Charithra Chandran was recently featured on Vogue's iconic bathroom series, where stars reveal their best-kept secrets involving beauty and skincare. Lucky the actress has shared the best tips she learned while filming on the hit Netflix series, Bridgerton. Here's what we learned from her.
Chandran, who plays Edwina Sharma in Bridgerton, starts off by taking the viewers through her simple -- but effective -- 5 step skincare routine. "The simpler a routine is, the more likely you are to follow it," she advised. First, she applied the Youth To The People's cleaner and, of course, toner. Up next, the 25-year-old applied under-eye patches to reduce swelling and bagginess (which we can only assume occurs from all those late days spent on set). And lastly, a hydrating moisturizer and lip balm to top it off. She confessed that her main concern is to treat the skin with care and gentleness, something she was taught by the makeup artists on Bridgerton.
After Chandran has a clean base, it's time to get to the fun part: the makeup. "I'm really starting to see that when I take care of my skin, my makeup is just so much better," she confessed. And when you take of your skin it means you can use fewer full coverage items. Chandran said, "Makeup isn't about hiding things that you don't like about your skin; it's about enhancing what you already have." The actress applied a Milk Makeup primer, followed by Bobbi Browns's foundation stick which she focused toward the lower half of her face.
But not all her makeup tips came from her time filming - the star admitted that over the years she went through many trials and errors to get to where she is now. And of course, her mother gave her a few tips when Chandan was growing up. For instance, color correcting, which is a game-changer in her routine, was a technique she learned from her mom. But one major lesson that Chandan walked away from the show was how to deal with her insecurities. Despite now being known globally by many fans of the series, the actress admitted that the show helped her self-acceptance. “[It’s] mainly because I realized that if Shonda Rhimes and Netflix don’t think of my skin, my body, and my face as a hindrance, then it’s clearly not.” Yes, queen! Make sure to check out her full routine here.