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Avoid using heavy make-up during the day: Nikita Anand

Role Model

fashion and trends Updated: May 24, 2012 15:27 IST
Kavita Awaasthi
Kavita Awaasthi
Hindustan Times

Former model, now actor Nikita Anand made her debut in Prakash Jha’s Dil Dosti Etc (2007), and is geared up for her upcoming release, 4 2 Ka 1. She claims to have learnt the art of applying make-up while participating in the Miss India pageant.

“That’s when I started using professional make-up. Before that, it was mostly lip gloss and mascara,” she says. Make-up is essential while shooting under strong lights, says Nikita, “because it evens out the skin tone.

The most common mistake people make while applying make-up is that they use base excessively and go for heavy make-up during the day. Instead they should accentuate just the eyes or lips.”

* I follow a three-step skin care routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising every day. I drink a lot of water to maintain a flawless complexion.

* I use only genuine and branded cosmetics and make it a point to remove my make-up with a good remover.

* I try to use natural products such as Quinta Essentia for my skin.

* I like a glamourous look, but it should not be overdone. I use mascara, kajal, nude gloss and shades of pink and peach as blushers. Less is more for me.

* For my hair, because I love volume, a blow-dried look works best for me.

First Published: May 24, 2012 11:54 IST