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Wake up to Makeup


Rashika Serchan completed her undergraduate studies from the United Kingdom and is currently working as a Makeup Artist with Lakme Nepal. She believes one should never be afraid to do what they love nor fear hard work; if things don’t go well, it will at least be an experience.

What made you want to become a makeup artist?
Makeup has always been my passion and a form of expression. I remember since my school days I was drawn to makeup and would go through my mother’s makeup kit but the motivation to gain professional skills and experience materialised while I was pursuing my undergraduate degree in the United Kingdom. When I look back, I recall going through numerous YouTube makeup tutorials by my favourite artists which were trending back then. My friends and family always inquire about products, brands and techniques I use. With time, I have realised that when passion, drive and talent come together there is no looking back. Therefore, after going through a workshop in Delhi organised by prominent brands such as Lakme Lever, I was able to enhance and learn new skills. Today, working as a makeup artist for Lakme Nepal provides me with the opportunity to pursue my goals.

What do you love about what you do?
I think it’s the challenge I face with all my clients since makeup is an art and everybody has different features, it’s a lot of fun trying to get makeup to look beautiful on different people. Also, I truly believe that the power of makeup is such that it can drastically change how a woman feels about herself instantly. Nothing makes me happier when I see a client pleased and satisfied with my work. Makeup to me has always been a form of self-expression.

Where do you get your inspiration from?
My mother has always been my biggest inspiration. She is the epitome of beauty and grace, always well groomed. Her signature makeup look has been the blended brown eye shadow and eyeliner which has always been impeccably on point. Other than that, it’s celebrities like Kim Kardashian and makeup artists Mario and Joyce who has brought the makeup industry to a different level, and my all time favourite YouTuber, Tanya Burr, a British vlogger, whom I have been religiously following since my university days.

Product or brand favourite
Kat Von D

One product you can’t work without
Laura Mercier translucent powder

Top makeup tips
Always fill in the brows (even if it’s a tiny bit to fill in the gaps or using a tinted brow gel) because brows shape the entire face.
For perfect base, always use a primer on top of a moisturiser.
Even the tiniest bit of contouring gives definition to your face.