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Unexpected Beauty Rules French Women Follow

When you hear the words “French women,” you can’t help but think of a woman that is feminine, put together, and takes good care of herself. 

Their skin always looks flawless, healthy, shiny, and smooth. So it’s no surprise if you too wonder, “What is their secret?” Below, we reveal 5 makeup rules that every French woman follows, and that you can incorporate into your routine as well.

Skin care before makeup

French women will always spend more time and money on good skincare than on expensive, high-end makeup. French skincare brands are famous for being effective, while still being affordable and widely available. That’s because people in France know how important it is to take good care of their skin. 

Sure, makeup is a great way to express yourself and give your confidence a temporary boost. However, you should always put more emphasis on the health of your skin. Daily SPF, double cleaning before bed, and a good moisturizer should be the foundation of your routine. Once your skin is healthy and radiant, you can just put on some mascara and red lipstick, and you are good to go! 

Red lipstick is a must-have

Talking about red lipstick, it’s no secret that this is the absolute must-have makeup product for every French woman. There is nothing that will make you feel as sensual, feminine, sexy, and confident as a red lipstick look. Just make sure you pick the right tone for your skin color, and that your lips aren’t dry or chapped before application. 

Use mascara wisely

French women’s makeup always looks undone and natural, and that’s because they never overdo it with eye makeup. Yes, every French woman is a fan of a good winged eyeliner, but that, combined with a drop of mascara, is all they usually wear. That will define your eyes, and give your lashes a bit of length and volume, without looking like you are trying too much. 

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Glowing skin 

We already mentioned how important skincare is, however, to get that signature glow and radiance, you have to go light with the powder. A heavy layer of foundation and powder will make your skin look cakey. Instead, opt for a light base, like a serum foundation or BB cream. Apply powder only to your T-zone, and lock it all in with a setting spray. The setting spray will help the powder melt into your skin, and it will be less visible. 

Lipstick as a 3-in-1 product

If you are not going for a bold lip color, then take your pinkish-neutral lipstick and use it as a 3-in-1 product. Apply it to the cheeks, lips, and even the eyelids! This will give you a trendy monochromatic makeup look, and you will also save a lot of time and money. Cream products like lipsticks will blend into your skin much more naturally, and it will look as if you weren’t even wearing makeup at all.