Actress Isha Koppikar shares her beauty and make-up secrets with Dhwani Merchant.Updated: Jun 13, 2008 15:51 IST
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!