Want to learn how to look like Bollywood actress and star Anushka Sharma? Here is your comprehensive how-to guide on Anushka Sharma’s beauty secrets, makeup mantras, and hair styling tips.
Anushka Sharma, an Indian model since her teenage years, entered Bollywood with a lucky debut opposite Shahrukh Khan in the 2008 film “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”. Afterwards, she landed a contract with Yash Raj Films to star in several more films. Anushka threatened her A-List heroine peers with her bubbly, charming performance in the 2010 film “Band Baaja Baaraat” opposite Ranveer Singh. Together the two are Bollywood’s newest favorite romantic pair.
ANUSHKA’S DIET, SKINCARE AND EXERCISE
Anushka told Beauty India Magazine that to feel beautiful, “one needs to be healthy both in mind and body, tempered with kindness and strong will. I often get to hear that my smile is my best feature. I flash it when I don’t feel beautiful inside…”
About her skincare routine, she said is a minimalist. “It’s very important for me to scrub my skin and wash my hair off the products that are used during shoots. I simply can’t imagine going to bed without washing my hair.”
Every night, Anushka washes her face with a creamy cleanser and moisturizes with a cocoa butter lotion. She also meditates twice a day: once in the morning and once at night before sleeping.
Anushka also told Rediff.com that she uses neem face pasks to detoxify her skin. “I am blessed with very good skin,” she says, “but because of the damage from all the makeup we apply and pollution, I wash my face regularly. I drink lots of water and try to be happy.”
Regarding her exercise regimen, Anushka told WonderWoman India that she exercises “religiously”: “no matter how busy I keep, I never compromise with my workout schedule. If I’m unable to exercise in the morning, I make sure I do so in the evening. And if I’m shooting at a faraway location, I make sure I go for a jog or a walk and eat right.” She likes to weight train four days a week for an hour and supplement her workouts with yoga.
Having a healthy diet like Anushka doesn’t mean eating like a rabbit! Anushka doesn’t like to eat only salads or low-carb, high-protein diets, instead choosing to eat everything in moderate proportions. Says Anushka: “the right diet contributes to about 60 per cent of keeping your body weight in check. I make sure I have a fruit or two every day for my share of anti-oxidants. The key is to maintain a healthy balance between eating well and exercising right, be it to keep your weight in check or get that glow on your skin.”
ANUSHKA’S DAILY LOOK
Anushka’s daily makeup look involves a very light application of foundation. She follows that up with a wash of peach eyeshadow on her lids and up to her eyebrow. She applies a highlighting powder under the arch of her brow. She lines her lower waterline with a brown eye pencil and applies a coat of mascara to her lashes. She finishes the look with a pinky-peach blush and a peach lipstick or lipgloss.
ANUSHKA’S MAKEUP ROUTINE
There are three basic rules to follow when applying makeup to look like Anushka Sharma.
1) Keep your eye makeup bare and understated
Anushka, like Katrina Kaif, prefers to keep her eye makeup simple and toned-down. Try a peach-beige eyeshadow like MAC Eye Shadow in Bamboo on the lid and blend up towards the eyebrow, as seen in the Daily Look image above. Apply an illuminator or highlighting powder underneath the arch of the brow. Line the lower lashline with a brown eye pencil (MAC Eye Pencil in Coffee). If desired, line the outer third of the upper lashes with a black liquid liner (MAC Liquid Eye Liner). Finish with your favorite mascara.
2) Apply a pink-peach blush to your cheeks and cheekbones
Anushka has wide cheeks and likes to give them definition and shape by applying a generous amount of pinky-peach blush to her cheeks as well as her cheekbones. To get her look, try MAC Powder Blush in Fleur Power.
3) Use peach lipsticks and lipglosses
Like every girl, Anushka has a favorite go-to lipcolor for any occasion. Anushka pairs her pink-peach blush with a warm peachy-brown lipstick or peach lipgloss; to mimic, try MAC Lipstick in Honeyflower or MAC Tinted Lipglass in Enchantress.
ANUSHKA’S HAIR ROUTINE
Anushka Sharma told Indiatimes that to prevent hair damage and breakage, she likes to pamper her hair with regular hot oil massages. Says Anushka, “I avoid washing my hair without oiling them and keep it for at least an hour before shampooing. Nothing works better than a good hot coconut oil massage that keeps the scalp and hair strong and healthy.”
Anushka likes to color her hair with dyes of varying shades of brown; light, medium, or dark. She almost always wears her hair down, either given a blow-out, curled, brushed out naturally and sprayed with hair spray to keep her bangs in place.
And that’s how you can use diet, exercise, makeup, and hair styling to look just like Bollywood celebrity Anushka Sharma. Let us know what you think and if there are any other celebrities you’d like to learn more about!