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Priyanka Chopra's Beauty Secrets: Yogurt Baths, Tons of Shade and Never Scrimping on Beauty Products

05/06/2014 at 02:52 PM ET

Priyanka Chopra is waging a major invasion of the U.S., from her debut as the new Guess Girl to the large-scale launch of her latest single, a dance remix of the country classic “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” complete with music video cameo from Gilmore Girls‘ Milo Ventimiglia. But it was only a matter of time until she became a star on our shores — after all, the youngest-ever Miss World and Bollywood superstar is a huge name to a significant chunk of the globe.

Priyanka Chopra beauty tips Andrew Toth/Getty

But when we met her in our west coast offices, she was just a totally regular girl, willing to open up the contents of her beauty bag to us. She looked right on-trend for L.A. in a scalloped crochet tank top and high-waisted light-wash jeans, plus some majorly enviable hair and perfectly-shaped eyebrows that are going on our inspiration boards right now. She shows off her favorite picks, but don’t expect to see any bargains in there: “When it comes to beauty, I don’t save!” she tells PEOPLE, though she saves her ultimate splurges for skincare.

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She also shares that she stockpiles “oils and Ayurveda [natural products with medicinal properties]” when she’s home in India, because she can’t get them here, and that some of her favorite beauty secrets (“Oil massages and bathing with yogurt once a week!”) are ones she picked up while growing up. She’s also added a few tricks to her repertoire since making it huge in film: “Always use sunblock and shade (with an umbrella!) if you’re going to be in the sun a lot. Also, [I moisturize] at night with a thick moisturizer after I remove my makeup.” But perhaps our favorite beauty secret is featured last in the video below:

Chopra gets to have more fun with beauty and fashion than the rest of us, since she’s always on set, but she tends to leave the wilder looks for work. “I do like experimenting with hair and makeup, but I also know what looks good on me and I like to maintain a certain naturalness,” she says. And as for filming in Bollywood vs. Hollywood? Though the beauty looks may vary, “in Bollywood we do like getting dressed extravagantly!” she says.

What do you think of Chopra’s beauty mantras? Are you fanatical about skincare and sleep too? And how cute is her “in my purse” video? Tell us in the comments!

–Alex Apatoff

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shaskia on

Those things she do works. I do it too . Stay healthy

vivek on

i love u priyanka….

A on

She is super cute and a really amazing person !

whatever on

oh come on – not putting down her success at all but it comes down to a lot of makeup, fake eye lens, plastic surgery (at least nose), bleaching to look lighter (not saying that all Indian women are dark – I am at least 10 shades lighter than her and I am Indian), fake hair extensions, personal trainers (she is fit but does not have amazing curves or anything), personal chef etc etc. Most of her punch in her look comes from her colored lens. She looks very normal and not as bright and glowing in real life without makeup. Her persistence and hard work paid off and she is successful because of that (besides luck).

yugal shelke on

i love you so much priyanka…you look damn beautiful baby…from miss world to bollywood superstar…and now to an international star….:)

meta on

okaay. Mme/Baroness/Queen Chopra maam? Just one leeetul suggestion???
You come across (to a westerner at least) as VEERY PRETENTIOUS…I am sure you were , like enormous in B-Wood, but part of why people adore , say, Jennifer Lawrence or Mindy Kaling , is because theyre pretty but ‘both come across’ as unpretentious and relatable. What you just did in that video (the lips thing?!?) was almost ridiculously over the top…again just speaking from a western perspective.

Alya on

Yogurt baths?! Trying that!

Bhavana on

She’s beautiful!!!!

Bibi on

Georgeous#beautiful.

Jay on

@whatever, green is not a good shade on you, dear. Jealousy is ugly, period.

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