mind for your next Ganesh Chaturthi or Diwali celebrations.

    Price: INR 7,000 for hair and makeup

    Skin By Simran

    Skin By Simran

    Mohammed Wadi, Pune

    Skin By Simran is yet another talented makeup artist who will use her skills to give you the desired look. Simran offers bridal packages; and is one of those who offers air-brush makeup too. Her bridal makeup package starts at INR 25,000.

    Follow her on social media to know more of the kind of looks she's a pro at. 

    Price: INR 10,000 for a basic makeup package

    Ashwini Sarkar Makeup

    Love minimal yet elegant makeup? Contact Ashwini Sarkar, based out of Shivaji Nagar. Her artistry is on point and her packages usually start at very affordable rates. Brides to be, choose bridal packages starting for as low as INR 8,000. She provides her services across Pune. Not just makeup, she also offers hair styling and nail art.

    Neutron Salon

    Aside from their grooming packages, Neutron Hair and Beauty Lounge in Aundh also offers makeup services. From ramp makeup, to portfolio makeup to bridal makeup- they offer it all starting at INR 15,000. They are also open to demo sessions and also conduct classes where they teach the art from scratch. The makeup artists have worked in the Marathi industry and will do magic with their brushes.