The Power of Powdering: Afsha Akbar Rangila

Our wedding is one event of our life that we plan to have something that looks like forever. From the wedding shoes to a wedding dress, and more, we want everything to be done flawlessly. We want the perfect venue, food, dress, flowers and makeup, because we want our most awaited day to be special. Isn’t it? I’ve always wondered what the fuss was about when it came to being a bride. You pick an outfit, match your shoes, co-ordinate jewellery, hire a makeup artist and you are good to go. But I was missing the point by a mile, until I lived through my best friend’s wedding! It’s easy to find a makeup artist, but tough to find a skilled and talented makeup artist, who would bring everybody’s attention to the beautiful bride. So whilst you are busy with your wedding preparations, we have put together a list of some of the best makeup artists in Hyderabad, in no particular order – to make your life easier. Know them a little before you make your pick.

Text: Anahita Ahuja

Afsha Akbar Rangila

Give her a few minutes with some colours, and you’d be surprised with the kind of magic her fingers do. Afsha Akbar Rangila started her career in 2010 and ever since has been working day and night to make this world look prettier. She is extremely popular with her clients due to her impeccable work and her perfectionist’s attitude. Read on to know more about her…

What made you pick this career?

I got into this line because I had seen my mom in this field. She inspired me to do this. I started as a hair stylist first and worked for a year, after which I joined my mother’s salon. That is where I slowly got into makeup. I had seen her doing it, so I knew my basics. The urge to make myself better is what’s got me here.

How do you handle competition?

I don’t feel competition with the other makeup artists around me, in fact I get inspired from them. I am not an insecure person by nature, so this doesn’t bother me.

Must have makeup tools…

Eye-brow filler, nude lipstick and a Studio Fix makeup foundation and powder

Your favourite quote? 

There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise”

Motto you live by?
Go for it, no matter how it ends, it is an experience.

Do you work for passion or money?
Passion definitely comes first on the list. Success comes to those who work passionately for it, and once you are successful and on the right track it’ll make way for money as well. I strongly believe in not chasing the money, but chasing the passion.

What is the reason you work?
I love the feeling that I am empowering the people I work on, the bond that is created between me and my clients lasts for years and they become an important part of my life for years to come. I love connecting with them. Makeup to me is worship, I worship my work and strive to get better with each passing day, getting to learn something new and different every day.

Dream celebrity to work with?
Alia Bhatt.