Saturday, October 20, 2012

Meet Edward Shimray, (Artist MAC Hyderabad) & Zing (Owner, Sero's Hair and Makeup studio)

Edward might be this deep thinking, extremely quiet, sarcastic crazy artist, but to me, he has been a friend for almost two years now, teaching me a trick or 2, correcting my makeup, sharing a laugh, and advising me (not just about makeup!) When I met him first (at MAC), he was this really quiet 'artsy' guy with a kickass 'real' Mohawk (Not the one you saw every guy sporting in 2007!) I think we actually bonded when we played the guessing game of where I actually am from (Isn't that a fun one. now?). That was then, and today I am friends with him and his very beautiful, very kind, equally talented wife Zing! Today laughs are shared, and so is lunch. The 'bathroom conversations' with your female friends? Ya. That's been done too. 

They are friends. They know crazy amounts about hair and makeup. This is a lifestyle/beauty blog. They should feature here!
So I decided to exploit them both and made them bbm me their top 10 products. Edward being a MAC loyalist, vowed not to venture out. Hence, Zing had to give us her top 10 strictly not MAC.
Now here is what they have to say-
Eyes: Smoulder eye kohl,Swiss Chocolate eyeshadow, Zoomlash mascara, Lips: MAC Red Lipstick
A face-chart by Edy.
Edward's Top Ten products (colours geared toward Indian skin tones)-
  1. Fix+ (Click here for my review)
  2. Studio Moisture Cream
  3. Prep+Prime skin visage
  4. Studio fix fluid (foundation)
  5. Studio fix (powder foundation)
  6. MAC Smolder Eye Kohl
  7. MAC Zoomlash mascara
  8. MAC Texture eyeshadow
  9. Deelight cremesheen glass
  10. MAC Gingerly blush
He says these are ever present in his kit! It's crazy how I just own Fix + from these. Boo.
His Top Ten Lipsticks from MAC (geared towards Indian skin tone) are-
  1. Mehr
  2. Mocha
  3. Please me
  4. Vegas Volt (Click here for my review)
  5. Spirit
  6. Russian Red
  7. Ruby Woo (Click here for my review)
  8. So Chaud (Click here for my review. Also worn here)
  9.  Touch
  10. Syrup
Zing owns her own hair and makeup studio at Banjara hills, Hyderabad called Sero's. You can go there by appointment. They do everything from minimal and elegant to edgy, geometric runway and they do an amazing job with the bridal makeup. It's all there from really traditional work to the 'glowy', minimally made up bride. You can check the bridal pictures here. 

You can call Zing on 9963886995 for an appointment.
I'm attaching their card here for other details.

Her Top ten products (strictly not MAC) are-

  1. Superdefense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer
  2. Solar Smart SPF 30
  3. Liquid Facial soap (mild)
  4. Dramatically different moisturizing gel
  5. High impact curling mascara
  6. Chubby sticks
     7.  Mary Kay Sunscreen SPF 30
     8.  Nutrogena Acne Face wash
     9.  Maybelline Colossal Kajal

In other news, MAC Hyd launched the Face and Body collection. Did you get anything? Do you want anything from it? No, I'm not buying anything for you! Shush!


  1. Nice Post! I just own Russian Red from Edward's list of lipsticks and Smolder, Studio Fix fluid, Deelight lip gloss (it has a 'ee' btw :P) from the other list. I am definitely picking up Fix+ next, its been on my list forever! From Zing's list i have the Neutrogena face wash (great for acne prone skin) and Colossal kajal. I find Lakme Eyeconic kajal better than Colossal though. I have to try Clinique High impact mascara, heard lots of good things about it!

    1. lol thanks for the correction.I like Ruby Woo muchh more than Russian Red. I've to try the Lakme kajal and the Clinique mascara is fab! used 3 tubes last year and a bit of this. :P Back to the Maybelline colossal one now!


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