The Make-Up Girl: Ishika Taneja


An International makeup expert, Ishika Taneja excels in doing bridals and fashion airbrush make up. Her passion for beauty began early in life and determined to fulfill her dream, she moved to London for an Advanced Makeup Course from London School of Beauty and Makeup. Ishika was exposed to the highest class of experience in glamour world.

Educational Background
Passing out of Ryan International School, she truly blossomed in Lady Irwin College where she discovered her leadership skills while chosen to be the College Secretary and subsequently College President. She later went on to do an advanced Makeup Course from London School of Beauty and Makeup. She also underlined her astute sense of international business and strategic management from London School of Economics.

Other Skills

Apart from gaining strong credentials in the beauty field she has also mastered Prosthetics from the world renowned Atti Tabak, also known as Picasso of Prosthetics from Netherlands.

Work Experience

She has trained The Body Shop Cosmetic Company’s Artists for make-up. Her work can also be seen in the famous Doritos commercial, where she shows her magical abilities with coloUrs. Besides having an opportunity to work with a number of high profile names she is dedicatedly engaged in philanthropic activities and is always eager to work for the welfare of blind, orphans and senior citizens.


Working as a make-up artist in Hollywood

She went to HOLLYWOOD to gain an in-depth training at cinema make-up and had the opportunity to work with the renowned Nelly Recchia (Airbrush), Marcel Munoz (Hair), Mirelle Bertrand (Hi fashion make up), Wendy Ann Rosen (Period Make up) and Christal Lee (Basic make up).

She did two international movies with well-known directors James Kerr and Jason Connery.
In Hollywood she worked with big brands and famous international artists like ED HARDY’s designer Madison, world famous singers LMFAO for their party rockers collection, the famous basketball player and rapper Ron Artest, American rappers and singers like Mickey Avalon and Jay Young.

Working at Film Festivals and Fashion Weeks abroad /Ishika has worked with the best actresses in Kodak theatre for Japanese Film Festival. She enjoyed working at Los Angeles Fashion Week and Fashion Minga.
Doing make-up for Beauty Queens

She has done makeup for Miss USA and Miss Teen USA. She had the opportunity to beautify Daniel Kerkoven (Miss Sri Lanka), Carol Gracias, Sunny Leone, Rakhi Sawant, Veena Malik, Amanpreet Wahi (Gladrags Miss India), Montu Tomar (Femina Miss India Finalist) Jaishree (Model cum Singer), Shipra Malik (Femina Miss India Finalist), Barkha Kaul (Model and Celebrity DJ), Kaja Debeska (International Poland Finalist) and many more.
Her make-up and beauty work in India

Upon arriving back in India, she collaborated her unique artistic talent and business acumen to handle not just creative assignments at the Alps Cosmetic Clinic and Academies, but also dived deep into Human Resource Development. She believes that since the beauty industry is a service oriented sector where the staff and people behind the salons and clinics make all the difference, it is important to work hard to find and train the right people to work for the Alps Group.

Working with other make-up artists and fashion magazines

She went on to hone her skills by assisting renowned makeup artists like, Dominique Samuel (makeup artist of Beyonce and Destiny’s child). Ishika has also nourished her professional roots as an Associate to the London’s top shot magazine Vogue.
By Sasha Madan

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