You've been loving Alia Bhatt's makeup in 'Rocky aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani', and we get why. It's simple, and elegant, and complements her stunning outfits by Manish Malhotra. Rani's (played by Alia) go-to look features kohl-rimmed eyes, defined brows, nude lips, and a light base – a natural glam that enhances without being too much. 

Good news – we've got the lowdown on recreating Alia's makeup. No secrets here. Just a straightforward guide on how you can achieve that understated yet charming look. Let's break down the steps to recreate the magic and how to apply eyeliner. 

How to Get Rani-Inspired Kohl-Rimmed Eyes  

1. Priming the Canvas 


Begin your makeup routine with a primer. This not only helps your makeup adhere better but also smoothens out your skin texture, creating a perfect base. Follow this up with a sheer foundation, carefully chosen to match your skin tone. Blend it thoroughly using a makeup sponge or brush to ensure it becomes one with your skin, providing a seamless and natural look. 

2. Concealing Flawlessly 

Target any blemishes or under-eye circles with a concealer. Opt for a shade that matches your skin tone for a seamless finish. Gently pat and blend the concealer for a flawless, well-rested appearance. This step doesn’t just conceal but also highlights, adding dimension to your face. 

3. Setting the Foundation 

Use a translucent setting powder to set your foundation and concealer. This not only prevents unwanted shine but also ensures that your makeup stays intact throughout the day. Pay attention to areas prone to oiliness, such as the T-zone. 

4. Mesmerising Eyes 

  • Transition Shade: Enhance your eye makeup by starting with a light brown eyeshadow as a transition shade. This creates depth and dimension, especially in the crease. Blend it meticulously until you achieve a well-defined yet soft look. 

  • Smokey Effect: For a smokey look, apply kohl to the eyelids. Blend it using a brush or Q-tip. 

  • Softening the Look: If you are wondering how to apply kajal eyeliner to soften the overall look, apply kohl to the waterline. Then, blend a dark brown eyeshadow into the outer corner. This technique adds a touch of sophistication and balances the overall eye makeup. 


The Lakmé Absolute Explore Eye Shadow Stick - Champagne works perfectly as a transition shade. It is a convenient, pocket-sized eyeshadow for easy application on the go. This stick offers a mess-free glide, making it suitable for both beginners and pros. It serves as both eyeshadow and liner – apply along the lash line for a liner effect or directly on the lid for eyeshadow.  


The Lakmé Eyeconic Ultra Smooth Kohl Liner is your go-to for a timeless and glamorous look. Whether you're going for classic elegance or a modern smokey eye, this pencil has you covered. The intense black pigment ensures your eyes stand out, giving you a bold and glamorous look that lasts all day. No need to worry about smudging or fading – this waterproof kajal stays put for up to 24 hours. With a smooth tip that glides effortlessly, you can create precise lines, a smokey eye, or accentuate your waterline. 

5. Brow Definition and Lash Drama 

  • Brow Definition: Frame your eyes by defining your brows. Use a brow pencil to fill in any sparse areas, creating a well-defined yet natural shape

  • Lash Volume: Enhance your lashes with mascara. Starting at the roots on the underside of the top lash line, work your way up and out. For bold lashes, don't hesitate to apply multiple coats. 

6. Rosy Cheeks 


Apply a cream blush to the apples of your cheeks. Choose a shade that complements your skin tone and adds a dewy, natural flush. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks and blend for a seamless finish. 

7. Luminous Glow 

Illuminate specific areas of your face with a light touch of highlighter. Focus on the high points, including your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and your cupid's bow. This step imparts a radiant glow and elevates your overall look. 

8. Perfecting Lips 


Finish off your makeup with a nude lipstick. This classic choice adds a touch of sophistication without overshadowing the rest of your look. It's the final stroke that ties everything together. 

And there you have it! A Rani-inspired makeup look that’s easy to achieve in no time! Do recreate it and let your inner diva shine! 

FAQs about Rani-Inspired Kohl-Rimmed Eyes 

How can I prevent smudging when applying kajal? 

To prevent smudging, apply kajal mainly to the waterline and avoid the lower lash line. Choose waterproof or long-wear formulations for better durability. Additionally, setting your kajal with a matching eyeshadow can significantly reduce the chances of smudging throughout the day. 

What is the best way to remove kajal? 

To remove kajal effectively, use a gentle eye makeup remover or micellar water. Another option is to apply a small amount of olive oil on a cotton pad, which helps dissolve the kajal. Always be gentle during the removal process to avoid irritation. 

Can I apply kajal on the waterline? 

Yes, you can apply kajal on the waterline for a more intense look. Ensure you're using a kajal specifically designed for the waterline to prevent irritation. Applying kajal to the waterline can enhance your eye makeup and create a bold, defined appearance.