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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Lessons in French Style


Okay, that's basically the end of our French vocabulary. But there's another type of French in which we are fluent- French beauty! Today we're teaching you how to fake the French- we may not be riding our bike around Paris, baguette in hand, but we can look the part

Here's how to get that effortless French look:  

The Face

When it comes to looking French, less is more. Focus first on your skin by using a good cream, like the infamous Crème de la Mer, and skip your cakey foundation in favor of a tinted moisturizer. Put on a bit of black mascara, but not too much! And then add the pièce de résistance- the bold red lip. A clean face with a red lip is the French beauty signature and makes you look effortless, like you simply rolled out of bed and swiped on some lipstick before rushing out the door. It doesn't get chicer than that.


The Hair

Speaking of rolling out of bed, the French hair look is always a bit messy. Leave your fancy blow dryer at home and let your hair air dry to create some texture- the Bumble & Bumble Texture Hair (Un) Dressing Creme helps create a great tousled finish. Or fake your waves with a 1.25" curling iron, then don't wash your hair for a couple of days- a little bedhead is a good thing!


The Wardrobe

When you think French style, one word comes to mind- classic. French women understand that old (very un-French) adage: if ain't broke, don't fix it. That is to say, they stick with timeless pieces that never go out of style. They also tend to favor clothing that's a bit unisex. Think: stripes, button downs, loafers, and trench coats. You can't go wrong in any of these looks!

There's your quick lesson on all things French style! Très chic!

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