As we are about to celebrate Bastille day and everything French related, we look into some of our beloved French girls such as Jeanne Damas, Garance Dore or Caroline de Maigret.
While they all seem to have in common that perfect imperfect hair, a fresh and glowy skin and the no make-up natural look, they also have the ability to wear a red lippy without looking that they are trying too hard!
Their low-key approach to beauty is certainly making us dream but what are their secrets?
“Being a Parisian is not being born in Paris, it’s to be reborn there”
This year as travelling to Paris is off the cards, we are bringing Paris to you, to the comfort of your sofa! Pour yourself a glass of rose while we bring you the best of French beauty products and tell you why you need them in your life!
Bioderma H2O - the holy grail of micellar water
First ever non-rinse cleanser invented in the mid nineties, it is still the number 1 seller in France 25 years later and a hero product in make-up artists’ kit!
The reason why? It cleanses the skin, eliminates impurities and pollution and removes make-up on face and eyes, disintegrating even the toughest matte lipstick or waterproof mascara. Formulated for the most sensitive skin and fragrance-free, it also soothes any irritation and calms overheated skin.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir - the facial mist with 100% natural origin ingredients
Fancy a boost of vitamins and anti-oxidants for your skin? This cult facial mist will deliver a burst of radiance, smooth any complexion and tighten the pores while the aromatic fragrance (a mix of green tea and citronella) will bring a sense of zen to your senses and mind.
More to love, make-up artists spritz it between layers of foundation and powder for a long-lasting, smooth finish. Try it; it’s a game changer!
Embryolisse Lait Cream - the multi tasking moisturiser
This miracle cream not only can be used on the face and body as a moisturiser but also as a primer and cleanser! This thick yet easily absorbed hydrating cream is so gentle that most models during fashion week will only swear by it because they all know they won’t break out.
With the cold snap hitting Australia as we speak, this is the perfect moisturiser to compensate the drying effects of your heater while ensuring your make-up stay on for longer.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse - the multi purpose dry oil
Iconic dry oil and number 1 in France, this multi-tasker nourishes, protects and strengthens the skin on face, body and hair!
Made of 99% of natural origin ingredients, free of silicone, mineral oil and preservative, it contains 7 botanical oils (Tsubaki, Argan, Macadamia, Borage, Camellia, Hazelnut and Sweet Almond oils) encased in a beautiful glass jar.
The most adventurous will try the gold version, containing fine golden shimmers to give your legs, décolletage and make-up a beautiful bronze glow.
Christophe Robin Volumising paste – the professional hair treatment
Fine hair, don’t care!
This volumising paste (paste that’s right, it’s not your traditional liquid shampoo) made of pure Moroccan rassoul clay transforms into a light foam to create visible thickness at the roots and density down to the ends without weighing it down. Don’t let its brown colour put you off, it smells delicious and it works wonder at absorbing impurities and restoring balance to the scalp.
Free of paraben, silicone, SLS and colorant, it is particularly good to preserve and enhance coloured hair.