Model Kesha Siddiqui stepped into the world of fashion in 2016 when fellow model Abdullah Ejaz brought her to the industry. Though she was a debutante, her determination and focus towards work was like a thorough professional model. Her approach opened doors to many new opportunities and she took on whatever challenges that came along with it.
This versatile model then met with photographer Khawar Riaz and she has further carved a space for herself in the industry. She has been a recurring presence in all Fashion Weeks since 2016, be it BCW or PFDC, FPW and Showcase. Her array of shoots with Rizwan ul Haq, Guddu Shani, MHM catapulted her career to new heights with her stream of TVCs and alluring work with mighty brands i.e. Ufone, Nestlé, Lays, Crisma, Gul Ahmed, Asifa Nabeel, Outfitters’s Ethnic, Nida Azwar, Threads & Motif, HSY, Fahad Hussain, Zarsah. She proved her to be a force to be reckoned with. This year, the model will showcase her acting chops with her big screen debut film ‘Thori Life Thori Zindagi’ written and directed by Khalid Kidwai. Let’s find out the beauty secrets of this model-turned-actress…
What is your everyday makeup look be?
Tints, mascara and kajal.
How old were you, when you started doing your makeup?
16 or18 years old.
When stepping out, do you wear makeup all the time?
No never. But a little is my go-to product.
Do you use sunblocks or any serums?
Body Shop sunblock but sunglasses are my top priority than any sunscreen.
To deal with summers, any tips for young girls?
Keep yourself hydrated.
Your favourite perfumes:
Issey Miyake & Gucci Flora.
What are your favourite brands in lipsticks?
Huda Beauty, Sephora, Flormar and Rivaj matte lip pencils.
Do you use lighter tones of foundations or warm tones?
After coming back from shoots how do you remove the makeup and cleanse your skin?
Simply wash my face but often use Neutrogena makeup remover.
Hair gets damaged after straightening and blow drying. How do you manage?
Regular trimming and oiling.
What do you do to keep your hair healthy?
Eating healthy and regularly trimming and oiling and combing. While sleeping try to make jura(bun) or braids.
What is your take on natural makeup or zero makeup?
There is no such thing as zero makeup but I think the word ‘singhar’ is aptly a girly thing. Sure, natural makeup is preferable because wearing makeup means enhancing your features and creating illusion - not changing yourself.
Advice for women who can’t buy expensive brands but still want to look good:
Every woman has the right to look beautiful but in their own skin and colour. They should go for the perfect match of skin tones and compatible shades and not the expensive brands. A girl can look beautiful wearing even a Medora red lipstick rather than Huda’s.
What is one cosmetic you cannot do without?
When it comes to cosmetics, which brand do you usually use?
Huda Beauty, Charlotte Tillbury, Miss Rose, Flormar, Fenty Beauty and Morphe.
What’s in your beauty bag?
Mascara, tint, blush, foundation, some brushes, kajal and a nail kit.
When applying makeup, what do you fear the most?
Eyes watering and getting pimples.
Do you go to salon regularly for your facials?
No, I am very careless in this regard, but I’ll do anything for nail care.
Your beauty regimen:
I prefer natural remedies over unnatural things like applying coconut oil sometimes as cleanser.
Your go-to place for hair and makeup?
Where do you go for your makeup shopping?Online or just ask my sister-in-law to get me things.
Do you use whitening creams?
No. Just moisturisers.
What does beauty mean to you?
“Outer beauty turns heads, but inner beauty turns the heart.”