15 Sensational Confessions From The Makeup Artist Behind Pakistan's Most Famous Dramas

By Iman Zia | 7 Jan, 2018

Babar Zaheer is what you call a magician – nay an artist. Rather, he’s a magical artist. The man is the most sought-after celebrity makeup artist in Pakistan, with a number of critically acclaimed dramas, films and starry events under his belt. He’s besties with your favorite celebrities, from Ahad Raza Mir to Mahira Khan and Sajal Ali. Babar Zaheer is the man of the moment and his striking abilities and skills of transforming our actors and actresses into paintings with his brushstrokes is truly remarkable.


ShowSha spoke exclusively to Babar Zaheer on the deets on being Pakistan’s most celebrated makeup pandit.


“All the makeup that I’m doing right now is because of my aunty, and I’m so glad that I’m her student, she’s amazing and she’s taught me everything I know.”

Babar’s aunt was a makeup artist, who quickly became his mentor as she enlisted him as her student.


“I can’t live without my makeup field, it’s who I am!”

❤️ #yourethebest #mymakeupartistisbetterthanyours @iambabarzaheer

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“If I don’t do makeup for one day then I can’t sleep”

While Babar is currently Sajal’s makeup artist for her upcoming drama ‘Aangan’ he’s also dolled her up for ‘Yakeen Ka Safar’

#sajalaly #yaqeenkasafar #Anarkali #hairandmakeupby #iambabarzaheer #

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For me, my work is my passion, and I love my work!”


‘Sadqay Tumhare’ is the most precious drama for me – it’s very close to my heart”


“My favorite actress to do makeup and hair is obviously Mahira. I love her and I’ve done a lot of projects with her.”


“I’ve worked with Mahira on ‘Bin Roye,’ ‘Sadqay Tumhare,’ and plenty of commercials and brands.”


“I’m really, really excited for ‘Parwaaz Hay Junoon,’ I’m the lead makeup and hair stylist for the film”

#RightbeforRoll #mirrorselfie #mawrahocane #babarzaheer #Aangan

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“If you had to describe me in three words, I’m crazy, funny and stupid! I’m very, very stupid!”

“Amoisturizerr, a mascara and blush are the three things I recommend EVERY girl keep in her bag at ALL TIMES! You never know when you might need them!”

#TeamAngan #Ahsankhan #iambabarzaher #periodplay #1920s humtv #

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“I always keep my skin products with me when I’m traveling and I’m a huge fan of oils! I can’t live without them!”

#filmsong #rehearsaltime #bunchofcrazypeople #parwaazhaijunoon #

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My favorite oil is rosehip oil for my face – it’s a miracle worker! For everyone who adores applying makeup, I highly recommend you work rosehip oil into your beauty routine before you start your makeup”


“I’m a huge fan of NARS, MAC, and MAKEUP FOR EVER, they’re my favorite makeup brands I abide by”

#throwback #mannmayal #poutgamestrong? #mayaali #hamzaaliabbasi? #babarzaheer

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“Products wise, I adore Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturiser – it’s amazing and will get you supple, blemish-free skin”


For any budding makeup artists out there, if you want to be a good makeup artist, then you have to be a good listener”


You can follow Babar on his feisty and sassy Instagram account, where he’s literally always giving us BTS of his shoots!


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