To pursue her dream of becoming a makeup artist and hairstylist Pritika Kapoor left her job as software Engineer & established Shears & Brushes Studio. She was so driven by her passion that she got certified from the prestigious institutes in the Country – L’Oréal Professional India and MUD Academy India. She was working as a freelancer for 4 years before she established Shears & Brushes in the years 2017. Today she works with brides, fashion houses, celebrities and loves to do artistic makeup.
How did you get passionate about makeup, what do you love the most about being a makeup artist?
Your dreams won’t let you sleep! I remember working 13hrs a day for 7 days a week without feeling exhausted. Where do you think energy like that comes from? Passion! I was always passionate about make up, I never said no to any opportunity that came my way. My mom was a makeup artist in her time and that is in my genes, like I was born to be one. The beauty of this profession is that you have the power to help people discover a better version of themselves. You help them feel empowered and confident when all eyes are on them. Not just that, I also have the power to bring a concept or your imagination to life with my vanity. Nothing in this world can match that feeling!
Tell us something about your signature make-up style?
Flawless & skin like finish! I don’t know if there is a better phrase I can use here. Be it bold chiselled look or no make-up make-up look, your makeup must look like second skin, seamless and natural. That makes Air Brush my favourite go to technique. You can literally wear my makeup for more than 24 hours without any touch ups. I love playing with colours, so you might find my clients wearing a pop of colours on their eyes with a contrast lip shade, all blending in like a perfect masterpiece. Also, I believe that a look is incomplete without a good hairstyle, I always put additional efforts to play with different hairstyles for all my clients. One major benefit of being a professional hairstylist!
Tell us five products every bride should own before she starts her journey?
I have done a blog on Bridal Makeup Trousseau to which only my clients have access to. Anyhow I would like to share 5 of my favourites where every bride must invest – Facial Serum, Under Eye Cream, Lip care, Powder Foundation & Lip Stain. Rest you can work around based on your regular needs.
If not a makeup artist, what would you be?
Nothing! I have tasted the life of a software engineer for 5 years and it was bland! I am a makeup artist today, doing what I am good at and nothing can beat the taste of this life. It’s time I work on my dreams and give my 100% in building Shears & Bushes. I have sacrificed a lot to be here today and it all seems worth it.
What are your future plans?
Having worked with celebrities and influencers in town, I am keen on using my creative skills in show business, movies, runway and high fashion. There’s no settling for a person like me so, the hunt is on! However my primary goal is to expand Shears & Brushes from a single sitter studio to beyond.
Your favourite muse?
That’s a difficult question; the first name that pops up in my mind is Kareena Kapoor Khan. She’s someone who can pull off Chameli as good as Kalindi (Veere Di Wedding).
People you look up to in the industry?
Mario Dedivanovic Forever ! I love how he made contouring a household name. I am also very fond of Huda Kattan for the way she has become a brand name today. The two of them are absolutely inspiring!
How do you consider yourself to be different from the rest?
My approach to every task given to me sets me apart from the rest. I don’t settle for anything less than perfect, be it eyeliner or a small pin in hair it all has to be in place from the beginning to the end of an event. Being a professional hair dresser also works in my favour, it gives me full control and a better understanding to my client’s needs. My job is done only when my client says “Am I really this beautiful?” To me real review is when people are awestruck looking at my client.
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