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IF YOU EVER COME TO ITALY: BEAUTY SHOPPING GUIDE

Friday, 7 March 2014
                                                                               

I've been living in Italy for a while now and I'd say I  know the country pretty well. I blog about beauty so I'm always searching for the best places for beauty shopping around here and where can I buy  a specific product or brand. So I thought I'd  share with you the best places to do beauty shopping when you're in Italy.



Of course there are so many places and beauty boutiques around the country. But today I'm going to mention the more popular ones, those shops you will find in almost every Italian city.

So without further ado let’s start!



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KIKO MAKEUP MILANO 
Kiko Cosmetics is the beauty queen in Italy. The brand made in Italy is very popular here and there is a Kiko store in almost every corner of Italy. The brand offers a very wide and diversified range of products for every budget. They are constantly introducing new products and making limited editions collections. Check their nail polishes, they are one of their best sellers. You won't leave the store with empty hands! link

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    SEPHORA link
    Who doesn't love Sephora? There are a good number of Sephoras but don’t expect the Italian Sephora being like the ones you can find in the US, but they’re pretty cool too. You can find high end brands like Nars, Urban Decay, Benefit, Make up Forever, Bare Minerals, Bumble and Bumble and much more.

                                                                                   La Rinascente in Milan. Image source
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      LA RINASCENTE link
      La Rinascente is Italy’s most luxurious department store and the beauty paradise! You can find only high end beauty brands like Burberry, Tom Ford, Laura Mercier, Dyptique, Jo Malone or Giorgio Armani Cosmetics. This mall in only present in the main Italian cities (Rome, Milan, Florence, Turin,…)

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        PARASHOP & PHARMACIES link
         Parashop is exactly like a French pharmacy but in Italy. I really love this store and is one of my favourites shops in Milan, I could stay here all day long! Here is where you can find Bioderma, La Roche Posay, Nuxe, or Caudalie. They always have discounts and offers.

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        COIN AND UPIM link
         These are part of the Coin Group which is a department store chain and their shops are quite popular here. You can find make up brands as Essence, Catrice, Shaka, Revlon, Maybelline, Real Techniques, Rimmel, Pupa Milano, Deborah,  etc and high end brands as Dior, Chanel, YSL, Colliestar, Diego della Palma, Guerlain, Mac, Laura Mercier, Kiehl's,... 

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          DRUGSTORES
           (Tigota’, CAD, Aqua & Sapone, Limoni,…)There are lots of different drugstores shops around the country and there, you will find specially low cost make up brands as Rimmel, Maybelline, L’Oreal, Essence. And also Italian brands like Pupa Milano or Deborah.

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          OVS link
          This is mainly a clothing store but in every shop they have a corner dedicated to beauty. They stock brands like Essence, Shaka, NYC, Maybelline, WetnWild or Physicians Formula. They also have lots of hair products, specially Italian natural brands.

            OTHERS
            These are the main stores you can find. But there are many more in Italy and of course you can also find other shops like Mac, Lush, The Body Shop or Inglot.


            I hope you liked it and found this post useful.

            Are you planning a trip to Italy?



            8 comments on "IF YOU EVER COME TO ITALY: BEAUTY SHOPPING GUIDE"
            1. Ohhhh so many shops and options!! I would love to be there or better love there ... But i would be ruined by now haha. We can not have all the shops that we would like haha :( but sephora.is a must :( and in nl no more ggrr. I miss those kiko shops!!.can't wait to go back to Italy!!x

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              1. :) yaay come to Italy we can do shopping together!! <3

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            2. I find beauty shopping in foreign countries fascinating, it's always so interesting to see what other countries have! Great post idea :) x

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              1. I like it too! thank you so much for your comment! :) xx

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            3. Por Dios, llevame llevame¡¡¡ Mil besiños corasonsiño¡

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              1. jaja siii te traeré en la maleta la próxima vez :) mil abrazos guapa!

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            4. Thank you for this post... My best friend wanna go to Italy on friday,, and of course he must bought me "some" stuff from KIKO. Ahh.. i wish i can be there... *sigh*. Grazie.

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              1. Thank you for your comment sweetie! Yes Kiko is a mandatory visit when you're in italy hehe :) xx

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