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If there is one thing that’s top on the list of priorities of a bride, right after a gorgeous outfit, it is a makeup artist who can highlight the most photogenic features of a glowing bride. Here are 5 Bengaluru-based makeup artists you definitely want by your side on your big day, and it’s a good thing that you can bookmark them here.

Rashida Pavthiwala

Seven years in the field has garnered Rashida a formidable reputation. After completing a course in Photography and Media Makeup at The London School of Makeup, she honed her skills in Paris and Dubai, and even assisted in a Hollywood Editorial Shoot in London. She was selected to be part of the reputed London Fashion Week. She believes that there are three things that help her work stand out – being in touch with the latest international trends, use of top notch products, and of course, being well versed in cultural and community needs.

Perfect for: Edgy makeup, if you want to try something unique or new, she’s your pal.

Contact:+91 98456 80972; contactrashidapavthiwala@gmail.com

Makeup By Dev

If there is one thing about Dev you will keep hearing from his clients, it is the ability to tailor his work based on client inputs. Then, of course, is the quality of his work that all his clients vouch for happily. Dev left a well-paying MNC job to pursue his passion, and today, perfection is what he has achieved. From Muhurthams to engagements, wedding receptions and more, the photographer will not be able to veer away from you once you are out of Dev’s chair.

Perfect for: Dev is an expert when it comes to hair. Ask for those floral hair buns.

Contact: +91 97399 03090

Makeovers by Ramya

makeovers by Ramya

Carving a niche for herself, Ramya Anoop Gururaj has been in the bridal makeup industry for little over five years. She believes in making a bride glow in her own skin and so, while she uses top notch products, she prefers to use as little as possible. Subtle and minimal are key to her style. Ramya’s diverse team have made them familiar with South Indian cultures, making it easy to connect with customers. “We understand the subtle variations across communities,” she says.

Perfect for: Saree draping in several styles and artistic skills with floral braids.

Contact: facebook.com/makeoversbyramya

Ralph Daniels Hair & Makeup

Browsing through Ralph’s work online can leave one mesmerized. From jewellery to magazine shoots to bridals and more, Ralph’s work has a special factor that will make you stop and take a good look. In the business for a decade now, Ralph believes in the more natural and subtle style of makeup because, it’s going to be timeless and classy. ”Even when you open your wedding album 15 years from now you will not look dated. There is absolutely no need to transform into someone else on such an important day of your life”, he says. To make sure the bride gets exactly what she wants, he works closely with her to find out their likes and dislikes, discussing all things over a cup of coffee.

Perfect for: Editorial-like shoots with a flawless finish.

Contact: ralphdaniels08@gmail.com

Gouri Kapur

Being in the business for 21 years certainly speaks for itself. Makeup is an art where every artist interprets a face differently. Gouri Kapur is an established name and has worked with stars like Deepika Padukone, Neha Dhupia, Sonali Bendre, Yana Gupta, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Katrina Kaif, Lisa Ray, Rahul Dravid, and Pooja Bedi. Her work spans from television commercials like the Royal Challengers to award-winning campaigns for Tanishq, Kingfisher, and Nike to editorials for Vogue and L’Official. Gouri says that her edgy style spells elegance and sophistication. She believes that makeup needs to enhance the personality of the person and not become a mask to hide behind.

Contact: +91 98441 10132; gourikapurofficial@gmail.com

Ruth Dsouza Prabhu

Ruth is an independent journalist based in Bangalore. Always in pursuit of the next story that interests her, loves her food and drink, bookworm and a sucker for sunsets and airplane journeys.