Meenakshi Dutt is Delhi's top bridal makeup artist. She has been transforming brides since 1999. She has an amazing sense of colour coordination which reflects in her bridal makeup. She is known for her transformational makeup. Meenakshi Dutt has two salons. Her first salon is located in Punjabi Bagh. She started her second salon in year 2012 in the tony Shivalik area of South Delhi. Meenakshi Dutt has won many awards and recognitions for her bridal and fashion makeup.
|Bridal Makeup (HD/Airbrush) by Meenakshi Dutt||40000||20000|
|Bridal Makeup (HD/Airbrush) Senior MUA||28000||14000|
|Bridal Makeup (HD/Airbrush) Junior MUA||22000||11000|
|Party Makeup (Airbrush/HD) by Meenakshi Dutt||35000||17500|
|Party Makeup (HD) Senior MUA||21000||10500|
|Party Makeup (HD) by Junior MUA||12500||6250|
|Party Makeup (Airbrush) by Senior MUA||26000||13000|
|Party Makeup (Airbrush) by Junior MUA||17500||8750|
Makeup includes hair wash, hairstyling, draping, nail paint and bindi. No extra charges for false eyelashes and hair extensions. Meenakshi Dutt Makeovers offers a number of pre-bridal packages of various durations from short one day pre-bridal to two month pre-bridal packages. More information on these can be found on Meenakshi Dutt's Facebook page. Free trials are not offered at Meenakshi Dutt Makeovers.
Early Life & Family
Meenakshi Dutt is an ex model and India's top bridal makeup artist. She was born in the year 1970. Her father was an officer in the Indian Navy. She had a very eventful childhood. She travelled across the country and got to live at many places due to her father transferable job. This gave her an upbringing and exposure which only defence kids can get.
Meenakshi Dutt started modelling at a young age of 7. At that time she was living in Mumbai when her auntie offered her a role in an SKumars ad film. This proved to be a great learning experience for her and she got hooked to the modelling industry. Gradually more work come her way through her auntie. Soon she started getting offers from other production houses. She had a very successful modelling career. She worked with celebrities like Namrata Shirodkar and Juhi Chawla. She appeared in many print and television ads. In the year 1988, when she was in 12th standard her father was posted to Delhi. Meenakshi said good bye to her modelling career in Mumbai and moved to Delhi with her parents.
She had a brief stint as a fashion model in Delhi. As a fashion model she worked with top fashion designers and photographers. As serendipity would have it her a talent hunter saw her photographs and encouraged her to get into ad modelling again. Now in college Meenakshi Dutt borrowed money from her father and got her portfolio shot by a top photographer. Her ad modelling career again took a flight and soon she was doing TV and print ads. Along the way she also won Ms Delhi, Ms Navy Queen and couple of other beauty pageant awards. She also got into ramp modelling which used to be difficult to get into back then. At the height of her modelling career she married Umesh Dutt. Umesh Dutt who is a very supportive husband gave a new direction to Meenakshi's career.
Meenakshi Dutt married very young and had her son when she was just 22. Wanting to give more time to her family Meenakshi Dutt said a final goodbye to modelling and started exploring alternative career opportunity. She was very good at makeup even as a model. During her modelling days she used to apply her own makeup and also help her co-models with their makeup. This prompted her to opt makeup as her new career and passion. Her first break as a professional makeup artist came from a photographer who engaged her for his photo shoot.
Meenakshi Dutt Makeovers
As her reputation started growing Meenakshi Dutt started thinking about offering a better service and experience to her bridal makeover clients. She opened the first branch of Meenakshi Dutt Makeovers at West Punjabi Bagh. Over years this salon has created a name for itself. Clients come to Meenakshi Dutt Makeovers Punjabi Bagh not only from West Delhi but other parts of the city as well.
Second branch of the salon was opened in Shivalik area of South Delhi in the year 2012. This salon caters to clients in South Delhi. Meenakshi Dutt spends time between both the salons.
Bridal Makeup Packages
Meenakshi Dutt offers a number of bridal makeup packages. If you want your makeup done by Meenakshi Dutt then the price is Rs 40,000 with a booking amount of Rs 20,000. The price is the same for both aribrush and normal makeup as well as party makeup. She uses top of the line makeup products like MAC, Kryolan, Inglot, Bobby Brown, Makeup Studio etc. The exact prducts used depends on the look and bride's skin type. Meenakshi Dutt is an expert at using the airbrush machine as well as makeup brush for applying foundation. Her makeup is long lasting and does not cake or bleed. What differentiates her from a lot of other makeup artists is her sense of style and color coordination. Meenakshi Dutt doesn't usually takes destination weddings but you can get in touch with her for a bespoke arrangement.
Makeup by Senior/Junior Makeup Artist
You can also avail makeup services of senior or junior makeup artist at Meenakshi Dutt Makeovers. Bridal makeup by senior makeup artist costs Rs 23,000 per makeup while junior makeup artist charges Rs 17,000. Party makeup by senior makeup and junior makeup artist is Rs 21,000 and Rs 12,500 respectively.