MFW 2018

3 Italian Beauty Secrets To Try Out In Honor of Milan Fashion Week

Italian models Vittoria Ceretti, Mariacarla Boscono, and Bianca Balti share their beauty secrets.

Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott Stylist: Edward Enninful

As our favorite Italian beauties return to the catwalk as Milan Fashion Week officially gets into full swing, it’s their beauty prep routines when they are off the runway that has us dying to peek inside their beauty bags. But, of course, it is more than just concealer and a bit of mascara, that makes models like Vittoria Ceretti, Mariacarla Boscono, and Bianca Balti, runway ready. All three say that eating clean, staying hydrated, and keeping skin fresh are a crucial steps to keeping their skin clear throughout fashion month. From using coconut oil as a makeover remover to using cucumbers for swollen eyes, here are three Italian girl beauty rules to try.

Vittoria Ceretti


For the 19 year-old beauty Vittoria Ceretti, her approach to fresh skin is all natural, sharing, “To combat swollen eyes in the morning, put cold water, ice cubes, and sliced cucumber in a bowl and wash your face with it.” She also notes that, “if you don’t have make up remover, you can always remove your makeup with some coconut oil.” One most always be resourceful while on the road, after all.

Mariacarla Boscono


Supermodel Mariacarla Boscono‘s skincare maintenance tips make it easier to achieve her luminous skin than you might think possible. “Drink lots of water, wash your face morning and night, and protect your skin from the sun.” she said.Boscono also makes the point that when it comes to healthy hair, “it’s important to switch up shampoos and conditioners.”

Bianca Balti


The Dolce & Gabbana model is a major advocate for clean eating.”Do not eat much meat, as well as fried food. I try to eat fresh foods, a lot of avocado, and other vegetables, and cook the food myself, that way I know what I am eating. I also only drink water or unsweetened cranberry juice. Balti is also an advocate for the same clean mentality when it comes to her skin recommending to, “apply a mask at least once a week to kick off all the impurities and dirt of the week.” And as for pulling out a dramatic look? “Keep a red lipstick or a smokey eye for a special occasion. If you over use it, then nobody will notice anymore and you’ll run out of tricks.”

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