Bollywood-turned-Hollywoodactress Priyanka Chopra is no stranger to the world of beauty, having been crowned Miss World in 2000 and chosen as the first Indian woman to be the face of GUESS. And over her 15-year career in the industry,the 33-year-old has learned a number of beauty tips and tricks to keep herlooking flawless both on set and on the go.
Now, as she prepares to make her debut on American TV in fall's highly-anticipated thriller series Quantico, Priyanka lets HELLO! in on some of those secrets, telling us everythingfrom her favorite beauty products to the craziest treatment she's tried.
Priyanka tells us her top beauty tips and tricks Photo: Getty Images
HELLO!: What are your go-to beauty products?Pryianka Chopra: I’m a beauty product hoarder – literally – andI’m proud of it! I’ll short-list my go-to products because there are a quite afew. Anything Kiehls. I’m a huge fan. Perfume, I love perfume and I change upthe scent regularly. Lip moisturize. Usually something with a hint of color. Ilove Maybelline Baby Lips and Burt’s Bees. Mascara is at the tip top of my listand I’m using Dior right now. A good mask... SK II has one of the best. Water, Idrink lots of it especially when I travel. And sunglasses are a very importantgo-to, particularly when I’m tired.
H: What's your number one beauty rule?PC: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! And always washing my face before bed, nomatter what.
H: What's the secret to having great hair?PC: I think a lot of it has to do with genetics; I suppose I’vebeen blessed with good ones. Next to that, I’m a big fan of warm coconutoil hair massages. I try to do this as often as I can, given the regular beatingmy hair takes. Coconut oil is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Itkeeps the hair strong, nourished and protected and even prevents hairloss. Let’s not forget the therapeutic effects of a good headmassage! A great stress buster!
The dark-haired beauty loves a bold lip Photo: Instagram/@priyankachopra
H: What's your beauty regimen?PC: Between my film schedule, and now my TV schedule for Quantico,I pretty much never do my own makeup. It sounds glamorous, but we’re talkingcamera makeup, so think thick layers. When I do have a day off, I try to let myskin breathe so I keep my face as clean as possible. I use a moisturizer,mascara (best beauty product on earth), pull my hair back into a bun, and use somelip stain – bold red lips if I’m feeling tired – and voilà! If I’m home, with noplans to leave the house, my routine is au natural.
H: What's you travel beauty regimen?PC: Loads of water. I moisturize my face, body, and hands becausethe plane can be so drying to your skin. I usually go right from theairport to an event, so I try to prep on the plane as much as possible. I alsouse a moisturizing face mask about 20 minutes before landing, it really helpsto refresh and brighten my skin.
H: Do you have any other beauty/hair rules?PC: Yogurt for my skin and also for my hair. For my hair, I mixhalf a cup of yogurt (for moisture) with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice (great forexfoliating), apply it to your scalp and leave it on for about half anhour. Shampoo as usual and voilà!
Even when she's under the weather, Priyanka looks stunning Photo: Instagram/@priyankachopra
H: What's the craziest beauty treatment you've done?PC: The closest I’ve come to doing anything in the "crazy" zone isthe fish pedicure, where you soak your feet in a tub of water filled with thesetiny fish who bite off all the dead and callused skin from yourfeet. It was a creepy experience and I’m not sure I will do it again! Idid once consider "leech detox" therapy for like a second, but it wastoo gross for me even to go beyond the thought. I’m just happy to use thevarious natural Indian beauty therapies that are super cool and work like adream.
H: When do you feel most beautiful?PC: When my confidence is at an all time high! I seriously believethat there is a direct correlation between inner and outer beauty. If youbelieve in yourself and believe you are beautiful then that confidence shinesthrough and kind of like adds an extra layer to your outer beauty. Whenboth connect, its like "No one can stop me!".
H: How do you hope to change the image of beauty in the U.S.?PC: By just being me! I have never tried to conform toanybody else’s ideas of what beauty is. I have never even considered myselfconventionally beautiful. I just am who I am, and am grateful for havingbeing accepted for that. I hope it’s the same story here. I dobelieve that the world is broadening its ideas about beauty and in some waysbecoming more accepting. I’m optimistic.