Actress Athiya Shetty believes Indian women are blessed with beautiful almond-shaped eyes which get enhanced with the use of kohl.
“It’s a good thing that women in India enhance their eyes because I think Indian women have the most beautiful eyes. They have almond-shaped eyes… big, brown and pretty eyes. Kohl is the first make-up product that I started using. Even in school, that was the only make-up we were allowed to use,” said Athiya, also a brand ambassador for Maybelline New York.
The other eye make-up product that she swears by is the lash volumising mascara.”When I am not shooting, I go minimalistic because I think it’s important to let the skin breathe as well. So, I just use a tinted lip balm. I also like to wear mascara. I can’t leave the house without mascara. It just brightens up your eyes,” said the ‘Hero’ actress. For hair as well, she likes to keep it simple. “My grandmother sits me down even today on a Sunday and puts coconut oil on my hair. I have been doing this ever since I can remember. So that’s my hair secret. I don’t need a spa or anything,” she said. But she likes to experiment with make-up at times.
“I am new in the field so experimenting is a good thing. It’s all about trial and error. I let the make-up artist take charge, but yes I do have a say. Experimenting is a great thing as I need to know what looks good on me and what doesn’t. I never used to do dark lips. But now, I am experimenting a lot with different dark shades of lip colours,” she said.