Working on the blueprint for this week’s issue has been indeed a special one for us back here at the content headquarters. We call this ‘The Celebrity Special’. The icing on the cake? The stark connection between our September issue and what our brand really stands for. ‘Nykaa means actress’ said our CEO Mrs. Falguni Nayar at a recent offline store launch. Our super excited customers flocked eagerly around her to soak in all the advice. ‘Dream. Dream a dream for yourself and work hard to turn that dream into a reality. Always remember that Nykaa is here to let you know that YOU deserve the spotlight too’ she assures.
That said, from India’s global powerhouse (and newly engaged) Priyanka Chopra to the siren of the silver screen Alia Bhatt, we decided to dedicate this issue to some of the most photographed women in India and dig deep on what products they think deserve a spot in their beauty cabinets. Here’s the tea.
Here’s the tea on bollywood actress beauty secrets and beauty tips!
Besides being splashed all over the Times Square and rubbing shoulders with Meryl Streep and Meghan Markle (tsk, no biggie right?), Priyanka Chopra is actually very big on skin. She has been pretty open about her mother Madhu Chopra playing a vital role in her beauty routines. Ubtan to calm her parched skin, Chopra uses a super moisturizing body lotion with a kiss of anything floral so that she can walk into a room smelling like a lush, fresh garden.
The statuesque starlet credits her daily sunscreen for her enviable skin that we all secretly wish we had. ‘Protecting your skin’ ranking number one on her list, Deepika Padukone also revealed to multiple leading publications that when she’s off the clock, she leans on two things. Her heavy duty mascara and a tinted lip balm. Oh, and if you were a fly on the wall in Padukone’s makeup room, you’ll probably spot a sea of matte lipsticks everywhere (true fact). Lush crimson reds to be specific.
Let’s talk about the most followed millennial in Indian cinema. Alia Bhatt. She’s easily established as one the finest actors of her time. So, the question is, how does manage to look THAT good if she’s shooting without a break? To keep tired eye bags at bay, Bhatt relies on her color corrector before she dabs on her concealer if she’s stepping out for promotions/events. Back home, she relies on ice cubes to reduce puffiness every morning. You better start filling those ice trays. Frozen water for the win.
Nykaa Recommends: Maybelline New York Master Camo Color Correcting Kit
Katrina Kaif strongly believes that a girl—whatever her age—must never take her skin for granted. Now, how do we look remotely (just remotely) close to one of the most bankable names in Bollywood? Beauty oils. After reaching home from work, Kaif takes off all her makeup and slathers on a generous blot all over her face and body and directly calls it a night. So good sleep plus a solid beauty oil is really the secret to achieve that earth goddess glaze? Sold.
Nykaa Recommends: Royalry Essentials Rose Gold Oil
We all want in on how the Kapoor Khandan (think the Kardashians) get away looking like gold just about every time they’re papped. Beats us. But, we do know how can Kareena Kapoor Khan manages to pull off a good public appearance every single time. Famous for those chiseled cheekbones and piercing kohl-rimmed eyes, our begum’s secret ingredient to that glowing skin sheet is Honey. She puts on a paste every morning to get that au natural glow. Oh, and she literally cannot breathe without having a super pigmented kajal in her handbag.
Nykaa Recommends: Lakme Eyeconic Kajal
Bollywood style icon and newly wed Sonam Kapoor’s beauty preference is mascara, mascara and a lot more mascara. Apart from her strict CTM routine she prefers to using Milk as astringent (another affordable ingredient. YES!). Whilst on airplane mode, she slaps on a nourishing sheet mask right before deplaning and follows that up with a brow pencil and a hushed lip. That’s it. Now that explains why Kapoor slays it in those viral airport looks. Man, she’s killing it, got to admit. But the good thing is, now we know how. Hah!
Reaching the end of this committed and geeked out research, it’s safe to say that there might be a lot we still don’t know about our leading ladies, but when the cameras stop rolling and the day comes to an end, they unwind and equally doll up the next morning just like us normal mortals. Now, there’s just something comforting about knowing that, right?