Sonia Sandhu Beauty » Makeup:Hair - Chicago and VA/DC/MD Indian Makeup Artist

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    Thank you for visiting my site! I have been in the beauty industry for over 15 years! So you can say I am here to stay since I love it so much :) The flairs of beauty, makeup, and fashion are my passion and I love making others feel gorgeous! I am a natural artist that will assure you the best looks for your events. I have been featured in multiple wedding websites, fashion magazines and have been sought by many clients for my services.

    Here is a little more about me:
    - MAC Certified Artist - have been with MAC for over 10 years
    - Trained in London with Ash Kumar - the Leader in Asian Beauty
    - Trained by DYF - Dress Your Face - Tamanna Roshan @dressyourface
    - Teach multiple Makeup seminars

    I assist with bridal events as well as other special occasions, such as baby showers, fashion shows, proms, and nights out-on-the-town. I do hair, makeup and drapings of South Asian Outfits. I want you to focus on enjoying your special day and leave all-things-beauty to us! We assure you that will be you will look fabulous for your special occasion!

    I also work with photographers, DJs, Wedding Planners as well as a med spa to help you with your special day, so just ask and I would be happy to provide you with more info!

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Thought of the day 8/17/11

Sometimes feelings can make you think about why a human has to feel a certain way.  I mean that if you did not experience any happiness in life then you would not know what sadness is.  Life is so amazing and its such a short journey.  I wanted to write a quick post to share with everyone to cherish everyday you have with your friends and family and always take an extra step to be kind to others even if they dont return the favor.  Remember what goes around comes around!  This is the thought of the day:)


Website Re-Design Complete For 2011-2012!

I’m very happy to report that my website has been revamped for a more modern magazine style look.  I’ve also added a few new features to it:

  1. Raves and Reviews SectionYou can leave reviews for me if you’re a past client.  Simply fill out the form and that’s it. :)
  2. Magazine Style DesignThis makes it much easier to read and find things.  Especially, if you’re a fan of finding out some of my secrets and looking for advice on your own makeup stuff.
  3. Better Portfolio GalleryThe old one left a lot to be desired.  This one is faster, cleaner, and easier on the eyes.

Please let me know your comments or suggestions:)


Clients Before and After Pictures

All my clients are beautiful before they get their hair and makeup did but what we like to do is enhance their natural beauty!! Here are examples of what we have done…



7 Step Plan for Looking Flawless FAST this summer!

We are all on the run these days and want to look amazing fast!! Who has time? Well follow these simple steps and you will have the time to look fabulous!

1. Moisturize your skin – The first step of all is to apply a mositurizer with SPF to help your makeup glide on smoothly. Try Olay Face Moisturizer Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Regenerating Lotion SPF 50.  This combines powerful UVA/UVB (SPF 50) sunscreen with our exclusive Peptide + B3 complex and Olay moisture to help protect from damaging UV rays while moisturizing and regenerating skin’s appearance.

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Hot Pink Makeup

There is one key guideline for choosing the perfect pink: it all depends on your complexion!  Everyone knows I LOVE PINK – its such a pretty color on any skin tone.  So the secret is that the darker your complexion, the warmer and richer the shade you use should be.

Women with fair skin should look for pinks that blue-based such as poppy pink for eyes, cheeks and lips.

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  • July 4, 2011 - 10:57 pm

    Payal - Love the advice on pinks! I recently bought NARS lip stick pencils – both a matte finish and a glossy finish. Would you recommend pencils over traditional gloss for lips?


My Top 3 Favorite Foundations

So many people have asked me what are my favorite foundations and what do I use.  I have a few foundations that I absolutely love!  I always use MAC foundations on my clients but that can be a bit pricey for everyday use so I have some really nice picks:)Here are a few that I love and why.:)

1. MAC Studiofix Fluid

This is one of most favorite foundations and I use this when Im going out for a special occasion.  It has full coverage and gives a nice matte finish.  It is really nice for people that have combination skin and want coverage.  It is also buildable foundation so its great for anyone that wants to have that extra coverage.

2. Loreal True Match Foundation

This is another favorite!  It has a silky smooth texture and it gives medium to full coverage.  It goes on really nice and even as well.  It has a low price point so its affordable and is great to use everyday!

3. Laura Mercier – Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

This is a wonderful product for the summer! It gives you a light even coverage with a healthy glow.  Its wonderful for oily skin or people that are acne prone.  It has a nice and smooth application as well. I love we


Spring/Summer 2011 Purple/Coral Makeup Trend

Keeping up with makeup trends is just like keeping up with fashion trends.  So changing your makeup collection is a lot like getting a new wardrobe for spring/summer :)  So whats the latest trend for spring/summer 2011?

** Purples and Corals – wonderful on any skin tone **

From the lightest purple to the most vibrate purple, its the go to color this season.  Line your eyes with a nice purple liner, do a purple smokey eye or even use a nice soft purple for your cheeks! Corals can be done on your eyes, cheeks and even lips!  Go BOLD and Bright to keep up with this Spring.

Coral Eyes
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