Brazilian Beauty Fever


The World Cup is in full swing, thus it's only natural that the world's eyes are focused on Brazil. But it's not only soccer that's popular in this country of about 200 million. Brazilians are obsessed with beauty. In fact, women there spend about 10 percent more on beauty products than American women. We all thank Brazil for giving us Giselle, but here are three other beautiful Brazilian imports we can't live without:

1. Mac's Semi-Precious Line: Blush, eyeshadow and powder milled from bronzite, tourmaline, pyrite and lepidolite mined from the Mata Atlantica region of Brazil.

2. Aveda's Uruku makeup: Created with Urukum seeds harvested by the indigenous Yanawana people of Brazil, this line of powder, lip and cheek color is an organic treat for the skin.

3. Kiehl's Acai Damage Repairing Skincare Collection: The antioxidant infused potions that are said to reverse aging and skin damage are derived from the Acai berry in Brazil's Amazon jungles.

Whether Brazil comes out number one in the tournament is still to be determined, but when it comes to beauty, it's truly on top of its game.