Celebrity makeunders show how less is more.

Pakistani Model Amna Babar Celebrity makeunder
Amna Babar shows how flattering a makeunder can be – she looks older and less sophisticated in the first picture.

Flick through pages of any society mag and you’ll see a lot of over made-up young women. Admittedly a lot of recent pics have featured weddings, where dramatic makeup has its place, but in general, too many young society girls tend to over-do their makeup.

Humaima Malik Pakistani Actress Model Celebrity makeunder
Humaima Malick looks so much younger and fresher in the more natural second picture

I’ve picked a few celebs to make my point but celebs are often at the mercy of makeup artists whereas society darlings generally aren’t. So many society page regulars need a makeunder – although a few do show that it’s possible to rock a more natural look.

Pamela Anderson’s high-fashion makeunder for Notofu magazine turned a lot of heads
Humaima Malik Pakistani Actress Model Celebrity makeunder
Sometimes something as simple as toning down your hair can make a big difference

Too much makeup is age-ing, as are over-elaborate hair-dos. Here’s hoping more women take a leaf from Hollywood and opt for softer makeup and messier hairdos – it’s a cooler, more chic and younger look.

Humaima Malik Pakistani Actress Model Celebrity makeunder
Two very different red carpet looks by Humaima Malik – isn’t the second is so much classier
Humaima Malick Pakistani Actress Model Raja Natwarlal
This still from Raja Natwarlal gives Humaima a soft, modern look
Sienna Miller red carpet
Sienna Miller rarely gets it wrong on the red carpet
Mahira Khan and Anoushey Ashraf Pakistani Actress and VJ
VJ Anoushey Ashraf and Mahira Khan show how cool the fresh faced look can be
Mahira Khan Pakistani Actress
Mahira gets a thumbs up for never looking overdone, even when she’s very made up
Eva Longoria red carpet messy updo
The messy up-do keeps Eva’s look young
Anne Hathaway celebrity makeunder
Even someone as beautiful as Anne Hathaway can look less cool when their hair and makeup is overdone
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Salima Feerasta
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Salima Feerasta is chief editor of Karachista.com and one of Pakistan's top fashion and lifestyle journalists.

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