Fresh-faced beauty

Meet the girl be­hind the face that’s inch­ing its way into the lime­light — Anisa Butt. KAN­ISHKA RAM­CHAN­DANI in con­ver­sa­tion with the new­est beauty in tin­sel town.

Hair - - The Zodiac Meter - Im­age cred­its Pho­tog­ra­pher Nikhil Shenoy Hair and Make-up Omkar Var­dam

Q How did you start off with modelling and act­ing?

A I was al­ways in­volved in school plays and mu­sic was a big part of my life at home (my mum loves it!). While dance was a part of the grow­ing-up years, the act­ing bug got me bad in high school.

Q Tell us about your big break.

A I got selected for a Hindi film in the UK. I was flown down to Mum­bai for a look test and work­shops. Al­though that project didn’t hit the floors, here I was where I wanted to be… and so it all be­gan.

Q How do you main­tain your gor­geous skin?

A My mom taught me from a young age to look af­ter my skin. Since my teens, I have made sure I al­ways re­move make-up be­fore sleep­ing. I use a good cleanser, suit­able for my skin type, and a mois­turiser. Drink­ing wa­ter and adding fruits and veg­gies to one’s diet also helps.

Q Which prod­ucts are your go-to op­tions for skin­care?

A I don’t specif­i­cally stick to one prod­uct. My skin is com­bi­na­tion type — some­times oily and some­times dry. I like us­ing No. 7 skin­care prod­ucts (not cur­rently avail­able here). Lakme, too, has a nice range. I also use H2O, a nat­u­ral skin­care range, and it’s fab!

My mom taught me from a young age to look af­ter my skin... I use a good cleanser, suit­able for my skin type, and a mois­turiser. Drink­ing wa­ter and adding fruits and veg­gies to one’s diet also helps.

Q Which make-up trend are you cur­rently heart­ing?

A I love smoky eyes! But I sadly can’t do it my­self. Gen­er­ally, I go with ka­jal, blusher and tinted lips.

Q One make-up prod­uct that you sim­ply can­not do with­out…

A I love the blusher as it gives the right kind of glow to one’s face. I pre­fer blush­ers by M.A.C.

Q What kind of hair­care rou­tine do you fol­low?

A With hair prod­ucts, my way is the trial and er­ror one. I love Kéras­tase prod­ucts as well as argan oil-based ones. I like to go for hair spas as weather and styling dam­ages the hair. I also get a trim ev­ery cou­ple of months to keep split ends at bay.

Q Do you fol­low a fit­ness sched­ule?

A Fit­ness is a pas­sion. I love work­ing out! From run­ning to func­tional train­ing, I re­ally en­joy it ev­ery day and hate miss­ing work­outs. Cur­rently, I’m do­ing high in­ter­val car­dio and func­tional train­ing.

Q How do you un­wind af­ter a long day at work?

A I like to lis­ten to mu­sic or watch a nice film or some­times meet up with friends.

Q In your hand­bag, you al­ways carry…

A …pow­der puff, hand cream and mos­quito re­pel­lent.

Q What is your idea of the per­fect Valen­tine’s Day date?

A Al­though I think Valen­tine’s Day is a lit­tle over­rated, be­ing the ro­man­tic per­son that I am, I feel a nice din­ner with that spe­cial some­one would be pretty awe­some on a date.

Q Your look for such a date would be…

A I love dresses and high-waisted skirts. I would com­bine ei­ther one of them with a few ac­ces­sories and fin­ish off my look with fresh, blow-dried hair.

Q For you, love is…

A Love is and means some­thing dif­fer­ent to ev­ery­one. I feel it is car­ing for some­one be­fore your own self.

Q Tell us about your up­com­ing projects...

A I am cur­rently com­plet­ing the shoot of my new film Ikka Top, in which you will see me as Rachel in two new avatars. I am also busy with some events and my dance for an on­go­ing show.

Q Any skin­care tips that you can share with our read­ers?

A Start your day with pro­bi­otic food such as Yakult, and veg­gies or fruit juices, as they con­tains vi­ta­mins and min­er­als es­sen­tial for the skin. Get a good stretch of beauty sleep ev­ery night, fit in a work­out sched­ule for those feel-good hor­mones and add a pinch of love to com­plete your beauty rit­ual.

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