8 Times We Were High Key Stans for Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

Check out these beauty looks we love from actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.

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In a recent photo on her Instagram account, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan proudly holds a cake that reads, “Devi is done. Maitreyi is just getting started.” An apropos mantra for the newcomer actress who has lit up our screens in Netflix’s teen series Never Have I Ever for four seasons. The coming-of-age comedy/drama, featuring Maitreyi as the lead character, has been hailed as a turning point for South Asian representation in Hollywood, breaking barriers and cultural stereotypes. The actress, a first-generation daughter of Tamil immigrants from Sri Lanka, has embraced her breakout star status with a series of hair and makeup looks fit for a future film and TV icon. 

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Her looks are on par with Gen Z beauty standards: authentic, inclusive, and never try-hard.  She moves effortlessly between makeup moments, at times natural and sweet, and sometimes high gloss and glam. Never have we ever been as obsessed with Maitreyi as these eight times when she stole the show in hair and beauty looks fit for her rising star. 

Natural Beauty

Maitreyi gave us clean, natural beauty, with rosy cheeks, glowing skin, and soft waves down to her waist for the Canadian premiere of Never Have I Ever’s fourth season. 

Main Character Energy

Maitreyi went with a completely different vibe for the American Never Have I Ever season 4 premiere, serving ‘Old Hollywood starlet’ for a new era with long barrel-curled locks Rapunzel herself would envy! Her team let the gorgeous gown and accompanying diamonds be the highlight, keeping her glam neutral in shades of bronze and brown. 

Lashes for Days

Maitreyi wore her signature strong brows and enviable lashes at the Vanity Fair Oscar party. Her hair—center-parted, swept off her shoulders, tucked behind her ears, and cascading down her back—had us leaning in for a closer look at this red carpet slay.

Barbie Core

Lately, we all love a Barbie Core moment, and Maitreyi gave us her version in a show-stopping hot pink gown accented by pink cheeks, eye shadow, and a gorgeous deep berry gloss. 

Sleek and Chic

While filming for “The New Face of Hollywood” for Hulu, Maitreyi broke away from the long, dark wavy, or curly locks we’re used to seeing draping her shoulders. This time she opted for a slick high ponytail with sleek center-parted bangs. Dressed head-to-toe in a chic orange dress and tailored jacket, her eyeshadow and gloss shimmered in light orange tones to complement the look. 

Cover Girl

Her @lofficielbrasil cover photoshoot called for a power beauty look: a dark smokey cat eye and a sweeping updo that Maitreyi owned—and we can’t get enough.

Wet Look

Ultra-sleek, combed-back wet-look waves, shimmering bronze cheeks, and a high-shine lip? Yes, please! Maitreyi slayed as a self-proclaimed fashion girlie for the Fashion Trust U.S. red carpet. 

Electric Lady

Soft and sultry matte makeup, with just a hint of shine on her lids, accented this electric blue dress on Maitreyi perfectly. Her white almond-shaped nails provided the backdrop for a single stunning blue stone ring worn on her left hand, and we stan. 

We’re loving all these looks. What’s your fave?