Been in the field of professional makeup artistry for over 12 years and as a full-time makeup artist for over 3 years now, Padma Varatharaj speaks to Shopzters about her incredible journey.
"I started my carrier as a beautician and by being inspired by several people in the field of professional makeup, I took up my passion seriously.
My first and foremost inspiration was Kannan Rajamanickam. I went to Malaysia to be a part of his training and he said he was impressed by my guts of traveling all the way from India to Malaysia just to follow my dreams.
I completed my diploma in beauty therapy in 2007 and took up advanced makeup training from Kannan Rajamanickam.
I own a studio in Coimbatore called "Magicc Blush".
I make it a point to use only high definition makeup products like MAC, Bobbi Brown, Huda, Sephora, Anatasia Beverly Hills and Inglot with Huda being my favourite range.
I have always made it a point to give in my 100 percent when I get my hands on a bride. Every bride who comes to me has already been impressed by my work and I want to outdo that everytime.
My mother and my better half have always been my biggest source of support and encouragement. Also, my master Kannan who guided me throughout my carrier. His way of filling in the eyebrows are goals to me. Along with them Nirmala Karthikeyan, my Godmother, Rekeetha Gaddffi, the founder of Ocean Jasper were also a huge strength to me.
Apart from my master Kannan, Dinesh Nair from Malaysia and Goar, a Russian makeup artist have been my favourite inspirations.
Some of the celebrities I've worked with are Sneha, Pradaini Surva, Diya, Amala Paul and Jaya Mahesh, Mrs.Earth 2016. She was a very supportive person who got me so many clients in and around Coimbatore. She is a pillar of strength and is also an inspiration to me.
It is always important for brides to keep themselves hydrated with a lot of water and fresh fruit juices. Wash your faces and always keep moisturizing yourself for a better-looking skin.
Shopzters has been a great forum for promoting my works and I have so many clients since then."