August 26, 2020
The desire to look appealing to others is the most significant fascination of a human-being. Also, the best way to have a charming look is through a wonderful make-up.
This is how the conversation went-
When did you start desiring to have a career in the Make-Up Industry?
Ever since childhood, I am a skin-care freak. I like to take good care of my skin from either skin-care products or make-ups. During my college days, my friends kept persuading me of joining this industry, but somehow, I couldn’t. Therefore, after completing my college course, I joined the corporate sector for a job.
However, I could feel my soul seeking for my dream job. Therefore, after a few months of a corporate job, I resigned and went to Dubai, to pursue my passion. I did a proper make-up course for six months, then did a lot of internships, in Dubai for one and a half years. After which, I returned to Delhi and started serving my clients here.
Was it challenging to get the clients early on, or was it a smooth ride?
No, No No…..!!!!! It was a real challenging task to get the clients at first. (Laughs) There is a big myth in the make-up industry that people can quickly access to good clients, just after completing their course. However, the reality, we have to grind a lot to get through the desired work. There are infinite make-up artist in India; many of them are even not certified. So, you can perceive the competition. Therefore, it was never an easy to go ride for me.
What according to you, is the definition of an ideal make-up?
An ideal make-up should always start with a polite conversation. Your client should always be cognizant of what you are applying to him/her. Even if you make an error, you need to convey it to the client and comfort the person with the correct touch-up. Apart from the good work, it’s the good-will, which matters in this industry.
What are some myths related to make-up which makes you laugh?
Your skin ages faster, if you apply make-up regularly!!!!
This is the biggest myth I have heard about make-up. Also, it’s completely wrong. Make-up has no relation with the ageing of the skin, till you remove all of it during the night while going to sleep. However, if you keep the make-up at night, then it wrecks your skin.
Make-up for boys is too stereotypical. What are your views on it?
I am totally in support of the fact that boys do need make-up. In fact, in my Dubai internship days, many of my clients were males as well. This topic should never be a debate. Men too have skin problems, and they also desire to look more appealing. Therefore, men require make-up too.
How has CO-VID affected your work?
Initially, it affected a lot. I had three bookings in October- November, out of which 2 of them got cancelled. However, I had taken advance, and in my T&C, there is no policy of returning advance. However, the advance gets settled when you do the make-up from me the next time. This helped me a bit. Also, now things are getting back to normal. So hopefully, everything will be back on track soon.
Any tips for people who cannot come out now and wants to do make-up by themselves at home?
My advice for all of them is to maintain a ritual of taking care of your skin. I know the fact that make-up products are expensive. However, you can use some good ayurvedic products which are affordable as well. Also, if you want to know more about make-ups and their correct use- follow my IGTV videos. (Laughs)
Any tips for people who want to join the make-up industry?
My biggest advice for all those who want to seek their career in the make-up industry is to have a full-time course from a good institute. It’s tough to become a qualified make-up artist, just by following youtube tutorials.
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Interview By Sayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times
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