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CELEBRATE THE SPIRIT OF SOCCER: BRAZIL-INSPIRED BEAUTY

06-13-14 | Posted by


Even though America’s love affair with soccer is entirely seasonal, we cannot help obsess about all things Brazilian—beauty-wise. While many of us mere mortals can’t look like Gisele Bündchen every day, we can certainly try.

Molton Brown Caju and Lime Collection
Brazil’s obsession with beauty goes beyond skin deep. According to the UK’s Stylist,com, Brazilian women spend 11 times more of their annual income on beauty products then UK women.

Here are some Brazilian-inspried beauty buys to try to help you get into the FIFA World Cup spirit, whatever the team you’re rooting for. Go Futbol!
Since the caju fruit is native to Brazil, this Caju & Lime collection from Molton Brown is so apropos during FIFA. It could be drink but it’s not: the collection has caju laced with lime and spearmint. Plus, it looks so refreshing and cool that it would be hard for it not to be Brazilian. The body wash contains colorful beads that burst and release moisture on skin.

L’Occitane Mandacaru Eau de Cologne ($55)

Mandacaru Cologne from L'OccitanePhoto Credit: L’Occitane

Inspired by Brazil’s Mandacaru flower, this cologne featuring a noteworthy cactus-illustrated label is an online exclusive by L’Occitane en Provence. The scent is generous and velvety, with floral notes (it includes jasmine, rose, lavender and cinnamon). With mandacaru extract from the Caatinga region of Brazil (the bloom of its giant flower heralds the return of rain to the desert region), this cologne has a clean scent and can also be used for linens.

Sonia Kashuk Floral-inspired Kabuki Brush ($12.99)

Sonia Kashuk Limited Beauty Brush TargetPhoto Credit: Target

This limited-edition brush, in a beautiful floral print reminiscent of the Brazilian flag colors, is one of those treasures you want to keep at home to liven things up (makeup brushes can certainly look tired and plain, and Brazil is anything but boring). This brush can be used with any kind of powder as well as blush on the cheekbones. The dome-shaped brush also offers plush bristles that don’t tear the skin, and they are made with natural hair.

 Dior Bird of Paradise Summer Eye Shadow Palette ($60)

Dior Summer 2013 collectionPhoto Credit: Sephora.com

Inspired by the earth tones and shades of Latin America, Dior’s “Bird of Paradise” summer collection from 2013 includes this tawny number. The 5-color eyeshadow palette comes in several variations, including peacock blue shades. Although this collection debuted last year it is still available at Sephora. Embrace your tropical bird and liven up your eyes as you watch soccer.

 

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