The French girl look has a mystique that’s captured the hearts of makeup addicts everywhere for its effortlessly chic appeal. It may seem like that certain je ne sais quoi can’t be recreated outside of the Paris city limits, but we’re here to show you otherwise. The perfect formula for French girl makeup is a flawless face, easy eyes and a classic red lip. Trust us—it’s just as simple as it sounds and will take you hardly any time at all.
Minimal Face Makeup
Skip foundation and contouring. French girls use lighter color coverage to achieve complexions that look as natural as they are flawless. A few quick hits of primer, concealer, powder and highlighter will blur any imperfections and bring out your glow.
Brows & Cheeks
Use these subtle touches to frame your face. Add more emphasis to your brows and dab on blush to get the perfect flush. Swipe on highlighter along the high points of your face to get a natural glow.
Simple, Defined Eyes
To do French girl makeup, you're going to maximize one single facial feature (Hello, red lips! More on that shortly...) That means we're keeping your eyes simple. Dewy lids plus sleek swipes of eyeliner and mascara is all it takes.
There’s nothing more French than a classic red lip. For the focal point of your look, go bold with a lustrous red lipstick or tone it down with a sheer finish.