For makeup lovers, red lips are an iconic beauty look, and an actor who wears it beautifully is Sonakshi Sinha. The star’s very first role as Rajjo in ‘Dabangg’, had her sporting the bright red lip, a look embedded in our collective conscious. A string of hits and memorable appearances later, we will now see Sinha in ‘Mission Mangal’, touted to be a big release for Independence Day where she plays a scientist at Indian Space Research Organisation who contributes to the Mars Orbiter Mission. This comes close of the heels of Sinha being signed on by homegrown makeup label MyGlamm, to launch their newest HD Camera Ready collection POSE, whose optical blurring technology creates the impression of flawless, imperfection-free skin. The face of the campaign, we got Sonakshi Sinha to give us a peek into her beauty closet and her favourite picks.
Your ride-or-die beauty essentials?
I don’t have an elaborate beauty routine but I pay attention to the little things, like drinking lots of water, always removing my makeup before going to sleep, making sure my skin is well-hydrated and moisturised, and never forgetting sunscreen. Since my job involves wearing a ton of makeup on a regular basis, off set I prefer to be gentle with my skin.
Your current favourite lipstick
I love how classic red lips are always trending every season but in a new, slightly modern avatar. And right now I’m wearing the MyGlamm POSE HD Matte Lipstick in Deep Rose Red, for the campaign.
What’s your makeup routine like?
I prefer fresh-faced makeup, which includes nude, peachy lip colours. But I also like being experimental. I think makeup rules are meant to be broken. I know it’s a rule that you’re not supposed to wear bold eyes and lips together but there’s always an exception. Sometimes you can pull it off.
What do you carry in your bag?
A kohl pencil or eyeliner. And maybe a nice red lipstick and a warm-toned blush.
How do you prep your skin before makeup?
With lots of moisturiser and sunscreen.
A mistake most girls make when it comes to makeup?
Overapplication or don’t blending everything properly. But that’s the cool thing about POSE – since it’s HD and has optical blurring technology, it still makes you look flawless.
Tell us a bit about Myglamm and your association with the label?
I’ve always loved MyGlamm’s beauty products, which are crafted in European. An added plus is that they are cruelty-free. When they approached me for POSE, I was drawn to it as the campaign is absolutely clutter-breaking and edgy. Using a prison mugshot as the main campaign image to launch a makeup product is unlike any other I’ve seen. I’m really happy to be the face of the label because I get to do something as cool as this.
Favourite products from Myglamm?
The POSE collection’s amazing HD matte lipsticks, which suit me so well. They have a range of amazing colours, from nudes to reds and from peaches to pinks, for that perfect, flawless skin finish, I love a good setting powder and the MyGlamm POSE Banana Powder is a serious skin superhero. It brightens dull skin, hydrates, and blurs fine lines.
A makeup lesson / tip you learnt early in your career?
That makeup for the camera is very different from makeup in real life. It’s why I love highlighters and contouring products because they really allow you to be creative with the shape of your face, and make the lighting work for you.
A makeup trend you are obsessed with?
Red lips will never go out of style.
All images: Courtesy MyGlamm