The Beauty Products Italian "It" Girls Swear By

French girls get all the beauty street cred. They roll out of bed, spray some Klorane dry shampoo in their hair, then simply scrunch it for a moment with their fingers — how effortless, we all gush. They cleanse their skin with micellar water instead of sink water and we all run out to buy Bioderma. They swipe on red lipstick, then tissue it all off — "diffused makeup is chic," we declare.
But... isn't there something to be said for trying? For asking for a voluminous blowout, following an intensive skin routine, and applying lipstick with ultra-precision? Italian girls think so, and since we've tapped the French beauty secret well dry, we asked three of Italy's coolest influencers to share their top products.
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Ahead, the perfect lipstick, the best anti-acne mask, the do-it-all wonder, and more...
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Chiara Ferragni
Influencer, founder of The Blonde Salad, designer of eponymous fashion and shoe line
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"This is my favorite lipstick; I use it almost every day. It works really well on everybody and just makes your lips a little more red, but not too red."

Nars Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita, $28, available at Nars Cosmetics.
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"Italians don’t want too many products. It's really about choosing the ones that work the best for your skin and sticking to them — they’re not always trying new products. I've been using the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence [Ferragni is an ambassador for the brand] for about two years."

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, $179, available at Sephora.
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"I don't use too many fragrances, but this works well with my skin," says Ferragni of this spicy, woody (in other words: not your grandmother's) rose scent.

Le Labo Rose 31 Eau de Parfum, $265, available at Nordstrom.
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"Honestly, you can’t always look your best. There are days you look better than others, but as long as you give all your energy and do your best, it's fine. When I did my Vanity Fair cover, I had a super big zit and they Photoshopped it. When I get a zit on my chin, I transform it into a mole using brow pencil. I just do that and leave it alone. It’s like, 'Oh, I have a new mole!'"

Kiko Milano Eyebrow Sculpt Automatic Pencil, $10, available at Kiko Cosmetics.
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Ferragni says she's not "a powder person" and loves this popular highlighter from Becca for its creamy texture.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Creme Highlighter, $19, available at Sephora.
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Erika Boldrin
Influencer, founder of fashion blog My Free Choice
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"This product is AMAZING," raves Boldrin, who pops the eye masks in the fridge for 15 minutes before using them. "I love the cool feeling and results — my undereye circles are gone after."

Honest Hazel Eye Gels - 25 Pack, $78, available at Honest Hazel.
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"You can buy coconut oil in every food shop and use it as a body cream and also a hair mask. It's my favorite product ever because it can be used for everything."

Spectrum Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, $8.99, available at Target.
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It's only fitting that an Italian girl would swear by Armani makeup. "It makes my skin look very natural," says Boldrin of this full-coverage matte formula with sun protection.

Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Full Coverage Foundation, $64, available at Giorgio Armani Beauty.
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"This soap cleanses deeply. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for something gentle to use on their face."

Herbivore Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Soap Bar, $12, available at Sephora.
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Eleonora Carisi
Creative Director at Grumble Creative Agency, model, founder of fashion and lifestyle blog Jou Jou Villeroy
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Carisi can't get enough of the crisp lime scent and gentle-yet effective exfoliating powers of this body wash.

Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin Exfoliating Shower Gel, $40, available at Nordstrom.
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"The packaging is as delicious as the fresh taste of mint," she says.

Aesop Toothpaste, $17, available at Aesop.
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"This is the perfect resolution if you have some skin problems. It's a green jelly that feels so fresh to put on before going to sleep. The result is incredible."

The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask, $22, available at The Body Shop.
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For ultra-soft, thoroughly cleansed skin, Carisi relies on the Clarisonic brush.

Clarisonic Mia 1 Skin Cleansing System, $129, available at Sephora.
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appearance by Mi-Anne Chan.
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