Cherag Bambboat, a make-up artist par excellence and educator, in an exclusive tete-a-tete with Beauty Launchpad.
TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR ACADEMY MAGICAL MAKEOVERS?
My dream has been to have a whole team of professional artists in India who are all speaking the same language. I see this dream coming true with Magical Makeovers. We have courses ranging from4 to 8 weeks and specialized sessions on air brush make-up. We offer refresher courses to ex-students at zero cost. We are also working with the NGO Umang. It is my long term aim is to have an education trust, which would sponsor the under privileged and give them an opportunity to step into the beauty industry.
HOW DOES YEAR 2017 LOOK FOR YOU?
My astrologer says it’s going to be a diffi cult time for me (laughs). I am a self-made person and my professional journey has taught me many things. I have a supportive family backing me so I have made up my mind that no matter what the year brings forth, I will make the best of it.
TELL US ABOUT THE MAKE-UP TRENDS FOR THE YEAR.
Strobing continues to be in trend. People now know what strobing is, however, not many know about the baked look. That’s a trend, which is likely to become popular. Contouring takes a backseat and highlighting comes to the forefront. So, the trend is fresher looking skin - you just work on the areas that you need to highlight, which are the high planes of the face. Illuminating liquids, creams and shiny glossy textures are in.
WHAT ARE THE COMMON MISTAKES THAT PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTISTS COMMIT?
Make-up artists are like painters. There is nothing wrong or right about a painting. Since make-up is a creative fi eld, there can
be no rights and wrongs. However, there is a lot missing in the technical sphere. Lack of proper education in make-up leads to
technical diffi culties, which results in mistakes. And this is where I hope to make a difference with Magical Makeover Academy.
WHICH TREND WOULD YOU LIKE TO BID ADIEU TO?
I think the metallic fi nishes – they have been over done! I feel there is so much more that you can do in make-up rather than
just add silvers and golds. You can add dimension, you can add pop colours.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR ASSOCIATION WITH PROARTE?
Proarte is the brain child of Beauty Palace. I would often complain about the lack of good brushes. One day Rayed Merchant asked me to tell him exactly what I wanted and he would make it for me. I wanted high-quality, professional brushes at affordable prices. And that’s how Proarte was born. If you look at the wide range of brushes offered by the brand, you will understand the philosophy of the brand.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THE CONSUMER WHO WANTS TO DO GOOD MAKE-UP?
I would tell them to take a basic course in grooming with a wellknown make-up artist. This will help them fi nd out what works
for them. When I was an artist at a M.A.C store, the beautiful actress Rekha visited the store. She wanted to try shades of blues and greens. When her companion discouraged her from trying, saying nobody has seen her in such colours, Rekha said, “I know I have a power in me to set a trend”. And that’s my line of belief, too.
Read the full interview in Beauty Launchpad India June 2017 issue.
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