Keeper of all the secrets to eternal beauty, the ridiculously stunning Tabu turns 49 today! The rare kind of actress who has had success in both commercial and indie productions, Tabu is and will, always remain a standout beauty in Indian cinema. Supremely talented and always demure, Tabu has managed to keep her streak of critically lauded roles, all the while not having aged a single day. Plus, her makeup game is so chic and on-point. Which is why we are dedicating her birthday shout-out to counting down some makeup looks from her, which can teach you a thing or two about make up for mature skin…

 

01. It’s all about the prep

01. It’s all about the prep

Currently starring on the popular show A Suitable Boy, Tabu has a standout on-screen presence. Fresh-faced, except for light coverage and her signature kohl-rimmed eyes, her skin prep for the role is impeccable. A practice she uses in all of her makeup looks — always even-toned and perfectly primed. Also, opting for blurring primers and concealers instead of layers of coverage will help you keep any cakey makeup moments at bay!

BB Picks: Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer

 

02. Soften the brows

02. Soften the brows

The natural ageing process of your skin brings about many changes to your face, a major one being the loss of plumpness around the cheeks. Take a cue from Tabu and balance out sharp angles on your face with softer, straighter brows with a slight arch; fill them in lightly using a brown eye pencil for a natural look.

BB Picks: Lakme Absolute Micro Brow Perfecter - Coffee

 

03. Light contouring is all you need

03. Light contouring is all you need

As we mentioned before, mature skin doesn’t have any kind of plumpness and may already have existing contours. As such, if you do wish to go for a more dramatic look with a contour, gently define your cheekbones, jaw and hairline. Avoid going all out with the contouring as it might end up looking too intense.

 

04. Subtly smoke the eye

04. Subtly smoke the eye

If you’re scared of doing a smokey eye because of wrinkles or crow's feet, we suggest you relook at the possibility. Prime your lids to create a smooth base, blendable base. Apply a creamy kohl pencil over your upper lash and lower lash line and smudge gently for a smokey eye look. Set the shade with a matte eyeshadow to keep it from creasing.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal - Black

 

05. Nude lips FTW

05. Nude lips FTW

As much as we love Tabu’s bold red pout moments, it is her MANY nude lipsticks that make us wonder about her lip care routine. Stock up on as many nude shades of lipsticks as you can, but make sure they complement your skin’s undertone!

BB Picks: Lakme Absolute Matte Revolution Lip Color - 302 Soft Nude

Images courtesy: @mehakoberoi, @tabutiful