By: Sufia Imam India has caught the eye of a few big names in the beauty industry. From aromatic perfumes to lavish make up palettes, India offers a rich history of bold colours and opulence. In compliance, we at SHE Canada encourage you to put aside your old make up kit and take a little beauty adventure to the east. You’ll be coming back feeling sexy, glowing, and not to mention a little more exotic. Let’s start off with Chanel’s 2012 pre-fall Bombay Express Makeup Collection. This collection was enthused by the idea of blending the “mysterious beauty” of an Indian princess with the elegance of a Parisian woman. The collection consists of glitzy gold tones that will make you feel radiant. Products include Diwali nail polish, Illusion d’ombre long-wear luminous eye shadow, Joues contraste powder blush, among many more. Next on the list is Clarins. They have created a festive makeup collection inspired by the colours of Holi. Clarins’ have gone as far as to name some of their lip balms after Indian cities. Pink Jaipur and Nude Delhi are two varieties that can be purchased in their Colour Quench Lip Balm set. Continuing on our voyage and stopping by the tropical destination of Pondicherry, we find Dior’s Escale a Pondicherry, a fresh and sophisticated scent inspired by the aromas of Indian black tea with hints of cardamom, sandalwood and jasmine sambac. Keep your eyes open for these products the next time you step in your favorite cosmetics and beauty shop. While you’re there, also keep a look out for Estee Lauder Pure Intense Kajal Eyeliner and Nar’s Thakoon nail polish.