You may be sick of Slumdog Millionaire
(confession: we are), but that's not the only Indian influence in America this spring. It's also happening on beauty counters, where companies finally realize there's more to skin tones than just light and dark - and more to sparkles than what you find at a rave.
After Givenchy cast Indian model Lakshmi Menon in their Spring '09 campaign, where she posed with the label's muse Mariacarla Boscono, they released a collection of makeup inspired by Indian fabrics and art.
Called "Sari Glow," the range comes with blush, eye shadow, eye shimmer, and kohl pencil designed to mimic the sultry-yet-bright eyes of Bollywood starlets like Preity Zinta.The line retails for $21 - $53
, expensive by makeup standards, but way cheaper than a ticket on Air India. Unless you want to try your luck on Expedia...