There is one thing most French women do really well; wearing makeup. Their effortless stylish and fashionable appearance combined with their flawless makeup is something I am sure is a look you also want to nail down. If you want to wear makeup like a French woman, this guide is for you.
1. Make Your Skin Glow: Start from the Inside Out
Most French women have glowing skin, but to maintain their glow, they understand the importance of maintaining a beauty routine. Their secret to healthy and glowing skin is to prep their skin before they apply makeup. They use proper moisturizers, serums, and pharmaceutical vitamins. They use a fine water mist, rich serum, and a thin moisturizer to retain the moisturizer. They opt for a thicker moisturizer in the winters.
2. Education to Take Care of Their Skin Begins Early On
Their mothers and grandmothers start teaching them about taking caring of their skin from an early age. The first lesson most of these French women learn is to never leave the house without applying sunscreen. The second lesson taught to them is to use a cleanser at night. The third lesson is to invest in a serum. Embedded into the routines of these French woman are three things — prevention, treatment, and maintenance.
3. Use Feel-Good Products
A feel-good product is anything that makes you feel confident. In France, you will find pharmacies carrying a diverse range of beauty products. If you get the chance to fly out to France, check out their pharmacies and ask for assistance if you need help in finding a certain beauty product. In the end, choose beauty products that suit you and make you feel good about yourself.
4. What is Foundation? Never Ask a French Woman That!
Don’t be absurd. Of course, French woman know what foundation is, but you will not find it among their beauty products. French women believe in simplicity and have the mantra that less is more. They use everything in moderation, not excess.
A cakey look is not for them, as they like things simple and a little natural. Instead of using foundation, you will find French women using highlighters and bronzers that bring the attention to their beautiful features. For instance, they might use cover-up, dabbing a little here and there or use a 3-in-1 BB cream that moisturizes, offers light coverage, and contains SPF.
5. Highlight Not All, But One Feature
By now, you understand that most French women frown upon the idea of applying heavy makeup. Since we try to emphasize every feature of our face, we tend to cake our face with makeup. Instead, do what the French woman does — emphasize your favorite feature. If you want draw attention to your lips, wear a vibrant lip color. If you want to draw attention to your eyes, go for a dramatic smoky look.
The next time you wear makeup, remember what the French woman does and create a look even they will be impressed by.