The Power of Powdering: Gazal Rawalyani

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

Gazal Rawalyani

One makeup artist who has created a name and brand for herself in an extremely short span is Gazal Rawalyani. She is friendly, talented, loves what she does – and could easily be mistaken for being the model. Not only does she excel in bridal looks but also enjoys the fun, quirky ones. She takes into consideration everything from the client’s personality, dress and skin-tone, to the face shape and features that need to be underlined. Find out more about this PYT.

What made you pick this career?

I didn’t start off in this field – but now I can proudly say that I have found my true calling. I was always artistically inclined and makeup was just a route towards that. It is an art and what better than painting faces?

How do you handle competition?

I don’t! (laughs) In my opinion, it is very healthy to have good work around. Everyone is out there making a mark and that is possible only because there is so much space for everyone to do so. Hence, the better work that people end up doing around, the better we make ourselves.

Must have makeup tools…

Mascara, brow pencil and lip gloss

Your favorite quote? 

Be fearless in your pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

Motto you live by?
Do it with fire in your soul, or not at all! What’s the point of doing something half-heartedly anyway?

What is the reason you work?
I work as a make-up artist because, as mentioned, I enjoy painting people’s faces. It’s an art!

Do you work for passion or money?
To say I only work for passion would be a lie! I think we all work for money, as it is needed for survival – but having said that, I got into this field for the love of it and hence I try to keep the passion alive in whatever I do.

Dream celebrity to work with?

Priyanka Chopra