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11 Breathtaking Photos Of Makeup From Around The World

This new photo series will change the way you see cosmetics.

25/04/2016 18:07

A photographer has captured the fascinating uses of makeup across the world in a stunning new photo series.

Eric Lafforgue set out to show the way different countries, cultures and civilisations use makeup - not just to enhance beauty, but as part of religious rituals, to promote good health and even to showcase different class systems in society

Shot over a period of ten years, the images show people using cosmetics for ceremonies in Papua New Guinea to women in Myanmar and Mozambique who use it as a protection from the sun.

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    An Arbore Tribe teenager with painted face in Omo Valley, Ethiopia.
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    A man dressed for Theyyam ritual with traditional painting on his face in Thalassery, India.
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    Skeleton tribe women during Mount Hagen Sing Sing Cultural Show in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea.
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    A girl With Shiva Make Up in Maha Kumbh Mela, Allahabad, India.
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    Two young boys dressed up in traditional make up and accessories during the Borobudur Festival in Java Island, Indonesia.
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    A young child with flower decoration on his head in Korcho, Omo Valley, Ethiopia.
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    A female tribal dancer in Trobriand Island, Papua New Guinea.
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    A young football fan attends a match Kigali Stadium in Rwanda.
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    A Suri Tribe man with body paintings posing with a Kalashnikov in Omo Valley, Ethiopia.
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    A Kikuyu Tribe woman in Kenya.
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    A man with traditional headdress and make up In Tapati Festival, Easter Island.

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