Crossing the age bar of 40 immediately brings about several insecurities. It makes you a victim to the infamous, “Log kya kahenge” ideology. You immediately change your dressing style, makeup regime, try to look ‘mature’. You kill your inner diva in order to fit in with the societal standards of a ‘40+ Woman’.
While you are too busy wondering how a 40+ woman should look and what she should avoid, our Bollywood actresses have defied all makeup restrictions and have gracefully pulled off their ‘40+ Fab’ look! If you are thinking about the Dos and Don’ts of your 40+ makeup look, take inspiration from these B-Town divas!
Smoky Eyes By Smokin Aish
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For all those people out there who think 40+ means light kajal and probably no eyeliner, take inspiration from our Cannes queen, mother of one, 47 years old Aishwarya Rai Bachchan! Dark kajal, dark eyeliner with nude makeup on the rest of your face is perfect if you do not want to indulge in dark shades of lipstick or blush! This look is elegant and will fit perfectly with all your important events, be it an office party or a cocktail one!
The Bong Babe Look By Sushmita Sen
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40+ and you think you can’t boast the ‘Bong Bindi’ look? Are you really a Bengali without wearing this gorgeous bindi on special occasions? Even if you are not a Bengali(read more on beauty secrets of Bengali women), take inspiration from our Bong Babe Sushmita Sen who pulls off this look like a queen! Even though she has light makeup paired with the bindi, we recommend you to go all out with thick winged eyeliner, red lipstick and highlighted cheekbones! The best part about this look is that no matter how much makeup you apply, people will always put you in the sanskaari category given the pujo look that this makeup gives!
The All Out, Too Loud Look By Rekha
For all those who think makeup should be minimal after a certain age, have you ever seen Rekha attend award shows or absolutely any function? The lipstick, Eyes liner, kajal, mascara, Rekha applies it all! Rekha single-handedly shuts down all those who condemn those who are 40+ and wear makeup! This 66-year-old Bollywood diva is in true sense a makeup queen who unapologetically wears loud makeup and inspires all of us with her bold looks each day!
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Play It Subtle Like Madhuri Dixit Nene
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Talking about Bollywood divas and not mentioning Madhuri Dixit? That would be a crime! This look is for all those women out there who want to apply makeup but not too loud. If you want to stick to a subtle and sophisticated makeup look, Madhuri should be your inspiration. She almost always does her eyes light, wears eyeliner. Touches up her cheekbones with light shades and tops them up with dark lipstick. In this particular look, she is also seen wearing flowers in her hair which are a perfect blend of fashionable and elegant! This look will satisfy your desire to wear makeup as well as shut all those people up who feel threatened by loud makeup.
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Pick Purple Like Shilpa Shetty Kundra
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After a certain age, we tend to restrict ourselves to certain colours when it comes to makeup. We go with the browns and the golds. Our most experimental look turns out to be trying the colour red. However, our yoga queen Shilpa Shetty breaks the monotony with shades of purple(read more on eye shadows)! What about this look makes you feel that she is doing it all wrong? Nothing, right? So what are you waiting for? Do your eyes purple, pink yellow, or whatever it is that you like and if you feel too experimental, colour your hair in the same shade!
We hope you liked this article and now you will wear the kind of makeup you wish to! If you want to read more such articles, stay tuned to Her Zindagi!