Kangana Ranaut on her favourite beauty tips and products in her vanity kit

Friday, 16 May 2014 - 6:10am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

What's in your make-up bag?
A concealer, MAC Studio Fix, a blusher and a lip balm

Describe your skincare routine
I am particular about cleansing, toning and moisturising my skin. I avoid getting facials but since my skin is sensitive I do occasionally get clean-ups done. I've heard honey applied on the face works as an anti-bacterial.

What's your go-to beauty look for a red carpet event?
I like retro old Hollywood looks. Red carpet for me is retro hair and red lipstick and winged eyeliner. I feel I should try something else but keep coming back to this style. I think this look goes with gowns and the whole glamourous feel.

What do you think is sexy, beauty-wise?
Good, glowing healthy skin is sexy. Good hair shows your inner health, it shows on your face.

Any idols growing up?
I used to love Sridevi. When I was a child I used to dance on her Hawa Hawai song.

What are some tips you've taken from beauty artists and use daily?
A beauty artist told me putting on make-up takes close to an hour and most women just wash it off in five minutes. He told me one should properly wipe the make-up off and then use a toner and a moisturiser and an eye cream. It should take at least 10-15 minutes to remove make-up patiently. That really helped me, as my skin was really bad initially. You need to spend some time to take your make-up off.

What's the weirdest thing you've tried in the name of beauty?
Lip plumpers – those injection types. I had an accident as a child and had a band of fibrosis on my lips and someone suggested I use lip fillers. But my skin reacted badly to it.

What product do you turn to for a beauty boost?
I like to stay healthy and use organic products. I occasionally use Fabindia shampoos.

Do you have a signature fragrance?
Yes, but I can't tell you which one, it's personal. It's got tobacco in it.

Do you gravitate toward a lip colour and if so, which shade?
I like nude lip colours from fresh pink to pale tones. I also like ox blood colours.

What's the best beauty advice you've ever received?
That you should not use soap on your face. Clean instead with a soap-free cleanser. When you use soap, it strips off all the oil from your skin which in turn makes the skin release too much oil.

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