Don't score an own goal by missing out on the finishing touches of your Brazil inspired look. In the searing tropical heat of Rio de Janeiro, hair is pulled back from the face to show off that Mardi Gras esque make up to the max.
:: 2true All Over Natural Bronzing Powder in No1, 1.99 (Superdrug)
For something more muted, use Clarins' Colours of Brazil Quartet Eye Liner Palette.
a ponytail or plait for an instant statement.
This chunky compact with mirror contains exactly the bronze shade I'd like to be when I tan naturally. Currently available in seven shades (I went for Medium), the soft, matte powder blends easily and has serious staying power. 5 /5
Molton Brown has gone via Brazil for beautifying inspiration. The limited edition Caju Lime collection is inspired by Brazil's signature cocktail, the Caipirinha, to celebrate the World Philipp Plein Shoes High
:: Rimmel London Natural Bronzer in Sun Light, 5.99 (nationwide)
Get creative with a team of colours using OPI's Brazil Collection Beach Sandies Liquid Sand set. The Palladium Heels limited edition set includes mini nail lacquers in bold purple, red, turquoise and yellow shades. The star player? 'I'm Brazil Nuts Over You' red, 14.50 (John Lewis stores only).
I needed more product than expected to build up a bronze colour because of the lightweight formula. I like the natural look bronze but probably needed a shade darker for contouring. Buy Prada Slippers Online
"Rio summer fever is about to hit. With the World Cup looming, Mardi Gras inspired beauty is set to be a big trend this summer," says Louisa Hart, creative trends expert.
Cheat a Brazilian glow with a matte bronzer. Our testers take the shortcut to sun kissed complexions with three powders:
Add instant cool to short hair by pulling back with a knotted fabric headband to keep your hair off your face.
For a touch of ostentatious carnival costume, dress up your hair with Mara Hoffman's designer accessory for Catwalk by TIGI. The bright pom poms can be attached to Lacoste Slip Ons Mens
Forget team colours, cosmetics have adopted a bright, Rio inspired carnival vibe. That doesn't mean cracking open the face paints but embracing colour with a statement feature, whether it's bright lips or eye popping nails .
This bronzer looks fairly dark but it's lighter than expected once applied. Best suited to pale/medium skin tones, the matte finish gives an enviable glow for the tiny price tag. 3/5
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Collection took the Brazil theme literally with nail polish colours celebrating the country's flag (minus the blue). Get a bright Mardi Gras mani with White Out, Canary Yellow or Green Envy, 1.99 each (Superdrug).
If you're celebrating your team's victory after dark, make an impact with Ciate's Corrupted Neon Shout Out kit. Sprinkle the glitter over wet polish for a sizzling finish and then light up the night with the clever topcoat, which glows under UV lights, 18 (Space NK).
Think Rio Carnival on a restrained day. Footie supporter or not, beauty brands have launched Rio themed limited editions so you can still play ball.
Devised by make up artist Gucci Westman, Revlon's Rio Rush Collection evokes the energy and atmosphere of Brazil. Up your hat trick to a quartet with the 16 Hour ColorStay Eyeshadow quad palette in Exotic, combining four impactful shades, 7.99 (Superdrug).
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