Insoucience 7 Secrets To French Girl Beauty

You just can’t beat French-girl chic!

Clemence Poesy Paris

Clemence Poesy in Paris for Vogue magazine

Not only do French girls look effortlessly fabulous but they never look overdone. You don’t see French girls walking around in full Instagram makeup, or Kardashian makeup the way you do in the states – they would find that incredibly gauche. Instead they look casually gorgeous. Nothing too perfect, they don’t look like they are trying too hard.
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Don’t bother with concealer. A little reality under the eyes is refreshing.
No heavy foundation. French girls like to see and feel skin instead of thick, caked on foundation. Find a light formula like Makeup Forever’s Water Blend Face and Body Foundation or a BB cream to subtly even out your skin.

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Audrey Tatou

Audrey Tatou, french beauty

Subtle Brows. I have yet to see a single set of Instagram eyebrows on a French girl! Use a good pencil like Charlotte Tilbury’s Brow Lift
and gently create a soft brow. Another alternative is to use a colored brow gel.
Work your lashes. Lashes are enhanced but not caked on. Get a great mascara like Clarins Supra Volume Mascara from, and build out a good thick fringe of lashes.
Add a little liner and you are good to go.

Marion Cotillard french beauty

French beauty Marion Cotillard

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A red lip. Maybe it’s a little clichéd but why not rock a bold red lip? I probably see more French girls sporting soft, glistening yet barely there glosses than big red lips, but why not own the town in Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Carina’s Love?

french beauty brigitte bardot

Iconic Brigitte Bardot

A striped T. I’ve never met a stripe I didn’t love. Your inner French girl is craving the ultimate Parisienne-chic striped tee, and you can find it at where the t-shirts are fashionably cut, the fabrics are beautiful, the stripes are perfect, and the look is quintessentially french!

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Throw and Go Hair.

Clemence Poesy hair

Clemence Poesy for Vogue, makeup by Lisa Eldridge

French girls look so perfect by not being perfect! Hair that is slightly mussed, that looks a little thrown together is perfectly Parisienne. The cut is always perfection, the color is subtle but gorgeous – no platinum blondes or trashy Barbie blondes.
Think Clemence Poesy instead of Pamela Anderson.

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Should You Get A Pixie Cut For Spring?

I’ve been looking at images of celebs and models

who’ve made the chop

and gone to a pixie cut,

 a short crop or a shag for spring.

Kristin Chenoweth super sexy pixie cut

(and then looking at more images 

of those that did it a while back too)

Pamela Anderson looking stunning in her pixie cut

On some it looks fresh, vital and totally modern.

Charlize Theron Pixie cut

Halle Berry pixie cut

Jennifer Lawrence pixie cut

On others it highlights crows feet, lengthens the face,

and doesn’t necessarily look that flattering.

most of the time Anne Hathaway’s pixie cut looks gorgeous, but sometimes it emphasizes creasing around her eyes and bags under her eyes

Before you make the cut, pull all your hair back

and study your face and neck.

Look at your face shape,

which features are currently being softened 

by your current hair style,

and which features will become overly pronounced

with a short short cut.

A short cut can make a long face look very long.

Isabel Lucas pixie cut

Sometimes just making the cut choppy,

side sweeping the bangs, going for a short bob,

or keeping a little more length and volume around the face

can soften up your features enough to make it

look both modern and pretty.

Audrey Tatou’s curly pixie cut is perfection

Emma Watson gorgeous in a shag cut

I loved Michelle Williams’ pixie cut,

but as it has been growing out it keeps getting prettier,

and her new bob looks fresh and interesting too,

with a soft and feminine feel to it.

Vanessa Hudgens’ choppy shag is versatile and modern,

giving her styling option as well as a fresh, vibrant look.