An artist par ex­cel­lence

KAN­ISHKA RAM­CHAN­DANI in con­ver­sa­tion with make-up ex­pert Priya Ka­pur on the up­com­ing bridal trends and much more.

Hair - - October - by Priya Ka­pur

Look­ing at Priya Ka­pur’s bridal col­lec­tion

How did you start off in the field of make-up?

Af­ter ac­quir­ing a di­ploma in hairstyling and make-up from Nalini & Yas­min Academy al­most a decade ago, I moved on to the tech­ni­cal side of hair by train­ing with brands such as L’Oréal Pro­fes­sion­nel and Wella Pro­fes­sion­als. Later, I headed my own sa­lon, Ti Amo, for five years.

Since my cre­ative in­ter­ests al­ways leaned to­wards make-up, I shut the shop in 2011 and put all my en­er­gies into make-up artistry. Over the years, I have worked on many editorial and fash­ion shoots for sev­eral lead­ing mag­a­zines. I have also been fea­tured on FTV on­line, con­ducted work­shops, been a part of Fem­ina Miss In­dia ’09 con­test and fi­nally au­thored and pub­lished my first book Bridal Di­aries.

What is the best thing about bridal make-up?

Ev­ery bride wants to look not just her best but also dif­fer­ent. What got me in­ter­ested in this branch of make-up is the fact that the mod­ern bride is ready to ex­per­i­ment. The con­cept of a tra­di­tional ap­proach is fi­nally fad­ing away. Many artists steer clear of bridal make-up be­cause they think it doesn’t have the scope to ex­plore their tal­ent. How­ever, times are chang­ing and bridal make-up is catch­ing up with trends and mov­ing along­side glam­our and fash­ion.

look. Many brides try out sev­eral dif­fer­ent wed­ding hair­dos be­fore mak­ing a fi­nal de­ci­sion of the style they like best. A top tip is to wear a but­ton-up shirt while hav­ing your hair styled on your wed­ding day. This will elim­i­nate the need to take off a gar­ment from over your head and pos­si­bly mess­ing up your hair.

Which prod­ucts are must-haves for brides?

A mois­turiser suited to the bride’s skin type, a face wash, a cleanser or face wipes, an un­der eye gel or cream, mas­cara (coloured or trans­par­ent), tinted lip balm with SPF, a com­pact and a wa­ter­proof liner or kohl.

What point­ers should a make-up artist keep in mind while do­ing bridal make-up?

The prod­ucts used, be it an eye­liner, mas­cara or the base,

Which celebrity would you like to dress up as a bride?

It’s Deepika Padukone hands down! Her lovely ethe­real fea­tures, rus­tic beauty and panache can carry off any look with ease — whether it’s ca­sual, tra­di­tional or western. Styling her is one of my dreams.

What are your plans for your ca­reer?

To ex­pand into ed­u­ca­tion for up­com­ing artists as well as to in­crease aware­ness re­gard­ing groom­ing. I also plan to launch my own range of make-up prod­ucts and restart my sa­lon with a bridal stu­dio as soon as I can.

Which as­pect of make-up do you en­joy the most?

All and any make-up is fun; it’s the play of colours af­ter all. Bridal is some­thing you do for some­one who trusts you enough on the most spe­cial day of her life. There’s im­mense sat­is­fac­tion in know­ing you’re re­spon­si­ble for the look that a bride car­ries for­ever in her pho­to­graphs. Editorial, back­stage and films teach you to fol­low con­cepts true to the re­quire­ment. They helps chal­lenge your skill and make you bet­ter at each step.

Im­ages cour­tesy Bri­dalDiaries

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