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Femina Miss India’s Plum Power Rules

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The fresh bloom of faces at the fbb Femina Miss India 2016. put a spring in our step Even as the winners were crowned by Bollywood Superstar Shahrukh Khan at a glittering ceremony at Yash Raj Studios, we couldn’t help notice the spring inspired floral motifs on their resplendent outfits, courtesy Namrata Joshipura. The finalists walked the ramp in breathtaking Falguni and Shane Peacock crystal embroidered gowns in stunning hues of Champagne, Plum, Purple, Black and Maroon. So we decided to soak in some sensual spring inspiration and give you a brief on how to use royal purple and plum the right way this fruity-floral season.
From lids to lips, we’re seeing vibrant plum make its way onto every runway as one of the hottest spring trends of 2016! But, before you go out and buy just about every purple-toned palette you lay  your eyes on, check out the rules to rock this ravishing tint.
While we love classic red, corals and even orange, a perfectly plum pout screams sophistication. Go for a morning-appropriate look by swiping on a deep shade of plum and leave the rest of your makeup on the natural side. Or you could go bold by adding some warmth to your cheeks with light contouring and a simple smoky eye for the perfect nighttime look. Day or night, this shade is sure to make a statement!
Plum Pouts
Fair skinned gals should opt for a sheer shade like Faces Ultime Pro Lip Creme - Grape Martini so that the contrast isn’t too drastic against  their milky skin tones. For olive-to-dark skin tones, a more daring hue like Lakme Absolute Gloss Stylist Lip Gloss – Plum Pout or Bodyography Lip Gloss – Cherry Pop works well.
Plum Eyeshadow
Go for a hint of color by wearing a neutral-brown shadow with plum in the crease or in the outer V of your eyes for a daytime smoky look. But, if Fearless is your middle name, a bright smoky eye with plum as your main focus could be the way to go! Whatever your level of enthusiasm, just be sure to rock this bold eye shadow with a neutral lip. One palette I have fallen in love with this spring is the MUA Luxe Paradise Eyeshadow Palette.
I have always said, purple is the new blue, especially for Indian skin tones. Try a matte shadow in the day but by evening try a frosty or shimmery texture. The MUA Elysium Palette works well for day time glam while the MUA Rhapsody Palette is great for evenings.
Plum Cheeks
When you think flushed cheeks, you probably picture rosy hues of pink and peach. For days when you’re feeling less girly and more edgy, try a plum-colored blush for a modern approach to facial sculpting. Think slim and sophisticated! Using a fluffy powder brush or fan brush, swipe the shade from the outer corner of your cheekbone and move in to the hollows of your cheeks to add a pop of warmth to your overall look!
Its an easy way of adding warmth and contour at the same time. I love the Maybelline Dream Touch Blush – Mauve and the Deborah Natural Blush – Cherry. Try it to believe it!
By makeup artist Arshis Javeri (www.arshisjaveri.com)
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