Monday, July 29, 2019

Makeup maven- Namrata Soni’s first grand masterclass in the capital, powered by the pioneers of organic luxury Indulgeo Essentials

The name synonymous to excellency and proficiency in makeup, Namrata Soni hosted her first masterclass in the capital on the 27th of July 2019 at the Shangri Las Eros Hotel. After a huge success & overwhelming response of the Ludhiana masterclass, ace celebrity makeup artist Namrata Soni shared her professional expertise & experience at the Delhi masterclass. The class had 120 attendees from all over India & the globe with students coming in from Kenya, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata and many other parts and different corners of the country. Namrata chose Delhi as her next stop as after Mumbai, Delhi is the biggest market for fashion and makeup and being one of the biggest cities in North India, it is the best target for a masterclass like this, applauding to the city’s connectivity.The makeup industry is booming as per the current scenario, people are now actually considering makeup artistry is an excellent career choice and with Namrata Soni’s guidance the able students will be able to garner this knowledge from India’s top jewel in this field, Namrata Soni. Having the media cover the event just adds to the momentum that the makeup revolution has at the moment, reaching the masses and all the aspiring makeup artists. The event was organised and powered by India and Namrata’s personal favorite brand, Indulgeo Essentials. Namrata Soni and Indulgeo Essentials have changed the beauty industry hand in hand, Namrata has broken shackles that pertain to makeup being painting faces and Indulgeo Essentials has proven how makeup is not only about cosmetics but how skin prep is more important than the actual makeup. A moisturized and hydrated skin is a pre requisite for flawless makeup and Namrata has advocated this repeatedly and also has been a mentor for Supriya Malik, founder Indulgeo Essentials, together they have revolutionized the makeup industry to focus on one of the most primal things about makeup - Skincare.

Namrata Soni is unarguably the most influential & coveted makeup artist of this time. With extensive knowledge and experience of almost two decades now, she is one of the most sought after makeup artists whose celebrity clientele list includes Shahrukh Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha, Malaika Arora Khan, Preity Zinta, Jacqueline Fernandez, Tabu, Salman Khan, Arjun Rampal, Asin, Shruti Hassan and more. Namrata has also worked on various feature films including: Om Shanti Om, Kabhi Alvidaa Na Kehna, Musafir, Main Hoon Na, Janemaan, Emi, Salaam Namaste, Aisha, I Hate Love Stories. If you want to see flawless skin, look for her work in ad films such as Liril Aloevera, Nivea Visage, Sunsilk, Revlon, Vaseline, Pears. Her mastery is incomparable and she is poised with the talent to elevate beauty to even higher altitudes.A master of all trades, Namrata is versatile and multi- talented and has reached audiences in a variety of mediums, from feature films, magazine covers and to ad films. An artist who truly fought her way through her talent to quash a ban on female makeup artists in the industry. She has recently been awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for her contribution to the Hindi Film Industry for her Makeup skills. She is counted amongst the influential women in the world an excerpt written about her in the International coffee table book - “Influential women of the world making a difference”. Namrata has also received the prestigious International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) award for her ageing make-up design for the award winning film, Om Shanti Om. She has  also been nominated for the best makeup artist at IIFA for her work in Aisha and I Hate Love Stories. Her Instagram handle by her name is a social media sensation and her iconic work is the reason behind her rise in the field. She is also the principal and owner of the most premier makeup and hair academy in India. Apart from being the legendary maquillage queen, Namrata Soni is also an amazing make up educator. She boasts of the versatility and ability to do looks that range from bridal, editorials to character makeup. Namrata’s approach to style is simple: “I’m all about using the right products in the right places to highlight a person’s best features and natural beauty.” As her work in Om Shanti Om demonstrates she has a unique talent in character-make up as well.

With the larger than life and exquisitely beautiful decor, the masterclass hall was adorned with the best of decorations to welcome the students at 9 am. All the students donned a look of excitement as they entered, all set to learn the magic behind the virtuoso of makeup Namrata Soni’s crafts of makeup. The masterclass began at 10 am, starting with the first look - #NAMGLOW Bridal look 2019. The model was dressed in a magnificent light green lehenga by Dabiri Couture and breathtaking jewelry by Shri Ram Hari Ram jewelers, the look was all about the current seasons monsoon wedding trends. After the completion of the first look, the students were stunned by the perfection and to make the best of this once in a lifetime opportunity, posed their questions to Namrata Soni which she answered in detail and patiently after each look.  The second look that she taught was The Namrata Soni Signature Celebrity Editorial look, and the third look was The Namrata Soni Red Carpet Glamour Look which she taught post the lunch break. While teaching, Namrata paid attention to each detail, explaining the step by step process and also unveiled essential tips and tricks that she has garnered over the years. During the lunch break, the students got a chance to have a look at an array of brands and their products that were on board as associates and collaborators for the masterclass. The class also witnessed to unboxing of the enormous goodie bag that each student was to receive. International favorites like Guerlain, Benefit Cosmetics, Nykaa etc. to name a few, were some of the tenors on board for the masterclass. Surpassing all preset expectations of what the goodie bag was going to hold, the students were beyond excited to receive goodies from these elite brands that are thoroughly recommended and loved by Namrata Soni. 

During the course of the masterclass, the students effectively learned how to understand face shapes, skin colors and their undertones, the rules of hygiene in makeup, prepping and priming the skin before makeup application, color correction & color wheel knowledge specially focused for Indian skin, information about the right products to use to conceal dark circles, pigmentation and patchy skin, creating the perfect makeup look without too much foundation, the correct way of applying foundation & cover pigmentation, modern sculpting - Contour/ face baking /strobing, using different formulations like cream/ powder or gel for blush/highlighting, putting glitter liner/glitter smokey eyes, how to get the perfect red lips and how to find the perfect red out there for every skin type, important information about the dos and don’t’s of makeup.

The students also found out Namrata Soni’s preference and recommendations and learned from her experience and expertise of almost two decades now.
For all the 3 looks, Namrata used her most favorite Indulgeo Essentials, a brand for which she has always exclaimed her love and appreciation for. Indulgeo Essentials is a luxury organic skincare brand that is the pioneer creator of award winning essential oil blends. She did the skincare makeup preparation using their Wonder Gold Oil, Rejuvenating Eye Serum and Pout It. Trusting the brand, she has been associated with them for two products - Wonder Gold Oil & Pout It, which were created under her guidance. With Indulgeo Essentials’ able knowledge and expertise and Namrata Soni’s practical experience the two miraculous products were born that are now loved and cherished by thousands across the globe. A brand that is highly innovative, they have successfully molded age old secrets and ingredients according to today’s people and their needs with the best and exotic organic ingredients collected from all across the globe.

Ending the perfect masterclass on a memorable note, the students received certificates with Namrata Soni and also took photos. The press interactions began around 4:30 pm where Namrata Soni interacted with the press and media over high tea. The masterclass was definitely a huge success and saw the students being exhilarated by the experience of learning from the master thoughts of makeup, respected Namrata Soni herself. The perfect organization by Indulgeo Essentials and event curator Shikha Mehra made the event a smooth sailing success and an epochal experience for all.

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