The Power of Powdering: Shaik Emraan

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

Shaik Emraan

When you’re driven by passion and have hard-work and persistence as your biggest strength – there is no way you’d not succeed. One such man who proves it true is Emraan. He is a true example of a boy hailing from a small town with big dreams – slogging his way through to reach somewhere. It was only after years of immense struggle that he tasted success – to now having become one of Hyderabad’s best makeup artists. Leading a team of almost 40 people, the man is known for his out-of-the-box ideas and hence loved for the freshness he brings to his work.

What made you pick this career?

I was all of 16 when I realised my love for this field and it has been a rather fruitful journey – and in 2010 I decided to take it up as a profession.

How do you handle competition?

You need to have competition to be able to get anywhere. No one emerges to be the best if he or she is the only one doing it. So, the more the competition, the better it is, as one works towards heading upwards.

Must have makeup tools…

Makeup wedges, fluff brush for shadow and a lash curler.

Your favourite quote?

If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.

Motto you live by?
“What goes around always comes around” – so be nice to people and that is what will come back to you too.

Do you work for passion or money?
There would be a very few who would actually be in this field just for the money – it is always passion driven and that is exactly my case.

What is the reason you work?
I work because I love what I do – the happiness of creating something you imagine is a beautiful feeling.

Dream celebrity to work with?
Aishwarya Rai would definitely be my dream face to work on.