With a style so suave model Ramsha Khan stepped into modelling on a chance. During her graduation, Ramsha’s friends insisted that she try out for modelling. She just walked in Citrus Talent for auditions and she got a platform to showcase her hidden talent. She did her Masters in Media Production which helped her learn about the industry.
Finally, she got her break with a TVC for Bank Al-Falah. After that, she was on a roll. She has been featured in TVCs for big names such as Hajmola, HBL, Ufone, McDonald’s, Pediasure, Toyota and Tapal among others. She has also modelled for brands and designers like Zellbury, Ego, Sonia Amir Butt, Yava, etc. Despite having back-to-back shoots, Ramsha hasn’t lost track of life beyond modelling. She’s quite vocal about social issues and she raises her voice by doing meaningful projects like the recent short film by Unilever, where she plays a lead, raising voice against domestic violence on women. Let’s get to know the beauty secrets of this model and some of her likes and dislikes...
How old were you, when you started doing your makeup?
I started wearing makeup when I was doing my graduation.
When stepping out, do you wear makeup all the time?
Not all the time but yes mostly I do.
Do you use sunblock or any serums?
I’m regular with the serums and sunblock is a must when you get exposed to the sun.
Any tips for school and university going girls to keep their skin fresh and glowing?
Apart from staying hydrated they should use sunblock, less makeup and always cleanse their face before hitting the bed.
Do you use lighter tones of foundations or warm tones?
The one that matches my skin perfectly.
After coming back from shoots, how do you remove your makeup and cleanse your skin?
I’m very particular about removing makeup after the shoot. I use a good cleanser and face wash and later apply radiance night cream.
Hair gets damaged after straightening and blow drying. How do you manage?
Oiling helps a big deal and that is our legacy as well. Before blow-dry and ironing, by using hair serums, the problem of hair damage may be mitigated manifolds.
And what do you do to keep your hair healthy?
There is no escape from hair loss when you are a part of fashion industry doing shoots every now and then. But I make sure that when I’m not working, I get protein treatment for my hair. I also apply yogurt. One more thing that I found really works for hair growth is onion water.
What is your take on natural makeup or zero makeup?
Due to regular shoots, I have to wear loads of heavy makeup and different products. But when I am not at shoots, I always prefer zero makeup.
Advice for women who can’t buy expensive brands but still want to look good:
There are a plenty of good local products in the market. They should give them a try.
What is one cosmetic you cannot do without?
When it comes to cosmetics, which brand do you usually use?
Your favourite perfume?
What are your favourite brands in lipsticks?
Colour Crush by Body Shop.
What’s in your beauty bag?
Compact powder for touch-up, mascara and lip tint.
When applying makeup, what do you fear the most?
Do you go to salons regularly?
Not much, once after two weeks.
Favourite hair stylist?
Tauseef & Rajan from N-Pro.
Do you use anti-aging creams?
Haven’t started using as yet.
Where do you go for your makeup shopping?
Body Shop, mostly.
Do you use whitening creams?
Your beauty regimen?
Regular workout and a good diet is key, but what really makes you beautiful is when you are at peace with yourself. Staying happy gives you a glow that no product can.
One thing that keeps you healthy and fit?
I have always been steadfast about my fitness routine, having regular workout and sustainable diet plan. And the days when I am too busy with shoots, I find stretching to be the improbable way to keep my body supple.
What does the word ‘beauty’ mean to you?
Who do you consider your biggest asset?
What is your strength?
When feeling low you prefer:
I confine myself to my room.
Your favourite pastime?
Something you would like to remember:
All the blessings!
Something you would like to forget:
I wish I could have that power to be able to erase things from my mind
Something you like about yourself:
What touches you the most?
You like men who are...
Focused, ambitious, well-styled and know how to carry themselves.
The biggest misconception about you:
That I am arrogant but after they work with me, I’m complimented for being so much fun to work with.
If you weren’t a model, what you would have been?
My mom always wanted me to be a doctor so I would prefer to be one.
A message that you’d like to give:
My message is for the industry to be more welcoming towards newcomers. Newcomers should be encouraged to showcase their talent rather than be intimidated.