Athiya Shetty spills her beauty secrets
Bonus, the one beauty trick she learned on the job!
Maybeline girl, Athiya Shetty has picked up a trick or two from the industry. At the ELLE Beauty Awards Athiya informed us that she sometimes uses beetroot as a natural blush. However when she's on the go and all that she's carrying is her trusted lip balm, Baby Lips, it doubles as blush for her and she rubs it into her cheeks.
We sat down with Athiya Shetty after a lengthy schedule for her latest photoshoot for Maybelline New York. The #GirlsGoneVivid campaign has her bringing the best beauty trends of New York Fashion Week to India. With ace make-up artist Elton J Fernandez in tow, she has been playing around with different looks the whole day and appears to have forgotten about lunch. We caught up with her in between make-up changes and she obliged us by opening up about her beauty regimen, secret hacks and just about everything else.
ELLE: What are the 3 looks that you personally loved from New York Fashion Week 2016?
Athiya Shetty: I think the vivid matte lips, contouring and the playful eyeshadows make it to my list of personal favourites!
ELLE: What beauty trends are you looking forward to this festive season?
AS: I think it’s all about the lips this time; vivid is the way to go. You can play around a lot with the reds, the pinks and the oranges.
ELLE: What does your beauty ritual involve?
AS: Because of my profession, we need to constantly apply make-up and it’s really important to let your skin breathe. So, towards the end of the day, I think it’s very important to remove your make-up and leave your skin squeaky clean. I usually use the Maybelline Make-up Remover because I like its texture; it has an oil base so it doesn’t leave your skin too dry. Also, never go to bed without using a night cream.
ELLE: What’s the one beauty trick that you’ve learned on the job?
AS: I will be honest, I used to be horrible at applying kajal and eyeliner. Now, I feel like I’ve mastered that and I always have the Maybelline Colossal Kajal on me.
ELLE: Red lips or nude?
AS: Red definitely!
ELLE: Who was your beauty icon when you were growing up?
AS: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, hands down.
ELLE: What’s your favourite nail colour right now?
AS: I actually had a mint green one that I just removed!
ELLE: What’s the one red carpet faux pas that you will never make again?
AS: I don’t believe in the term ‘faux pas’ actually. If you are confident, you can own anything.
ELLE: What’s the most played song on your iPod right now?
AS: I can’r get enough of ‘Closer’ by The Chainsmokers.
ELLE: What’s the one thing people don’t know about you?
AS: Everyone thinks that I am very prim, elegant and poised but I am really not. I am quite retarded and goofy.
ELLE: What’s the last lie that you said?
AS: I told my mom I had breakfast. Which I actually had, but only half of it!
ELLE: What’s the one fashion trend that you will never try?
AS: I want to try everything, to be honest. It’s all about trial and error and experimenting.