Milan travel guide: Beauty tips & trends

Jan 01 2013 by
Categories : Travel

Keep up with the beauty trends in Milan with these suggestions from ELLE Italy members.

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.”

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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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