Bronzed skin. Luscious locks. Vibrant makeup. These are just a few things that come to mind when we think of Brazil. This year, all eyes are on the South American paradise as Rio De Janiero hosts the 2016 Summer Olympics and rolls out the red carpet for global citizens.
In an effort to avoid major FOMO, we’re eager to find the Brazilian beauty secrets sprinkled with a little #BlackGirlMagic. After all, this country isn’t just home to famous faces like model Giselle Bundchen and soccer babe Neymar.
It also houses one of the largest black populations outside of Africa and its natural hair community is thriving more than ever. Beyond that, the tropical landscape is also a hotbed for hair and skin ingredients we covet daily.
If you crave a natural glow that doesn’t require a beach day or lengthy salon appointment, there are plenty of products with gold medal status. Click on the gall for the scoop on 10 Brazilian beauty products every black girl should take for a test drive.
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