Rani Bhogal, three words to describe this lady – a hidden gem.
I really struggled to find a makeup artist for my engagement. Why? As I mentioned before in my previous blog post to find a good reputable makeup artist is a hard work. You can read more about that here.
So for my engagement it was even harder because I was having my hair done by a separate artist so I just needed someone to do my makeup, simple’s right?
Yes that’s what I thought, I was soooooooo wrong! Lots of makeup artists didn’t want to travel outside of London to do my makeup although I said I would pay for their travel charges, lots didn’t get back to me which was so frustrating and lots wanted to charge me the earth and its mother. To be honest it was really annoying.
Then one day I found Rani Bhogal through Instagram and I was amazed by her work. It was simply stunning, quite unique and different.
I quickly got her contact details and called her. She was lovely and professional and she said that she would get a quote over to me via text in the next few days and so she did and it was reasonable – bingo! I was so pleased so I snapped her up straight away and so she was booked for my engagement.
Rani was really organised and sent out a booking form months in advance to collate all of my details and place of getting ready, so she knew exactly on the day where she was going – always a good thing 🙂
Sooooo no Big Indian event/wedding is complete without a last minute drama and in true Indian style I had some last minute timing issues, and Rani also had to work around my hair stylist. I called her quite panicked a few days (yep just a few days) before my engagement and she really reassured me that she can work around my schedule and timings. She wasn’t a diva at all, just a really lovely person. Her words to me were “Sharn you’re my priority so don’t worry about timings, I can get there when you need me to” these very words filled me with so much confidence in my moment of melt down mode– a dream come true!
So on the day she rocked up with her bubbly personality! She is Punjabi so we had that instant Punjabi connection and she was so calm, always a bonus.
Lets get on to her makeup. This women wowed me! I told her that I didn’t want it to be too OTT or too minimalistic but she got the balance just right. She used hues of purple on my eyelids to match my outfit and she blended it together to give my eyes the wow factor. Big brows was a must for me but I hate it when they look pencilled on, Rani gave me those big brows but they looked so natural . She then finished my look off with some eyelashes and gorgeous dusty pink lipstick all done to perfection in one hour and it lasted too! Did I mention that I didn’t even have a trial with this lovely lady? I know, amazing huh.
She was a pleasure to meet and so down to earth and the makeup was soooooo on point! Rani is based in London and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to my Desi Brides.
I was so gutted that I didn’t get any close ups of my makeup at the beginning of the evening but I did get some shots so take a look for yourself.
Thank you so much Rani and I hope to book you again soon!