About Kumar Iyer
From a hotel management degree and a job at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Pune to finally finding his calling after watching Cory Walia do make-up magic on a TV show – it has been a journey for Kumar Iyer. After watching Cory’s phenomenal ability to transform plain Janes to sexy sirens, Kumar stalked him for a year before he agreed to be his mentor and teacher.
Kumar has been in make-up for almost 25 years now and has fond memories of working with Manisha Koirala, Channel V in the late nineties with Sophia Hague and Meghana Reddy, and for movies with Lara Dutta and Sushmita Sen, Nargis Fakhri for Rockstar and Diana Penty for Cocktail.
His makeup philosophy is less is more, as he feels make-up should make you look pretty, not made up! Cleansing, moisturising and prepping the skin well, before the application of minimal foundation, flawlessly blended into the skin is his forte.