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2/23/2020, 3:30:23 PM

Claudia

NaN years ago

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Ciao, a tutti ๐Ÿงš
Howdy from Milano! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Itโ€™s been exactly a month and a week since I moved here, and here are a few of my impressions so far:
1. You can get some real quality foods with really affordable prices here (that deep, green extra-virgin olive oil is only 4-5 euros for a LITER, not to mention killer pie of pizza costing less than 10 euros and some top-notch wines costing less than 15 euros)
2. Mini-mini cars are really in here (I believe for eco-conscious / parking-convenience reasons) and you can spot some buffy Italian guys squeezing themselves into adorable mini Fiat 500s
3. The world of beauty is still Francophile-lic, well, including Italy
I found myself easily spotting most of the familiar French drug-store top-shelf products here in Milan (ike La-Roche-Posay or Bioderma) but not so much of traditional Italian beauty products as much as Iโ€™d expected.
So! today we're going to cover some BONAFIDE Italian goodies -and how to indulge your Friday night home with them ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
During the day ๐ŸŒžโœ”๏ธ
- KIKO MILANO Intense Colour Long Lasting eyeliner: Commonly dubbed as โ€œMAC of Italyโ€, KIKO MILANO is an affordable Milan-based cosmetic brand found in 1997. Has a nice range of options, might not be the most innovative products, but covers the basics at a very, very affordable price. I often glide this brown pencil over & under my eyes with some setting powders and call it a day for quick&easy eye-makeup. https://www.kikocosmetics.com/en-gb/make-up/eyes/eye-pencils/Intense-Colour-Long-Lasting-Eyeliner/p-KM00303020

Eye pencil - Intense Colour Long Lasting Eyeliner - KIKO MILANO

Discover online Intense Colour Long Lasting Eyeliner, the new long-wear eye pencil by KIKO that can also be used as an eyeliner.

https://www.kikocosmetics.com/en-gb/make-up/eyes/eye-pencils/Intense-Colour-Long-Lasting-Eyeliner/p-KM00303020

- COLLISTAR Foundation+Concealer duo: Holy grail of Italian beauty products, Collistar is more of a high-end,multi-functioning product known brand. This star product is a 3-in-1 cc cream/foundation and a concealer, and you can spot the cap of this product containing a mini concealer to leave your skin looking flawless throughout the day. https://www.collistar.com/ru/foundation-concealer-total-perfection-duo-0-1781.html

FOUNDATION+CONCEALER TOTAL PERFECTION DUO

Innovative formula, outstanding performance, practical design. A pair of highly professional make-up products for an instantly perfect face and more beautiful skin, day after day.A pioneering foundation and concealer in one pack for high-performance make-up and two-fold results: โ€ข instantly perfect skin, flawless cover, luminous, even, natural colour โ€ข a superb skin treatment day after day with Collistarโ€™s exclusive Pure Actives.Suitable for all skin types.

https://www.collistar.com/ru/foundation-concealer-total-perfection-duo-0-1781.html

- Baci Perugina Chocolate: This bag of decadent, hazelnut creamy, and crispy wonder ๐Ÿซ has been my go-to Italian afternoon pick me up. It has nothing to do with applicable beauty products, but I consume it as a matter of self-respect and self-care ๐Ÿคค (because our body is our temple, right)
- Pocket Coffee: This one, Iโ€™ll keep it in my bag and sneak it out in between breaks for a real-hard-extra kick of caffeine. It literally has a shot of espresso at the core of the chocolate, and I depend on it for pragmatic functionality ...more so than the taste. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ Because you know, #deathbeforedecaf
For the evening ๐ŸŒšโœ”๏ธ
- ROBERTS Rose Water Toner: Originally created in 1867 by Manetti Roberts, this century-old โ€˜Aqua alle Roseโ€™ has been a favourite of Florence women. We love the good rose water facial toner, but try to spritz all over the body to refreshen yourself after a relaxing bath, keeping it more traditional Italian way.๐ŸŒน https://www.acquaallerose.it/prodotti/detersione-viso/gel-detergente/
- PERLIER Liguria Honey & Lavender body cream: After the soaking bath this 100% organic honey and lavender body cream could leave your body silky smooth while hydrating with nutrients and antioxidants. The scents are not overwhelming but just perfectly subtle as they are naturally occurring aroma, to relieve your stress from the busy Milanese day. The brand has been around for more than 80 years, all their formulas carefully crafted at La Carignana on botanical gardens located in Turin, Italy. https://perlier.com/collections/top-25-bestsellers
- MARVIS toothpaste: If there is one brand that you already know from this list, it would be Marvis. Often referred to as the โ€œChanel of the toothpasteโ€, the Florence born Marvis has been around for generations in Italy before gaining the international fame. Once your daily body rituals are done, you could wrap up the day with this luxurious toothpaste experience to pamper yourself. Personal favorites are: Jasmine Mint, and Whitening Mint and the limited edition Rambas, which is an aromatic mint toothpaste with the hint of citrus, mango, and pineapple ๐Ÿคค https://www.marvis.com
Besides these, are there any other products that you would like to explore from the Italian beauty shelf? or any other recommendations? Please let me know below โ™ฅ๏ธ
Sarah Mueller

NaN years ago

oh wow, this is awesome!
i might actually travel to milan later this year
will definitely try some of these out ๐Ÿ˜œ
Claudia Besides these, are there any other products that you would like to explore from the Italian beauty shelf? or any other recommendations? Please let me know below โ™ฅ๏ธ
do you think you can give some recommendation on which beauty products to ditch while packing so that i can have some room to buy some of these italian products and bring them back home ๐Ÿ˜†?
Heekss

NaN years ago

love the cover image haha
would you say drugstore beauty products in Milan are similar to ones in Paris??
Sabrina

NaN years ago

oh man!! wish I saw this post before I went to Milan last year... I definitely saw Kiko a lot... now I feel like I missed out! ๐Ÿ˜ญ Definitely will check these out next time I go...
Rachel Huggs

NaN years ago

Sabrinaoh man!! wish I saw this post before I went to Milan last year... I definitely saw Kiko a lot... now I feel like I missed out! ๐Ÿ˜ญ Definitely will check these out next time I go...
I think they have Kiko in the States as well!! I really them as well <3
Claudia

NaN years ago

OP

Sarah Muellerdo you think you can give some recommendation on which beauty products to ditch while packing so that i can have some room to buy some of these italian products and bring them back home ๐Ÿ˜†?
ciao! and welcome! I would say -if you are a regular user of facial masks, bring them, it doesn't seem to be a thing here quiet yet. Otherwise, facial toners, body lotions, perfumes, they have some quality products here in Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Heeksswould you say drugstore beauty products in Milan are similar to ones in Paris??
Hmm, yes I would say so. Some of the recurring top-shelf pharmacy products I've been spotting are La Roche Posay (French), Klorane (French), Caudalie (also French)... might also be because I'm not too familiar with Italian drugstore items quiet yet ๐ŸคทI can also look more into drugstore beauty products in Italy
Sabrinaoh man!! wish I saw this post before I went to Milan last year... I definitely saw Kiko a lot... now I feel like I missed out! ๐Ÿ˜ญ Definitely will check these out next time I go...
haha yes Kiko is great -and affordable- but don't feel too bad because Sephora beats'em all, I'd say ๐Ÿ˜‚
Rachel HuggsI think they have Kiko in the States as well!! I really them as well <3
oh really? wonder how much they're selling them for in the US!

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