Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Product Spotlight

Is your skin starting to look dry yet? What about your hair?

Winter is notoriously tough on your skin and your hair, stripping both of vital nutrients, leaving hair looking frizzy and lackluster and skin looking dried out and grey. More than any other time of year you need to give your skin and hair extra loving in the winter!

Today’s Product Spotlight is the French girl’s secret weapon, Huile Prodigieuse.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse

Huile Prodigieuse is a dry oil. That means it doesn’t leave a baby oil type of slimy feeling to the skin, it feels like a lotion finish, definitely non-greasy! Made from six different plant oils, it nourishes, hydrates, softens and repairs skin and hair.

Related Post: 40 and Fabulous! Makeup Tips You Need In Your 40’s

It’s not hard to see why Huile Prodigieuse is France’s leading beauty oil. This is a multi purpose oil, you can use it on your face and body for silky, smooth skin, and also on your hair to soften dry ends, or to get that French girl disheveled look. You can also use it on your hair as a mask before shampooing, for a super nourishing treatment.


You can use Huile Prodigieuse year round – it’s not just a winter skin product.

huile prodigieuse

image by Brad Olson for Luca Magazine. Beauty Director Corinna Cooke

I use it on models for magazine shoots, like this image from the Summer 2017 issue of Luca Magazine.  I also wear it and love it myself.

Related Post: How To Choose The Perfect Foundation For Your Skin

There are two types of Huile Prodigieuse. The regular and the Or (French for gold). Huile Prodigieuse Or has gorgeous gold flecks that make your skin shimmer in candlelight, or in any light. Either is gorgeous!


Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse

If you have friends traveling to Europe, or if you are traveling there yourself, you can find both types of Huile Prodigieuse in regular pharmacies, and they are incredibly affordable. If you are buying it in the USA it is more expensive, but worth every drop!

It can be a little tricky to find this fantastic oil in the USA, but I have found the regular oil here at and the Huile Prodigieuse Or here at

Related Post: How To get Thicker Brows With 3 Simple Products

20% off first order. Shop new collection!



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.
Here is the 411 on how to channel your inner French girl. (This post contains affiliate links)
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.

Related Post: The Best Selling Beauty Oil In France

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

Related Post: Flat Out Fabulous In Six Minutes

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!

Related Post: How To get Naturally Thicker Brows

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.

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Limited US

Five French Girl Beauty Tips

Every time I’m in Paris I get so wowed by French Girl Beauty. Parisienne girls are so delectably chic, yet it never looks contrived, it always seems so effortless.

Clemence Poesy

I’ve never, ever run into Parisienne girls sporting the makeup overload that you see here. (which doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen, I’ve just never seen it).

street cred, Paris

Opaque, overthick foundation, Instagram styled contour, or clowning, or baking or whatever the idiocy du jour, just doesn’t show up on the streets of Paris. (Apart from on the faces of the IG/YT enthusiasts visiting town.)

street style Paris

My Parisienne friend Emmanuelle told me that her hometown squad think Kardashian styled makeup is like a horror movie.
It’s too big, too much, hides the girl and makes her look lacking in self confidence.

 I asked her for a list of beauty products that the average chic Parisienne girl uses to pull off that effortless, gorgeous, killer cool, French girl beauty.

Marion Cotillard

She told me that to a French girl looking too perfect feels too fake, but that they wholeheartedly believe in great skin. “Beautiful skin is everything,”

Tip One: With that in mind French girls take care of their skin, making sure it never looks stripped or dried out by always using a facial oil.

Personally I like dry finish oils so that my skin doesn’t look liquefied or slimey. My favorites are Tatcha Camellia Oil which is a super luxe skin care product from Japan, and Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, which is France’s leading beauty oil. I am obsessed with the gold version of this incredible oil, which not only hydrates but also illuminates the skin.

Both of these have a dry finish, so makeup not only glides on after you apply it, but it also holds all day.

Audrey Tatou

Tip Two: Next, rather than a thick or heavy foundation, French girls prefer to give the illusion of perfect, bare skin by using a sheer and lightweight product like a BB or CC cream.

I use BB’s over CC’s, mostly because I haven’t found a CC that I’m crazy about.

For a lighter cover try Ren BB Cream, if you want a little more coverage try MAC BB Cream.


Tip Three: French girls don’t get crazy with concealer, many preferring to use none at all because a little shade under the eye makes you look real. (I’m looking a little too real these days. This is one step I can’t get too French beauty with!)

Tip Four: Mascara is never thick or clumpy. A chic Parisienne prefers a defined and slightly elongated fringe of lashes. Try a mascara like Lancôme Definicils.

Marion Cotillard

Tip Five: The perfect way to pull the entire effortless chic look together? A red lip. Rather than a gooey, glossy red lip look for a soft, hydrating matte red lip. 
My personal favorites are Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Red Carpet Red, which is a true red. MAC Ruby Woo, which is a blue based red, and for my golden skinned girls MAC Lady Danger, which has an orange base.

Lea Seydoux