“I’m a makeup junkie who doesn’t wear makeup”

October 25, 2020

Model and actress Mariyam Nafees shares her beauty regime and her go-to beauty products.

Model and actress Mariyam Nafees made her acting debut in drama serial Diyar e Dil, in which she essayed the role of Zarminey. In 2017 she played the role of Khajista in Ahad Raza Mir and Sajal Ali starrer Yakeen Ka Safar, which turned out to be one of the most popular TV plays of that year, and proved her mettle as a versatile actress. Some of her notable dramas include Dil Kiya Karey, Kamzarf, Jhooti, Bhook and Munafiq among many others.

Currently the actress can be seen in the second edition of Meray Dost Meray Yaar 2, which is helmed by ace director Mehreen Jabbar and also features Hania Aamir, Asim Azhar, Ali Hamza and Asad Siddiqui. Moreover, the actress is presently shooting for another project, titled Fitrat, which will be aired on Geo Entertainment in the near future.

We got in touch with Mariyam Nafees to know more about her beauty rituals and her favourite beauty products.

All about skincare

Talking about morning skincare regime, Mariyam shares that she ices her face and puts on a layer of primer before applying makeup. “As far as my night time routine is concerned, I make sure to take off my makeup and do some extra cleansing because during shoot days my skin doesn’t get much breathing space. Then I apply a light moisturiser and some castor oil on the lash line,” she reveals, adding that she is fond of desi remedies as well as skincare products.

On which beauty treatments she missed getting done when there was no access to salons during lockdown, she informs that she missed her manicures and pedicures. “Apart from that, nothing really. Actually I am not too fond of spending a lot of time at salons so I was doing okay even when the salons weren’t operating,” she shares.

According to Mariyam, if you want to have clear glowing skin then it is essential to take off your makeup before going to bed. She also advises to drink lots of water throughout the day. “Junk food is love but try to add some veggies in your diet as well. Most of all, stay happy, surround yourself with people who make you happy, do what makes you happy - that glow is something different,” she adds.

Hair care routine

When asked about the secret behind her beautiful, healthy hair, Mariyam responds, “My hair care regime is simple: I regularly oil my hair and also avoid using heating tools as much as possible.”

Signature beauty look

Speaking about her signature hair and makeup look, the actress says, “When I am not shooting for any project, then my look is all about natural wavy hair, a dash of mascara and some lip tint. And when shooting, I opt for a nice blowout and nude makeup look.”

She further went on to say that she is not too fond of wearing lots of makeup. “In fact, you can say that I am a makeup junkie who doesn’t wear makeup! On regular days I just wear some mascara and a lip balm/gloss,” she explains.

Mariyam’s makeup bag is full of...

“Oh! A lot of makeup.” She laughs! “My handbag makeup pouch has lip balms and lip colours by MAC and Charlotte Tilbury, blush, a couple of mascaras, eye liner and a highlighter.”

Beauty trends

As for beauty trends that she loves and trends that she would never go for, the model and actress shares, “I never say never when it comes to experimenting. I don’t promise to stick to it but I try my best to try everything. “

Favourite cosmetics

“Some of the beauty products that I can’t live without include lip balm, blush, mascara, face mist and perfume,” informs Mariyam, adding that she is obsessed with scents and Bombshell by Victoria’s Secret is her favourite these days.

Makeup hacks

On a parting note, we asked Mariyam Nafees what are some of the makeup tips and tricks that she has learnt from makeup artists backstage? “Well, they are so many, including checking your makeup under different lights, using dry shampoo at night. Also, swap towels with a T-shirt to dry your hair if you have frizzy hair. Another beauty hack that I learnt was to heat your lash curler a bit before curling your lashes,” she concludes. 

“I’m a makeup junkie who doesn’t wear makeup”: Mariyam Nafees