Jyotika Mirpuri Aroura is an eminent makeup artist from Lucknow. She is specialised in destination wedding makeup. She believes that makeup is like creating magic everyday. She has worked with several celebrities and has also been the HOD Hair and Makeup for the entire film Mukti Bhawan – Hotel Salvation which has won many awards internationally and achieved SPC Award at the Venice film festival. Here’s an abstract of her conversation with Ishika Sethi.
Ishika : What fascinates you about this line of work?
Jyotika : This makeup line is such a riveting line. It is packed with creativity and inventiveness. You can explore yourself, your art in it. It’s something that I love doing and if you enjoy your work or you love what you do then you definitely find it interesting. Everyday you create new looks, you work with different people on different faces which are canvases for you and I feel that’s magical.
Ishika : What, in your opinion, is the most important quality in a Makeup Artist?
Jyotika : Well, there has to be a lot of qualities in a professional makeup artist. The most important ones are that you yourself have to be polished and hygienic. You should look presentable. You ought to make sure that your brushes are spotless and clean. Your station should be well organised. All these qualities give your client a white-collar impression of you. Also, you should make sure that you interact with your client in order to provide a comfortable and warm environment. Moreover, the satisfaction of your client should be your topmost priority. In addition, a MUA must be updated of latest products, styles and trends.
Ishika : What are the challenges that you face as a makeup artist?
Jyotika : For me personally, every single makeup look that I create is a challenge for me. No matter for how long I have been doing this, but still today whenever I start on with a look whether on an actress or a bride, for a couple of seconds I be like I just hope that it comes out to be great. I hope that it goes well and she likes it.
Also, when I work as a makeup artist in movies, I’m expected to create a certain look according to the need of the scene which at times becomes very challenging as well as amusing. To see the outcome on big screen and appreciation from people gives me the high.
Ishika : You have an incredible career – what have been your highlights?
Jyotika : I’ve assisted celebrity makeup artist Brendon De Gee for over 2 years. In the beginning I worked with Kangana Ranaut for Film Krrish 3 & Queen, Bipasha Basu for Pantene, Genelia Dsouza for Fast Track. In 2019, I worked for Thappad movie, with Sayani Gupta for Jolly LLB 2 and Article 15. Also, I’ve been the makeup artist for shows like Just Dance and various commercial magazines, designers. Besides this, I have worked for Roohiafza which is yet to be released and Uljhan – The Knot, which is again yet to be released. It is selected and goes to Cannes. Furthermore, I was approached by Ayushmann khurana to help him design his look for Gulabo Sitabo along with his team, which was a great opportunity for me .
Ishika : That’s remarkable! What is the most important beauty advice that you would like to give to our readers?
Jyotika : According to me, everybody should follow a day and night skincare routine because your skin is one of your most important assets. You can go for various products depending on your skin type. You can also go for trusted home remedies. Also, don’t forget to eat nutritious food and keep yourself hydrated.
Ishika : Thanks a ton Jyotika! It was such an amazing experience to have you!