37 Beauty Products Greek Girls Can't Live Without

Take a trip to Greece and you'll quickly notice that all the European beauty rules you thought you knew go out the window. There, on the Santorini cliffs or on the banks of Paros, you can call yourself a minimalist with two whole medicine cabinets filled with different kinds of sunscreen, spidery mascara, and enough dry shampoo to supply a freshmen college dorm room.
For Greek women, it's not about being low-maintenance vs. high-maintenance. Blame the easy-going attitude of the Mediterranean, but these women simply aren't here to make trends. They're here to look effortless — even if it actually took 20 products to get you there. We wanted to know more about this DGAF attitude, and we asked three Greek women for their daily routines. Here's a hint: They're expensive, sun-kissed, and loaded with SPF.
Ahead, the beauty products and practices straight from Greece that we're prepared to copy all year long.
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"My everyday makeup is really natural with a touch of highlighter, either from Chanel or Glossier. They make my face look healthier and happier. Then I wear a Tom Ford metallic eyeshadow... and maybe a hint of color on the lips, mostly when I feel like escaping my nude makeup. Intense colors on my lips are the fastest mood fixers — plus it makes me feel more confident and determined! "
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"Brow mascara has its way of defining my eyes perfectly."
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"I always have my sunscreen on. I prefer either this face sunscreen, Galénic's Aqua Urban face mist, or Chanel's Les Beiges collection for a touch of color!"
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"For the beach, I'm a huge fan of Lierac Paris Sunissime and the Polysianes Creème de Monoi for after-sun body cream — especially in the the glittery edition."
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"I end my day with a jade roller and this Estée Lauder face mask."
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"I always carry inside my bag the Lierac Paris Lip Balm and this multi-use balm from Lanolips."
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"I never self-tan because I live in Greece, and it's really easy for me to visit the beach or tan in my garden. But this year I fell in love with Chanel's tanning water. It smells amazing, and the tan it offers is so natural and chic."
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"I'm always in a wash-and-go mood! I use this shampoo with the Mermaid No. 2 conditioner."
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"Since I like my natural style, I prefer to air-dry my hair. And I live in Greece where the sun is always up! So, I use the Ouai Wave Spray, this hydrating leave-in cream, and Klorane Dry Shampoo for extra volume!"
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"I'm in love with Mermaid's No.2 fragrance and hair spray that smells like warm coconut and vanilla."
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"I prefer the no-makeup makeup look, so my routine is really minimal: a concealer, a rouge, a balm that I use for my lips and as an liquid eyeshadow, and a mascara. For special occasions I love to wear red matte lipstick. All of the products I use are cruelty-free and vegan. My favorite is this balm. It makes my lips so soft, and it gives a romantic touch to my look on the eyes."
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"I love skin-care products much more than I love makeup products. My all-time favorites are this scrub cleanser, the Origins Retexturizing Mask, the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, and the Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream (yes, I have an obsession with Origins products)."
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"I never leave my house without applying this gel moisturizer to my face."
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"I recently discovered Jowaé, a French-Korean pharmacy brand, and I really like its skin-care products, like the purifying clay mask and the micellar water."
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"I wear sunscreen every day in the summer on my body, especially when I'm on an island where the sun is really strong. In that case, I use Korres Pure Greek Olive Face & Body Sunscreen with SPF 50 and, for my face, I use the brand's Red Grape Face Matte SPF 50. I have freckles so I need a product like this."

Korres Pure Greek Olive Face & Body Sunscreen with SPF 50, not available in the U.S.
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"I just wash my hair and go. My favorite shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask are from an organic Greek company called Fresh Line. The products smell so nice — especially the Terpsichore Collection with orange and mandarin. It smells like summer."

Fresh Line is not available in the U.S.
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"The only product that I use after I wash my hair is a hair oil from another Greek company called Nioti. They create cosmetics with extracts sourced from Greece."

Nioti Cosmetics is not available in the U.S.
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"Another thing that I do for my skin and hair is take a supplement from Terranova."

Terranova is not available in the U.S.
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"I have the kind of makeup routine that seems to be effortless. My go-to makeup products are mascara, blush, a tinted balm, and a mascara for eyebrows. I typically use a lightweight foundation from Chanel or a tinted sunscreen first. I love Glossier's Cloud Paint in Haze. It gives you that fresh touch that you had as a teenager."
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"I also add this highlighter mostly on my cheekbones, on the bridge of my nose, and under my eyebrows."
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"This Dior mascara is one that I buy over and over again. I always use it over the Dior Maximizer 3D Lash Primer. Then, I use Benefit's Gimme Brow [on my brows], which I think opens your eyes and makes you feel more fresh."
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"The final touch is Dior's Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm for juicy, healthier-looking lips. For a night look, I like to wear Ruby Woo from MAC."
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"I live in Greece, so I wear sunscreen almost 24/7. I have three favorites for my face: Heliocare Gel Cream (I use it as a foundation, too); Apivita Suncare Oil Balance, which is also tinted (Apivita is a Greek brand that I love!); and A-derma AC. I recommend these sunscreens to anyone who has oily or acne-prone skin. They're super-matte and lightweight."
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"This takes off my makeup really easily. Then, because I believe in double-cleansing, I use Dermalogica's Cleansing Gel to wash my face after removing my makeup."
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"This is my try-before-you-die skin-care product."
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"I use this vitamin C serum every morning before I put on my sunscreen, and it makes my skin glow. Plus, it has antioxidant properties that I love."
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"This face oil contains grapeseed oil from Santorini, which works as an antioxidant to smooth fine lines and tone skin. It's a total skin booster!"
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"I am a huge fan of self-tanning products. They're much healthier than sunbathing, plus you can have this sun-kissed look during the winter. My favorite product is this self-tanner from Lancaster, which I mix with my body lotion and apply it all over my body every night after the shower."

Lancaster is only available in the U.K.
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"This body scrub leaves my skin with a healthy glow — and with a glittery twist! I'm also a huge fan of dry brushing, and I try to do it every other day before the shower with my brush from The Body Shop."
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"I like Korres' body lotion with yogurt because it's really nourishing, it hydrates my skin, and isn't sticky at all."
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"It's not a skin-care product, but it’s a product that I cannot live without!"
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"I don’t do much with my hair, and I love the effect that air-dry styling gives. My favorite shampoo and conditioner are from Moroccanoil's Moisture Repair line."
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"I wash my hair every other day, and I have two little secrets I always use: After washing my hair, I put in some dry oil, create a braid, and I go to bed. The next day, I wake up and have the perfect waves."

Pantene's Dry Oil is not available in the U.S., but Pantene's Gold Series Intense Hydrating Oil is a great alternative.
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"When I don’t have time to wash my hair, I spray some dry shampoo on the roots the night before and I do a messy top knot with a scrunchie. The next day my hair looks fresh with the perfect amount of volume at the roots. My advice: Less is more! Oh, and use your dry shampoo before you hit the sheets."

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