The je ne sais quoi of the French is no longer a secret. The magic of its ultra chic-look-without-a-sweat has been decoded thanks to the thousands of tips that can be found online, shared by “It girls” and French social media influencers, themselves.
After checking out countless blog posts and looking attentively at many Instagram Stories, it was possible to determine the four things that you should follow to get a chic makeup look like a French women. The best thing is that’s a very easy and affordable look because the key relies in not trying too hard and just focusing on highlighting your favorite features. So, check them out!
1. Make your skin the protagonist
For this, you should make sure that your skin care routine is complete and that is the right one for you. French women invest in products that help them get a radiant face and only use makeup as a way to get their better version of themselves, instead of transforming themselves into a completely different person. Cleaning is a must. It is known that they do not wash their face with tap water and only use micellar or thermal water to do it.
2. Highlight Only One Feature
You have to decide: eyes or lips. In the French world of makeup, there is no place for both. They prefer to emphasize their favorite features. If they are going to use a red lipstick, they leave their eyelids free of makeup. On the other hand, if they are going to wear a daring eye look, they choose a nude lipstick or a simple lip balm.
3. And if You’re Going to Wear a Flashy Lipstick, Let it Be Red
There is nothing that screams french girl stronger than red lips. It is the ultimate look par excellence of the Parisians. Combine it with a T-shirt and jeans, and voila, you’re officially as cool as them.
4. The Messier, The Better
Wearing a casual makeup look has become a very popular trend among French women. To achieve this, they have become less strict with their way of applying it. It does not matter if your eyeliner or shadow look perfect, use your fingers to blur and create the illusion that you have been wearing that makeup for hours. Also, avoid the contour. Remember that the idea is not to distort your features from looking like you. Play with bronzers and illuminators to get a more natural and healthy look.
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