thedelhibride Asks…about Makeup Artists!

What do Makeup Artists typically charge for bridal makeup in Delhi?

I finally called up my roka MUA and asked her how much she will charge for bridal makeup. She quoted INR 7,000 (excluding hairstyling) which I am not comfortable paying, considering a few months back I was her first client for a makeover at MAC. Am I being unfair?

Madonna at Kailash Colony market charges INR 10,000 for bridal makeup, hairstyle, hairwash, lehenga draping –ย the works. For the same services, b:blunt at Greater Kailash II charges INR 14,000 (they use only MAC products). But for both of them, you need to go to their parlor to get it done. I don’t know, I’m so confused! SOS fellow brides and MUAs!

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  1. Hey 7000 is quite reasonable IMO if it includes say hair/draping.
    Most famous ones- like shalini singh, chandni singh, vidya all take 20K for makeup hair and draping. All id advise you is- dont have seperate makeup and hair artists unless both are coming to the venue and have worked with each other. Its kind of like creating one look cohesively, so both should understand your vision and be ready to travel-iotherwise yll go crazy getting makeu done at one place and rushing to next for hair!
    Mine took 11 per function for hair+makeup+draping and she travelled to my venue and didnt charge me for the travel which was like really far !

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    1. The 7,000 does not include hair. She’ll come to my house on wedding day, so I don’t need to travel anywhere. I learnt my lesson during my roka, when I got my hair and makeup done from separate places – ended up getting really, really late for my own roka! Not doing that again for sure.
      I’ve asked her to help me figure out who to get for hair, but I doubt if they would’ve worked together before. Do you think I should go for another “team” then?

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    2. Im trying to decide what is better- getting ready at home or at the salon? Im worried that thr may b 10,000 people at home and I dont want to be disturbed by Aunties asking for safety pins… But on the other hand, being at home is such a comfort- one less thing to worry about. So far, I have Ambika Pillai salon in mind which charges 12,000 for everythkng and I think it is pretty reasonable esp since the other artistes charge about 20k as Mehek mentioned.

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    3. call me bridal make up at just rs. 2000 and best prices for others things too (9711218368-neelam walia ) you can take a trial first .

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    4. hey mehak! ive read your blog and i think its super.
      I wanted to know if you know any MUA in that range – 10K who do a good job. not to subtle not too OTT.
      alternatively, and given a choice b/w Vidya tikari and Shalini singh who would you choose?

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    5. hey mehak… who was ur mua and whr he/she is based… do they travel outstation too…. I had read all ur bridal files but the name probably hs skipped my mind or may b i dint pay much attention as i thots of getting hitched were nowhr on my mind…plss do reply

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    6. hey mehakโ€ฆ who was ur mua and whr he/she is basedโ€ฆ do they travel outstation tooโ€ฆ. I had read all ur bridal files but the name probably hs skipped my mind or may b i dint pay much attention as i thots of getting hitched were nowhr on my mindโ€ฆplss do reply

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    7. Who did ur makeup and hair ,even i m nt getting whom to prefer to reach the venue for makeup..pls help me out!!!

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    8. Please mention name and number of the mua. I am not able to decide on which mua will be best suited as I have a little darker complexion and pigmentation. Also, I do not want the ones that go over the top with the loads of foundation and concealer.
      Please give reference for a good mua. Shall I go for ambika jr or se. mua.

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  2. I think it is best to get the makeup and hair done at the same place by the same team. Most MUAs do that anyway. They should also include draping and nails in your package. Chandni Singh is fabulous but she is definitely not cheap. She charges 25K for smaller functions and 30K for the bridal. She has 2 assistants who help her with hair and nails. Make-up she handles completely herself. She also brings her own set up with a mirror, lights..even her own chair! She travels anywhere in the NCR. She is also very attentive to your requirements and takes time to understand what the bride needs.
    I actually had a messy side bun done for my engagement and was unsure if she could pull it off. So on the eve of my engagement, I emailed her a picture of the hairstyle I wanted and within minutes she goes like, “I love it, we can totally tweak it according to your face shape etc”. I must say it was very comforting to know that she was completely in charge when I myself was freaking the hell out. LOL

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    1. Hey, thanks for the information… Its really well needed by all the Brides to be.. One question.. Does Chandni Singh travel to the venue or does it at her salon..?? Also are these charges inclusive of travelling..?

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    2. Hi,

      I am looking for mku. You had make up from chandni singh. I am also planning for the same. Can you please give me some more details about your experience with her.

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  3. Hey dis is what my research has yielded so far
    Plum at GK, Suzzane(the main lady) charges 14k.. Senior artist 7k,junior artist 4k. This is inclusive of hair,nails, draping etc

    Shalini singh charges about 20k..chandni singh about 25-30k..
    Michelle montes- 11k. She is willling to travel to the venue but we have to provide the transport.

    Makeup artists at Ambika Pillai, Vidya Tikari etc charges about 14-15k..

    It definitely makes sense to get makeup and hair done at the same place!
    Am as confused as you are!!

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    1. Oh wow! Thanks Karishma!!! That’s really helpful. I’ll try finding out more about Plum and Michelle Montes. I’ll keep u posted as and when I find out more!

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    2. I have contacted Vidya Tikari and Neha&Megha.. Both of them charge 25K for wedding makeup+drape+hairdo.. and thats tad expensive.. Michelle does sound within my limits.. Any reviews abt her??

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    3. Hey i spoke to Michelle Montes today.. She is based in east of kailash.. Normal charges for makeup hair and draping are 11k. Said she would need a total of three hours for everything. Does trials and charges three thou for them.. She does everything on her own though..

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  4. 7k is pretty good for a MUA , ask her if she has a hair person. If you have tried her out and liked what she did then go ahead with her only. Don’t take last minute chances.

    I am going ahead with my MUA that I had for the engagement, she is tried and tested and everyone liked what she did. She is a tad expensive 10-12k for smaller functions and 20k for wedding but her work is really good plus hair, makeup, lehenga draping everything is covered. (can send you a before and after picture if you want)

    Main thing is if you were happy with her work take her on, on your wedding day makeup should be the least of your worriers.

    Getting ready at home is more comfortable I think, just lock your room away from everyone else. that’s what I am gonna do ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. Hey Crazy Indian Bride – would you mind sharing where your MUA is located? I might ask for more details depending on if she is close to me… So far I am set on Ambika Pillai but it might change

    thedelhibride – I know a girl who got her makeup does from Plum and she loved the experience AND the makeup – there was no rush-rush and they actually took the time to listen.

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    1. Even I stay in East delhi and looking for MUA for my wedding.. Can you gimme her details.?
      Thanks a ton in advance..

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    1. Some allow for trials, some don’t. Some give free trials, some trials are paid. A free trial will obviously not be as carefully done as a paid trial (I’m only assuming this…never had a trial in my life). What you should do is – when you talk to a MUA, ask her “what’s your trial policy? Do you give trials at all? If you do, how much do you charge for them, and how much time before the wedding do you suggest we have the trial?” My personal opinion is that you should def have a trial. If anyone says they don’t do trials, ask them “but do you do a trial if I pay for it?” And obv, make sure that the amount they’re charging is much lesser than their actual wedding day charge. Hope this helps?

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    1. I just got married a few months back and I am sharing my personal reviews on all make up artist. I would like to mention I finally chose Chandni Singh and was superbly happy with everything.

      More than make up I am sceptical about an artists hair styling skills. Some do it themselves some carry help. I have very scanty hair and am very particular about products they use for hair. Most people were using Chinese stuff which I hv never heard of. Also matrix seemed popular. Chandni was the only one who ws using Sebastian, kerastase and to my surprise she also had Moroccan oil on her, which most artists are not ever aware of! For make up my only demand was that I did not wish to look like a Christmas tree with over the top White foundation and red eye shadow.

      I also went to gk 2 plum as she came highly recommended but was extremely disappointed to see a shady looking bridal album. Tacky is the word actually. That totally put me off. Also 70% of the images seemed like they were not of real brides but more like photo shoots. So I wasn’t convinced and did not choose plum. Vidya and ambika salons gave me all the information but obviously they dint sound professional enough – it’s like not knowing what you are selling. Anjelina was a complete put off- she sounded as if she would do me a favour if she did my make up! Anus place place was absolutely stunning but I could n ot have a word with anu so I was extremely uncomfortable to book her . I could not believe that she was unavailable to speak to for 5 days! I saw saline Singhs website too but there were very few images to see which again was not convincing. Meenakshi dutts salon came across like an over embellished drawing room and I wondered how I would look on my d day if this was her taste. Ashmeen munjaal?? I think all she has to her credit are those photogrAphs with movie stars. She has no idea what make up is all about.Michelle was sweet I was kinda bent towards her but then I spoke to chandni and was blown with the way she spoke to me. I could feel her compassion towards her work over the phone. I met her and though I had thought I will meet Michelle too before I decide I could not help but pay chandni an advance! She was charismatic is the word! My images are there on her website to see….all you girls out there in dilemma. – don’t think twice – chandni Singhs bridal skills rock!

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  6. Hey there, thank you for the much valuable feed back on make up artist chandni singh. Though I am pretty convinced about her skills after having a look at her website but i still wanted to know of other brides personal experiences. I know shes expensive but then who wants to take a chance to look like a disaster on their d day? Some of my other research about her also told me that she is a very reliable name in the fashion industry. Extremely punctual, gives attention to details & is an extremely stylish woman her self! Any other feed back about her or other make up artist is welcome. Am looking at giving a booking amount this week itself. thanx

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    1. Yep, she is a thorough professional. Very sweet too. Her timing is like clockwork. I was amazed that some people still understand the importance of arriving on time. On all occasions, I was ready by the dot, much to my parents’ delight. I hate doing things in a rush and like to leave ample time to relax/chat with friends and cousins in the green room.
      Good luck! I’m sure you will be in safe hands with Chandni.

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    1. hi prachi , u can can try shallu chandla too. she is extremely talented, and time punctual . her no is 9891994816 , U can completely trust her for ur main day.

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  7. Hey
    I’m too looking for a bridal package..I’m ok with travelling but it has to be something in vicinity.I stay near GK.
    I don’t want to overspend much..can you suggests something good..from other posts I’m quite convinced with plums in gk2 n montes

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    1. Hi,
      Have u. Checked out chandni’s website. She did my sister’s bridal in august. N now doing mine in february’13. Great news for girls in south delhi. Chandni’s salon n bridal studio is coming up in new friends colony market. What a blessing. With her attention for detail I’m sure my pre bridal worries are taken care off

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    2. Hi Su, I know I’m replying to this really late – but I went to b:blunt in GK2 and was quite happy with their work. Of course, there’s always some room for improvement. Will write a detailed review on their bridal makeup soon.

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  8. Has anyone heard of Anchal Kumar? I can’t find any reviews for her. Am considering using her for my bridal hair and make up but would like to hear from someone who’s worked with her before.

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    1. Hi Bina, I am getting married in Nov 2013. I am considering Anchal Kumar for my bridal make-up. Did you get your make-up from her and how did you find it? Could you please share.

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  9. Whatever you do do not use Vidya tikariยดs Senior or Junior artists! I am not sure of Vithya tikari, she was too expensive to afford so I went with her Junior and Senior artists on two different days of my wedding..now I not good as doing my own makeup cos I hardly use anything more than a kajol stick and eyeliner..but on your wedding you want to look your best ever..and from the pictures I got later I was highly dissapointed….horrible makeup is all I can say!! and once while getting ready getting the girl helping me to drape my lehenga tried to steal my engagement ring!! long story..I finally got my ring bak cos I refused to leave till they found my ring! So A BIG NO !! WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE!!!

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  10. after reading a whole long story on MUA’s…i wud want to have a simple ans to my questn…..i want a MUA who is cost efficient, artistic(imp), reliable whom i can trust…….. my bugdet is upto 10k…..i reside in e delhi so any MUA frm here wud be an extra advtg fr me….please give me details too….

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  11. wow!! Your blog seems to be the apt place to get all bridal info! I just got fixed recently and to my complete surprise the date is in feb! So running around like a ma woman getting quotations from every vendor u can think of. Right now my priority is fixing my photographer and make up artist as i believe 20 and 21 feb are heavy wedding dates. i am looking at a candid photorapher who can capture moments and not just whatshappning there. Have gone through so many websites and love Photo tantra sspersonally. Also met this girl called bhumika, she does not have great experience but what ever little she has shown me is stunning and ofcourse is availabe for a astunning price. Like any woman make up remains of primary concern to me as i would ike to look like myself and not like an alien on my special days. yes i seem to agrre that regular salons cannot do a professional job when it comes to make up. SO obviously i am bent towards names like ambika pillai, vidya tikari and anu kaushik. ambika oflate does not seem to come highly recommended. vidya still seems to hv a good reputation. anu kaushik is terribly expensive for me. I believe Chandni Singh is launching her salon too . So am just confused with who to pick? Suggestions please.

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    1. My photographer Tarun Chawla bought along a girl called Bhumika for capturing candid moments, and she was really good! If this is the same Bhumika, then you can definitely try her out. She’s clicked some really good shots at my wedding. I love Photo Tantra as well, but they are really expensive. I think Vidya would be the best option, and I’ve heard Chandni Singh is amazing too – but both are slightly expensive.

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    2. Hey Roshni! Could you please share some more info about Bhumika? I would love to see what she has done so far and how much she charges!

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  12. Can you girls suggest me the MKU after Chandni Singh. I wanted to book her she is busy on my wedding date! So i was planning to go for Senior Artists of Vidya, but above post about their bad work has put me in doubt now. Can someone suggest me how good was the makeup at Be Blunt or any of the Salons. I am confused if i should go ahead with different artists for the engagement and wedding. Please advise .

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  13. Hi everyone. My wedding is on 16 jan n m still struggling to finalize MUA!! So hope u can understand the situation m in rite nw!!
    M confused b/w Ambika Pillai n Plum… and also should i go for senior artist or junior one??
    Plzzzz help…

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  14. Hey.. my wedding is in April and am looking for a MUA either based near dwarka or one who is willing to travel to my place. Also, since its a summer wedding i want someone whom i can rely on when it comes to the look. I don’t want to look like someone who has just gotten out of a glitter bag! I have never ever used make up in y life and have no clue as to what to do, where to go. Also, I’m working in Ahmedabad and would be flying in to delhi only two days before the wedding, so any tips on what and how many months before should i go for pre bridal here at Ahmedabad would be very helpful. My budget is pretty constrained and I would want a complete bridal/ enagagement/ reception package. Please help!

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    1. Hi Pallavi, have put this up as a query on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/thedelhibride
      For pre-bridal, some people spread over their sessions over 6 months, and some (like me) spread it over 2 days in the week just before the wedding ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t want to spend too much on pre-bridal since my skin usually behaves quite well. What’s your skin type? Prone to breakouts or usually clear?

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    2. Hi Pallavi!
      On my roka ceremony recently, I tried Kriti dhir sharma. She kept my makeup quite subtle keeping in mind d function n charged 2100 only for makeup forever base, for Mac she charges 3500. I hv heard She travels too. For bridal,kriti charges 10k. U can also visit her Fb page.
      I hv seen Rishabh khanna’s work too. He stays @ Patel nagar,Delhi n can travel. His work is worth mentioning here too. U can find Rishabh on fb.

      I have personally seen der work n dey don’t make u luk lyk disco balls!

      Don’t be tensed n tk it easy. Its ur spcl day. Enjoy d moments.

      God bless.

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    3. Hey thanks Vanu..could you please share kriti’s contact details? I’ve spoken to Rishabh..he’s not free ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    4. Hey pallavi!
      Try searching KritiDS or kriti dhir sharma on Facebook. Im logged in thru cell so cant leave URL.
      Else, drop me a mail at beautifulsheforever@Gmail dot com n I vl send u her no.

      Hope dis helps.

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    5. Hi Pallavi! I would whole-heartedly recommend Michelle Montes. She did my bridal makeup and hair in december and I couldnt be happier with her. She is talented, punctual, open to suggestions and budget friendly. . I had the same criteria as you did. Did not want to look like a disco ball. She did a wonderful job i feel. Subtle yet defined eyes and a bright lip. The photos havr turned out great! You could check her fb page.. Or drop a comment here and i could give you her contact number. Oh and she stays in east of kailash but travels to the venue if needed..

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    6. Thank you Karishma! I’ve already spoken to Michelle and she’s not in town on my wedding day.. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Any other suggestions are welcome..Budget is however a big concern..

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    7. Hi! my number is 95601 83996.

      Thanks Karishma for the lovely feedback, really appreciate it.

      @thedelhibride – quite a nice blog here, kudos!

      Michelle Montes (michellelikesmakeup AT gmail DOT com)

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    8. Hi can you please share Michelle’s contact details and her charges also, please! ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚

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    9. Hi Parul! Michelle charges around 15k for wedding day makeup, and 13k for smaller functions. For airbrush makeup, her charges are 18k. You can call her at 9560183996

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  15. Am writing in to personally thank every blog whos suggestions made it easier for me to plan my wedding. I went to 3 different make up artists for my hair and make up over all 3 occasions of mine and now that the pictures are here for me to see, I look the best on my reception day with hair & make up done by chandni Singh. I cant really bad mouth any other artists as it was my decision to hire them, after seeing their work. probably thats the best they could do ! also the whole salon experience was wonderful with chandni because it was just so spacious and clean & a highly efficient and well dressed staff!

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    1. Hi All,

      Thanks everyone for the above shared knowledge…any reveiws about Shweta sachani MUA…I had word wid many of them..michelle montes is asking for 30k..I dnt hw many of u above said 11k abt her..
      I am luking for 2 functionc…engagement and wedding jus at one day gap..I heard gud reveiws abt michelle , vidya tikaris senior artist…she is gurgaon only…my main concern is that either i want in gurgaon or someone who cantravel to gurgaon as its weekday and i jus dnt wana hassle myslef wid delhi nd gurgaon traffic…

      So please revert if anyone knows abt gurgaon, shweta sachani and michelle who is vidya tikari senior artist..

      Waiting!!!!

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    2. Hi Nehmat,
      I am in the same boat as you were last year. Can you please please share whom did you pick – Michelle or Shweta both are senior artist at Vidya Tikari’s salon.

      Thank you

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  16. HI.. brilliant blog!!! Love all the entries. So I’m getting married in december.. and have just started all my research. And as there’s been no wedding in my family in like forever I’m kind of a newbie to all this.. anyway.. between anu kaushik and chandni singh, who would you recommend? And I gather the chandni charges around 30k.. but how much does anu charge? Any idea?

    And yea same criteria.. subtle understated makeup, should be brilliant with hair.
    Thankssss โค

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  17. Hi,
    I had always wantedto get married in Delhi but reluctantly my marriage is happenning in Kanpur. I really have my doubts about MUAs there and I am very finicky regarding all this… Would be the greatest help ever if someone can suggest me an artist there (specifically a Mac one) or an artist who can travel to Kanpur for my make up. No jazz required just plain classy make up. Thanks a ton in advance!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Hi frns .. I am looking for a makeup artist who can travel down to udaipur for my engaged on 16th May. my budget is 15-25k, kindly recommned the best possible option. I have already spoken to chandni but she doesnt travel out of delhi. Please help ..

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  19. Its amazing to see how make up/wedding blogs actually help brides to be, make an informed decision. Of course a word of mouth reference helps better. Chandni Singh came highly recommended to me by more than half a dozen women who had gotten dressed for their special occasions by her. I paid her a visit at her salon and was floored by her passion towards her work. Have booked her for all 3 of my functions scheduled in April + am also attending her make up workshop to learn ‘DIY’ make up skills. Her body of work is impressive to the hilt and her warmth and charm makes her an absolute delight to be with! Highly recommend her!

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    1. Hii even I’ve been considering chandni singh for a while now. Could you tell me what did she charge you for 3 functions? And the make up class as well. .

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  20. Hi bloggers
    Lovely feedbacks. I would also require your expertise for my wedding as I stay in chennai , I dont have much knowledge about the delhi region
    I am getting married in pilani in may . and my budget for makeup and hair styling in 10k. Can you suggest few names who can travel

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  21. This blog seems really helpful. I am getting married this December in Delhi and choosing a make up artist seems like a really tough choice as I have always been just a kajal, eye-liner and lip balm person and do not know much about what suits me and what does not! It’ll be a Bengali wedding for me and I want to keep the make up subtle yet impactful and pretty.

    I went through Chandni Singh’s page and it seems really appealing but is a tad beyond the budget that I’ve set. Michelle Montes is recommended by many but some of the brides done by her, especially Bengali brides seem to look a bit over the top (one of them is also known to me and though it’s a bit rude to say but on her wedding day she looked more like Goddess Durga than a bride to me!! :P) I am really confused.. If budget was not a constraint it would’ve been Chandni Singh hands-down for me.

    Also I would like my wedding saree to be draped the Bengali style… I would really appreciate some suggestions. Any Bengali brides out there please??

    And how do I go about it?? Do I need to go salon hopping or should I just talk on the phone and tell them my requirements…

    Thanks a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hi Reetika! Congrats!!!
      I got my makeup done from b:blunt and was more than satisfied with their work – very subtle. But I’m not sure how much they know about Bengali wedding style. Maybe you can give them a call and find out?
      You should also visit diaryofamadbride.com for bengali wedding info – she’s a recent bride herself and had a bengali wedding!
      You can def call up salons on the phone, but you should either have them send you pictures of their portfolio, or go for a makeup trial. And since you’re a bride to be, you should def learn a little bit about about makeup, just the basics. It will help you a lot when you’re getting makeup done on your big day as your knowledge will help you guide the MUA about what you need.

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    2. Yes, I do agree and I have started experimenting a bit these days. I think it’ll be better if I go visit them personally. Thanks so much for the very prompt response. I will find some time and go through the blog thoroughly :).

      Also, I was going through the page of Bosky and Richa from about faces and I quite liked one the Bengali brides done by them. Any review by others who may have tried them would be really helpful.

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    3. Has anyone used the services of Richa of About faces? The photos on facebook and their website are nice and subtle… But cant find many testimonials / comments on the net about them. Anyone has experience w/them?

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  22. Hi
    My wedding is in Nov 2013 in Nainital.I would like an economical option for a makeup artist who can fly to Nainital for the wedding makeup.Please suggest the same,
    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hi Prachi. What’s your budget? b:blunt makeup artist Mona (from their Delhi branch) or Makeup by Simran (find her on facebook) could be two options you can look at.

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    2. Thanks alot for quick reply ๐Ÿ™‚ How can i find them by names on fb. Could you plz provide me the link to their pages ๐Ÿ™‚ Also plz suggest some more reasonable makeup artist.

      I am looking for a package deal for 3 events – engagement, wedding , reception whr an artist could come from Delhi to Nainital. All the events are back to back at same place.

      Since am looking at a package deal which would include travel & other expenses of the artist, plz suggest me a economical option ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks again !!

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  23. hi pls share some feedback abt meenakshi dutt. I was very impressed by her bride pics which she posts on fb. And had almost finalised her. pls tell me shall i go fwd with this..?? As she already over my budget?? Will it b worth?? Which will be the person for ths??

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    1. I’m getting married in December and just booked my mua. After a lot of deliberation..and almost finalising chandni singh..I went with this mua called guru. He’s a freelancer..saw his work at a friend’s wedding and loads of other people recommended him. Loveddd his work on my friend and his other bridal pics as well. Best part- he travels to the venue! (Which chandni doesn’t do anymore). His work is really subtle..listens to you. Now fingers crossed for how he turns out!

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    2. Thanks for sharing that info Tanvi and congratulations to you for having loaded off a big burden off your chest well in time! Though I’ve never heard of this MUA, I went through his FB profile and i absolutely loved some of the hairstyles…. But didn’t see any Bengali bride done by him ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      How much does he charge btw? Did he give you trials.. And I wish you all the luck for your wedding

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    3. Hi…yea I don’t think he’s done bengali brides, atleast according to the fb page. He’s taking 25k for the wedding function. But I met him before booking..made me feel really comfortable. Can give you his number if you’re interested. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    4. Hi Reetika, I had gone through this make up artists work too before i finalized on Chandni Singh. With no offence meant I found few of the pics with the foundation looking cakey. I also feel the whole experience of having a woman around who also pins your outfit in place very comforting. Also I feel going to a salon helps you get away from relatives who are staying with you at the time of your wedding. Chandni Singhs salon is heaven to be at. Spacious with a very attentive staff. Hope this help umake up your mind. Cheers

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    5. Hi Tanvi!! Congratulations!! I was glad to see one post with his name recommended. He was on my shortlists too! I wanted a MUA who can come to venue and after doing a lot of research the names I had were:
      1) Aakriti Koachar
      2) Guru
      3) Simran Kalra
      4) Jyoti Kumar (Need to go to her house but she will cater to you only so still considering her)
      Rest in the likes of Chandini singh, Ambika etc have venue traveling problem so I canceled them out.! I wanted some more feedback on your meeting with Guru, I am getting married in Feb!
      Also if anyone has any other feedback for any of the above names pls do share to help finalise!
      If someone is willing to travel to the salon then Sonia Chandolas work is also great and she charges 15k!
      Pls let me know!
      thnx,
      priyanka

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    6. Hi priyanka.. I met guru a couple of weeks back and he made me feel super comfortable. I’ve booked him for my sagan and wedding both..he’s taking 25k for the wedding and 15 for the sagan. He told ne to get a couple of pictures for the kind of hair and makeup I liked and wanted. Discussed what I was comfortable with and not. I told him I’m not at all comfortable with red lipstick and he made me wear red lipstick n walk aroubd the whole day lol. I think you should definitely meet him once. I liked his work much more than aakriti’s.. he is much more subtle and understated. And yes I also recommend sonia.. if you’re willing to travel. I’m planning to book her for my cocktail.

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    7. Thanks Tanvi, that was useful information, Ill surely meet him and see how that goes with what I have in mind. I have only two functions shagan/cocktail and wedding. Hence I am looking at these MUAs for wedding, since the shagan is in Gurgaon, I was thinking of going to parlor like plum/Vidya but since they also charge 10-15k, I may just close a freelancer for both days! I cant make it to Sonia since shes in Delhi for the shagan day so Ill meet Guru and am awaiting feedback on Jyoti and Simran too so will help close the loop!

      Thanks a lot for your comments!
      All the best!
      Priyanka

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  24. Hi,

    I must say that is a lot of information under one roof. I read all of your comments and started calling all the MUA’s listed here. In my observation, Delhi bridal makeup artists are neck to neck when it comes to their charges ( what I mean is the popular MUA’s), the range for a wedding makeup is Rs. 20,000-Rs,30,000.

    I personally prefer on location, so that I do not have to travel with my lehnga , jewellery in a car and last thing I would want is to get stuck in traffic. That is my personal opinion and I feel this is also one of the major reasons why we opt for personalised makeup artists, who anyways are more professional in my belief than any popular salon (or a makeup artist with a salon). I like the idea of a private affair and not being among 100 other brides running here and there in a salon for their hair , nails ,etc.

    Coming back to the point, I made lots of calls and these are my shortlisted ones.

    Chandni Singh is no doubt remarkable for her talent and approach. She has set up a beautiful studio but makes me sad I cant opt for her since I want it on location and she does not do that anymore.

    Next on the list was , Aakriti Kochar. I met her personally and cant deny, quite impressive and convincing she looked. For a makeup artist , I believe you can look at their style and figure what you’re going to get from them. Aakriti looks promising , very stylish. Her work is also much appreciated from what I grasp over the internet and some acquaintances. (Most probably, I am going to book her for my 3 functions)

    Ambika Pillai, very experienced lady. Went to her new studio and it was over whelming to see the no. of brides she gets ready in one day. I dont mean to look down upon her work but in my opinion, all the brides looked just the same. And another reason like I mentioned before is I want my privacy which I wont find in between 100 other brides. Her style of makeup hasnt evolved over years. We all prefer subtle looks which is not what I saw in her work. But nevertheless, I see she has a lot of work so obviously people appreciate her style of work. But definitely not my style!

    I have 2 more meetings due this week before finalising my MUA. I shall keep you updated.

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    1. Hi Aparna,

      I am looking at booking at booking Aakriti Kochar too. Would really appreciate if you could give a more detailed review of your meeting with her along with her rates.

      Strangely can’t find too many reviews of her bridal work.

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  25. Hey Monica !
    When I met her , I had some looks in mind which I discussed and she explained me few looks for my 3 wedding functions according to my face shape , color etc. They were quite convincing. I think you should visit her facebook page to see her work, and you will know. I have met all the MUA’s I had shortlisted and I am going to Aakriti this week for my booking.

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    1. Yes I am going ahead with Aakriti Kochar. Sorted with my makeup artist, finishing last minute work of clothes, jewellery , shoes etc now

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  26. I must compliment you on your blog firstly. It has all vital information that a bride and a make up junkie could ask for. I got married many years back and then the only 2 people who were prominent in the world of make up were Ambika & Vidya. I had opted for Vidya then as I found her work better but was hugely disappointed when all my pleas to keep the make up simple were ignored. To my horror she wasnt even there once she had completed my make up as per her style. My younger sister got fixed a few months back and we set out to do our share of research for every vendor on earth. For make up we fixed Chandni Singh and she was spectacular. I got dressed by her senior assistant and my mom had used the junior artist services and we were mighty pleased. Every request was heard and attended too and I must say her salon is out of the league. Beautiful vintage decor and huge! A must visit!

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    1. Hi Meeta! I’m so glad you like the blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Always makes me happy to hear from the readers! I’m glad you shared your experience with us. Saddened to hear about your not so great experience with Vidya, but good you went for Chandni Singh. I’ve heard a lot of great reviews for her!

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  27. Hi all!

    Thanks to this post and everyone’s comments here, I have finally been able to shortlist Simran Kalra to do my wedding makeup. There have been several references of her in this blog. I am going to be her first bengali bride and for a change I was someone who wanted the forehead designs (which most girls choose to skip these days). But what was good was that she was quite upbeat about doing something new. She gave me a trial and also scheduled a meeting with her draping lady so I was comfortable with everything. She also makes a patient listener and was willing to listen to me (which was a welcome change as most MUAs I had spoken with were more keen to make me go for the sans forehead design look),

    About the makeup that she does.. of course, it is not loud and looks good. I got a mixed opinion about the pictures of the makeup trial from my family and friends (but that again covered just half the face which was also a reason). In our second meeting, after she tried the forehead patterns, I was impressed with her effort.

    All in all, thumbs up to her for her willingness to listen and learn. I will be going to her this week to finalize my booking ๐Ÿ™‚

    I now hope that everything falls in place on the D-day!! Wish me luck everyone…

    And all my best wishes to all fellow brides!!

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  28. Hi all the newbie brides! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the blog and so totally hooked to it! So coming to the point, I would want to tell a little of what I have picked up from here and there.
    2 of my closest friends got done their bridal from Vidya, one of them looked stunning and the other looked good but not out of the world. 2 of my other friends got it done from Ashmeen Munjal, one was blingy and beautiful and other bright and pretty, so if you are in West Delhi you may want to check her out. Another close friend got her makeup and hair done from Looks Salon Noida and she had quite a glow!
    I am getting married this Nov and have started my hunt on the MUA, have met Michelle Montes and Chandni Singh. Hugely impressed by Chandni Singh however she doesn’t travel to the venue which is a slight challenge. Michelle will travel charges comparatively lower. Going to meet Aakriti Kochhar and Shalini Singh this week, will keep you girls posted!

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  29. Heya! So I am getting married in Jaipur and really don’t know if I am going to satisfied by the quality of make up artists there. Are there any recommended make up artists in Delhi who would be willing to travel to Jaipur for two days?

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    1. Also, you might want to have a quick look at VLCC jaipur, have used them for 3 brides and all were happy. Though you have to sit with them and explain things in detail.

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  30. Hi,

    I live in Pitampura, Delhi. Getting married this november. I do not want to call MUA to my home or venue. A friend suggested Krushhh by Konica but I found her charges expensive. 25k for bridal and 20k for engagement. Has anyone heard of her?

    KritiDS is very near to my home. Any reviews ??

    I checked out Aashmeen’s FB page and according to me, eye makeup was too much.

    Please suggest some other MUAs

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    1. Hi TDB. Love your blog, and the newly launched magazine, congratulations on that.
      I am getting married in Dec โ€™13, and looking for a MUA for engagement/sangeet and wedding (on 2 consecutive days) who wonโ€™t break the bank (read ~10K for a ceremony), and who is willing to travel outstation. Wedding is in my hometown in UP (a small town about 4 hours from Delhi).
      What complicates things is that I live in US, and wonโ€™t get down to N. Delhi until 12 days before the weddingโ€ฆ Am desperately in need of help here!!

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    2. Hi thedelbhibride! Your blog is a warehouse of information for any to be bride! There is so much relevant stuff here – that I just can’t stop reading it! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Did you get your engagement make up done from B-Blunt? can you tell me how much it costs?

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    3. Hi Ashima! I got my sangeet/sagan, wedding and reception makeup done from b:blunt, GK2. You can read the whole review here. Wedding day makeup charges were 14,500 and sangeet was around 9,000.

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    4. Thanks! Does b:blunt also have the concept of junior/senior stylists? I am looking at VERY basic make up since it really doesn’t suit me at all so will be cool with even a junior make up artist!

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    5. I don’t think they do. But you should try out their Vasant Vihar branch – charges are lesser. My SIL got her hair and makeup done from there on our reception, and she looked fabulous!

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    6. hi, this is sakshi and my wedding is in january 2014 and still i could not find right MUA for me, actuaally i live in south delhi but my wedding is in UP so can u give the no of MUA’s who can come at venue

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    7. Hey really liked ur blog its actually vry helpful . I m getting married nxt month (end of nov) and m still struggling luking for MUA for ma engagement and wedding hv tried really hard but can’t finalize need ur help. My prob is I want smone who can travel outstation as both ma fuctions wl be in UP 3 hrs drive frm del m really freaking out …thought hv met lot of MUA but nt everyone can travel

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    8. Hey akansha.I am getting married in nov. too..I have booked kritids
      My cousin sister booked her and i love the makeup vry much.
      Still i wanted to see kriti’s bride live.But due to my work hours i was not able to.One day i was travelling in a metro and there i saw kriti’s bride.I recognised her and then again i saw her as a bride.It was a big change but a good one.I went to that bride and asked about kriti.She was totaly convinced by kriti.And me seeing her(In metro with no makeup) and the bridal look..I was impressed.

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    9. Hi Pia, I also wanted to see kriti’s bride live and due to my work hours I was unable to reach on time last week. She has asked to come in august now. I am getting married on 19th nov and u ?

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    10. I am getting married on 13th nov.I have booked her in advance cuz she takes only 6 brides a day.So i have booked her.

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    11. Hi!
      I got married recently and just lyk odr gals here I wz damn confused.
      My first choice wz Kriti n I booked her for my roka ceremony n frankly neither I nor my family lykd wat she did.
      So I finalised another gal, Pooja after a trial for airbrush makeup. And man! She rocked it beyond my xpctations!!
      I still can’t believe its me wen I see my wedding album.
      And yes, she didn’t burnt a hole in my pocket too!

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    12. Vanu? But in your earlier post you said you liked kriti’s makeup alot and now you writing it’s not good?
      Confused with your post now!

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    13. Hi Pallavi!
      On my roka ceremony recently, I tried Kriti dhir sharma. She kept my makeup quite subtle keeping in mind d function n charged 2100 only for makeup forever base, for Mac she charges 3500. I hv heard She travels too. For bridal,kriti charges 10k. U can also visit her Fb page.
      I hv seen Rishabh khannaโ€™s work too. He stays @ Patel nagar,Delhi n can travel. His work is worth mentioning here too. U can find Rishabh on fb.

      I have personally seen der work n dey donโ€™t make u luk lyk disco balls!

      Donโ€™t be tensed n tk it easy. Its ur spcl day. Enjoy d moments.

      God bless.

      This is your earlier post….

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    14. Ha ha ha
      Dear I’m not confused. My hair style didn’t stayed in place n I guess hairstyle does play a major role. It was in a mess within seconds.
      I am not here to bash anybody or judge. Everybodyhas der own xpctations. If u feel a MUA suits ur requirements, its fine den.
      I just shared my views.
      I never said it was bad or something.

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    15. Whatever lets leave this!
      You are still confusing me…

      I have booked her for makeup and i am quite impressed with her work.

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    16. Hi Vanu,

      Can you please share the complete name of the makeup artist that you got your makeup done from? How can I get in touch with her? And what are her charges for bridal makeup?

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    17. What are you saying Palavi???? Below are the details she sent me about the charges in Aug, 2013;

      Party makeup:
      Normal-3,000
      Mac-5000
      Airbrush-9,000

      Engagement:
      High definition-5,000
      Airbrush-9,000

      Bridal:
      Normal-10,000
      High definition:15,000
      Airbrush-18,000

      Too expensve that what u’ve mentioned ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    18. Hey akansha.I am getting married in nov. too..I have booked kritids
      My cousin sister booked her and i love the makeup vry much.
      Still i wanted to see kritiโ€™s bride live.But due to my work hours i was not able to.One day i was travelling in a metro and there i saw kritiโ€™s bride.I recognised her and then again i saw her as a bride.It was a big change but a good one.I went to that bride and asked about kriti.She was totaly convinced by kriti.And me seeing her(In metro with no makeup) and the bridal look..I was impressed.

      Sorry i typed this same down..

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    19. Hi.. KritiDS salon is near to my home. That’s how I got to know about her. I booked Krushhh by Konica because that was the place friends around me recommended.

      No. I haven’t heard of Indiaca.

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  31. Hi akansha,

    My sister went to kritiDS.I loved her makeup.
    She gave my sister a look that she always wanted.I myself will plan to go to her.

    I think you should definitely try her.Moreover,You can discuss anything with her.She will always answer you what is right for you.From the dress to jewelry to makeup,It was all her recommendations! It went great! Let me know if you want her contact details.

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    1. Fortunately, her parlour is very close to my home and I did contact her. I just wanted to see a bride done by her. Is it possible to see your sis’s pics on say Facebook ?

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    2. Hi Pia/Akansha,

      I am alos getting married in november and stay in pitam pura.

      I am really confused as to book which one..Is kritiDS really good. how about indica(Nirmal Randhawa)?

      Please suggest.

      Thanks,
      Ruchi.

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    3. Hi Ruchi,

      I did go to kritiDS but missed her bride by few minutes. I havent booked her yet. M more inclined towards Krushhh by Konica since I have seen two of her brides and her work is great. very much girly and natural. My only concern is her charges.

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    4. Hi Ruchi,

      I hate Indica’s makeup! Seriously!
      She just slaps on makeup..And i have many many bad experiences from there..so not at all
      Second is Trendz…What to tell about the makeup person who is the owner..She is so rude
      One of my friend got ready from there.She was ill during her wedding.
      She called a maid for water as she had to eat medicine.
      The owner shouted At my friend and said (Ye mera private room hain,Yaha pe mai baar baar Chize nahi mangvaungi)
      Third is kritiDS..I have booked her for my wedding and i have always loved my friends makeup which was done from there…So i am hoping for best!

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    5. I took the 12,000 pre bridal package.
      You can go to her website and check her pre bridal package.
      They are all written there…
      Charges are not written but the third one is 12,000 package..You can see.

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    6. Hi Pia ! I just came across this blog (and btw one of the best blogs ever thedelhibride!)

      I just want to know how did you like Kriti’s work? I am thinking of booking her for my chunni/engagement ceremony.

      Did she do a good job? ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€

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  32. Hi all,

    I don’t have much idea about Delhi (and makeup in general), and my wedding will be in Noida. I was googling for hair & make-up artists in Delhi NCR and I came across this very helpful blog via the website:
    http://www.peachesandblush.com/2011/12/bridal-makeup-artists-in-delhi-bridal.html

    I’m looking for a subtle, elegant makeup under 10k and a basic hairstyle that sustains over several hours. Also, I would like the person to come to the venue to do the makeup & hair. After seeing the various artiste’s websites and their charges, it seems that my best bet is to book a junior or senior artiste who works for someone reputed.

    Do you ladies have any suggestions / recommendations?
    Looking forward to your comments. Thanks in advance!

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  33. I’ve been following this blog for quite sometime now, my wedding is in December. I’ve been looking for a make up artist for my self. I have been researching for a bit and met a few artists as well. The only thing Ive found common in some is that their make-up style is quite gaudy, also they are a little stubborn about their style of work. A friend of mine also got married recently who hired Aakriti Kochar for her cocktail and wedding. I met with her and explained exactly what I want. I researched her and her looks , I liked her style. Her make up is not at all gaudy and she gives avery classy yet simple look. She doesnt hide your natural features and in short doesnt make you look like a clown which Im sorry to say but most artists in Delhi do these days. The only drawback and weird thing I found was that Aakriti doesn’t give trials. But on looking through her work I was convinced she was what I was looking for. She is expensive I agree but she seems to be worth it. She has quoted a price of approx Rs.20000 for my cocktail and Rs25000 for my wedding since I’ve opted for the airbrush package. She is young but she has a good experience. On talking with her I found out she is the head make up artist and spokesperson for Oriflame India. It was quite assuring to know she has done make up for names like Demi Moore, Kate Moss and Mrs.Roberto Cavalli for a wedding in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. So how much could go wrong? lol.

    She made me feel comfortable and like doctors these days its important that a make up artist makes a bride feel the same way for the most important day in her life.

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    1. Hey !
      I got in touch with her too. I have seen her work pictures on her facebook page, looks impressive. Planning to meet her soon

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    2. Can someone be kind enough to review lakme jalandhar? Any punjabi brides here? Plz help I’m really stressed out about my makeup

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    3. Hey Ladies,

      I’m getting married in Nov’13 and looking for a MUA. From all the posts here, I selected Aakriti Kochhar and contacted her. But since, the wedding is not in Del/NCR, her charges are around 30k (for air-brush)–quite a hole in my pocket!

      Anyone has an idea about her senior makeup artists? Do they follow the same principles and are they good enough?

      Thanks!

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    4. Hey
      I met Aakriti Kochar , for my wedding functions in January’14. I can vouch for her work because I have seen it live on my friends. Her style of work is how I like, subtle and just the correct amount of makeup. Not loud , Nothing !
      Go ahead and visit her facebook page – Aakriti Kochar make up and hair (search) , there are a lot of bridal pictures there. In my opinion you should meet her and then book her. Also, I have booked her sister Tanvi for my sister, mom and other family members. Rest, I’ll keep you all updated with my wedding photos.

      Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

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    5. Hi Mitali,

      Thank you for your reply. I have finally booked Tanvi Kochar (Aakriti isn’t available on my dates) for my bridal makeup and for my mom and bhabhi ๐Ÿ™‚ I was convinced right after I met her, she does exactly the kind of make up I like-elegant and subtle!

      All the best to you as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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  34. Hi Everyone,
    Does anyone have any idea about Shalini Singh makeup? I am going to meet her this weekend for my wedding makeup.I am confused between Shalini singh, Michele, Plum.
    Please suggest.

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  35. Hello. I am planning to get my sangeet make up done by Kalpana (Senior Artist) at Plum GK2. Does anyone have any feedback? First hand experience maybe? I am looking for something very subtle!

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  36. hey i m getting married in november and the marriage is from noida. Plz plz plz suggest me a good MUA here. I have been to lakme salon and habeebs but not quite impressed. Also i have a budget constraint of 5k for engagement and 10k for marriage, Plz suggest me as i m already late in booking ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    1. Hi Sakshi,
      I am planning to book senior artist of Meenakshi Dutt for my engagement next month.. If you have some pictures of their work could you please share the same?

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  37. Hi all the brides to be and happily married brides !….

    Thnx TDB for this wonderful blog and to all its contributors as well.

    But they say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing and same goes for excess! ๐Ÿ˜›
    Now I’m really confused with my MUA for my wedding due in April ’14 (I know its a bit too early!). Also, I’v realized the renowned ones revise their charges every 6-7 months so by the time I realized all famous ones like Chandini, Michelle, Vidya are over 30k now.

    Can anyone please advice if I should go with the Junior or senior artists of the big names or should take up some independent freelancer!

    I stay near new friends colony in south Delhi, so some options in vicinity please!

    Thanks in advance

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    1. so true mansi, even i checked today only and the prices have gone upto 30 K from chandni and Vidya…
      suzzane is slightly cheaper but you neeed to go to GK to get the make up done..

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    2. Hi Mansi,

      I think definitely a freelancer. They have the expertise which junior/senior artists at salons might not have.

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  38. Hi!

    I really like Meenakshi dutt’s make up!i love the way she does the eye make up of her brides! But shez a little expensive for me :(. i hv heard she charges around 20K for bridal……also im not sure the pics that she posts on FB is done by any sr artist or by her only…..can u plz let me knw her exact charges and if they can travel to my place in Delhi/NCR. are the senior artists any good?
    also if u cn suggest me some other MUA who does make up like meenakshi dutt but in less cost?

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  39. Hello!!

    I so wish I had come across this page a couple of months back while I was researching on make up artist for my Wedding day. As assured by my wedding planner I went for Sylvie in GK2 instead of Vidya tikari and chandni Singh. I did speak to chandni Singh and she sounded pretty good, but she refused to the location for makeup n I was skeptical to travel all the way to her salon in the summer heat of Delhi. Vidya tiwari was not taken as I was unable to talk to her before booking her. I managed to met sylvie and regret not listening to my instinct. On the sangeet day she made me look like a Snow White with my make up leaving imprint on my brother and father’s coats when I hugged them. She couldn’t even drape the lehenga properly , which was also an issue on the wedding day. The hairstyle was also pretty okay compared to all that she promised. To up it all she quotes my 30k for makeup in studio and 60k for makeup at the location and finally i get a bill of 1.2 lakhs. I was so furious to be made a fool in term of my make up, draping, hairstyle and cherry on the cake was the bill. I would never recommended her/him and neither is her name mentioned. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    I left everyone had better makeup in the wedding than I did, especially my sister for whom we could some simple, but good makeup artist.

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  40. I am getting married in April 2014. I know it is a lil too early to start looking out for an MUA but this is biggest concern area I have. With so many artists, veterans and freelancers it is becoming difficult to choose one from. I want my MUA to travel to the location (within delhi)and my budget is between 15-20 k. I have heard of a few names like Urvashi, Simran Kalra and Puja Taluja…. any feedback on these names??

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    1. Thanx! Also, which according to you is a better makeup technique- Airbrush or regular? as airbrushing is becoming popular by the day, is there a lot of difference in the final finish(look and feel)

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  41. HI Ladies,

    have gone through the entire blog and got soooo confused..
    i put up in Gurgaon, please suggest me one name for my engagement make up.. My engagement is on 19th October..
    i really need a quick reply coz i have to figure out on my clothes also.. so any advice on clothes also is most welcome!!!!

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    1. Hi Priyanka, I’ve heard Plum gurgaon is also quite good. A bride who got married last year got hers done from there, and she as well as her family really liked the work they did.

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    1. she’s done a makeup course from chandni singh, who is one of the best MUAs in Delhi. And her portfolio on Facebook looks good. You should check it out, and then go for a trial.

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    2. I don’t live in the country. A little tough for me to go a trial ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
      I wish I could just book Chandini Singh but she is pretty far from my venue.

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    3. Hi,

      Thanks for such an informative blog.. Has any one heard about the marvelous salon in delhi run by bhawna pahwa.. ? please let me know the reviews about her too !!

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  42. Hey…great blog Delhi Bride!!!..i must say i was absolutely clueless about most stf so thanks for all the info!….i was looking at Simran Kalra as my MUA however got a very strange response from her!..at first she wasnt sure if she was free on that date and then told me ” she is free currently however in case she gets multiple bookings then i will have to come to her house to get ready” !!!…dont think after paying soo much i wud want to go and get ready with a bunch of other brides in her house!!
    so the search is still on!!…..

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    1. Hi Guys,

      I tried contacting Aakriti kochar for friends wedding in november and she straightway declined to give trial (not even paid).
      Has any taken trial from her before? (is it probablly that know she has got famous so she has declined for the trial)

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    2. Hey !

      I booked Aakriti Kochar, and didnt feel the need for a trial as I had seen her work live couple of times on my friends weddings.

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  43. Hi ,
    It lovely to see so much information on MUA. I am would be bride & getting married in feb 2014. My problem is that I stay in Kanpur & as such there is no good MUA . I really need a one who gives me subtle touch & deals with neutral shades. Please Please all the bloggers here, help me out. My budget is 30K to 35K including makeup, lehenga drape, hair styling plus the travelling expense.
    so girls please help me out for my big day
    Regards
    Pallavi

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    1. Hi Pallavi,

      I happen to visit the blog and see your post, I think you should contact Aakriti Kochar. I advice you visit her website and facebook page to see if you can relate to her style of work. I have already booked her for my wedding in January 2014, because I saw her bridal makeup on a couple of my friends weddings. I dont know anyone who I can recommend blindly from the names mentioned above in this blog because I havent seen their work live.

      This is as much as I could help.

      Best Wishes!
      Mitali

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  44. hi…I needed some help. I have acne scars on my face. can somebody suggest to me a good make up artist who can handle my bridal make up well and hide them completely without giving a caky look??

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    1. Hey! I have acne scars on my face as well and in my opinion any make up artist can handle this kind of situation. All you need it a good foundation and concealer to provide u a nice even skin tone and by no means u need to have a cakey look for that!! I do my own make up on daily basis and my MAC foundation provides me a very good coverage and i have suggested my MUA artist to use a similar foundation during my bridal makeup . So just talk to the MUA (whoever u chose for ur bridal makeup) about it, tell her to use a foundation with a good coverage, some concealer and powder to set it and that is all :). If possible, get a trial before finalizing her, take photos after trial to see how natural or caky ur skin looks in photos.
      Hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

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  45. Hello,
    I put up in east Delhi and my wedding is in Jan end. It will be a very simple wedding function. I also wish to look elegant in my function. The only concern i have it should be reasonable and make up should be done perfectly. Some artist make bridals dusky look. Please suggest.
    Mehar

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  46. Hie frnds, m soniya. Me n sister both of us r getting married on d same day. M very much confused abt our makeup. As my father culdnt afford much higher parlours like lakme , ambika pillai etc. so i want all of u to plz help to find a gud n lil cheap parlour for us… Plz ,,, waiting for gud n speedy response. Thnking u:)

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  47. Hi! I am getting married in December 2013. I have almost finalised Riya Vashisht for my bridal and reception makeup. I have seen her work on her website and Fb page only. I am not taking any trial from her. Please let me know if any body of you guys have seen her work earlier. Response awaited. Desperately!;-)

    Thanks,
    D.A.

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    1. Hey! I wouldn’t recomment Riya for bridals. Her make up is too cakey and leaves the brides looking very white-ish in the lights.
      You should go for Simran Kalra or maybe even Sakshi Sagar both of them are really good with bridal makeup and are pretty much Value-for-money. Check out their fb page to see more.
      Hope this helps.

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  48. Hey,

    I am testing out makeup artists for my wedding which is in March. I am going for a trial with Pooja Khurana of Pooja&Misha makeup artists. She was recommended to me but there is not much on her in terms of reviews- has anyone heard of her and is she any good?

    She sounds very nice and has even said she will return the trial amount if I book her…her charges too are quite reasonable. I want someone who will let me look liike me…not a christmas tree!

    Cheers

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  49. Any review about Kajal Sharma makeup artist from Delhi…i m gonna book her for my wedding..plzz help..its urgent..i vil b very grateful..

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  50. Hi people,

    i got my engagement make up fro Tejasvini chander and she is fab with her make up..
    i would have booked for for bridal as well but she has a littly modern touch and i wanted a tradition thing to my bridal..
    so have fixed up Riishab Khanna for the same.. Aakriti, Jitin rathore have all has been trained under him.
    for Ambika, i saw her live work and my friend was looking white make up kit with no shade at all…
    this female younten is great for a lower budget and is awsome with her make up.. a lot of my colleagues have got ready from her!!

    incase anyone has a feedback for Rishabh do let me know… incase of any bad reviews i will still have time.. as he is not available for a trial.

    Priyanka

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    1. Hi! Even I have heard good reviews about Tejasvini Chander. Could you please tell me how much does she charge for engagement makeup?

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    2. Hey ,
      I only mean to warn you that Rishab Khanna has bailed out on two of my friends bookings last minute. He is quite a charmer when you talk to him. He told me he trained 4-5 other artists as well which was a lie when I asked them directly. Check your sources before booking and consult other artists about Rishab too.

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    3. Priyanka gandhi : please realise that makeup artists are humans too if i happen to cancel a booking thats only if i have fallen sick and not in a shape to get to work…. Regarding training artists lets face it the ones who r trained by me would never mention or agree coz the minute they do they immidiately make me superior and lose business logically…. Nehow if any of the brides need any further clarifications plz get in touch withe on 9711045104

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  51. HI,

    can anyone suggest me a candid photographer who is not expensive…
    i have contacted tarun, gulzar and they are charging a bomb…

    i have my wedding in jan

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    1. HI Priyanka, Check out http://www.photodote.com (akshat jain) I almost booked him for my engagement but my family were already in talks with Studio Prem. But I really like Akshat’s work and he’s very reasonable. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Also look into Weddingtwinkles

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    2. Dear Sherr, thanks a lot for your recommendation.
      A client (bride) told me that she saw your post and booked me for her wedding photography. It was a 3 day destination wedding and enjoyed covering it with my team.
      I will love to photograph at any future ceremonies that you might have. Thanks again!

      Warm regards
      Akshat Jain
      +91 9212068225
      http://www.photodote.com
      http://www.fb.com/photodote

      PS: Wish I saw this post earlier and helped Priyanka find me ๐Ÿ™‚

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    3. Hey,
      Check out Mahatta & Co. in CP. They do both candid and traditional as part of a package and are quite reasonably priced. Their photographs are fab…

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  52. Hey
    M getting married in February ’14. Guys plz suggest sm gud makeup artists who cn visit d venue..I reside in delhi Ncr…(sonipat) .

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    1. I need a bride who has gotten her makeup done from Simran! Anyone of you who wants to write a review, I’ll be more than happy to put it up on the blog! As for a personal review, will have to wait till I have another wedding to attend in Delhi!

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  53. First of all, I’d like to thank you for the blog.. it’s really a big help for all the delhi brides ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m getting married in Jan next year. It’s going to be a traditional bengali wedding. I am looking for a parlour in & around west delhi who are proficient in bengali bridal make up & somehting which is affordable & costs not more than 7k.. pls suggest.

    Thanks.
    Monika.

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  54. Hi Everyone,

    A lot of my brides have referred to this blog at the time of the booking. I too believe it is a good platform for everyone to get feedback on makeup artists in Delhi. As suggested by a lot of my clients, I’d like to take this opportunity to give a clearer picture about my profile and services for Wedding Makeup. A big thank you to my brides for their feedback on this blog.

    I offer on-location services for weddings in Delhi/ NCR/ other cities in India and Abroad. I travel along with my team and entire setup for Makeup, Hairstyling and Draping. My work profile is available online on my website : http://www.aakritikochar.com , & my official Facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/aakritikocharmakeup (latest updates, pictures are uploaded on my Facebook page every week). Apart from weddings, I work for Fashion shoots, shows for brands and designers, workshops , training. I also work backstage for Wills India Fashion week every season. I am Beauty and Makeup Expert for Oriflame India and handle their training , shows, shoots , media queries for all over India.

    For those who find my charges for bridal makeup a little out of their budget, I have a team of experts who offer same services at a comparatively lower price. Also my sister Tanvi Kochar who has been with Estee Lauder as a makeup artist for 4 years is working with me and offers makeup services for weddings. For quotes, and any query please feel free to write to us at : aakritikochar@gmail.com , tanvikochar86@gmail.com. For bookings, you can reach us at +91-9999877988 and +91-9999550928.

    P.S – Some comments in this blog state that I have been trained under other makeup artists which is not true. For any clarifications, please feel free to reach me on my personal no.

    Wish you all a spectacular wedding.
    Best Wishes!
    Aakriti Kochar

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  55. Firstly congratulations thedelhibride on such a helpful blog.. dont know what id do without it..!! My wedding is in March n i was wondering if someone could please give me some first hand reviews on Simran Kalras work. Ive seen her portfolio on facebook but reviews from someone who got their makeup done from her or has seen her makeup in person would be great. Thanks in advance!!

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    1. Hey Shivani, Were you able to get any reviews about Simran Kalra? Even my wedding is in March and I an totally confused…!! In case you have any other suggestions for MUA within similar range, please do share the names. Thanks in advance!

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  56. Hi,
    My wedding is in February near Ranchi. I belong to delhi and would need a makeup artist who can tavel for the wedding bridal makeup. My budget is 10K-12K since travel and accomodation expenses will also have to be borne.

    Please suggest some good makeup artist in delhi or a place close to Ranchi who can travel.

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  57. Hi Guys!

    I got married recently and this blog proved to be an excellent resource! Itโ€™s so great to be able to read up on the experience and advice of other brides when youโ€™re preparing to tie the knot yourself.

    Now that Iโ€™ve been there and done that, I would like pen down some recommendations of my own ๐Ÿ™‚

    As far as make-up artists go, I would wholeheartedly recommend Aakriti Kochhar. After extensive research and going through many options for make-up artists, I narrowed down on Aakriti. I decided to meet her in person before I booked her, which turned out to be a great idea. She put me at ease the minute we met and inspired confidence in the way she spoke and the advice she gave me as per my face structure and hair. She was also very patient in hearing me out about what I expected from her.

    I decided to book her for my engagement and wedding day make-up and she did an excellent job for both! Not only did the make-up and hair turn out to be great..she also impressed me with how punctual, organized and professional she was. She and her team reached the venue well before time to set-up and prep. She used excellent products and went out of her way to make sure I was satisfied with the final look. She took into account all my feedback and also gave some excellent advice wherever necessary. It was so refreshing to work with an artist who understood the meaning of understated and natural make-up. Her assistant Soni who did my hair was also very efficient. Iโ€™ve noticed how even established make-up artists often donโ€™t have good people at hand to style your hair and that ends up ruining your entire lookโ€ฆbut that thankfully wasnโ€™t the case here. She gave me exactly the look I wanted for my hair.

    I was pleasantly surprised when on both days people came up to me to compliment me not just about my overall look but specifically about my make-up as well.

    I must also put in an extra word for the rest of her team, including her sister Tanvi, who did the make-up for my bridesmaids. They were all equally professional and made sure the bridesmaids looked ravishing as well.

    On the whole I am extremely satisfied with the services I received and would recommend that every bride-to-be consider Aakriti for her big day!

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  58. Hi. I am getting married in Feb ’14 in a subtle, simple, non-traditional affair. Could someone please suggest a professional MUA in West/Central/South Delhi at a moderate budget, and who’s willing to give a hair+face trial for sure? Suggestions welcome! Thnx

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  59. hey am glad to read all reviews. its my brothers wedding in feb . plzz help and suggest best party make up artist in and around south delhi

    thanks
    priti

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  60. Hello ladies..can somebody please give me any information/review on looks salon,Noida..? Though I know some of the brides who have had hands on experience at looks but that was a looooong time back..please help me ladies otherwise I would have to bank on trail n error method and use them for one of my smaller yet important functions… ๐Ÿ˜”

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    1. Hi Bloggers,
      I am getting married in end the Feb. Need help with a MUA in Delhi. I have contacted Gopika Pillai, Sonia Chandola and Anu Kaushik. Still haven’t finalized anything. I am looking for an artist charging between 15-25K for the wedding and around 15K for the engagement. Also, I dont want to travel too much so looking out for somebody in south or central Delhi. HELP !

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    2. Hey, has anybody got ready from Plum, Gurgaon? If yes, please share your feedback (Junior/ Senior artist). Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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    3. Feedback for Anita Punwani (Junior Artist, Plum Gurgaon) are also welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks a ton ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  61. Hello everyone..
    After reading all this conversation m really confused.My engagement is in March and I put up in Lajpat Ngr, South Delhi..Please suggest me some makeup artist near my home. I was about to book Ambika Pillai. Is Vidya Tikari Junior artist are good? or any other suggestions..Plz help? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  62. I charge 6000 for party makeup including hair style , I use products like MAC, Inglot, benefit, Chanel.. I come along with hair stylists over to your wedding location since I free lance. Ease of travel time for the bride to be ๐Ÿ™‚ in india or abroad for destination weddings.

    Look up for makeup by Ritika Sakhuja on facebook.

    Be beautiful!
    Ritika

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  63. Hi ! First of all, would love to compliment this blog! My wedding’s in April and this blog has been extremely helpful in narrowing down the choices for MUAs ! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Though I’m still in a fix.. Could anyone help with the feedback on Shruti Sharma’s make up?
    I am looking for very natural & subtle make up for both the engagement and the wedding day.. And something not very expensive either..
    Would love suggestions from you all! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hey hii….My wedding is in april and I stay out of Delhi and I have few options of MUA….Shalini Singh and Aakriti Kochar which one to go for…

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  64. Hello Ex & To be Brides,

    I am getting married around second week of April,
    I really liked Simrans, Kritis & mitchelles work.& trying to get in touch with them for my wedding!

    Could you suggest someone for my engagement either in East Delhi or west Delhi(Kirti Nagar) in the same time period.
    I am looking for subtle makeup,hair & Saree draping & my budget is under 5k.

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    1. Please don’t go for Kriti..I got the makeup done for my marriage that was on 4th feb…it didn’t stay even for 1 hour…by the time I reached venue the whole of eye shadow and kajal spread near my eyes…morover I’ve an open pore skin…pores couldn’t get hide in makeup which ruined my pics on my d day…

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  65. Hi
    I am getting married in April and am looking for a make up artist for my wedding and sagan. I want a subtle classy look and dont want it to be blingy at all. My budget for the wedding is 25-30K and for the sagan is 20K..

    Can someone please suggest an artist who will be willing to travel. I am also open to going to the studio in case I cant find an artist willing to travel to the venue.

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    1. hi Tani,

      go for Jitin Rathore or Rishabh.. both a super nice..
      they do not make you look like a make up box at alll!!!

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  66. Hi guys,

    i just got married on 18th jan..
    My sagan Make up was done by Jitin rathore, it was fabulous and impeccable.. he is awsome with his work..
    and my bridal was Rishabh Khanna, all rumors about him are not true, he comes also make you feel good also and does a fabulous job…
    everyone actually went crazyyy seing the make up on both the days

    both the make up artist have great work and are not expensive at all..

    you must try them..

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  67. Hey hiiโ€ฆ.My wedding is in april and I stay out of Delhi and I have few options of MUAโ€ฆ.Shalini Singh and Aakriti Kochar which one to go forโ€ฆ

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    1. Hii Everybody !! Want to know for best MUA in north delhi (Can opt far MUA if they r really gud) for sagan and wedding.
      Want subtle and smart make up done with complete hair styling/drapping etc.

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    2. Hi ritz

      You must try Rishab Khanna. He is fabulous i recently got married and hired him for four functions. at first i thought i should book a diff artist for each function so i can get a diff look at each function but when i met Rishab he was so good at actually explaining how he is going to design a different look for each function considering the theme and my outfit and mostly everything revovlving around my taste and comfort. He made me look the best at each function my makeup could not have been better. Must call him you can even have a look at his facebook page its called makeup by rishab khanna
      Hope this helps!

      All the best for your big day!!

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    3. Hi Mahrusha

      Thx for concern! I shall look forward to Rishab.
      Besides that, should i look for senior artist for any renowned parlour like ashmeen/chandni etc. Or the main MUA only. It can save the cost and may be the make-up gonna be almost same. Kindly guide if am wrong here.

      How about taking separate for sagan/pre briad/bridal.

      How much to spend on pre-bridal ? Plz advise.

      Thx a lot dear.

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    4. Hey Ritz..

      just read your comment and though of informing you about Kesar (senior MUA) she is works in Monsoon Salon, CP. I got my Bridal & Reception make up done from her.. and believe me..she is really good. as this is a salon so they can also offer you pre-bridal and all.

      For bridal: Rs.12,000 Approx
      For sagan/reception: Rs.10,000 Approx

      I don’t remember but i guess pre-bidal was for Rs. 10,000.

      I Guess they have 10 branches in Delhi, i an sure you will find one near to your place.

      Hope this will help.

      Thanks
      PS ๐Ÿ™‚

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  68. Hi ! I am getting married in jan next year. It is going to b morning sikg wedding. Could you please suggest me the best make up artista in south delhi for my morning wedding and reception.

    Of the few I am thinking of are chandni singh and vidya thikari…please suggest me the best for both occasions . Since its a morning wedding the smallest mistake would show very prominently.

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    1. Hey I got married in April this year and had hired urvashi for my wedding makeup after a lot of search… She is based at kalkaji n travels to the venue if required. A genuine artist with great hands that work magic! She listens to your needs n suggests accordingly
      The best part is the fact that she is very punctual. You can find her on facebook- https://m.facebook.com/MakeoverbyUrvashi

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  69. Hi..thanks for penning down this post!!
    I am getting married in Nov 14 and I am yet to finalize my MUA for 4 functions..I would really appreciate some MUA recommendations…I want simple and elegant makeup for all the events.. I am open to getting ready in the salon aswell if its are located in west delhi (vikas Puri, janak puri or rajouri garden) ..budget upto 15k including hair, makeup and draping.

    Please help!!

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    1. Hi Jasmine, I am also getting married in November this year and currently doing extensive research on MUA. You can check Anu Kaushik , her work is brilliant but she charges 50K and her senior artist charge 25K. If you are looking for a mid segment MUA then I would suggest GURU, Aakriti and Shruti Sharma, all three are great (charging 15K to 25K each). You can also consider Simran Kalra her brides are pretty and accentuates natural features of her brides. Saw Guru’s work for one of my friends and loved it, his normal as well as air brush was equally good.

      Let me know if I can be of any further help.

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  70. Hi ladies,

    Hope you all are doing well with wedding preparations. I am so glad to find this blog as I have no clue about Indian ceremonies, dress , makeup etc. I have few queries hoping I will get some directions here.
    Wedding Date: 22nd Dec 2014, Venue: Resort around Chattarpurr , Delhi. We do not reside in India so trying anything is quite difficult until we reach there on 1st of Dec. Specially dress & makeup.

    Queries along with requirements:

    1) Bridal Makeup: Get one person to do makeup, hair & dressing up part. Natural makeup not overly done or loud and too colorful. Makeup must go with my bridal dress. Happy to travel to salon but will prefer someone who can travel to the hotel. Not too expensive. Also I have sensitivity issues with products that has chemicals so I would prefer more natural products or I am happy to buy my own products if he MUA cannot supply them. Also not sure what brands offer natural makeup products in India any advice on this will be great too. I currently use Dr Hauschka or Jurlique but any other suggestions will be great. Can I book MUA when I reach India or is it too late as there will be only 15 days to wedding after Trials etc? Budget upto : 20K also upto 5K additional for bridesmaid.

    2) Bridal Indian dress: Where should I start looking I do not want many colours in one outfit. Max of two colours & not overly heavy. Something that does not make me feel like I am 5 Kgs heavier than my normal weight. Something elegant & simple although still maintaining bridal look.

    3) Decoration of wedding venue: We like simple decorations. Like I want huge vases on every table with one coloured flowers depends on my dress. Some flower garland & bit of decoration around the mandap & food area. But nothing too tacky. Any ideas of costs and ideas on designs that look Indian in style maintaining modern twist. No idea of budget as yet say 50 K.

    4) Wedding Photographs & video: Looking for nice photographer that takes natural clicks rather than staged. Capture emotions rather than poses. Any ideas where should we start looking. And videos should not have loud music something that sounds smooth. No idea of budget as yet.

    5) DJ or music arrangements: Can we choose our songs for different parts of wedding like the entry of groom and bride , garland exchange ceremony etc? what type of music arrangements will be great DJ or live music or not too overly expensive either. Budget upto 15K -20K .

    Any suggestions or advice will be great ladies.

    Thanks in advance,
    Lovee

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    1. Hi Lovee,

      Would suggest the following for you:-

      1. Bridal Make up:- To book a MUA once you reach India would be difficult to get a good one as MUA get booked months in advance. Basis my research you can check Sonia Chandola (fb page https://www.facebook.com/sonia.chandola?fref=ts), Shalini Singh, Anjum bhardwaj. If you can increase your budget a bit then you can try to book GURU and Aakriti, both do fabulous make up.

      2. Bridal Dress:- Bridal dresses are best decided when you see them yourself as colors etc are not that clear in pictures. You can try stores like Gyans, Frontier Raas etc. (Though we in Delhi don’t finalise lehengas till we visit Chandni Chowk, once atleast)

      3. Decoration :- Not much research done as we have booked venues everything inclusive but you can reach out to Ankur Bansal (http://poojamoviecreations.in/events.html), they are into event organisation, decorations and catering etc. Planning to get my Mehendi booked through them.

      4. Wedding Photography & Videos:- Have done a detailed analysis of so many photographers and met close to 5 to 7, before booking MM Studio finally. They have new concepts of cinematography etc. plus they would customise the package for you as per your requirements (Gaurav – main contact person is really helpful and will give so many wonderful concepts that you would love it) check their FB Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Malhotra-Movies-MM-Studio/184492701588415 and do watch their cinematographic videos.

      5. DJ: Usually the decorators you book would provide you this and yes you can definitely tell them songs of your choice and what to play at what part of ceremony.

      Let me know if you wish to speak to MM Studio or PMC events, you can refer my name.

      I know its a difficult job to arrange a wedding, more-so if you are doing it from out of town/ country.

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    2. Hi Shikha,
      Congratulations …..and thanks a lot for your help. I hope your wedding preparations are going great.
      I am leaving my lehenga shopping untill I reach India. I will only have around 20 days left to wedding day. so that is the firstthing I have to get on it .
      I have found a nice candid photographer & a studio person to do traditional photography. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ so thts sorted. Still confused with MUA though.
      Will be great if I can contact you somehow. My contact details are lovee.agarwal@outlook.co.nz.
      Cheers,
      Lovee

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  71. Hey.. TDB.. its a gr8 blog .. congrats on doin such an awesome job.. esp for ppl like me who arnt very well informed abt ths things.. aftr goin through the blog n keeping my budget in mind(15-20k) I contacted few MUA’s ( tejavini chander n shruti sharma) for my bridal make up on 7th dec but both are booked on this date.. nw m totally in a fix n need urgent help .. seems like end of the world to me!! N I would prefer a MUA who would do on location makeup n evrything else in delhi ncr(indirapuram)..

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    1. Hi !!
      My sister got her bridal and engagement makeup done from poonam sharma gosain last year and i simply loved her makeup..both the days she gave different looks..i think she charged 13k for each makeup..also she gave lot of personal attention to our requirements..you can try her..she has a fb page also..

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  72. Hi, I am getting married in Feb’14 in Noida. Pls suggest some good make up artist/ Bridal Packages in Noida. My budget is 10k and would prefer a package deal maybe. I am confused. Pls help.

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  73. I need HELP!!!!!!! My head is literally spinning.. I live in gurgaon and getting married on 14th feb.. ๐Ÿ˜€ and I am sick and tired of searching for a suitable MUA. My budget is around 10k and I really can’t decide. Please suggest some good MUA’s!!

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  74. Hi Delhi bride I like u blog I wanna ask u abt mua in east Delhi well have u heard abt looks unisex saloons is they do nice airbrush bridal makeup and other good mua in east Delhi my buget is 16000 for bridal and 6000 for sagan thanks

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  75. Hi

    I m looking for MAU for engagement on 29th nov (north delhi). I tried contacted anjum and shruti but both are booked.

    Please suggest me a good MAU. I am also preferring rakesh seth and Jitin rathore.

    Please share your views.
    Thanks.

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  76. Hi,

    I am getting married in Dec and have to book the MAU asap(I’m already late i guess ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ).
    Have heard good reviews about Gopika Pillai, Suzanne(Plum-GK) and Michelle. Michelle is booked during that time.
    Can anyone plz suggest someone good in South delhi spl someone whos good at airbrush makeup?

    Thanks!

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  77. I need HELP!!!!!!! My head is literally spinning.. I live in north delhi and getting married on 3RD NOV..and I am sick and tired of searching for a suitable MUA. My budget is around 10k and I really canโ€™t decide. Please suggest some good MUAโ€™s!

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  78. Hi Girls, I have booked MUA for my functions but now that we decided to have a pre wedding shoot, I need to have a MUA for pre wedding shoot by next week for which my Budget is around 5000 ;-(. Please suggest few options, need to have the MUA in South Delhi.

    Also, if someone can suggest a MUA who can visit our place for my bridal party in decent range (read that as 2 to 3K per person types)

    Thanks in advance

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  79. Hii.. I have almost made up my mind for Gopika Pillai.. The only thing that i am concerned about is that I’ve seen a few makeups done by her. They look too plain n simple.not sure if those were clients requirement or she generally does it simple.
    Appreciate any quick reviews about her ! need to finalise asap..
    thanks in advance

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  80. Re-posting please help!!

    I have booked MUA for my functions but now that we decided to have a pre wedding shoot, I need to have a MUA for pre wedding shoot by next week for which my Budget is around 5000 ;-(. Please suggest few options, need to have the MUA in South Delhi.

    Also, if someone can suggest a MUA who can visit our place for my bridal party in decent range (read that as 2 to 3K per person types)

    Thanks in advance

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  81. wow delhibride! great work girl! love your blog..i wasnt sure about anything..now atleast i have got few ideas about what to do on my wedding. The only thing i noticed is i cudnt find any information about MUA in Noida ,i would be getting married in noida in april i would really really appreciate if someone can give me any information about MUA who can do my makeup and hair both and are based in noida ,my budget is not much as i m spending everything on my lehenga ๐Ÿ˜€ ( around 7-10 ..but till 15 is maximum affordable) ….plz plz plz girls help me out!!

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    1. Hi! which artist did you zero down on? I am getting married in Dec.. I am looking for makeup artists in Noida, please help me..

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  82. Hello,

    Please Help! Need to find a good MUA in west delhi or who can come to the venue.
    I have researched many – from Ambika Pillai to Guru, Aakriti etc. But require some feedback. I was willing to go with Meenakshi Dutt but heard that she makes you look like a doll. I am looking for someone who would listen to my needs and not make me look like a rag doll.

    Please suggest.

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    1. Hi, I got my wedding makeup done by Guru last year and I was extremely happy with the results! I would choose him again if I had to. He listens to you, makes you feel comfortable and definitely does not make you look like a christmas tree. I can send you pictures if you want ๐Ÿ™‚

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  83. Hi TDB! This is an awesome blog!
    I am getting married in January in Delhi, and am looking for a MUA for that.
    I have spoken to Chandni Singh, but she doesn’t travel to the venue, and her studio is too far from Maple Exotica(I am getting married here!), chattarpur.
    Any reviews on the Ambika Pillai Senior artists in chattarpur or poonam rawat, as they are both available in that area.
    Or any other MUA’s.

    Please help!!!!

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  84. Hi TDB! This is an awesome blog!
    I am getting married in January in Delhi, and am looking for a MUA for that.
    I have spoken to Chandni Singh, but she doesnโ€™t travel to the venue, and her studio is too far from Maple Exotica(I am getting married here!), chattarpur.
    Any reviews on the Ambika Pillai Senior artists in chattarpur or poonam rawat, as they are both available in that area.
    Or any other MUAโ€™s.

    Please help!!!!

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  85. Hi..
    Totally love this blog..
    I am getting married in the month of march in Delhi, Chattarpur and i am planning to book Poonam Sharma Gosain for my makeup as she travels to the venue also..Any reviews or feedback would be of GREAT help…
    Thanks..

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  86. @thedelhiBride…any recommendations for a MUA who has done south indian make up? since the make style is so completely diff spcly with the tons of jasmine flower on my head ๐Ÿ˜ฆ , I m vary about hiring just any MUA. Engagement is in Feb 2015.

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  87. Hey! I am to get married in Feb and have booked tejasvini chander as my mua, any reviews that you guys could help me with??
    Also I am looking for a good yet affordable mua in dwarka for the pre wedding functions, I am not too sure about the usual Looks and Lakme here… any sugesstions would be helpfull.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hi! I got married in December’14 and here’s my experience

      Engagement makeup: Tejasvini Chander
      She is good! It was a day function and my makeup was a hit. She is a thorough professional- and this may not sound that important right now but trust me, with all the pre-wedding jitters and pressure, it is SO important that your makeup artist makes things easier for you.
      On my engagement, she had come with an assisting artist who was very well trained. They gave me just the look i wanted- fuss free.
      The best part was they had a great coordination among themselves so I was ready well in time and smoothly.

      My bridal makeup experience was very different. I booked Rishab Khanna in September. And for the price you pay (25k is not meagre for me) the least you deserve is a good experience and your money’s worth.
      The deal was that I would get ready at his place in Patel Nagar, and that’s the reason I preferred him because my venue was close by. But what happens when a mua bites off more than he can chew?

      1. Without speaking to me, he changed the venue to Grand Vasant (22km from my home). And it was only when i asked him a day before the wedding what time i should come he told me about the change and it was because it suited his ‘other brides’ (other THREE).
      He sent his driver to pick and drop me at the venue later but it was highly annoying to travel so much on a day there were so many wedding.
      2.My sisters who were not accompanying me earlier had to accompany me because of the distance, had to cancel their makeup appointments with other artist and get ready by Rishab (not cheap, trust me).
      3. Didn’t do my nails (for 25k, i feel thats a huge price to pay!) cuz there was no time in between brides and their families! The bride before me was supposed to be ready by 5 but he took his own sweet time with her (I could see he was her family friend) and her sister and he wasn’t free before 6:30.
      I had to be ready by 7:30 (he did do the job in an hour- not that i really admire that NOW). And there was a bride after me. So I had to go with 4-days old nail paint. Not a pretty sight and I got asked by people on why i didnt put on a matching naiplaint.
      4. Made me look a shade darker- If you have seen 5 star hotel rooms- you would know how dimly lit they are. When tejasvini did my makeup, she had got portable makeup light mirror. Not the case here. Bottomline- thanks to that dimly lit room I ended up looking dark. The rest of the makeup was fine.
      5. He had an assitant who was doing hairdos. She could have done my nails easily but no! Sheer lack of consideration and coordination.
      6. Last- the room that i was getting ready in was such a ruckus. Two brides, my sisters, the other bride’s sister’s small kids and a maid all in one room.

      Thank God i took my sisters along otherwise I would have broken down there in the hotel room.

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    2. Hi this website is a great help
      Iโ€™m getting married in May in vivek vihar east delhi please suggest some MUS nearer to vivek vihar or in east delhi

      Thanks in Advance

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  88. Hi, this website is soooo helpful!

    I’m getting married in March in Ghaziabad and am going nuts trying to finalise my MUA. I’ve spoken to the famous names, i.e, Aakriti, Tejaswini, Bobby etc but would like more options. My budget for bridal make-up was 15k (can stretch a little more) and the artist has to travel to the venue.

    Help!

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    1. Thanks! Saw her work.. she’s fab.. but out of my budget.. we discussed par unfortunately baat nahi bani ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    2. Hey everyone.. So finally I booked Bobby Chopra for my bridal makeup.. I had seen her work on her FB page and so the decision.. plus she travels to the venue, which was the most important consideration for me.. Now for the experience..

      She did a good job.. I did not want very heavy makeup or the “fair” look, she took into account my inputs and did the work accordingly.. We had a little disagreement on the lipstick shade (which made her say I was one of the fussiest brides she’d met :D) but that went off smoothly too… Bobby had an assistant for the hairdo.. He was a little rigid in his ideas and had to be forced to make the bun the way I wanted..

      The only con was the timing.. Bobby was almost 1 and half hour late than the scheduled time..

      Overall I am extremely satisfied with Bobby’s bridal makeup and would recommend it to other brides as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  89. Hello.. I will be getting engaged in noidaโ€ฆmy engagement is in april. Can you please suggest me a few good MUA or salon in noida? i am very confused..as i am from punjab..dnt knw much about ncr!!

    REPLY pls

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  90. hey guys getting married in Nov, I want to know about a MUA who can travel to the venue for my engagement and charges between 10-15k and for my reception someone whose near rohini and charges remain the same as mentoined above. Please help guys

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    1. Hey guys…my wedding got finalized just this week and havent been given enough time to prep. May first week to be precise…please help me with artists who are either located in/near Paschim Vihar who charges max 20K. I am looking for a MUA who does subtle and elegant makeup. Please helpppp

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    2. Hi this website is a great help
      Iโ€™m getting married in May in vivek vihar east delhi please suggest some MUA nearer to vivek vihar or in east delhi

      Thanks in Advance

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    3. Hi Shruti,

      I would clearly recommend you to do to Kriti Dhir in Pushpanjali Enclave. SHe did a beautiful job for me for my wedding in January. The studio is by the name of KritiDs.

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  91. Hello,
    I am a maid of honor who is looking for a talented make up artist for my sisters D-Day for the bride and me.
    We have been looking around on every website and are so confused. I am in love with Chandni Singhs work but as we all know she refuses to travel and charges 30k for her services which are ridiculously high.

    My sisters phere are around 5 in the evening which will be followed by the reception at the same venue (tivoli chattarpur) She just wants to change her blouse and the dupatta draping with some touch up ofcourse.

    The wedding is on November 27th but we do not reside in India, Hence want to book someone asap and move on to next planning. If you all can suggest a good make up artist who can help both of us for the day.

    Also we have a sangeet function so would be amazing if we can use the same artist with a different look.

    Thank You In Advance
    Bindiya Bathija

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  92. Hello! I am getting married in July end, have barely 2 months to fix up a MUA. My friend suggested Jyoti Kumar..is there anyone here who has experienced her work..any other suggestion?? please suggest a makeup artist who would be willing to travel to Agra. Thanks a lot!

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  93. Hello Ladies!

    I am getting married end of November this year and I needed some suggestions as well.
    I want a makeup that makes me look like myself and gives me a natural glow, and which is classy and not too heavy. I would like someone who is flexible and does a fabulous job.

    I am in New Delhi (Rohini area) and I would love some suggestions from your experiences.

    Reading the comments and posts, seems like Tejasvini Chander, Astha Agarwal, Simran Kalra, Meenakshi Dutt and Ambika Pillai are the best options for Delhi area. I would appreciate some advise as I am really confused!

    Thanks so much!

    Chhavi

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    1. Thanks so much Adite, her work really looks great! I hope she is not booked already. I noticed that for this November most of the MUAs are already booked ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    2. That’s the only thing chhavi I was worried about! She did more then 20 brides on my wedding day, so I don’t think she will be totally booked! Go ahead and try and be on time when they call you. The only thing that is a drawback is that you will have to wait for hours! Rest perfection to T. You can’t complain with her work.

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    3. Adite, she is booked for my wedding day! Boo! She says she is available in the morning but my wedding is at night so too bad. I have such a long list of MUAs now and I have NO IDEA who to go with ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    4. Oh! I am so sorry to hear that Chhavi cos recent work of a lot of “famous” ones has been disappointing like I have seen… You may however try Ratul Makeover artist. He is good. Oh! and in Rohini there is Krussh by Konikaa in M2K Rohini. She is decent too but I feel she is a bit over priced. You can check both there Fb pages. WHat time is Kriti giving you cos anyways she calls her brides about 2-3 and then your turn comes at about 5,6 or even 7(if u are late by half an hour) which happened with me! Good luck!

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    5. Thanks so much Adite! Youre suggestions are so helpful! I contacted Konika, lets see how that goes.
      What do you think about Ashmeen Munjal? She’s in Delhi as well. There is another one IN Delhi, her name is Mya Dang. Do you know much about them?

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    6. Its quite a personal choice Chhavi but i just don’t like her work, she is soo much over the top and I saw her work on my friend at her sis wedding and I hated it. She made her all green green cos of her green outfit and I was like , she better just wore a Kajal instead of this. She is dusky and I have seen a major thing with her on dusky girls, which can done so so beautifully but she caked her up! so my personal no no to her! and I don’t know about the later, Try Ratul makeover artist. If he is free , he wont disappoint! Check his FB page.

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    7. Thanks Divya, I will check out his page. I am so confused at this point, its crazy! And most of the good ones are already booked coz there are so many weddings happening hat day! I really hope I can find someone ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    8. Hi Chhavi,

      Hope you might have found the best options for your D-Day by now. I am also getting married in Jan’16 and put up near rohini. Can you please share your findings with me.

      Thanks!!

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  94. Hi All,

    I am getting married in December this year and I needed some suggestions for a good MUA who can travel to my place.
    My venue is in chhattarpur and i am damn confused and unable to decide among all these MUAs.Please suggest someone who is good and fits in my budget(15k around each) for engagement and wedding day.I want a natural and subtle makeup.

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    1. Hello Everyone,
      I got married last month and hired Aakriti Kochar for my engagement and wedding function. I am really really happy with her work and would strongly recommend her. She does a very subtle, classy make up, travels to the venue, arrives well on time. She understood all my needs and did a fab job.

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    2. Hello everyone …can someone provide me reviews abt anchal kumar,Jitin rathore and apurva makeovers…urgently required plz.

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  95. Hi All,
    I came across this blog post looking for bridal MUAs and found a lot helpful information. However, I do not see a lot of posts from 2015. I am getting married in December 2015 and was looking for a good MAU for my wedding. My budget is under 20K and the person should be willing to travel to the venue- Greater Noida. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
    Thanks.

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    1. Hi All,

      I am getting married in jan 2016 and need urgent help on how, when and who to book for MUA. I would prefer them to travel to the venue in Delhi-NCR and budget is negotiable between 10-20k. Please advise me on the options available – Chandni singh(contact no.??) /Ambika pillai/ others??

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    2. Hello Everyone,

      I am getting married in Dec can anyone please suggest me regarding the MUA. My venue is in vaishali . Has anyone tried the Lakme salon(sec-5 vaishali) how are they? My budget is around 10K. Please can somebdy suggest as i live in Mumbai so it becomes a lot more difficult. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    3. Hi all ,

      Read soo many comments spread across years. Though information on this blog is huge but it also makes me hell confused . I would be getting married in mid Jan,16(feeling hasnโ€™t sunk in yet!!) .

      I put up in East Delhi and havenโ€™t really started my research on MUA. I have a wheatish skin tone with oily skin. I am really scared of getting a cakey makeup done. I am looking for subtle yet graceful makeup for d day. Can any kind soul can suggest me one in east Delhi. My budget is restricted around 10k .

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  96. I have my wedding in december this year. I am looking for makeup artist near chattarpur. I would as well want to know any reviews on poojaandmisha MUA?

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