The Italian-Girl Beauty Rules You Need to Know

From screen sirens to Milan’s models, Italian women always seem to radiate a gorgeous glow. “Italian beauty is effortless,” says Tim Quinn, celebrity makeup artist for Giorgio Armani Beauty. “There’s nothing too overdone— everything is meant to enhance a woman’s own sensuality.” Here’s how to bring a little Italy to your own beauty routine.
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Hair

Davines The Quick Fix Circle Hair Mask

Try to imagine an Italian beauty who doesn’t have glossy hair. (Go on, we’ll wait.) Get your own fab mane via a weekly deep-conditioning session with Davines The Quick Fix Circle Hair Mask ($10)

Skin

Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer Highlighter

The Italian look starts with flawless skin, says Quinn. To get it, blend Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer Highlighter ($62) on cheeks, brow bones, and the bridge of your nose. 

Brows

CoverGirl Easy Breezy Brow Shape & Define Mascara

Think full and groomed, but not too perfect. “Use a brow gel or mousse,” says Quinn, like CoverGirl Easy Breezy Brow Shape & Define Mascara ($9). “It adds volume without overly defining them.”

Eyes

Maybelline New York Expert Wear Eyeshadow in Nude Glow

Rose-gold shadow across the lids—we like Maybelline New York Expert Wear Eyeshadow in Nude Glow ($4)—defines eyes while still achieving that naturale look Italians love, says Quinn.

Lips

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Portofino

Pinky-nude shades give a your-lips-but-better effect that’s natural and pretty. Try Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Portofino ($22), a longwearing formula that will stay put through lots of pasta!

Scent

Gucci Bloom Nettare di Fiori

The finishing touch? A sexy fragrance. Gucci Bloom Nettare di Fiori ($136 for 3.3 ounces) is a blend of rose, ginger, jasmine, and patchouli that’s perfect for a notte on the town.