She is a blue blooded beauty which is probably why most of the top fashion designers love to design heavily embellished traditional wear for her most of the times. Other than being a sari-clad siren, she certainly has a great fashion sense so when she tells you what to wear and what not to, you ought to take the lady’s words seriously. With strong fashion sensibilities and radiant skin, I am sure many women wonder does she use gold in her beauty therapies like Cleopatra or takes luxury bath in milk! Read on to find out if this nawabi princess follows suit or not.
Soha Ali Khan shares her beauty secrets
All in the eyes
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What is beautiful to me may not be to you. And I firmly believe a happy person radiates beauty. It goes far deeper than the epidermis!
I have started looking after myself more ever since I turned 30! Before that I took my skin for granted. Now I use a sunblock every day and a night cream at night. I use a light cleanser to wash my face and keep it clean through the day by splashing water on it regularly. Dermalogica has a great range of skin care which is good for sensitive skin like mine. I don’t use a lot of home remedies to be truthful. Sometimes when my eyes are puffy I use tea bags to soothe them. As my hair goes through frequent styling, I condition it deeply with Kerastase products and once in a week I use a power dose by L’Oreal.
I don’t think any woman looks in the mirror and is fully satisfied by what she sees! I like my eyes, skin and my bone structure. I have sharp features (nose and chin) which could have been softer but it is who I am and anything else would not be me! We must learn to embrace who we are with all our ‘flaws’ and love ourselves. I like to draw attention to my eyes and keep my lips moisturized with a lip balm. I like smoky eyes and minimal base. Most times I just use a mascara, a lipliner and a hint of cream blush. I can’t live without mascara. I use kohl when I am dressing up. Just a little to line the eyes and I smudge it for a softer look.
Once bitten twice shy
I tried and did not like tight curls. It doesn’t suit me and I don’t think I’ll ever try it again! Once I dyed my hair bright red for a movie. It looked very cool but I didn’t realize how damaging it is. It fades to a dirty blonde quickly and needs to be re-done frequently and is very drying for the hair. Never again!
Beauty faux pas
At the Indian bridal fashion week I walked as the showstopper for Vikram Phadnis in a beautiful lehenga with sindoor and ink mehendi. It looked stunning. After the show before I did my interviews, I must have rubbed my upper lip and the mehendi came off giving the appearance of a brown moustache!! Luckily, my make-up man came to my rescue but not before some photographers took some pictures!!
My sense of style is to dress for the occasion. It is classic and elegant as opposed to following the latest trends. I have an eclectic range of clothes in my wardrobe. I tend to be more laidback and casual in my approach to style as comfort is of importance but you can be smartly dressed and comfortable at the same time and I try to be. I don’t patronize a single designer but I do love Gauri and Nainika, Masaba, Ritu Kumar, Anamika Khanna, Vikram Phadnis, Rohit Bal, Manish Arora, and so many others.
I am not a fan of cosmetic surgery. I think we should accept and embrace our bodies.
North East Fashion Festival
I am very excited to have been invited to be their brand ambassador. I am aware of how vast and culturally diverse our country is and the seven beautiful states of the north-east have so much rich heritage especially in terms of indigenous arts and crafts, be it the Tussar silk of Manipur, bamboo carvings of Tripura or the decorative weaponry of Nagaland. This fest is indeed a great concept framed by BASICS with the support of Home Ministry of India as well as the govt. of Assam, to bridge the gap between India and the NE and I am looking forward to my visit.
Sweating it out
I like to keep it varied as I get bored easily. In a week I like to go to the gym twice, do yoga three times and play badminton once or twice. Sometimes a night out dancing does the trick and sometimes spring cleaning my cupboards. Anything that makes you sweat!
What you eat is important of course. I try not to eat too much processed food and to limit my intake of fatty, salty and fried foods. I eat fresh vegetables, fruits, lean white meats, and lots of water through the day. I say I try though I don’t always succeed!
I tend to be more laidback and casual in my approach to style
Avowed spa lover
I love going to the spa for a massage or calling a good masseuse home. Thai massages are good for stretching sore muscles but my favourite is a good deep tissue Swedish aromatherapy massage which is good for circulation, toning of muscles and to relieve tension.
I am currently shooting my first all-out comedy ‘Joe B Carvaloh’ in Bangalore with Arshad Warsi, Javed Jafferi and a wonderful ensemble cast of mad and bizarre characters. I play Inspector Shantipriya Phadnis and get to beat up lots of gundas – so much fun! I am excited about the release of Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns and ‘Chaarfutiye Chokare’ is in post production. It will release later this year.
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