Parisian style is all about looking effortlessly and naturally polished, complete with loose waves and radiant, bare skin. French girls are the queens of minimalist beauty but almost never leave the house without two staple products: a bold, red lipstick and black mascara.
With a focus on skin-care first and foremost to get your base, French girl beauty is all about hydration and nourishing the skin for a youthful, healthy glow. You’ll want to cleanse, tone and moisturize the skin to prep for makeup application. Then, follow with a daily sunscreen to protect your complexion — it’s a Parisian staple. Moving on to makeup, you can achieve the French girl makeup look with a little help from two signature Lancôme items. After you curl your eyelashes for a dramatic lift, swipe on a few coats of the Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara. Coat just your top lashes for a natural look or apply the mascara to your bottom lashes as well for a doll-like look. In just one stroke, it gives you instant, buildable volume with big, bold lashes, and eyes that look wide awake.
The finishing touch on the French girl beauty look is the perfect red lipstick, like Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge in 151 Absolute Rouge. The luxurious, hydrating lip adds a comfortable pop of color to your lips that lasts through long chats with friends, sipping coffee and eating as many croissants as your heart desires. The creamy red hue is the key to looking chic and pulled together in less than five minutes.
You can wear foundation or a touch of blush if you favor having a fuller face of makeup, but a red lip and mascara is all you truly need to achieve the just-woke-up, effortlessly chic French girl look.