With shaadi season just around the corner, Pakistan is seeing the bride-to-be brigade scurrying around their respective towns in search of the perfect makeup artist for their big day(s).
Brides want to know who can give them their desired look, and then there is the matter of one's budget.
We're here to make the search easier.
Here's a rate list of the most sought-after bridal salon and makeup artists in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
Bridal Package: Rs22,000
The bridal package includes a facial and a mani/pedi sesh, so it's a win!
Party Makeup: Rs6,500
Bridal makeup: Rs30,000
PS: Anam Farooq Khan's rates will be Rs35,000 from November 2017 onwards.
Party makeup: Rs11,000
Bridal makeover: Rs57,000
The bridal makeover is only done by the owner herself!
Party makeup: Rs16,000 - Rs11,000
Bridal by Furqan: Rs40,000
Bridal by senior assistant: Rs25,000
Party makeup: Rs15,000 - Rs8,000
Bridal makeup: Rs25,000
Party makeup: Rs6,500
Bridal by Mona: Rs40,000
Bridal by assistant: Rs33,000
Party makeup: Rs10,000 - Rs9,000
Bridal by Master Artist: Rs36,000
Bridal by Most Senior Artist: Rs28,000
Bridal by Senior Artist: Rs25,000
Party makeup: Rs20,000 - Rs12,000
PS: Nabila doesn't do bridal makeup herself unless on special request, but it's gonna cost you a whopping Rs300,000!
Bridal by Natasha: Rs77,000
Bridal by Natasha + Hina: Rs66,000
Party makeup: Rs27,500
FYI: The party makeup is done by Natasha's mother Hina Durrani.
Bridal by Raana: Rs40,000
Bridal by Assistant: Rs25,000
Party makeup: Rs20,000 - Rs6,000
Bridal by Saba: Rs50,000
Bridal by Senior Artist: Rs30,000
Bridal by Junior Artist: Rs25,000
Party Makeup: Rs10,000
BTW: Saba also does Engagement and Valima makeup.
Bridal Makeup by Shamain: Rs65,000
Bridal makeup by artist: Rs30,000
Party makeup: Rs30,000 - Rs8,500
Bridal by Wajid: Rs70,000
Bridal by Senior Artist: Rs45,000
Party makeup: Rs45,000 - Rs25,000
Bridal package: Rs40,000
Party makeup: Rs8,000 - Rs15,000
Bridal package: Rs30,000
Party makeup: Rs5,000 - Rs.10,000
PS: The bridal package (which includes a facial and mani/pedi) also gives a discount on party makeup for your besties!
Bridal Makeup by Tariq Amin: Rs80,000
Bridal by Most Senior Artist: Rs40,000
Bridal by Senior Artist: Rs30,000
Bridal by Junior Artist: Rs20,000
Party makeup: Rs40,000 - Rs17,000
Bridal makeup by Ather: Rs180,000
Bridal package: Rs85,000
Bridal makeup by in-house artist: Rs35,000
PS: There is a variety of packages depending on your needs and the staff's recommendations, so the price may vary.
Bridal package by Hifsa: Rs90,000
Bridal by Senior Artist and Hifsa: Rs65,000
Bridal by Senior Artist: Rs35,000
Party makeup: Rs8,000 - Rs10,000
Bridal package by Senior Artist: Rs50,000
Bridal package by In-house Artist: Rs40,500
Bridal makeup by Senior Artist: Rs.30,000
Bridal makeup by In-house Artist: Rs.23,000
Party makeup: Rs14,000
PS: To get rates for makeup by Maram/Abroo, you can call for salon to request a consultation appointment.
Bridal package: Rs120,000
Party makeup: Rs5,000
FYI: After August 2017, Mariam Khawaja is increasing prices to Rs135,000. However, the package is all-inclusive, from services to mehndi (henna).
Bridal package: Rs60,000
Bridal makeover: Rs50,000
BTW: Uzma's bridal salon doesn't have offer party makeup but the bridal package includes a facial, mani/pedi, body polish and hair treatment.
Pro tip: For brides seeking party makeup for smaller events like the mehndi, extra charges are likely to apply for dupatta setting, etc.
All photographs courtesy the makeup artists' Instagram
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