ABBA graduate from Superior University Lahore, the photogenic Javeria Javaid has been modelling for a year and gradually making a niche for herself in the industry. Her life changed when a friend of hers invited her to her salon for a bridal shoot. Her classic and pretty looks then catapulted her into the profession. Javeria has worked with photographers like Khawar Riaz and with big names in fashion like NickieNina, Asifa & Nabeel, Zartash Couture by Hanif Jewellers, Mawsims Couture and Kuki Concepts to name a few. This week You! talks to the gorgeous model and gets to know a little about her and her beauty secrets…
You! How old were you, when you started doing your makeup?
I have loved makeup since my childhood but I started using it when I was 16 years old.
You! What is your go-to makeup?
I use sunblock for face, tint for cheeks and lips.
You! When stepping out, do you wear make up all the time?
Not at all, but I use sunblock when I go out in morning or use any moisturising cream in evening time.
You! What’s an essential when you go to shoots?
Yes, I do use sunblock.
You! It’s summer time, any tip for school and university going girls?
You must use sunblock whenever you step out in morning and drink more water in summers for a glowing skin.
You! What is your favourite perfume?
I usually do use ‘Beautiful’ by Bonanza Satrangi.
You! Your favourite brand in lipsticks?
I usually use Bourjois Rouge Velvet Matte and KIKO Milano liquid lipstick.
You! Do you use lighter tones of foundations or warm tones?
I use lighter tones.
You! When you come back from shoots, what steps you follow to cleanse your skin?
I use makeup cleanser to remove my makeup then use light scrubbing to clean.
You! Hair gets damaged after straightening and blow drying. How do you manage?
I use oiling and hair mask.
You! What do you do to keep hair healthy?
I do use hair mask twice in a week plus oiling.
You! Natural makeup or zero makeup?
You! Advice for women who can’t buy expensive brands but still want to look good?
It’s not compulsory to use branded makeup for looking good. They can use local makeup but they must know how to effectively use them.
You! What is one cosmetic you cannot do without?
You! When it comes to cosmetics, which brand do you usually use?
L'Oréal, KIKO Milano, Kylie Jenner lip kits, Maybelline, Makeup Revolution.
You! Do you use anti-aging creams?
You! Do you use whitening creams?
Not at all.
You! What’s in your beauty bag?
My lenses, sunblock, tint, foundation, compact powder, contour kit, kajal pencil, mascara and lipstick.
You! When applying makeup, what do you dread the most?
I’m a makeup artist and I love makeup too much to dread anything.
You! Do you go to salon regularly for your facials?
No, I don’t go for facials because I clean my face regularly at night. I don’t want to use many chemical products on my face.
You! Your favourite local stylist:
You! Your favourite international stylist or beautician:
Madiha Khan from UK.
You! Your preferred spa or salon?
Khawar Riaz Salon and A-The Salon (Lahore)
You! Where do you go for your makeup shopping?
Al-Fatah and Makeup City.
You! What is the secret to staying beautiful and healthy?
I always try to stay happy and really focus on my mental peace.
You! What is beauty to you?
Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder.
You! What is your biggest asset?
My makeup skills.
You! You wish you could:
Become a versatile actress and model.
You! Your biggest strength:
You! Something you’re possessive about:
You! When feeling low you prefer:
I prefer to take rest.
You! Your worst nightmare:
When I was at the age of 12 or 13, I dreamt of a thief knocking at the door. It haunted me for many years.
You! What touches you the most?
You! What bores you the most?
You! Your definition of love is:
True love starts after marriage.
You! Your teenage crush was:
You! You like men who are...
Honest and who are family-oriented.
You! Among your friends you’re known as:
Life of the party.
You! Your favourite hobby during the lockdown:
Playing with my cat.
You! If you could be another person, who would you like to be:
I am just grateful to be myself.
You! Something you like about yourself:
My name means ‘bringer of happiness’ and it’s true. I always want to spread happiness everywhere.
Photography by Khawar Riaz and Fadi Amjad