Tete-a-tete avec ShimmerMe
What is ShimmerMe? Do you do Makeup for others? Do you cater to brides outside of Bangalore? Can you help me find the right shade of foundation? Do you teach how to do Makeup? These are a few of the many questions that have come my way in the last 5 months. And I thought it’s about time that I sit down and do a post collating them, to give you all a clear understanding of what is it that I do? I have tried to keep my responses precise; you know what to do in case you need more details :-)
What do I do?
I am a Makeup Artist and a Beauty Blogger. I have always loved makeup and after I quit my corporate career, I decided to make my passion my profession. I did a Professional Media Makeup course in Dubai which helped me learn from talented and experienced makeup artists like Kate Goodwin and Melanie Meyer. Learning from experts who work with luxury brands like Gucci, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Dior to name a few and whose work are featured in the likes of Elle Arabia and Harper’s Bazaar Arabia was an overwhelming yet highly rewarding experience.
My love for writing found a new outlet through ShimmerMe. Being a Beauty Blogger keeps me on my toes, constantly thinking of new topics and tips that I can share with my followers.
What is ShimmerMe?
ShimmerMe is my Beauty Blog where I share my thoughts and tips on Makeup and Skincare; reviews and recommendations for Beauty products. The posts are tagged under different categories such as Makeup, Skincare, Nutrition, Hair and a recently introduced category Folio, where I feature looks that I do on others. 6-7 posts are featured on the blog every month across these categories. ShimmerMe has social media presence on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. You could follow me on any of these platforms for regular updates.
What does Makeup mean to me?
Deep inside, all of us know that we are beautiful. And whether we openly admit it or not, we want to be more beautiful. Makeup for me is a tool to further enhance the beauty. It is something that reflects my mood, an accessory that completes every look.
As a Makeup artist what are the services that I provide?
Bridal Hair & Makeup (INR 25,000/- onwards)
Every girl should look and feel beautiful every single day. But as a bride, you want to be the best version of yourself on your special day, while not masking your face under layers of makeup. My bridal makeup would focus on this aspect and ensure that we use minimal but the right products to have your makeup last through your special day. All bridal makeup services will have a trial session so that the expectations of the bride is understood correctly. It's recommended that you make the reservation at least 3 months ahead of your wedding so that I can share appropriate skincare and grooming tips for the months leading upto the big day.
I do take appointments for clients living outside of Bangalore. Cost of travel and accommodation will be borne by the client.
Portfolio & Special Occasion Hair & Makeup (INR 10,000/- per look)
Hair & Makeup services are provided for fashion/portfolio shoots and other special occasions where you want to look picture perfect. A prior consultation to discuss the desired look will be helpful.
1:1 grooming lessons (INR 10,000/-per session)
“Good Grooming is integral and impeccable style is a must. If you don’t look the part, no one will want to give you time or money.” – Daymond John.
I am a firm believer of good grooming being one of the most visible symbols of self-respect. The 4 hours long grooming session will be personalized and focus on daily Skincare & Makeup tips with product recommendations that would help the client put together a beauty routine and learn the basics of every day grooming. A pre-filled questionnaire by the client will help customize the session to focus on areas that the client needs most support.
Corporate grooming lessons (INR 15,000/- for 90 minutes)
"But, I don't have the time" is the most common excuse that I have heard from women for not looking their best. What if 10 minutes is all you need to look presentable and more ? Corporate grooming lessons focus on topics like 'The importance of grooming', 'How to make time for yourself', 'Beauty essentials that can make a difference', 'Creating your signature look' etc. To ensure that the session is effective, the audience size will have to be limited to 10 per session.
How do you contact me for any of the services?
Should you wish to enquire about any of these services or need more details, feel free to message me on Facebook, Instagram or you can drop me a mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
If there are other questions that you have or need more details on any of the services listed above, or you just want to see a post on a particular topic, leave a comment below or drop me a mail at email@example.com. Always happy to help :-)