She has lips that even Richard Gere famously couldn't resist and now we know why. Chatting recently to Shilpa Shetty, we asked the Bollywood actress and winner of Celebrity Big Brother to share with us her favourite beauty essential.
Despite appearing always glamorous and beautifully made-up, Shilpa's can't-do-without is surprisingly simple - Kiehl's Lip Balm #1, £7.50. She says that both she and her sister are addicted to the lip treat. "It doesn't make you feel like you're wearing anything on your lips but it still keeps you moisturised," Shilpa points out.
Shilpa, who will be appearing at London's O2 Arena on August 24, 2008, with Aishwarya Rai and other Bollywood Greats in Europe's biggest Bollywood Show, Unforgettable, is also considering launching a follow-up to last year's fragrance, Shh. We asked her if there was any competition with former Celebrity Big Brother housemate Jade Goody, who has just launched her second fragrance, Controversial.
"I really wish Jade all the very best with her fragrance, truly," Shilpa told us. "I think she lost a lot and she deserves to get back all that she lost. I don't believe celebrity perfumes run for very long. Mine did really well while it lasted and they've talked to me about the second fragrance a little later but we're still deciding what it should be."
While we're waiting, we can catch Shilpa on stage in Unforgettable - visiting www.ticketmaster.co.uk or call 0844 847 2493 to book a seat.