After anxiously waiting for over four years, national soccer teams and fans from all around the world will congregate in São Paulo for the 2014 World Cup! But we’re not the only ones celebrating: many of our favorite beauty brands are getting in on the action and making it easy for you to share your team spirit – no matter where you are in the world.
From nail polish, lipstick, scents to hair products you can create a look that pays homage to the host country and the games!
1. Brazil by OPI
Brazil by OPI
The Brazil by OPI collection brings the colors of tropical rainforests and warm sandy beaches to nails and toes for Spring/Summer 2014. “With sun-soaked shores, tropical fruits, and lush flora/fauna, Brazil is such an inspiring locale,” exclaims Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “I wanted women around the world to embrace the energy and playfulness for which Brazilian women are known. Through the Brazil collection, with shades drenched in color and charged with shine, women can express themselves, showing off their sexy, mysterious, fun and exciting natures."
2. Rio Rush Collection by Gucci Westman for Revlon
Rio Rush Collection by Gucci Westman for Revlon
Can't get to Brazil? Transport yourself to the lush city of Rio de Janeiro during the height of its famous ‘Carnaval,’ a celebration of life, of dancing, and of color. The Rio Rush Collection by Gucci Westman for Revlon can help you get that look. “I pictured a provocative Brazilian woman, full of life and fun,” said Westman of her collection inspiration. “She is bold yet sensual; fierce with a touch of glamour…”
3. FIFA World Cup Perfume
FIFA World Cup Perfume
Setting a scent precedent, the World Cup has an official perfume under the name “2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM.” Designed to capture the facets of Brazil, all four perfumes include perfume ingredients typical for the country, giving football fans the feel of Brazil right on their skin. We like the his-and-hers fragrance from the Passion line which has lively, fruity notes.
4. City Samba Collection from New York Color
City Samba Collection from New York Color
NYC New York Color is bringing the sexy beaches and sizzling sun of Brazil to New York with a new, limited edition City Samba collection filled with Brazilian fun and flare. Think: a Brazilian beauty escape. The collection is full of high-pigmented lip gloss, quick dry nail polish and bronzing powder – which are all you need to look like “The Girl From Ipanema.”
5. Clarins Colours of Brazil
Clarins Colours of Brazil
The Clarins Colours of Brazil is a fully saturated collection of plays on bronze tones and strong pops of color (and is water resistant for extra staying power). Check out the moisturizing Lip Balm Crayon it’s formulated with mango, apricot and shea butters for long-lasting hydration, nourishment, comfort and protection.
6. L’Oréal Professionnel HairChalk
L’Oréal Professionnel HairChalk
This summer, try using hair chalk to color your hair with your country’s flag colors for the big games. Score a goal with your beauty look this summer when you use your hair as a fashion accessory with L’Oréal Professionnel HairChalk, a high-intensity, temporary color polish that delivers bright, bold color to the hair.
You can head to your nearest L’Oréal Professionnel salon for a professional HairChalk service to achieve a customized look applied with professional techniques. Want to DIY?
How to apply:
Use on clean, dry hair. (To protect clothes place a dark towel over shoulders and wear disposable gloves).
Gently shake HairChalk tube and pour 3-4 drops of product onto surface of applicator.
Close and pinch applicator to allow distribution of color.
Take small sections of hair and slide applicator downwards, where color is desired.
Comb hair after application to ensure even results.
Let hair dry for 30 seconds to 1 minutes before blow drying colored section with a styling brush.
Repeat on each section desired.