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Milan travel guide: Beauty tips & trends

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Milan travel guide: Beauty tips & trends

Team members at ELLE Italy give you the scoop on the biggest beauty trends and products in Milan.

• Danda Santini – Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Italy

• Eugenio Gallavotti – Deputy Editor of ELLE Italy

Fashion Team
• Alberto Zanoletti – Fashion Director of ELLE Italy
• Benedetta dell’Orto – Deputy Fashion Director of ELLE Italy

Beauty & Lifestyle Team
• Sabrina Bottone – Beauty Director of ELLE Italy
• Fiona Diwan – Lifestyle contributor of ELLE Italy

Features Team

• Luisa Simonetto – Senior Features Editor of ELLE Italy
• Adriana di Lello – Deputy Fashion Director of ELLE Italy
• Silvia Locatelli – Features Editor of ELLE Italy
• Benedetta dell’Orto – Deputy Fashion Director of ELLE Italy

Nightlife Team
• Luca Lanzoni – Web Editor of ELLE Italy
• Anita Sciacca – Lifestyle contributor of ELLE Italy
• Marta Saladino – Features journalist of ELLE Italy
• Micaela Tenace – Features journalist of ELLE Italy

MORE MILAN: The best beauty addresses

THE BIGGEST TRENDS IN BEAUTY/WELL-BEING HABITS

BT: “Avant-garde skincare products with a cosmetic formula to be paired with a non-invasive aesthetic treatment. One-on-one Pilates classes and organic food.”

DS:
“Slimming spa week-end, Pilates and meditation.”

NT: “Eyebrow threading.”

FT: “Braids and a perfect manicure.”


THE BIGGEST BEAUTY TRENDS

BT: “BB cream, green and blue nail polish, glossy lipstick, eyelash extensions, unstructured braids, cool accessories like turbans.”

DS:
“Perfect hair, natural colour, fresh and clean makeup but applied with passion. And what about nails? Natural! Milanese women have little time to waste.”

NT: “Nude look (less is more).”

FT:
“Lots of mascara, red nail polish and long wavy hair.”

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THE BEST DAYTIME BEAUTY LOOKS FOR WORK

BT:
“Go for foundation cream (second skin), fake eyelashes effect mascara, and coloured nails. Wear your hair long and loose with movement. Otherwise, go for a bob or an irregular haircut.”


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milan-beauty-tips-002.jpgTHE BEST DAYTIME BEAUTY LOOKS FOR THE WEEKEND

BT: “A trick with a face palette associated with a bronzer and a blush (see the star palettes from many brands which are as beautiful as a couture accessory). Hair: pony tail with loose ends.”

THE BEST EVENING BEAUTY LOOKS FOR HAPPY HOUR

BT:
“Anything fun but not show off: use delicate shades of brown or a mix of textures with neutral tones. Wear your hair up with a flower decoration or wear it short, shaped with mousse.”

THE BEST EVENING BEAUTY LOOKS TO GO TO THE RESTAURANT


BT:
“Focus on the lips, with shades of red (find the one which suits you best). Or for those who dare, wear neon fuchsia or orange. Concerning your hair, go for a 40’s or 50’s style revisited in a lighter way.”

THE BEST EVENING BEAUTY LOOKS TO GO OUT CLUBBING

BT: “A smoky look, in all possible variations, even overlapping many colours with velvety glitter textures. Wear your hair loose like a mermaid for a super-sexy look.”

THE MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS TO BRING BACK HOME

LIPOGEN BY DI LUCA
Di Luca - Via Boccaccio, 15/A, 20149 Milan
39 02 481 5568
dilucaMilan.it
€€
Di Luca is a very famous chain of beauty salons in Milan (with two addresses). The hair section is well-known for being one of the best in town.
FET: “This product comes from a hairdresser loved by chic Milanese women. It is amazing for damaged and coloured hair and has a delicious scent.”

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AQUA DI PARMA PRODUCTS
In every department store in Milan
€-€€€
This is the ultimate Italian product to bring back home from Milan. Elegant, Acqua di Parma offers a wide range of cosmetics and products for the house.
FT: “For the full line of products with fresh scents.”

MADINA MILAN MAKE-UP
Corso Venezia 23, Milan
39 02 76011692
madina.it
€-€€
This shop is heaven on earth for any beauty addict. You can find a wide range of make-up and skincare, coming at very attractive prices.
BT: “Here beauty is a colour game. And any make up addict will find the correct shade of lip gloss and skin foundation. There is also a wide variety of skincare products.”

SOMETHING FROM MAZZOLARI
Piazza San Babila, 4d, 20122 Milan
39 02 76020998
A little perfumery nestled under the archways of the Piazza San Babila. Go there if you want to buy make-up or rare perfumes.
DS: “Perfumes and other products unavailable elsewhere.”

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