How to Do Your Makeup Like a Parisian

These French makeup rules will have you looking tres chic

French women are beauty goddesses. They always looked effortlessly coiffed and chic. How do they manage to perfect this “I rolled out of bed looking this gorgeous” aesthetic? By following these beauty rules:

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Perfect Skincare
The face is the base for your makeup, so why wouldn’t you treat it with all the TLC it needs? French women take their skincare very seriously and absolutely never fall asleep with makeup on.

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Red Lips
Every Parisian woman knows the power of a bold red lip, and they have their signature color in their purse at all times.


Minimalistic Makeup
To the French, makeup is never to be overdone. Adrienne Coléon Gaskell of Oh So French says “I also think there’s something very seductive about a woman with bare skin, a hint of mascara, and a bold lip color. It shows that you are comfortable in your own skin.”


Imperfect is Perfect
Parisian women don’t worry about making sure their cat eyes are perfectly clean and eyeshadow sharp. They’re important and busy, with no time to spend parked in front of the mirror.

Sydney Pugh
Sydney Pugh

Sydney is a Virginia native who fell in love with Los Angeles and decided to make it her new home. If you ever see a girl walking her poodle Henry with coffee in one hand and a book in the other, it’s probably her. Stop by and say hi, or follow her on Instagram and Twitter (@SydSoCal).

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