5 Beauty Minutes With The House Of Misu Duo
Best advice from your dermatologist?
Mitali: “Dr Nina Madnani has told me to never unnecessarily touch the skin on my face and to avoid facials until I am older and absolutely need them.”
Summiyya: “Dr Harsha Bijlani and her advice is to always use sunscreen even when it seems like a gloomy day.”
Most underrated product?
MI “Caudalie Beauty Elixir.”
SU: “Toppik Hair Building Fibers.”
A good hair day starts with?
MI: “A super healthy diet because it truly does help keep your hair strong. I never crash diet and I love using the Kérastase Elixir Ultime.”
SU: “Cysteine supplements and other multivitamins.”
Best beauty advice?
MI: “To always make it a point to wash your makeup off before bed was something my mum said to me first as a teenager.I never listened but I’veve come a long way since.”
SU: “My skin doctor told me to focus on keeping my skin healthy because no matter how great a makeup artist you are, you cannot cover bad skin.”
What is your daily personal skincare routine?
MI: “After showering, I start by applying a few drops of a serum like the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II on my face and under my eyes. This is followed by a dab of Ducray Ictyane Hd Emollient Cream and some La Mer Reparative Face Sun Lotion SPF 30.”
SU: “I too start with Estée Lauder’s ANR followed by Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Eye Cream and Clinique’s Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator. Suncreen is a must and I use a mineral formula from Clinique.”
A beauty buy that is most precious to you?
MI: “My Giorgio Armani Master Corrector has been a godsend because I don’t need any other coverage.”
SU: “My Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint works like magic since I have oily skin.”
Over the years, what’s been the biggest risk you’ve taken with your look?
MI: “The Victoria Beckham bob cut I tried my freshman year, but I have to say that I think I rocked it.”
SU: “Crimped hair for a major shoot.”
A bizarre beauty treatment you tried or were almost tempted to try?
MI: “When I was a young teen, I tried to convince my parents that I needed a nose job to fix the tiny bump on my nose. Thank goodness they didn’t bite!”
SU: “Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) to strengthen and improve my hair quality.”
Your fragrance of choice?
MI: “Giorgio Armani Sì Eau de Toilette.”
SU: “AERIN Iris Meadow.”
Beauty advice you’d give your 16-year old self?
MI: “Moisturise as often as humanly possible.”
SU: “Take better care of your hair and do not fall for the allure of straightening treatments.”
What tricks have you picked up from makeup artists?
MI: “From a makeup artist, I learnt the right way to create perfect, natural looking brows and how to selectively highlight points on the face to bring out my features.”
SU: “A great trick I learnt was tightlining to make my eyes pop and how to use a bronzer to shape my nose.”
How do you keep yourself in shape?
MI: “A mix of pilates and weights at the gym.”
SU: “A mix of pilates and boot camp workouts.”
How do you ensure your skin stays perfect?
MI: “I often use the Estée Lauder Set + Refresh Perfecting Makeup Mist.”
SU: “The Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is fabulous.”
Your in-flight beauty routine?
MI: “Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion and Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Recovery Complex II are my go-tos along with a spritz of Caudalie Beauty Elixir.”
SU: “For me, it’s the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator along with the Estée Lauder ANR eye cream that I need to apply periodically during the flight.”
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