Vogue India did a great report on Miss Asia Pacific 2000 Dia Mirza‘s beauty secrets. Dia might not have made it big in the Indian film industry, but she has made an impression on the beauty-and-fashion conscious with her elegant, simple style and flawless skin. Says Dia:
I have combination skin, which can be both oily and dry, so I religiously moisturise twice a day with a waterbased hypo-allergenic moisturizer I’ve discovered from a French brand Uriage.
I start my mornings with warm water and fresh lime to detox. When I eat simple food without too much spice and oil, my skin stays healthy. I eat lots of fresh and wholesome fruit and veggies. Anything in excess is a no-no.
RED CARPET ROUTINE
I like to keep it simple. I use a light coverage of M.A.C Studio Fix foundation. I enhance my eyes with Bobbi Brown eyeliner, curl the lashes and then brush on mascara. I add a little shimmer from Make Up For Ever to highlight the cheekbones and finish with gloss from Bobbi Brown.
I don’t even step outside without sunscreen. Right now I’m using Vichy Capital Soleil with SPF 50, so my face stays protected for up to eight hours.
A tinted strawberry flavoured lip balm, a mascara and a techna kohl pencil, all by M.A.C.
My signature fragrance is DKNY Be Delicious.
I insist on using professional makeup and carry my own kit everywhere. Unlike other actresses, I can’t use thick Kryolan panstick; instead I use a liquid base and translucent powder from M.A.C Pro. I first learnt how to use make-up professionally.