Why I Chose Her?
Just 3 days before my wedding, I decided to change my makeup-artist. I know that it comes as a shock to most brides since it’s as good as changing your wedding trousseau just a few days before your wedding! Well, my entire wedding was planned out in less than a month’s time. It was to be held in Delhi but to add to the misery, I was nowhere close to Delhi! I was some 2500 odd kms down south in Kerala trying to get past my hectic term at B-school. The initial, obvious choice for an MUA was the person whom I had gotten my make-up done from for the past 4-5 years while I had lived in Delhi. True, I had only gotten light make-up done on previous occasions but I figured that she would do a good job on my D-day as well.
So why did I end up changing my MUA at the last minute? My mom really liked the work of one of her friends – Supriti Batra (who has worked with Satya Paul, Meera & Rohit and many other fashion houses and media shows) – and wanted me to try her out. So she casually told me over the phone one day that she’s has fixed someone for my Sangeet makeup, and the MUA will give me a trial for it when I land in Delhi. When Supriti arrived at my home, my mom asked her to give me a trial for my wedding make-up. I glared at my mom (I had only agreed for Sangeet makeup!) but she consoled me saying that if I like the wedding makeup, I will definitely like the Sangeet makeup. My mother also jokingly told Supriti that I am a tough client to deal with and am very finicky about clothes and makeup!
Supriti started off with the trial and told me that she will do half of my face to help me compare. The best part about the trial was that she made me feel extremely comfortable. I directly told her that even though I am the bride I don’t want to shine like a disco ball. And, I like heavy eye make-up. I ended up loving the trial makeup, and quickly realized she was far better than the previous MUA. And so, last minute change of makeup artist – done!