Alia Bhatt might be one the most versatile actors in Bollywood’s younger crop, but when the cameras go off, she’s also just your average 24-year-old. Her cheat meals involve a warm, comforting halwa and quality me-time means reading a book (her current favourite is The Idiot Brain by Dean Burnett). But when she’s shuffling between shoots and hitting the hip new restaurants in Mumbai with her friends, how does she manage to look her best? Turns out her the secret to her glowing skin is relatively fuss-free. Our chat reveals Alia Bhatt’s favourite beauty tips — from her favourite lip colour to the one thing you need to do to get her super bright under-eyes, that you can probably see from space. You know you want in, especially in time for your Valentine’s Day date.
ELLE: Your current favourite beauty look.
Alia Bhatt: A combination of bronzer below the cheekbones and Maybelline New York’s Master Chrome Metallic Illuminator work well for a day look, parties or beach weddings. A natural, but popping lip colour brings the look together.
ELLE: The coolest beauty hack you’ve learned from the experts.
AB: Big, voluminous lashes are always a must for any occasion.
ELLE: The secret to your bright under-eyes.
AB: I always colour correct the skin tone before applying concealer.
ELLE: Your favourite beauty icons.
AB: Sonam Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut because they’re keeping up with trends, and simultaneously taking risks.
ELLE: Nude lips or red lips?
AB: Nude all the way.
ELLE: What will we find in your bag?
AB: Maybelline’s Baby Lips balm, a mascara and a perfume.