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Expert Talk on Bridal Make Up with Ruhee Bindra

All brides need perfect make up & hair for their D Day and for this they need someone who understands their taste and what would suit them best! We spoke to Celebrity Make up artist, Ruhee Bindra to know more on Bridal Makeup. Read on..

1. Can you tell us a little bit about your journey as a Make up & hair stylist?

Ruhee: My journey as a Make Up Artist began 9 years ago,when I started off As a Celeb Fashion Make Up & Hair Designer. I have had a beautiful journey till date..Each moment has been exciting n innovative, as I love experimenting with looks. I have learnt a lot and grown as a Make Up Artist in these 9 years.

Expert Talk on Bridal Make Up with Ruhee Bindra

2. Do you enjoy doing Bridal Make up? What is different when you have a bride as a client as compared to commercial shoots?

Ruhee: Oh yes I love doing bridal make up! An ad make up is very fresh and dewy, and I have to set the look as per the story and character, whereas Bridal make up is much more elaborate and glamorous. Nowadays every bride wants to look like a particular actress on her D-day. Having a bride as a client is more personal. They trust me and leave it totally on me to transform their looks for all their functions.

3. Any latest trends in Bridal make up and hair you recommend?

Ruhee: The latest trend in bridal make up & hair is more like the Retro look: soft and luminous base, thick eyebrows are back, soft skin coloured, gold, pearl,copper,silver metallic eye shadows,with winged eyeliner or smokey eyes. Go for light gold blush on the apples of the cheeks and brown matt blush for contouring the cheek bones & jaw line. Bright red,dark maroon,dark Burgundy,bright coral & fuchsia pink matt lips with a glint of chrome lip gloss will work really well with this look. As far as the hair is concerned, High Buffon up do's, low & side messy buns, braided buns, braids & long soft curls,,long braided plaits are in vogue. Essentially the 'Princess' and 'Mermaid' look is catching up!

Expert Talk on Bridal Make Up with Ruhee Bindra

4. Which are some of the celebrity clients you've enjoyed working with?

Ruhee: I love working with Shahana Goswami, Avanti N Yash Birla, Sachin Tendulkar, Mandira Bedi, Genelia Dsouza, Amy Jackson,Evelyn Sharma,Manjari Phadnis,Amrit Maghera,Nisha Rawal,Kainaaz Motiwala n loads more!

5. Can you give some tips to brides while choosing their Make up artist?

Ruhee: The most important things a bride has to keep in mind while choosing her make up artist for her D-day is

A- She has to trust her make up artist and be comfortable with her

B- Her make up artist's sensibility should be the same as hers

C- She must choose a make up artist who knows& understands her skin tone, face structure & head shape very well and works in covering her flaws & accentuating her features well

6. How far in advance does a bride have to contact you for a booking prior to her wedding?

Ruhee: The brides usually book me 3-6 months in advance. Sometimes a year in advance too!

Expert Talk on Bridal Make Up with Ruhee Bindra

Expert Talk on Bridal Make Up with Ruhee BindraAbout Ruhee M Bindra

Ruhee is a Make up and hair designer who excels in celebrity make up and hair designing for TVC's, Features, Reality Shows, Talk Shows, Fashion Magazine Covers, Film Award Functions, Press Campaigns, Events & Brides. She uses the best of cosmetic brand like MAC, Bobbi Brown, Urban Decay, Elizabeth Arden and so on. She was nominated for the IIFA Awards for designing make up and hair for films like Chak De and Rocket Singh-Salesman of the Year.Website

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