Top 5 Bridal Makeup Artists in India

The gloss and glitter of Indian weddings require nothing but the best. This prerequisite extends right from the food and drink to the decor, locale and in high-profile weddings, even to the guest list and the security arrangements.

Salman Khan’s sister’s recent wedding put the spotlight back on the big fat Indian wedding and everything it involves – the glamour, the parties and of course, the bride.

The right bridal makeup can make a bride truly look fabulous – softly glowing skin, a gently flush and a sparkle in the eye, we give you the roundup of the top bridal makeup artists in different parts of India who will truly make you look like a princess on your big day!

Mickey Contractor


Think Bollywood beauty and you just can’t ignore him, he’s the magic wand behind most of Bollywood’s leading ladies and has been in the industry for three decades now. He’s the most high-profile makeup artist in Bollywood and is presently the director of MAC artistry in India. Needless to say, booking him for an event requires you to have contacts in all the high places, and the man is almost always busy.

Contact him through Twitter: @M_Contractor

Cory Walia

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Another Bollywood makeup maestro, Cory specializes in corrective makeup and in heavy duty makeup for stage, theater and television or bridal. He also offers classes, but many students who’ve taken up these classes say it didn’t help them much.

Contact: Phone Number (91)-9820009489

Namrata Soni


Namrata is one of the most established makeup artists and has a plethora of high-profile magazines to her name. Her works have featured in the world’s top publications including: Vogue, Elle, Harper’s bazaar, Wallpaper magazine, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Femina. She has also won awards for her work in several films including Om Shanti Om Namrata has also worked on various feature films including: Om Shanti Om, Kabhi Alvidha Aa Kehna, Musafir, Main Hoon Na, Janemaan, Emi, Salaam Namaste , Aisha and so on.


Ambika Pillai


The name is synonymous with all the best make up artists you can find in Delhi. Ambika Pillai is the top bridal artist in Delhi both for hair and for makeup, she has worked on several top actresses and on fashion and ramp shows. There are seven salons in Delhi under her line, offering a range of beauty services; Ambika also has her own product line. She also has a maiden salon in Kerala. The best part of Ambika Soni’s salons is that there’s a separate men’s section as well. She offers courses and training.


Noor Mohammed


In Chennai, every huge event is incomplete without Noor’s contribution. He is the man behind most of South India’s cine and bridal brigade. He is a member of the South India Cine Makeup Association and has over a decade of experience. He also does bridal makeup.


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Rachel is a beauty and lifestyle blogger from India with a passion for writing and all things beauty. Unabashedly partial to red lipsticks and big hair, in the drama that is life - Bollywood is her sanity!

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