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Russia World Cup 2018: Show your colours

Here’s a guide to five face-paint looks for the Fifa World Cup

In the spirit of the Fifa World Cup, Dubai-based make-up artist Alicia Goveas has created five looks to help you flaunt your favourite team’s colours. Goveas has used a combination of face paints, available at party stores across the city, and regular make-up items for easy application. Try your hand at the looks and get your game face on.


Use red eyeshadow in the inner corners of the eye. Fill in the rest of the eye with navy blue eyeshadow. Use a white eyeliner on the waterline. For the Union Jack, draw out the centre cross shape using red eyeshadow and fill in the rest with blue and white. Use a long-wearing foundation base to make sure the colours don’t slip around. Finish with a deep red lipstick.
Model: Sarah-Jane Savage 




Using red, white and black face paint, draw three stripes across the face. With yellow paint or eyeshadow, draw on the Egypt’s national emblem, the eagle of Saladin, going over the nose at the centre of the white band. Using gold eyeshadow or pigment for extra dimension.
Model: Abdul Rahman Mohammad



For a playful eyeshadow look, draw three stripes of light blue and white across the eyes with eyeshadow or paint. Use a dark blue eyeshadow to add some shadows into the eye socket. With yellow and orange pigment, draw the Sun of May within the white band between the eyes. Paint the lips blue and white too.
Model: Nesrine Bengra




Keep it simple with this heart-shaped look. Use black, red and yellow paints or eyeshadow in vertical stripes to form the shape. Top it off with a bright red lipstick.
Model: Yousra Zaki




Using red and yellow face paint, draw three stripes on one half of the face, including over the eye. Using paints or eyeshadow with a small paint brush, draw the coat of arms in the centre of the yellow stripe. Line the eye with green eyeliner for a pop of colour.
Model: Natascha Law



Products used

Mac x Jeremy Scott Lo-Fi Eye Shadow Palette
Mac lip pigment in Yellow
Mac Acrylic Body Paint in Marine Ultra
Mac Chromagraphic Pencil in Landscape Green
Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette
Urban Decay Jean Michel Basquiat Tenant Palette

Photos by Antonin Kélian Kallouche/Gulf News