Sure, every celebrity has their own set of skincare secrets that they gatekeep. But Alia Bhatt isn’t one of them. She’s someone who has always spilled the tea on what works for her skin, her favourite makeup products, and has even introduced me to a bunch of new brands!
The actress who even won the national award recently is everywhere! And she hasn’t been holding back when it comes to discussing her favorite obsession – the glowy makeup look.
How Alia Gets Her Dewy Skin
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, Alia revealed that she’s currently into glowy makeup. The whole luminous effect where it doesn’t seem like there’s any makeup on, but the skin still glows, is what she digs. And the secret to aceing it? “It’s about that combination of prepping the skin correctly and using the right ingredients as opposed to just dousing yourself with a lot of highlighter and shine,” she explained.
And if you were as curious as me about how she manages to get the correct combination, Alia shared that secret too. “I love becoming a chemist and mixing all those products together,” she said and credited her flawless base to the primer she’s been obsessed with. “A Kiko primer, I love it, I mix that with my skin tint, I don’t use foundation. I mix that and skin tint with some dewy glowy rosy drops,” Alia explained about her skincare – makeup concoction. Her mantra? “I like to find that in-between where the skin just looks great, even if you have makeup on it doesn’t look like you’re wearing makeup.”
The Kiko Milano Radiant Boost Face Base is an excellent primer that also has a fine sheen to give that dewy effect that Alia loves.
The Science Behind This
Turns out, it isn’t just Alia who swears by mixing skincare and makeup products together. Hailey Bieber too, has talked about mixing her Rhode glazing fluid with foundation to dilute it before applying it to her skin.
Apart from saving a bunch of time that goes into applying every layer of makeup separately, as Hailey said, a few products even help dilute the consistency of makeup. Mixing a serum of any kind with a skin tint or foundation that can look cakey on the face, helps separate the molecules. This helps in better absorption of the products, giving a second-skin kind of finish to it.
But before you mix the products, keep in mind to mix oil-based products with oil-based products. If you’re going to mix a water-based primer with an oil-based skin tint or foundation, they won’t mix (as we learnt in science that oil and water don’t mix).
Mixing skincare with makeup is something I’ve started doing as well and it’s safe to say I save on a bunch of time and I’ve aced that dewy look! All in all, Alia’s trick truly works.
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