*This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a small commission, if you make a purchase through a link.

French Beauty Secrets.

Parisienne chic isn’t just a style it’s a way of life and the French beauty routines have been passed down from mother to daughter over decades. Just like their style the beauty routines are all about being minimalist and using products for multiple uses. Read on to find out all of their beauty, makeup and hair secrets that keep Parisienne women looking effortless every day. 

French Beauty 
foamy coffee in white cup beside golden earrings and red lipstick
Photo by solod_sha – French beauty

Read – French Lifestyle Tips to Live By

French Beauty – Skincare

French women treasure their skin it’s all about looking after what you were born with and making the most of it they don’t have flaws or they do but they embrace them. Beauty is all about rituals and French women make all their beauty regimes a priority rather than a chore.

French women keep it simple when it comes to skincare products like everything else she owns is all about quality over quantity. This doesn’t mean that products have to be unattainable or expensive in fact most French women will buy their beauty products from the local Pharmacie. They also use beauty products that are natural and will include a lot of natural oils in their routine.

Hydration is key, of course, she drinks plenty of water (2 litres minimum every day) to balance out the amount of coffee and wine she drinks but also in her skincare products hydration is the number 1 priority.

Pro Tip – When applying products gently press them into your skin try not to rub or pull this keep the elasticity in your skin for longer. 

Read – 6 Basic Skincare Essentials

Minimalist Makeup.

Walking around Paris you would properly think most women don’t wear makeup or if they do it’s only a sweep of the red lip or a slick of mascara but that’s the genius of French beauty. Minimalist makeup is a popular look with all French women as they prefer makeup to bring out the best versions of themselves without covering any flaws. She has perfected the no makeup, makeup look to the point you believe she’s naturally glowing.

With this makeup look use cream products instead of powders so that they blend seamlessly into the skin and give your skin a natural dewy glow.

The makeup look can easily be adapted the main focus is to make sure that you highlight your best features. The colours and tones you use should mimic what nature intended but with a little added help. This look can easily be adapted from day to evening by adding a bold red lip, darker eyeshadow to the crease of your lid or heavier eyeliner on top and bottom.

Remember to keep everything hydrated and makeup to a minimal French Beauty is about accentuating your best features and embracing your flaws because you are unique and that’s the best beauty look of all.

Pro Tip- Focus on enhancing one element of your face like eyes or lips then keep the rest of the makeup look natural.

Read – Minimalist Makeup, What’s it all about?

Effortless Haircare. 

Don’t take the effortless bit too literal it’s meant to look effortless but actually, French women pay a lot of attention to the condition of their hair and the style. The notorious ‘I just woke up like this’ hairstyle is a staple accessory just like the Chanel handbag she carries.

A French woman does not wash or brush her hair often so as not to cause any unnecessary breakage or damage. Hair should always be nourished try to keep hair colour to a minimum opting for conditioning hair colours and the shades closest to her natural hair colour. Think natural sunkissed highlights to enhance your hair. 

Pro Tip – Leave hair dry naturally as often as possible so as not to cause heat damage to your hair.

Read – Olaplex Treatment Vs Revolution Haircare Plex Review

Read More