8th June 2009
Lakme, the international cosmetic brand and the 'leader and expert' in the beauty industry organized "Lakme Bridal Make Up Competition 2009", which took place on 3rd July 2009 in Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu. This year too, Lakme, restating its commitment in providing a platform to beauticians from all over
Mr. Santu Tamang, a renowned makeup artist of Nepali Film Industry selected top twenty beauticians from among 223 participants in Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Pokhara and
The top twenty beauticians were:
Soita Shrestha, Jyoti Sharma, Santoshi Shrestha, Jamuna Shrestha, Basudha Bajimaya, Rekha Upreti, Rajesh Lama, Kabita Thapa, Sunita Maharjan, Bimala Khatiwada, Sarala Thapa, Rina Maharjan, Pratigya Rana, Shova Rana, Pooja Pandey, Shanta Rai, Neelam Ale (Gurung), Onisha Mulmi, Samita Dhonju and Meera Shrestha
The day of the wedding is perhaps the most-awaited day in the life of every Nepali woman.
The judges' panel consisted of Sneh Rana, Jharana Bajracharya and Anu Bindra. The judging criteria depended on make-up, hairstyle and the bridal dress.
The winner of Lakme Bridal Make up Competition 2009 Mr. Rajesh Lama from Kathmandu bagged an attractive cash prize of Rs. 50,000 and also got an opportunity to get the Lakme salon experience in
Many Nepali celebrities like Arunima Lamsal, Usha Khadgi, Rubi Rana graced this fun-filled evening, adding glamour to the entire show. Mrs. Kamala Shrestha, President of Saundarya Kala Byawasayi Sangh also demonstrated the latest trends in make up. The audience got to witness dazzling dance performances on few hit Nepali numbers, by the aspiring choreographer Hema Shrestha and her troupe. The audience also enjoyed a thrilling dance party that took place after the bridal show.
On the whole, Lakme Bridal Make up Competition 2009, sponsored by Lakme and organized by Saundarya Kala Byawasayi Sangh