Let me introduce you to Srabonti Dutta, an amazing Odissi dancer and Choreographer based in Singapore.
Our husbands were working together and thats how she came to know i do make-up.
4 yrs back she was Choreographing a big show to be showcased in Jubilee hall Raffles Hotel. She has more than 50 dancers in her show.
I had never done classical dance make-up ever before. So she came over to my place to discuss. She sent me a few pictures for reference of what she wanted from me.
I remember practicing on my face many times until i was sure of getting the eyes right. And it had to be done in 15 mins flat .
I only remember getting to the venue and starting the make-up, it went on the about 4-5 hrs and i must have donr about 25 faces. When i look back now i really dont know how i managed that .
The picture above is from a week back. I had the privilege many times in between to do her programs. But this one was special again as the numbers were around 20 again. And everyone wanted the kind of eyes i had drawn right from the start.
Gargi from Couture Lense has caught the essence of the backstage energy, just before the performance .
This time i had Binny Puri another make-up artist to do all the foundations , cheeks and lips. I just concentrated on each ones Eyebrows, and Eyes.