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French Girl Beauty Rules (and Beauty Buys) We Love

French girl beauty, like their IDGAF style, are our constant obsessions. Their unbrushed hair, clear skin and natural makeup that makes them look done up without trying too hard is hard to beat. And even though they may look like they've just rolled out of bed looking #flawless there’s more to their French girl beauty than meets the eye, because these ladies invest time to look after their precious skin.

They know that skincare comes first, makeup second and even though they love to indulge they know that too much of a good thing can’t be good for them.

In fact, Caroline De Maigret along with Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan & Sophie Mas recently penned a Parisian ‘how to’ bible called How to Be Parisian: wherever you are that clearly details all of this super vital info for all us non-French women to follow.

It’s a book filled with a bunch of essays on how to live a Parisian life (and in fact, flips a lot of our western pre-conceived notions of beauty on its head.) Anyway, we’re all ears! There’s just something so captivating about French women that makes us want to copy their IDGAF beauty and style. Which is why we’ve rounded up some of our fave. French beauty rules (and beauty buys) for you all so we too can inject some of their Parisian-ness into our lives – stat.


“Don’t be afraid of ageing”

“Always be fu#$able: ...even when standing in line at the bakery on a Sunday morning.

“Play with what nature gave you. Make the most of it.”

“You’ve never counted the jars in your bathroom but you know there is one for every inch of your face and then some: from your neck and your breasts all the way to the soles of your feet.”

“Never go to bed without taking your makeup off.”

“Find your perfume before you turn thirty. Wear it for the next thirty years.”

“Do not dye your hair, or if you do only in your original colour, to highlight it or hide any grey.”

“Skin should look natural. Frenchwomen avoid using foundation.”  

“Short, clean nails, sometimes worn with nail polish—but not always.”

L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil - $37.00
Bioderma Micellar Water - $42.99
Klorane Dry Shampoo - $14.99
Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray - $12.99

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre - $35.00
Caudalie Beauty Elixir - $21.00
Images: Priceline, Sephora, Pinterest; Words: Yadira Galarza Cauchi

Tell us what do you love about French girl beauty? Have you tried any of these products?

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