When you are going to travel to Portugal you should learn much information to feel yourself like the locals usually do. So, it is better to start with appearance and clothes. As you know, a good dress is a card of invitation.
Shopping in Portuguese Style
People in Portugal are not very rich. So, the best visiting shop you can see is mass market shop. The locals like buying popular European brands (especially Irish Primark). You can be dressed as the stylish guy in 20 EUR. Nevertheless, the clothes you buy are not good quality. Portuguese cannot see the sense of buying clothes for the high price. The position that you can hear from the everywhere in Portugal sounds like this: I don’t want to overpay, it is better to buy the same for 5 EUR. The sun glasses, the best-selling product in Portugal is usually bought in Primark or Chinese shops for 2-5 EUR. The crowd of people usually looks like rave-festival.
Popular Beauty Trends in Portugal
The local women like making face masks, especially so-called multi-masking. The pink and pastel hair dyes are in trend. It is especially popular for youth. What is more, locals like glossy skin serums and strobing make-up.
Local women are mostly dark eyed and headed. So, they all use BB-cream and use eye shadows. So, the standard set that the women have consists of BB-cream, Nivea or Garnier, Maybelline Baby Lips and Max Factor eye shadows. If you need to have a stylish evening make-up, you should go to buy it from the shopping mall, like Kiko Milano: all products here are good quality.
Portugal is a hot country. It is about 20 of heat in spring and 40 of heat in summer. The women try to stay in shadow and use different sun protective and restoring measures. They never keep their face over the sun. You should think of buying peel-mask from Cosmelan, sun hat from Maison Michel. You can use the newest Portugal innovation – face mist from SPF Bioderma, Lancaster, La Roche Posay. You should try. It looks very stylish! Never forget to buy the hair mask. You may use it even on the beach. Try the cosmetic hair set from Schwarzkopf Sun.
Secret Beauty Places in Lisbon
If you are going to stay in Lisbon, try to visit the Patrick Salon in Avenida da Liberdade. There is another popular place for locals – Griffe Hairstyle. If you want to buy a new perfume, try to find something in the huge shopping mall El Corte Ingles, where you can find the exclusive brands and original aromas. There is another place to find the perfumery rare objects – Embassy, Otro or Loja das Meias. All popular beauty brands are waiting for you in the Skinlife, Claus Porto. Looking for SPA, go to the Ritz Four Seasons and Ludmilla Abreu in the region of Estoril.
Places to Have Rest
Portugal is the country where you can live at the beach hotel. You may live 15 minutes walking from the beach. Otherwise, locals used to leave their homes for weekend to go to the beach. The most popular places to spend weekend is Faro and South of Portugal. Just hire a car in Faro and go to the nearest beach hotel. Looking for exotic, try to visit Vale do Lobo or Tavira. The most of beach hotels boasts the beautiful swimming pools and high service. What do you take to the beach?
Oh, local women used to take a lot of beach cosmetics: millions of sun protective creams and lotions for lips, skin, hands and hair. All of them are SPF for the whole family. Going to the beach, all Portuguese take a bag of cosmetics. They like active leisure. So, there is always a space for a ball, frisbee, sunglasses and sun protective lipstick!
The provincial fashion is different. The people from province love the overblown beauty. They know nothing about body shaming and body positive. The locals know that they are beautiful. They do love their body and respect the body of others. There is nothing to hide and nothing to be shame for: cellulite, stretches, birth marks. Every little thing is exposed. So, the most popular provincial clothes to wear for women are the jeans shorts with the high waistline, fitted top and comfortable shoes from Paez. The brown skin that is looking out from the short here and there is very attractive in Portugal.
If your body is not as shaped as you wanted, Portugal women used to wear special shaped underwear. You can find the model of all colors and sizes. It is not a problem to shape your body by means of clothes and cosmetics, but not sport and diets.
Portugal woman is hardly imaginable with the French manicure. The women used to boast with their long nails and color them neon or poisonous. If the girl is dressed in minimalistic simplicity, with no make-up and stylish hair, the nails are always bright and long. Nail art is very popular: the nails can be polished with the sparkles. They are painted with different animals, Portuguese symbols, rings.
If the women’s popular clothes are shorts and top, men usually wear blue jeans and white shirt. The leading shoes for men is leather sneakers adidas Stan Smith and golden Superstar, that the Portuguese wear even if it is very hot. The clothing ensemble looks accurate and impressive. The men differ from each other just with the haircut and their beards. Thus, the barber shops are very popular. You can meet them at every step. You can cut and style your hear and do your beard. What is the most popular hair cut? The local men cut their hair to make the circle on the top. They always use gel to style their hair. By the way, gel is the most popular styling measure here.