This Christmas, Why Don’t You Take Make-Up Inspo From Cockpit Star Rukmini Maitra?

We got you a step-by-step decode of this glamorous look.


Christmas is around the corner. Which means it is time to party. And no party outfit is complete without great make-up. Our favourite stars from Tollywood certainly know that. Like Cockpit star Rukmini Maitra for instance. The model-turned-actor can turn heads in any outfit. But what caught our attention this party season is the one she is wearing here. Her make-up complements her dress. Want to learn how you can do it easily at home? We got make-up artist Deepti Mohinder to help us out with a decode.

Watch Rukmini in Cockpit below as you learn how to copy her make-up.


Clean the skin with a gentle everyday cleanser and moisturise well. Follow this with an eye cream for the area around the eyes. Gently massage from the inner corner of the eyes to outwards. Exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub and use a hydrating lip balm. Since it’s winter, just the primer won’t be as effective, so add a drop of prepping face oil for the perfect dewy look and to blend and hold your make-up.

Rukmini Maitra (Source: Instagram)


Rukmini’s face has a subtle dewy minimalistic foundation. For this, you need to cover your flaws well. For that, apply a colour-correcting concealer of the opposite colour on the colour wheel. Blend this in, but don’t expect it to disappear. The foundation and the skin tone concealer will hide it. Choose a foundation closest to your skin colour and start with less product at the centre of your face. Spread the foundation towards your hairline and neck. Gently tap it into your skin, rather than rubbing or wiping. Use a cream-based blush on the apple of your cheeks. Blend well towards the hairline. If you want to contour, dust your face lightly with translucent powder. Rukmini is wearing a soft coral blush. A dab of highlighter will help you get the perfect glow.

Rukmini Maitra (Source: Instagram)


For the smokey eye look like Rukmini, softly blend at the edges. Use a medium matte brown shadow to define the crease and blend it a bit above. Apply the dark brown shade on the eyelid. Use a packing brush for the best colour pay-off. Blend the two brown shades together with the blending brush for gradual effect, then work the same colour on your bottom lash. Tightline your eyes by lining the inside of the upper lash line and in between the roots of the lashes. Finish this look by curling your lashes and applying a thick coat of mascara.


Choose your lip liner shade based on your chosen lipstick. Rukmini used a soft brown or rather nude shade. For longer lasting colour, you can fill in your lips with the lip liner for added colour intensity. Apply your matching lipstick shade on top. Finish with a setting spray for a glam look.

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