Ragini is looking Forward to launch her own Make-up Brand!

Ragini Durgapal – Freelance make-up artist

“There is no such thing known as over-night success, it requires years of hard work, training, assisting big make-up artists, and a little amount of luck. I was a simple and obedient girl initially. I knew nothing about make-up and hardly watched any videos for the same. Though I was much obsessed with Fashion, being a small-town girl I wasn’t into this world. I am from Kotdwar, a beautiful little town in Uttrakhand, situated in the foothills of the Shivaliks. I went to Graphic Era University, Dehradun (2015-2018) to pursue my graduation in Bachelors of Business Administration. College life has always been interesting, appealing yet challenging. I came across several ups and downs yet faced them with a clear vision.

After completing my graduation in BBA, I was not as stable as to where to go and what to do. But it was clear to me that I didn’t want to get into the corporate sector and become a 9 to 6 slave. I belong to a service class family, where every person holds a Post Graduation Degree in MBA. It was disheartening to break the legacy but I wanted to be someone who has a hold on others. I wanted to initiate something on my own rather than just serving somebody else. Gradually they started understanding the fact that I wanted to stand out rather than just being missed in the crowd. They were convinced and thus I was somewhat relieved.

I had full support from my family and friends, they had complete faith in me and I had the confidence to prove myself to everyone. I started developing my interest in Makeup and freelancing, through Instagram itself, followed by watching and learning techniques and skills over YouTube. Thereafter I wanted to get a professional degree for the same. I joined Masters Academy of Makeup and Arts, Delhi. I had done my practicing under Shalini Singh Mam. Seeking her guidance provided flight to my dreams. I have always been taking risks in my life. I put my sweat and blood in what I do, I try to connect with my clients and listen to them so that I don’t even miss a pinch to make their moments special.

My secret of confidence lies in my hard work and self-dependent nature. According to me, if you are going an extra mile for some task, if you are putting your nights into some work, you will surely succeed one day. I feel happy and confident when my clients, my followers, my mentors, and juniors appreciate my work and innovations. Receiving messages and blessings regarding my looks and makeup techniques, make me feel proud. I feel I haven’t become successful yet but have started crawling the ladder for the same. I am always open to suggestions and recommendations and I love teaching and explaining how everything goes step by step. I am expressive and helping and I’m currently training some students who wish to become successful in this field.

I love doing freelancing and I am no more dependent on my family for any financial aids. I receive bookings all over the country and thus travel more. I enjoy my work along with experiencing new places and people. I keep myself updated and busy in learning more and more about this field each day with the latest topics and techniques regarding makeup artists and its related entities. I always have listed my clients as my priority and have fulfilled their expectations. I try to keep them happy and make them feel special on the very occasion. All it will take is hard work, perseverance, and time.

I am looking forward to launching my very own make-up brand which will be available at an affordable range. I know there are many girls out there who wish to enter this industry, have the talent within them but lack financial resources to purchase the tools. I have set my aim and working badly each day to make it true. My ultimate request to all the budding make-up artists is that your dream should not always be related to money. You will visit people on their special days, create a friendly environment, listen to their views, and appreciate them. Let them feel stress-free and comfortable. Because of course, it’s a big day for both of you!”

Instagram – @makeupbyragini

Youtube – Ragini Durgapal

*The views mentioned in the above article are of the writer and not Winged Club.