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Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

Beautilicious Isha!

Actress Isha Koppikar shares her beauty and make-up secrets with Dhwani Merchant.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2008 15:51 IST
Dhwani Merchant
Dhwani Merchant

Must do ritual before leaving home?
I always tone and use a moisturiser with SPF 15 on my face. I also carry a bottle of water with me wherever I go.

Home tip?
Using egg as a conditioner for my hair works wonders. Applying freshly extracted aloe vera pulp on my face also adds an instant glow.

Your make-up funda?
Minimal make-up.

Your best feature?
(Laughs) I'm told I have a good smile and nice eyes!

Earthy shades or vibrant hues?
When it comes to my clothes, I like vibrant colours but for everyday make-up I prefer neutral shades.

Strict no-nos?
I avoid the sun. My skin gets sunburnt easily.

Parlour visits are for..
Normally for hair rituals, but once in a while, I like facials and clean-ups too.

Can't stay without?
My La Prairie toner and moisturiser.

Beauty icon?
Cindy Crawford, Salma Hayek and Charlize Theron. They don't need any make-up at all!

Beauty wish list?
(Laughs) To the beauty gods, if they're listening, never give me wrinkles, fine lines or pimples!

Beauty quick-fix?
Studio Fix MAC - it's a opaque powder with a glaze. It's my make-up kit.

Bed time beauty ritual?
Toner and night moisturiser.

How do you tackle a bad hair day?
I just tie it up or wear a headband.

The secret to good lips?
Moisture, moisture and more moisture. I'm addicted to the Body Shop strawberry lip balm.

Ageing gracefully or ..?
Ageing gracefully, for sure. But I would like to do it in a healthier manner – eating right, sleeping well and exercising.
I'm sure this will keep me younger for longer!