The best in charm From the Boot, Vol. 11: MADINA Milano

wearing MADINA exact color Bronzer all over my face and neck, MADINA Crystal Glass Powder on my forehead and sides of the nose, MADINA Crystal Glass Bronzer in the classic 3 shape, MADINA chic & shine Highlighting Stick on my cheekbones, and MADINA exact color Lipstick on my lips
You know that feeling when you fall so madly in love with someone that you wonder how you survived for so long without them? Well, it’s the exact same feeling I had when I recently tried MADINA Milano’s makeup for the first time!

The products that have stolen my heart include Pat McGrath’s favorite highlighter and a lipstick that looks good enough to eat…


Are you intrigued?

Just keep reading, then!

MADINA exact color Bronzer (€10/$11.37)

OK, I don’t know how it does it, but the MADINA exact color Bronzer makes my complexion look so much better without having any actual coverage. When I apply it all over my face and neck, it gives me the most beautiful sunkissed glow that doesn’t pull orange AT ALL, while it makes my skin look smoother and keeps it shine-free longer.


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As if that weren’t enough, it also acts as some sort of tinted primer by making my foundation go on so much much more easily.

I’m telling you, gurl, this is holy Grail status.

MADINA Crystal Glass Powder (€16/$18.20)

The MADINA Crystal Glass Powder is actually not a powder, but I guess it’s called that because you can use it on top of your makeup like you would a finishing powder.

It’s essentially just pure silicone that you can either use as a primer or on top of your base to reduce the look of pores and fine lines. I personally like to pat it on after foundation using the flat side of my dry real techniques miracle complexion Sponge. I don’t use it on a daily basis, but for special occasions it really works wonders!

MADINA Crystal Glass Bronzer (€16/$18.20)

The MADINA Crystal Glass Bronzer is pretty much like the tinted version of the Crystal Glass Powder, and it reminds me of my beloved YSL Les Sahariennes Sun-Kissed Blur Perfector (although I’m pretty sure the MADINA one has been around longer).

It comes in only one shade, which is ideal for warming up my skin tone without any orange in sight. I target the areas that would naturally tan first, and it gives me a pretty healthy glow, while also perfecting the skin’s texture.

I may even go so far as to say it’s become my new favorite bronzer… Sorry, Chanel Les Beiges. I still love you, though!

MADINA chic & shine Highlighting Stick (€15/$17.06)

Wearing the MADINA chic & shine Highlighting Stick on my cheekbones, and the MADINA exact color Lipstick on my lips
Apparently, this is Pat McGrath’s favorite highlighter… need I say more?

Probably not, but I will anyway!

MADINA chic & shine is a champagne highlighting stick with very fine shimmer particles running through it. I love how it melts into my skin and makes my cheekbones look all sheeny, but if you’re one for intense highlighters, this is not the product for you.

MADINA exact color Lipstick (€12/$13.65)

The MADINA exact color Lipstick looks and smells so good that it’s much more tempting than the gummy bears! Although I may have eaten a couple (or a dozen?) after taking this picture…
Not only does the MADINA exact color Lipstick look like candy, it also smells like it. I really have to restrain myself to not give it a bite. Helt seriøst!

It’s not implied for eating, though, but for enhancing your natural lip color. It does so by reacting with your skin’s pH level and giving your lips a customized pink tint. ideal for no makeup days, especially if you, like me, have zero pigmentation in your lips!

MADINA Prisma Blushes in 03 & 05 (€11/$12.51)

MADINA Prisma Blushes in 03 and 05
The MADINA Prisma Blushes are incredibly pigmented and would suit even darker skin tones. If you’re fair/light, I recommend using a very light hand, like I did here with shade 05 to get these pretty rosy cheeks
Everything you’ve ever wanted from a blush? You may find it in MADINA’s Prisma Blushes!


They’re pigmented, easy to blend, long-wearing, and luminous without being shimmery. So, what else could you want?

Oh, yeah, I practically forgot the best part… They have that incredible type of texture that releases color onto the brush without any detectable powderyness!

Swatches of all the products mentioned, except for the Crystal Glass Powder, which goes on completely clear. L-R: MADINA Crystal Glass Bronzer, MADINA chic & shine Highlighting Stick, MADINA Prisma Blushes in 03 and 05, MADINA exact color Bronzer, and MADINA exact color Lipstick
Unfortunately, at the moment MADINA’s site only ships to Italian addresses, and there are just four stores in Italy (you may find their store locator here), but if you ever find yourself in the vicinity of one, I highly, highly recommend paying it a visdet.

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