We say you spend a lot of time in front of the camera when you’re a Bollywood actress. During the practice sessions and flashes, beauty will likely become a second language. Shraddha Kapoor agrees with us. In addition to being a talented star, Shraddha Kapoor has announced that she is a brand ambassador and investor for MyGlamm. Which makes it the perfect time to put on our beauty and make up with the star herself. NDTV Swirlster spoke to Shraddha Kapoor about the beauty icons and makeup tips she chose as a Bollywood actress.
NDTV Tourbillon: Make-up almost becomes a second skin for a celebrity who spends a lot of time in front of a camera. Your thoughts on this?
Shraddha Kapoor: Makeup is an essential part of what we do. However, I am grateful for some amazing people in my life like my mom and makeup artist Shraddha Naik who are always there to guide me and make sure I don’t overdo it. Trusting your makeup artist and her advice is key. That said, I make sure to remove my makeup and let my skin breathe as often as possible.
NDTV Tourbillon: Who in Bollywood has the best makeup skills?
Shraddha Kapoor: In the industry, my beauty icons are my aunt Padmini Kolhapuri, Waheeda Rehmanji and my mother. Even though she hasn’t done more than one movie, she is my # 1 beauty icon.
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NDTV Tourbillon: How do you find MyGlamm different from other beauty brands?
Shraddha Kapoor: I resonate deeply with MyGlamm’s clean beauty formulations and the cruelty-free promise because it’s something that excites me. I also love the way the brand incorporates customer feedback and wishes into their product formulations. When MyGlamm approached me to be the face of the brand, not only was I excited, but I also decided to invest in the brand. As an entrepreneur interested in the industry, I have carefully studied the DTC beauty market and it is growing rapidly. I believe it is the future. Through MyGlamm, I hope to understand and meet the beauty needs of my fans and followers.
NDTV Tourbillon: Who are your Hollywood beauty icons?
Shraddha Kapoor: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman. I also love that Alicia Keys took a very minimal approach to her makeup.
NDTV Tourbillon: What’s one makeup trend that you absolutely won’t try?
Shraddha Kapoor: I think it would just be too much makeup. Heavy eyes with heavy cheeks and lips are usually a recipe for disaster. I’ve been through a phase of achieving bold eyes myself with blush, lipstick, contour, highlighter and lip gloss, but you live and learn!
NDTV Tourbillon: What makeup product do you recommend for someone who likes light and easy makeup?
Shraddha Kapoor: MyGlamm Treat Love Care Anti-Pollution Foundation is a fabulous solution for everyday makeup in the city. I recently tried the MyGlamm SUPERFOODS Kajal and loved it right away. It has everything you want in your everyday kajal but what I really liked is that it is fortified with avocado oil which is extremely nourishing. In skincare, I just started using their Youthfull skincare line which is quickly becoming a favorite.
NDTV Tourbillon: What’s one makeup trick you learned on the job?
Shraddha Kapoor: The makeup or skin care tips I discovered on set are definitely all thanks to my hairstylists and makeup artists. There are other preventative steps you can take to get the look you want. They are the experts in the field and taught me that you should refresh your makeup after 6 hours maximum. Avoid putting too much product on your hair as it weighs it down and can actually do more damage and you might not get the look you want. It is also important to remove your makeup and let your skin breathe as often as possible. Finally, applying ice to your face is a quick and effective solution as it helps firm skin, instantly reduce puffiness, and leaves your skin feeling fresh.
NDTV Tourbillon: Share a special beauty tip from someone in your family.
Shraddha Kapoor: My mom is someone I go to for beauty advice. I adopted the “less is more” lifestyle of her.
NDTV Tourbillon: What’s a camera-friendly makeup tip to share with your fans?
Shraddha Kapoor: I avoid using too many products and stick to what works for me. I really like the minimalist approach to beauty like just applying mascara, a bit of concealer and lip tint or even going completely nude. I love this beauty trend and happily embraced it.
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