As gorgeous as it gets

KATHMANDU: For the thirty finalists of the Lakme Bridal Makeup Competition, the wait is finally over. They will be ready with their weapons of trade — brushes, blushes, eye shadows, mascaras et al — on June 21 to dress up and make up their model brides and vye for lucrative cash prizes.

This is the first of its kind competition in Nepal organised by beauty brand Lakme in association with Saundarya Kala Byawasayi Sangh. It promises to provide a channel to all aspiring beauticians and nurture the beauty industry.

The venue is Soaltee Crowne Plaza where one will get to witness a show with a difference as normal ladies (not professional models) from varied ethnic backgrounds walk the ramp after getting transformed into beautiful brides with the creative styles of bridal make-up applied by the shortlisted 30 beauticians. They will demonstrate a bridal makeover of ethnic groups ranging from the Himalayan to the Tarai region.

The judges’ panel consisting of Sneh Rana, Prajani Rana, Sirjana Yonjan, Melina Manandhar and Rajesh Dhakhwa will declare the winners on the basis of make-up, hairstyle and bridal dress.

The winner, first runner up and second runner up will walk away with cash prizes of Rs 50,000, Rs 25,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively. There will also be prizes for Best Makeup, Best Hairstyle, Best Lip Makeup, Best Eye Makeup and Best Attire.

Kamala Shrestha, president of Saundarya Kala Byawasayi Sangh, will demonstrate the latest trends in make up. The evening will also see performances by renowned Nepali artistes.