It was around the age of 12 that I discovered the magic of makeup. I had always loved art - sketching and painting at every opportunity - but this different medium revealed a brand new world to me! I was hooked and haven't stopped loving it since.
Currently living in Atlanta, Georgia, I have spent the better half of a decade building my professional makeup career and establishing myself as an expert in my field. I received my training and certification under Gwynnis Mosby’s Makeup Artist Training Center. In the years since, I’ve become a Senior Makeup Artist, Skincare Ambassador and Regional Makeup Artist for Christian Dior, worked in TV/film for independent projects as well as Tyler Perry Studios, and been appointed personal MUA to the late CBS 46 journalist, Amanda Davis. I’ve also had the pleasure of working as an MUA with top luxury brands, fashion photographers, and fashion shows; experience that molded me into the accomplished and creative makeup artist that I am today.
I specialize in makeup for all occasions, including but not limited to bridal and bridal parties (as seen on Maharani Weddings), professional promotional photoshoots, avant-garde, special effects, editorial, TV/film, and special events (maternity, engagement, graduation, you name it).
My in-depth knowledge of skincare will take your makeup game to the next level and give you the resources you need to nurture truly healthy skin. I’m a versatile artist and can implement current makeup trends of all kinds whether it’s dramatic and glamorous, subtle and natural, or anything in between.
All ages, all gender identities, all skin tones - all people - my priority is to make my clients look and feel beautiful in every way they want, and I work diligently to ensure that everyone leaves my chair happy.
Check out my articles in leading Atlanta magazines, VoyageATL and Shoutout Atlanta.
I had the privilege of appearing on Good Day Atlanta on Fox 5 to share my expertise on Spring/Summer makeup trends and tips. Click here to watch the full interview.
To ensure that you don’t miss a second of my incredibly exciting and creative journey, I would like to invite you to follow me on Instagram @makeupbyshikhaarya.
“Makeup is malleable and mercurial: The biggest joy I have everyday is the opportunity to create, to play, and to invent with something I've loved forever.”
- PAT MCGRATH