6 Everyday Products French Women Swear By
French women are known for their simple approach to beauty and less-is-more makeup looks. You can create a variety of natural looks with a few simple but luxurious products and let your inner radiance shine outward.
More than anything, your skin needs hydration, protection and antioxidants to keep your complexion looking its best. These 6 everyday products can help you achieve a natural-looking radiance all year long.
A moisturiser as a great base
The secret to an effortless French and natural makeup look starts with a great base. Moisturising day and night is necessary if you want to keep your skin hydrated. Be sure to apply within a few minutes of washing your face or taking a shower when your skin is receptive to keeping moisture in. Look for a lightweight, rich moisturizer with a non-sticky finish to keep your skin looking soft and luminous.
Our best-selling Hyaluronic Global Face Cream will work to plump the skin thanks to a combination of 8 hyaluronic acids as well as niacinamide and phytosqualane, two renowned skin saviours. Skin is instantly smoothed and prepared for make up.
Don't forget a SPF
French women consider SPF a necessity as part of their beauty routine. If you have read our article on SPF, you already know that applying sunscreen holds considerable benefits for your skin.
The UV Base comes with a factor 50 protection to shield your skin from UV damage. Make sure you apply enough and reapply throughout the day especially if you are exposed to direct sunlight. Don’t forget the ears, neck and décolletage as well as around the eyes, those four commonly missed spots are very important to keeping your skin healthy and glowy. Its compact size makes it great for on-the-go. Plus, it’s suitable for all skin types.
Give foundation a miss
Concealer is another secret to achieving an even-looking skin tone with a light coverage. For an everyday makeup look, French women tend to prefer wearing concealer to foundation, using it to blur imperfections and illuminate the under-eye area.
Make sure the colour matches your skin tone and look for hyaluronic acid as an ingredient to help keep your under-eye area looking hydrated and healthy. A high-quality concealer like the Hyaluronic Hydra-Concealer, packed with skincare benefits, does not settle into creases, and instead blends well into the skin for a seamless look.
Wake up your cheeks with blush and bronzer
A powder with a blush and bronzer might be just what you need to sculpt your facial features. Add a rosy pink flush to your cheeks and a healthy glow with the multitasking Brightening CC Palette in Sunny Flash.
The French use blush and bronzer very carefully, the two tones allowing them not to contour but to best highlight the areas they wish to accentuate.
Sweep the darker shade along your hairline and where the sun hits naturally.
Emphasize your eyes with mascara
Long, separated, thick lashes bring attention to your eyes—just enough to make them pop. French women are known for taking great care of their eyelashes just as much as they invest time in skincare for face and body.
If you’re looking for a lash growth mascara, Mascara Terrybly is an excellent choice to keep lashes healthy and strong. The serum-like formula is richly pigmented and contains hyaluronic acid, collagen, plant proteins and ultra-soft plant waxes and polymers to give lashes just the right amount of length and curve. The ingredients are meant to visibly transform your lashes every time you wear it.
Accentuate nude lips
Many women consider lipstick the icing on the cake when it comes to makeup. Keep it fresh, natural and beautiful, whether your choice is a silky, moisturising lip balm or a hydrating lipstick in your signature nude colour. We love the shade No4, Dare To Bare, the perfect soft berry nude.