Updated: Jan 29
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN DE MODE JUL-AUG-SEP 2021 (Vol IV, Issue XXII)
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY
Article Published on: 13TH JAN 2023 | www.demodemagazine.com
Dhruti Sompura is an emerging makeup artist and hairstylist from Gujarat, India. She became passionate about the possibilities of makeup during her college days and that is the time when she decided to become a professional makeup artist. Earlier in school, she used to do makeup for her friends and family members and also participated in fashion events, runway shows, and fests in her college as a makeup artist. Everybody loved her work. She was receiving compliments and positive feedback about her work from whomever she worked for. She enjoyed the process of giving a makeover and the brightness in the smile she was bringing to the face of her friends and casual clients. All these happenings & events in her life brought more firmness to her decision of becoming a makeup artist. She joined Orane International School of Beauty & Wellness, a makeup academy in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, where she completed her Diploma in Cosmetology course.
She did learn many different makeup looks, as well as developed her knowledge in makeup while practicing as a student. She educated herself with different looks such as day look, party look, day due makeup, engagement look, bridal look, and reception look.
Dhruti started her makeup career as a freelance makeup artist in early 2019, indulging herself in pre-wedding makeup, engagement makeup, and many more. It makes her happy when she sees the satisfaction on her client's face.
She is thankful to her parents for helping her in achieving her goal and leading her in the right direction.
DHRUTI SOMPURA'S EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DE MODE
Q: How old were you when you become obsessed with make-up?
A: Around the age of 10 years, I used to do makeup with only two products, those are lipstick and powder. Gradually I enhance my skills and knowledge about makeup.
Q: When did you decide “okay, this it, I'm going to be a professional makeup-up artist?”
A: During my university graduation, I was fond of makeup. Also, I participated in different fashion shows to perform the role of the makeup artist. Afterward, I decided to enhance my skills and joined the makeup academy Orange international school of beauty and wellness in my city, where I fell in love with makeup.
Q: What were the early days of your career like? Did you have to test a lot in the beginning to build your book?
A: At the primary stage of my career, I learned a lot from my path because I didn’t have anyone to guide me professionally. But gradually, I developed my skills and knowledge for becoming where I am today.
Q: Tell us what a dream job is for you?
A: My dream job is to successfully participate in lots of fashion shoots & collaborations and build my own makeup academy.
Q: Who are some people that have inspired you throughout your career?
A: In this career, my mother and my elder sister and so many personalities like Namrata Soni, Swati Verma, Parul Garg, many more makeup artists around me, and magazines like DE MODE have inspired me throughout the journey.
Q: How long have you been a makeup artist and how did you get your start in the industry?
A: From the early age of secondary schooling, I used to do makeup for my family members and friends; I started my career in early 2019 as a professional freelance makeup artist.
Q: What do you love most about make-up?
A: God has given everybody natural beauty and shine; keeping this gifted aspect in mind, I love makeup to explore the natural beauty and boost one’s appearance and confidence.
Q: If you weren't a makeup artist, what else would you do?
A: I have studied Master's in Finance. So, if I were not a makeup artist, I would be a finance manager.
Q: How would you describe your signature look and what is it about your style that sets you apart from other makeup artists?
A: My signature look is a good base, nicely coated mascara, a good highlighter, and lovely brownish nude lipstick; what sets me apart from other makeup artists is my makeup's subtle and natural finish.
Q: What are the three tools in your makeup kit that you can never, ever be without?
A: Mascara, Brownish Nude lipstick, and Brow pencil are three products I cannot live without.
Q: What is the most important beauty advice that you can give to women?
A: The most important beauty advice would be, to be confident about your skin and put a makeup according to the events and positional appearance/Dressing sense. Because makeup and dressing sense are very much correlated.
Q: What are some common beauty mistakes that women make?
A: The most important thing to prepare skin for the makeup is to double cleanse the skin after removing makeup and following a skin routine. Women often ask for many base layers even if it is not required according to skin tone.
Q: What's your favorite makeup brush?
A: The counter brush is my favorite makeup brush. It gives the face a naturally sculpted look.
Q: Advice for the young makeup artist.
A: Practice makes any profession perfect, and get a formal education about makeup artistry. And sharp observations for skin tone, looks, and dressing sense.
Q: What is your fav quote?
A: “Be natural"
Q: How do you feel about you being on DE MODE?
A: I'm thankful to the entire team of DE MODE for giving me this fantastic opportunity. I'm thrilled and grateful to be published in DE MODE and look forward to working with DE MODE again.