Our Story

fat mu was founded in 2006 by dynamic duo, and all-round make-up pioneers, Natasha Nischol and Virginia Holmes. Their vision is to transform make-up from a basic service into a respected art form and create a make-up community of make-up lovers through their training academy in Mumbai.

fat mu designs and manages make-up for shoots, events, bridals and makeovers and in 2010 it started a state-of-the-art Academy offering the best-in-class make-up education for professionals and all make-up lovers alike.

Their teams have worked on numerous eclectic faces over the years, both in fashion and film, designing over 100 TVCs, and working on over 35 feature films from Hollywood’s 'Slumdog Millionaire', 'Zero Dark Thirty' to Bollywood’s 'Dil Dhadakne Do', 'Mirziya', 'Rock on 2' and soon to be released Indie films 'Love Sonia', 'Idgah' and Toronto's darling 2015's 'Margarita With A Straw'.

Look out for fat mu 2017 make-up designs coming your way. We started the year with Lakme Fashion Week and our teams are currently working on Amazon's web series 'Made in Heaven' with Zoya Akhtar and Nitya Mehra.

fat mu brings with it an unmatched combination of Indian and international sensibilities and expertise and is transforming the way make-up is perceived in India. fat mu's portfolio includes some of the most sought after work in the field of make-up artistry.

our clients

  • Lakme
  • Maybelline
  • Dove
  • Nivea
  • India Take one
  • Ponds
  • Sunsilk
  • Garnier
  • MTV
  • Excel Entertainment
  • Elle
  • GQ
  • Vogue
  • Femina Believe
  • Offroad Films
  • Indigo Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Heineken
  • Incredible India
  • HUL
TIMELINE
2006

after being set up on a business blind date, Natasha and Virginia start fat mu

2007

fat mu design the make-up and hair for a small little film that almost went straight to video. In 2009 this ‘little film’ scooped 8 Oscars, Jai Ho!

2009

fat mu design Zoya Akhtar’s debut movie. Luck By Chance goes on to become a super-duper hit.

2010

fat mu follow their dreams and open their academy in the heart of India’s pulsating media hub - Mumbai

2011

another hit movie with Ms. Akhtar, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara sweeps the world

2013

fat mu cement in their reputation in creating flawless skin for big beauty brands

2014

fat mu create cutting edge looks for leading fashion publications and campaigns and our first year at Lakme Fashion Week

2015

Alongside our movies of this year, our make-up sculpt show at Lakme Fashion Week was the ultimate highlight. Loved the creative freedom, expression and pushing those boundaries!

2017

fat mu firmly make their mark at the LFW shows over the last couple of years. An incredible journey of make-up design in films, tvcs, education, fashion and now we've set up fat mu brides!