Secretive Beauty Secrets of Bollywood Celebrities

by Insiya on August 19, 2010 · 56 comments

Not So Secretive Beauty Secrets of Bollywood Celebrities

Have you had any lady crushes on these hot divas who we see dancing and jumping around all over the television? I have had so many times and on so many actresses that sometimes my friends start doubting my sexuality :-P   but can you really blame me ? ;-)

Shilpa Shetty
I will start with my longest celebrity crush which I have had on Shilpa Shetty since past 7-8 years. I mainly love her for her awesome figure but she’s a great beauty as well which one of the reason’s why the ‘goras’ adore her so much.
Shilpa Shetty

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Her Holy Grail product which she swears by is Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer (so need to get this now :chic: ). She’s strictly against the usage of soap on her face. Also, she’s known to cleanse her face & remove her makeup with a mixture of baby oil and coconut oil.

Moving onto her hair, have you ever noticed Shilpa’s hair ? It always looks so shiny despite her endless highlights !! Well, that is because she does not use hair straighteners at all. She only blow dries her hair which is one of the reason why unlike other celebrities her hair never looks dry. Also, she changes her shampoo & conditioner often as she believes same products causes build up.

As for her sexy figure, all the credit goes to her daily yoga & gym workout. She drinks Aloe Vera juice first thing in the morning as she believes its good for her immune system & skin.

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarys Rai

Aishwarys Rai

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Now, let’s move on to our very own Former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai. I don’t really like her acting much but no one can deny that she is an epitome of natural beauty. Her beauty regime involves the use of natural and organic ingredients on her skin. She uses cucumber to get rid of any skin problems, gram flour to cleanse and milk & yogurt to moisturize her skin. In an attempt to remove toxins from her skin she prepares a mixture of honey, lemon and hot water which she uses as a lotion on her skin every morning.

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor

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Who does not love Bebo? Ok maybe for her attitude not, but she’s one of the very few actresses who is naturally fair and beautiful. All credit to her genes !!

Since she is a vegetarian, her daily intake of lots of fresh fruits & vegetables has helped her a lot to have a healthy and glowing skin. For her beauty regime, she avoids using any creams due to the harsh chemical contents and instead uses only Lancome Face Wash. She uses YSL & Chanel products for her eyes and MAC for her face.

Sharing the secret of her lovely tress, she mentions oiling her hair once a month with a concoction of almond, castor, coconut & olive oils. She uses Kerastase Shampoo specifically for dry hair & follows it with a blow dry. As for the achievement of her size zero figure, she gives the merit to her daily practice of Ashtanga & Power Yoga.

Sonam Kapoor
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This gorgeous diva is said to have an impeccable skin attributing to her healthy lifestyle as well as her frequent use of cucumber pulp on her face. I think post Delhi-6 she got quite popular for her makeup as well, one of her most used makeup product being MAC Paint in Bare Canvas.

Did you notice her beautiful long hair in Saawariya ? She mentions plaiting her hair before sleeping as the secret to her long  & healthy mane. She also acknowledges her daily almond oil massage & use of Kerastase products to help her maintain the strength of her hair.

Katrina Kaif

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India’s Barbie doll, Katrina has a daily intake of acai berry tablets to keep her skin healthy. She loves going for spas. It relaxes her body & mind, ultimately giving her a glowing skin. I remember in one of the Vogue India issue‘s, she had mentioned using wheatgrass powder everyday in her drink. Moving on to her hair she has been heard commenting on several occasions that she uses Kiehl’s products on her hair namely Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairation Hair Pack and Kiehl’s Leave-In Hair Conditioner. In case of a hasty remedy, she is said to use Kerastase product on her hair. As to the secret of Kat’s curvaceous yet fit body is her devotion to various forms of exercise including swimming & gymming.

Minissha Lamba

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I know she’s not much of an actress however she is one of the very few ones who actually has an amazing skin naturally. I have seen her very closely to say that she was hardly wearing any makeup (at the most a sheer powder & nude lipstick) & still looking really beautiful. She is naturally very fair & has a very good skin texture therefore not requiring much coverage. Minissha is said to follow a strict regime of cleansing, toning & moisturizing mostly with Neutrogena products since she was the brand ambassador of Neurtogena 2 years back. She makes sure to maintain a healthy diet in all kinds of weather. As for her hair, she also uses Kerastase products believing that it’s a good cleanser & good for the scalp as well.

Verdict:- Most of these actresses claim to use Kerastase on their hair. It is a brand owned by L’Oreal. Has anyone tried this brand? If you have, do let us know what you think of it  :-)

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Anitha August 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Wow Insiya, that was a very interesting post. Thanks.

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Insiya August 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Thank You.

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I Drops Rashmi August 19, 2010 at 5:53 pm

i tried i tried yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh will share with u guys ….

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shilpa August 19, 2010 at 6:17 pm

mac guru….have u tried kerastase products…..do let us all knw ur experience….i m dying to buy a kerastase shampooo….but the pricing….
loking fr a recomendation

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I Drops Rashmi August 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm

dear shilpa i did tried with my spa rituals and results are amazing right now i am using kiehl’s shampoo and cond. they r worth buying i think … both r higher brands dear:)

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Radhika August 19, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Insiya, loved your post…:-)

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Insiya August 19, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Thank you :-)

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SuGe August 19, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Heyyyyy… which lipstick Aishwarya is wearing ?????? I love it… I love it… such a lovely colour.. Please please telllll meeeeeeeeeeeee

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sush August 19, 2010 at 6:44 pm

hi insiya, nice post n informative too.. :-))
u know shilpa shetty is my beayty idol. i just adhore her look…
hey did any one saw her early days piccy…what a transformation na… :shock:

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Radhika August 19, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Ash too..major transformation! I guess it would be true for most of us..with celebrities it just seems a lot more drastic :D

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Insiya August 19, 2010 at 11:15 pm

Shilpa is my ultimate beauty idol too..I just love her entire look even her dressing sense is just too good :yes:
I agree with you Radhika all celebrities transform so drastically !!

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Gaea August 19, 2010 at 6:47 pm

two things all celebs swear on for hair – Kerastase and schwarzkopf!
how sad i dont get either here in Pune!
.-= Gaea´s last blog ..MAC Studio Finish SPF35 Concealer vs Shiseido Corrector Pencil =-.

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Insiya August 19, 2010 at 11:17 pm

I know how you feel i don’t get it where i stay either :-(

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Sonia August 19, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Great post.I have a biiiiig crush on Angelina Jolie.She has amazing skin and features.I guess no man made stuff can make you like that,you simply need fabulous genes to look like her.
.-= Sonia´s last blog ..My Take – Aroma Magic Peppermint Exfol Gel =-.

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Insiya August 19, 2010 at 11:31 pm

lol i agree. I don’t get how these celebs can remain beautiful in their 30’s-40’s also !!

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Mrunmayee August 19, 2010 at 11:06 pm

HEy Insiya… Very very interesting read!!!! :yes: :yes: :yes:

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Insiya August 19, 2010 at 11:38 pm

thank you mrunmayee :-))

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Swetha August 19, 2010 at 11:22 pm

The perception of beauty changes from place to place.In india we may restrict ourselves to only those who are fair but in the west our duskier gals like Bipasha,Priyanka and Deepika may be considered more gorgeous for their features.So really its all a matter of perception and good genes…..

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Insiya August 19, 2010 at 11:36 pm

I agree they are beautiful but i mainly didn’t include Priyanka & Deepika in this post because i have seen they get breakouts quite often. Specially deepika’s skin tends to get very rough. I forgot to include Bipasha :-/

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Radhika August 19, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Heyy you did include Shilpa :D

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Devika August 20, 2010 at 12:04 am

Btw…great post! Would love to see more of these. I really admire the amount of research you put into this :D

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Insiya August 20, 2010 at 12:20 am

Thanks Devika..planning to do a second version of this where i missed out on sooo many celebs :-D

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Devika August 20, 2010 at 12:39 am

Great :yes: can’t wait!
Don’t forget Malaika Arora Khan…that woman defies age :P

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Insiya August 20, 2010 at 1:04 am

lol yeh sure :-P
I’m so jealous that lady with a 10 yr old kid has a better body than mines !!

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Radhika August 19, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Oh I thought Deepika had good skin ?:-) ?:-)
.-= Radhika´s last blog ..Discover the gloss – Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss =-.

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Insiya August 20, 2010 at 12:20 am

No Radhika Deepikas skin is not that great compared to other celebs though she has an amazing amazing body !! Again having a father who is a professional sports player really helps !!

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Devika August 20, 2010 at 12:03 am

I don’t really like Deepika’s features, but to me she is the most ‘naturally’ beautiful actress on screen today. Also, while not blessed with natural curves, her body is very toned and imho is comparable to Shilpa Shetty, who is ‘the body’ of Bollywood.
Shilpa, Aishwarya, Katrina, Minissha and others have too much work done to their faces, and look very mainstream, which in my opinion looks a little unnatural.
I used to like Kareena up until her Tashan days, she had the freshness that Sonam Kapoor embodies now. I think Sonam Kapoor almost always looks fresh and young, doesn’t go the heavy Bollywood makeup route on most occasions.
I also think Chitrangada Singh and Vidya Balan are two of the most gorgeous, but under rated beauties on the silver screen.
And someone who always gets overlooked is Neha Dhupia…she’s gorgeous, has great acting skills (she has impeccable comic timing), beautiful hair and teeth (though they were fixed for the Miss Universe pageant…).

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Insiya August 20, 2010 at 12:16 am

Yes i love Neha Dhupia too, love that beauty spot on her. It makes her look stunning !!

I agree these actresses have done loads of work on their face but maintaining their skin & hair in a perfect condition at all point of time is definitely not an easy task specially considering they travel so often to different places in different weather conditions where the sudden changes is definitely bound to affect their skin condition no matter how much work they do to hide their flaws.

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Devika August 20, 2010 at 12:44 am

Yes, but if we think about it, their livelihood is based on their looks. Unfortunately, Bollywood hasn’t reached a stage where actresses are casted based mainly on their stellar acting abilities. Looks are 99% of the reason why they’re famous. So while you and I (I’m assuming you’re not a celebrity) have to worry about job/studies, paying bills etc. they have to deal with wrinkles and cellulite. Ofcourse, we deal with those this too and vice versa, but on different levels.
Ok, maybe I’m making wild assumptions here about everyone in general, but atleast this holds true for me. I’m more bothered about studying math and passing an exam than say counting the wrinkles on my face.
I still think it’s fun to peer into the lives of celebrities and see how they keep themselves so gorgeous. But I just can’t take them at face value :P

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Insiya August 20, 2010 at 1:11 am

Yeh they have all the time & money to spend just one their looks. I myself don’t follow a strict skin regime. I pamper myself using beauty products whenever I feel like. I am a big movie buff !! I know how you feel. I wish the actual talent of our bollywood industry could actually get appreciated.

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Radhika August 20, 2010 at 12:50 am

I remember reading somewhere that Deepika’s exercise routine is more like what a sports person has to opt for rather than the usual celebrity exercise routines.

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Insiya August 20, 2010 at 1:01 am

Maybe that’s the secret to her toned body !!

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radhika August 20, 2010 at 12:57 am

where do we find acai berry and wheatgrass powder in mumbai???/

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Radhika August 20, 2010 at 1:46 am

I don’t know about where you might get these things in Mumbai, but you can grow wheatgrass. Hope this link helps:

http://thecookscottage.typepad.com/curry/2008/02/wheat-grass-jui.html

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Poornima Narayan August 20, 2010 at 9:37 am

Me too loves Shilpa, Bebo n Aish..

And of course, Katrina is definitely gorgeous. She has such a creamy complexion no?

I have tried Kerastase. In fact, my spa uses Kerastase products for hair treatments. They are definitely high end products from L’Oreal. But whatever products I have used, totally live upto their claims :-)
But unfortunately they are not so commonly available even in high end stores..atleast not in Bangalore.

I also find Schwarzkopf products suiting my hair and it is available much easily. So its Kerastase for me when I go for a spa session and otherwise it is Schwarzkopf.

Thank you for the article Insiya.’twas an interesting read :-)

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Priya August 20, 2010 at 9:56 am

Hey you live in Bangalore rite?? I believe you get Kerastase products at Oryza Spa.. :idk: My hairstylist was telling me long time back that he could get Kerastase products from Oryza if I wanted.

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Radhika August 20, 2010 at 10:00 am

Where do you go Poornima?

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Poornima Narayan August 20, 2010 at 11:51 am

@ Priya : Yup.You get Kerastase from Oryza. Thats whr I generally go for my spa treatments :-)

@ Rads : I go to Oryza Day Spa :-)

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Priya August 20, 2010 at 9:54 am

Interesting post :) I use Kerastase products and would be reviewing them soon.. Now I’ll all geared up to buy Kiehl products.. It’s not available at Chn :(

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Insiya August 20, 2010 at 2:36 pm

I’m so waiting for the reviews :-D

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jomol August 20, 2010 at 10:45 am

Wow Insiya….you deserve :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: for coming up with such a post…..I was not aware of these things….I adore Shilpa Shetty and I was glad to know what she uses…..wonderfully summed up :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

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Poornima Narayan August 20, 2010 at 11:53 am

Hey Jo..

How have you been? Busy ho kya? long time no see :cry:

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Insiya August 20, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Thanks. Glad u like the post :-))

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jomol August 20, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Hey Poorni, I am on a small trip to Rajkot, Gujarat….been busy in karangals…. :-D

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HD August 23, 2010 at 1:56 pm

That was a v v interesting n lovely read Insiya!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Insiya August 23, 2010 at 2:01 pm

thank u HD :-D

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flygirl January 30, 2011 at 10:59 am

read this quit late but i agree wid devika!its like shes speaking on my behalf!

great article insiya,suasen roshan uses clarins ;)

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Kalyani September 15, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Hey Ladies!!! Could you pls let me know if Kerastase products are avaialble in Hyderabad… I did some research but unable to find any clue. Could you pls help??? Thanks!

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Shree August 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Thanx Insiya 4 such gr8 infos..i lik kareena n sonam 4 their natural beauties n innocence.Bebo is tooo cute :)
Hope 2 c more new informative posts 4m u… :D

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chhavi December 6, 2012 at 12:17 am

Hi Insiya nice article, but one thing that you may not be aware of is that, these actress takes hormone injections that can leave their skin glowing. its very much available now. you can visit any good cosmetologist. you pay around Rs 10,000 and you can have a wonderful and glowing skin for one year. this is very common and most of the actress are taking such treatments. Hence its not only product that they use but also do get into lot of treatments which is beyond our imagination. apart from this they take some hair treatment which is called as virgin treatment which keeps their hair shining and lustrous.So its not only product but many more secrets behind their beauty.

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Insiya August 19, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Glad u like it :-D
what all stuff you tried ?? I’m so dying to know !! Do let us know how Kerastase & Kiehl’s products working for you :-)

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