Meet Kolkata’s Top Make-up Artists
Check out our favourite make-up artists who are creating waves in the bridal beauty scene in Kolkata
A Bengali bride is very distinctive when it comes to traditional bridal beauty looks with her beautiful, large eyes, intricate chandan designs over the eyebrows, bold ‘bindi’ and accentuated lips. Our curated list of the best make-up artists in West Bengal throws the spotlight on the people who are transforming brides on their big day.
1. Abhijit Chanda
If you want to showcase your inner glam on your wedding, then make sure you book Abhijit Chanda at least eight months in advance. With over 15 years of experience and many projects in hand, he is a very busy man. His beauty philosophy is guided by helping brides choose looks based on their personalities and best features, instead of blindly copying a celebrity’s look.
2. Abhijit Paul
Abhijit Paul’s first tryst with make-up began when he was everyone’s favorite informal ‘in-house’ make-up artist. His passion for make-up slowly culminated into a professional career when he was approached to do various ad films and fashion shoots. His expertise lies in soft, minimalist make-up looks which make a bride exude sheer elegance.
3. Amit Das
Amit Das’ transformative brush strokes is meant for brides who love a touch of tradition and culture in their bridal looks. His main aim is to bring out the best of a bride’s personality through advanced make-up techniques and clever touches. He focuses on heavily kohled eyes and matte facial make-up to balance the contrast.
4. Subham Chakraborty
If you are looking to recreate the traditional Bengali make-up look for your wedding – think large, beautiful kohl-lined eyes and full lips – then Subham Chakraborty is the go-to guy. He mainly accentuates the eyes and lips and subsequently matches the rest of the facial make-up to give a bride a classy yet striking look.
5. Ujjwal Debnath
Ujjwal Debnath is adept at transforming a bride with both traditional and Western make-up looks. He has become very well-known for his modern, muted bridal beauty approach that contrasts with the dramatic emphasis he gives the eyes. He is proficient in making brides glow with a natural blush that never looks too heavy.
6. Kalpita de Sikder
Owner of the Exotića Makéup Studió & Salón in Durgapur, Kalpita De Sikder believes in keeping track with trends such as ombre hair shades and latest make-up techniques. Her complete control over contouring and colouring the canvas of a bride’s face is what keeps her in demand among brides in West Bengal.
7. Aniruddha Chakladar
He is considered the make-up maestro for bridal beauty in Kolkata with around 18 years of experience in the film, advertising and fashion world. Aniruddha’s passion lies in transforming brides with not just make-up, but also jewellery selection and overall look designing. His play of colours and dramatic eye make-up is what makes him one of the favourites amongst brides-to- be.
8. Kaushik Danda
His expertise with soft and subtle looks has made Kaushik Dada a favourite among local celebrities and designers inKolkata. Kaushik is also popular for using different variations of the prominent red colour to match the traditional wedding attire of a bride such as in the use of striking scarlet matte lip looks.
9. Don Hsiao
Don Hsiao has quickly gained momentum in the makeup industry in Kolkata. He has worked with Bollywood stars as well as models and specializes in giving a structure and depth to hairstyling and makeup application. For him, it is all about subtle glamor that exemplifies the personality and look of the bride
10. Arpita Ganguly
Arpita Ganguly trained under make-up whiz Cory Walia and honed her skills by working for photographers, magazine shoots and designers. Today, her work can be seen in many local publications, and more importantly, on local brides who look flawless thanks to her expertise in advanced blending techniques which is the foundation of her make-up artistry.
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