THE DISH WITH DDR: Milano Makeup

THE DISH WITH DDR: Milano Makeup

Recently I traveled to Italy to explore the land of wine, cheese and …………….makeup! 

I mean, how could I not stop to check out what cosmetics Milan had to offer while enjoying a heavenly gelato cone after visiting the historical Duomo?!

I happily came across Kiko Makeup Milan, which can be found overseas although you can also peruse the fab collection here. The line carries a wide array of products from skin care to sun care to hair protection and more. Kiko had so much to offer I could have spent days playing with the assortment. But for the limited amount of time I had in the boutique, I quickly scanned the goods and chose the ones I knew I would use most frequently.

Check out the items that instantly caught my eye:

Smart Lipstick in #906: Even though I have enough lipsticks to last a lifetime, I was convinced I NEEDED one more! I really just loved this peachy, orange shade for summer. The lipstick is perfect to wear alone or under a clear gloss. And it isn’t called “smart” for no reason, it comes in 24 different shades, offered in classic, matte and creamy finishes. Plus, It’s hypoallergenic, paraben-free and feels light and comfortable on the lips. Perfect for un bacio!

Ultra Tech Curve Curling Mascara: I’m a bit of a mascara junkie. I’m always trying out different brands to amp up my lashes. I tend to like wands that are curved to give extra lift and curl my lashes “naturally.” So, of course, I had to try Kiki’s best-seller — one of 21 different mascaras they offer!! So far both my lashes and I approve. Lengthening and thickening is a combo we really like. I’d say that’s amore!

Water Eyeshadow in Ombre A’ Paupieres #208: I admit, I may have tried this eyeshadow just to test its claims that it can be used either wet or dry! I also loved the selection of shades. The color I chose is radiant and shouts beach bronze babe! This is truly a perfect summer shadow, as it can be applied wet for more color payoff or dry for a softer effect. It’s also enriched with moisturizing powders and comes in 30 different shades! Molto bene!

Vinyl Lips Liquid Lipstick in Sleek Magenta #04: This is a phenom rose color, lovely for summer when you just want to brighten up one feature and keep the rest of the face simple and clean. The gloss glides on sooo smooth and while super shiny, isn’t sticky!! It’s also long lasting yet moisturizing. Fab for la dolce vita!


  1. Lauren Cosenza

    The eyeshadow and the lipstick look GORGE, Miss Denise!! Can you do a look wearing them and post here to the comment section for us to see??! Pretty please.


  2. Denise Del Russo

    Yess!! Indeed! :)