ELLE Beauty Chat With Manushi Chhillar

Manushi Chhillar

Manushi Chhillar, winner of the coveted Miss World 2017 title, actor and model, shares her everyday rituals with ELLE. From waking up to bedtime, here is how Manushi’s day looks like.

I WAKE UP… around 5:30 or 6 am as I like to have some ‘me’ time before starting the day. It’s been a habit since I was in school. When I’m shooting, I wake up even earlier to finish my workout.

I START THE DAY… with a glass of warm lemon water, followed by a long walk, some stretches and meditation.

FOR BREAKFAST I have lots of fruits and oats. I switch it up with quinoa, dosa and paratha to break the monotony.

IN MY FRIDGE AND KITCHEN CUPBOARDS… I always have vegetables, fruits, nut butter and dark chocolate stocked up. I also like to keep some crackers, hummus and cheese for small bites.

MY SHOWER SAVIOURS… the Pantene 2in1 shampoo + conditioner, because it offers dual benefits of a shampoo and nourishing conditioner in one bottle that helps prevent hair fall and doesn’t leave your hair feeling dry, throughout the day. 

I CARE FOR MY HAIR using limited products and generally avoiding any styling or leave-in creams unless I’m working or it is absolutely needed. With excessive heat that goes in styling, pollution, travelling, I like to keep my hair care regimen simple – wash and air dry. I also enjoy scalp oil massage.

THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE I GOT… Less is more, don’t forget to hydrate yourself, consume nutritious food, get good sleep and be happy. 

MY MAKE-UP ROUTINE… I usually prefer glowing look-fresh skin, simple glam, and many highlighters!

MY LUNCHTIME is usually cooked vegetables, roti, lentils, rice and yoghurt.

MY FAVOURITE FRAGRANCE D.S. & DURGA, currently. They’re pretty innovative.

IF I’M GOING OUT AT NIGHT… One can never go wrong with classic smoky eyes and nude lips.

I UNWIND… by painting or organising a corner of my house. I love both because they need concentration, and I find it relaxing. I can be a bit obsessive when it comes to organising; even my clothes are colour coordinated in the wardrobe.

MY BEAUTY OBSESSION… would be liquid shimmer eyeshadows. I love using them as metallic eyeliners or adding a little drama on the inner corners of my eyes.

THE CRAZIEST THING I’VE DONE IN THE NAME OF BEAUTY… shaved off my eyebrows when I was a kid. I watched my mom get her brows shaped, and I tried the same out of curiosity.

WHEN I LOOK IN THE MIRROR, I SEE… someone who has grown and is still growing. We all have insecurities, and I make sure I don’t let those define who I am because my opinion of myself is most important to me. 

Here is Manushi’s skincare routine that helped her win the Miss World title.

Pictures: Instagram


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