'Makeup enhances the natural beauty of women'

'Makeup enhances the natural beauty of women'

Professional note

As a professional makeup artist, Shreya Chadha is known to experiment with a wide range of makeup techniques — from extremely clean or virtually bare looking skin to more dramatic effects.

While her studio ‘Shreya Chadha Makeovers’ in Gurgaon is keeping her busy currently, she is also working on a personal coffee table book which is to be launched in the mid of the year. In a tete-a-tete with Metrolife, the 37-year-old shares her love for colours, industry trends and more. 

Excerpts:Why you decided to be a makeover artist?
Art was my favourite subject in school. I was always passionate about colours, culture, fashion and style. I wanted to combine my artistic and creative passion and thus I decided to become a makeup artist, which was the best platform to fulfil my dreams. 

Your inspiration?
While my strong artistic and aesthetic sense inspired me to begin my career as a makeup artist, my biggest inspiration are my two beautiful daughters. They truly motivate me.

Why do people go for makeovers? 
Makeup enhances natural beauty of women. It adds to the inner beauty and boosts self-confidence. It is the most enchanting and captivating form of art.

What is your forte?Yes, bridal makeup is my forte. I love to enhance natural beauty of my clients with the perfect blending of fine makeup and hairdo.

What is makeup for you?
I think, women are very much concerned about their appearance. Makeup is an art which only accentuates the natural beauty. It is empowering and makes women more confident and attractive. 

How do you see Indian makeup industry?
The industry is booming at a fast pace. It is highly competitive and has high demand in international market. All the brands globally are connecting with the Indian market which is growing immensely and creating its own space in the fashion world. Also, since it is growing, I would say that instead of bringing each other down, help build each other.

Give us some instant tips for a quick makeover.
*Cover your dark circles with the right corrector and concealer.
*Beautify your eyes with bright and bold eye liner
*Add some highlights to your cheekbones for that dewy look
*Glamorise your lips with bright colours. This will enhance your complexion and will add charm in your personality.

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