French women are the pioneers of minimalism when it comes to fashion and beauty. They believe in not doing too much and yet manage to look effortlessly chic all the time. Their secret? They’re good at the basics!

The only beauty tip you will ever get from a French girl is to skip the makeup and let your skin breathe. Their focus lies in building a foolproof skincare routine rather than layering on tonnes of makeup. They consider skincare a part of their makeup routine.

So if your goal is to take the Parisian approach to makeup, start by duly prepping your skin and then move on to trying the makeup looks mentioned below!

 

Natural glam

Natural glam

As we mentioned before, French makeup is all about moderation. Make small changes like switching your heavy liquid foundation with a lighter formula like the Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mini Mousse Foundation. Spend time on seamlessly blending your spot correctors instead of layering on concealer. Cakey makeup is a big no-no!

 

A bold lip

A bold lip

Nothing says Parisian romance better than a summer dress paired with a bold lip. The red lip is a staple in a French girl’s vanity. They prefer sporting a bold lip on bare face while they’re out and about finishing chores. Look for a super pigmented lipstick like the Lakme Absolute Matte Revolution Lip Color in Bombshell Red. Layer it with some clear gloss in the summer and you’re good to go!

 

All that blush!

All that blush!

French girls love a natural-looking tan and blush. This enhances their natural beauty and you’ll find them loading up on warm hues everywhere… even near their hairline. Instead of applying a lot of bronzer or blush on your cheeks, subtly spread it on other parts of your face for a more natural look.

 

Signature feature

Signature feature

On days when the occasion calls for more drama, the French approach believes in highlighting one single feature. Whether you do a mean cat eye or are able to contour your cheekbones to perfection, do your thing. The catch it to leave the rest of the face completely toned down.

 

Fluttery lashes

Fluttery lashes

Fluttery lashes are such an important feature in French beauty that leading actresses are known to curl their eyelashes before every take! A lash conditioner still remains one of their beauty essentials and we can see why… fluttery lashes are absolutely beautiful!

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