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Top 10 Makeup Artists In India You Need To Follow

Top 10 Makeup Artists In India You Need To Follow
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This blog covers a list of top 10 makeup artists in India who are renowned for their exceptional artistic skills. It also includes the makeup done by these artists on some of the greatest personalities in India.

Makeup has become a significant part of people’s lives. We often end up gushing over the glamorous makeup looks of celebrities and influencers, but we forget to appreciate the artist behind the art. So today we have curated a list of the top 10 makeup artists in the country who have marked a special place for themselves in the industry and are idols to the aspiring generation of makeup artists. 

About Makeup Artists 

Makeup artists as a profession have evolved, and it is not just limited to creating different looks but also launching their own courses and brands and sometimes being the brand ambassadors of some of the greatest brands not only nationally but internationally as well. Makeup artists try to compliment the outfit with their makeup and hair to bring it all together and give an artificial expression to the face and personality of the individual. They provide high-end services to their clients.

Here’s a list of the top 10 professional makeup artists in India

10. Lekha Gupta

Top 10 Makeup Artists In India You Need To Follow
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Lekha Gupta has over 12 years of experience in the industry and is widely known for creating a no-makeup makeup look. She started her career in makeup in 2011. She has been trained by MakeUp Forever Academy, Singapore & renowned industry veteran Cory Wallia.

9. Ojas Rajani

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Ojas Rajani is a popular makeup artist and hairstylist. She is a transwoman and has over 27 years of experience in the makeup industry. Ojas has a unique style of using her brush strokes and has worked with national and international actors. She is known for being Aishwarya Rai’s makeup artist. From creating bridal to red carpet looks, she has done all of it flawlessly.

8. Arti Nayar

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Arti Nayar has worked on films such as Golmaal, Wake Up Sid, Aisha, Neerja and more. She has more than 15 years of experience in the field. Bollywood actors such as Parineeti Chopra, Radhika Apte, Sara Ali Khan and more have had their makeup done by her. She frequently uploads her works on different social media platforms and even posts makeup tutorials too.

7. Pompy Hans

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Parshota Hans also known as Pompy Hans, is an actor as well as a celebrity makeup artist. He studied hair styling at the Tony & Guy Academy in London. Pompy is associated with Verses Entertainment, an entertainment and talent agency that provides clients with makeup and styling bookings. He is known for creating looks for Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, and several other Bollywood celebrities. 

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6. Mehak Oberoi

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Mehak Oberoi has an inspirational story, as she suffered from dyslexia and ADD (attention deficit disorder) while she was in school. She has worked for several Bollywood actors. Mehak has shown her skills in television shows, commercials, magazine photo shoots and more. She has a diploma in fashion and media makeup. In 2020, she won the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Best Makeup Artist of the Year. 

5. Sandhya Shekar

Sandhya Shekar
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Sandhya Shekar is an Indian celebrity makeup artist. She is one of the top beauty professionals in the industry and has been honoured with the Vogue India Beauty Award 2018 for Best Makeup Artist of the Year. To begin her makeup career, she quit her job at Yes Bank. She served 1 year at Yes Bank in Bangalore and decided to quit corporate life. She has an MBA in finance and marketing. 

4. Namrata Soni

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Namrata made her debut as the makeup artist for Shahrukh Khan and Amrita Rao for ‘Main Hoon Na’. She is known for her luminous and shiny makeup looks. She has worked with some of the top publications in the world, such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Femina, etc. Initially, she wanted to become a pilot or a lawyer, but later she developed an interest in the makeup industry. Namrata also owns her beauty brand, Simply Nam, which was established in 2020.

3. Daniel Bauer

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Daniel Baurer is an Indian celebrity makeup artist, born in Perth, Australia. Before being a professional makeup artist, he was a psychiatric nurse practitioner. He was also the judge for Australia’s Top Model in 2015. He is the brand ambassador for famous beauty brands such as Tresemme, Lakme and more.

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2. Puneet B. Saini

Puneet B. Saini
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Puneet B Saini is well-known for a makeup look that seems fresh and flawless. She did the makeup for Anushka Sharma for her wedding. Puneet worked at M.A.C. Cosmetics from 2005- 2009. Since 2018, Puneet has been working as a personal makeup artist for Alia Bhatt. She is a renowned makeup artist in India and is widely recognised for her work.

1. Mickey Contractor

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Mehernoush Contractor, also known as Mickey, is the highest-paid makeup artist in India and marks his place in the top 10 list of makeup artists in India. During the launch of the makeup store of M.A.C. Cosmetics in India, he was the director of the makeup artistry of M.A.C. Cosmetics India. He has worked with numerous celebrities and has been honoured with several awards and recognitions in his makeup career. 

Final Words

Makeup artists, also known as MUAs, are the ones who master the skill of makeup and transform the personality of an individual. These skills are not inherent but need to be learned and mastered. It needs a lot of practice and patience. The above-mentioned are the renowned makeup artists of India. They specialise in the art of playing with colours and enhancing the features of a person. These makeup artists charge a handsome amount for their sessions and bookings, and they also conduct workshops and post tutorials to teach the aspiring generation of makeup artists. Let us know if your favourite makeup artist made it to the list.

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