With Instagram booming these days, makeup and hair have found its new dimensions. There are many Indian and International beauty bloggers on Instagram who greatly inspire the masses and have achieved tremendous fame and recognition for their work. Viewers watch these artists online and idolize them. One such artist is Amrit Kaur having an influential Instagram account with 50k global followers.
Amrit Kaur is an Indian bridal makeup and hair expert based out of Pune. She is a professional Makeup and hair artist, well known for her work and recognized globally. ‘Beautifying women’ is her expertise. She has been in the industry for a decade now. She makes D-Day beautiful for about 400 brides annually. She believes in imparting her skill through her academy “The Makeup School” where she personally grooms aspiring makeup artists.
She is in Udaipur today, for a wedding; creating a radiating and beautiful bride!
I went in an in-person conversation with her; undoubtedly she imparts immense knowhow about the world of beauty.
Tell me about your journey so far?
I started off as a fine arts painter which helped me understand beauty and color on every level. Understanding the powder painting, sketching of objects and human figures have helped me a lot in my initial years as a make-up person. I believe that each woman is special, and her makeup should reflect that. After all, we live in an increasingly competitive world where the way you look, impacts your work and life.
From where have you acquired knowledge of Makeup?
I have gathered the knowledge of makeup from a myriad of sources; first from a successful image consultant from the Middle-East, followed by a certification program with the iconic makeup brand Piniour. After this, I did two valuable stints with a Barcelonian specialist trainer who gave me the right technical knowledge about photography makeup.
This was followed by a course in advanced make-up techniques from London. While learning makeup, I recognized the significance of hairstyles and that hair and makeup go hand in hand. Hairstyling is quite essential to complement the entire look of a bride. Hence I took training with a hairstylist in Hong-Kong, which has rounded off my knowledge of beauty.
You have made bridal makeup your forte, why have you chosen this domain?
What I believe in, is ‘transformation’. Usually, brides have raw faces, what I like about them are the simplicity and naturality. It feels great doing the transformation, her twinkling eyes shine so brightly each time – when they look in the mirror post-makeup. It is all about making them feel special and confident, and let them into a more beautiful and elegant self.
What is the current Makeup trend?
Nowadays people are quite aware of makeup and what all suits their skin and skin tone. From pastels to shimmer everything is quite en-vogue. With the onset of winter, people are experimenting with peach shades and berry shades plus ‘the no makeup look’ which is again quite trendy. The nude and subtle shades are liked by many; on the other hand, the bold lip is always in fashion.
What is your take on wedding makeup evolution so far, in India?
Wedding and bridal makeup have evolved a lot in India. Being in the industry now for more than 10 years I have seen how feathery and light makeup has taken over the pancake makeup. The dewy look has captured the choices of many. Light and wearable foundations are available with various brands, suppliers and people are shifting to international brands for their makeup essentials.
Flashy and “over the top makeup” are not preferred anymore. Brides like more blended and subtle or natural look.
Tell me something about wedding season theme for 2017-2018.
Various eminent designers have come up with light and breezy fabrics with oodles of berry colored prints and hues of red. This enables the makeup artists to experiment with more colors to complement the outfits the brides are wearing. People do not hesitate to experiment with the shades of lipstick. A lot of colors are available from big brands like Huda Beauty and women are ready to try-out with their look.
Any advice or tip for the people of Rajasthan?
Rajasthan receives ample amount of sunlight and the skin tone is primarily wheatish. Going for pastel colors is a good option. Also, using a foundation that matches your skin tone will seamlessly blend and give a smooth finish to the skin. In addition to this, a thick concealer can work wonders when used under eyes and on areas to hide pigmentation and other imperfections.
Amrit has received the Icon’s award from the Times of India for hair and makeup and also been recognized as a woman entrepreneur by FICCI Flow which is Asia’s best-known woman entrepreneur’s team. She runs her own academy ‘The Makeup School’ in Pune since 2010 that provides makeup and hairstyling courses for aspiring artists. She trains artists at the Times Learning Centre, Femina Believe; and is also a beauty consultant for several luxury brands.
Her – ‘The Makeup School’ academy next batch starts this coming January 2018 and the registrations are open.
She started her career at a very young age and has created a prominent presence in the beauty industry. She is turning 28 today (5th November)! Let us wish her a very happy birthday, loads of success and a warm welcome to the City of Lakes.
You can see her work and follow her on Instagram – handle @amritkaur_artistry
Her contact details:
Team Amrit- 9561600882,