Want Fab Makeup? Lilly Collins Brings You THE French Girl Look

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Want to try minimalist makeup that will give you that oh-là-là French girl look?! The star of Netflix’s Emily in Paris, Lily Collins, will be your inspiration!

In a Vogue video, Lily spilled all the secrets to her phenomenal Day-to-Night French girl look, showing us the skincare and makeup products she uses, as well as special beauty tricks and hacks. It all begins with great skin!

French girl beauty is not just about red lipstick, cat eyes, and long lashes, it’s about having healthy, radiant skin first and foremost.

Play La Vie en Rose and get your little black dress ready because you’re about to look like your own version of Audrey Hepburn!

Let’s go!

Keep your spirits up with clear skin!

French look

Lily says, “the one thing I love about the je ne sais quoi vibe of no-makeup-makeup is fresh clear skin.” And I couldn’t agree more; clear skin is what we need in our lives!

Lily does it best! She starts her beauty routine by applying Saje Peppermint Halo essential oil, which soothes the skin and gives “a little touch of magic!”

She then cleanses her face thoroughly with Cetaphil cleanser before using the alcohol-free Thayers toner with witch Hazel to give the skin healthy moisture.

Next, Lily applies Lancome’s vitamin C induced Advanced Génifique face serum, spreading it evenly on her skin with the help of a jade roller for maximum results. Since some types of skin need more hydration than others, Lily suggests using a special treat! It’s the Rose Hibiscus face mist with coconut water.

Lily goes for the double kill, both massaging both her skin and giving it the hydration it needs. Your own skin is begging for the same!

Clear skin is the natural foundation. Now that yours is nice and clean, let’s see what Lily has to say about the right foundation for you!

Get them lips ready!

French lipstick look

Before applying that fabulous French girl makeup we’re all dying to see, Lily readies her lips for lipstick by applying a lip scrub and lip balm! 

Now, let me tell you about these two babes: They’re the Ultra Sexy Scrub made by Handmade Heroes and the Burst’s Bees lip balm.

Make sure to exfoliate your lips and wear your rouge like a queen!

Biggest beauty secret: keep it simple!

Let’s dive right into it!

Lily tells us, “the less you have on your face, the less there is to go wrong throughout the day.” We can all relate to this statement because we know what it feels like to have makeup melting down our faces, in every dramatic sense of the word!

You don’t want to get UV damage, so make sure to do as Lily does; apply sunscreen to protect your skin!

Lily’s sunscreen recommendation is this: Aquagel UV Expert.

If you want some good coverage that isn’t over the top, invest in Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra 24-hour Long Wear Foundation. Lily mixes this foundation with the aforementioned Advanced Génifique Serum for a more natural look. 

Then, she applies blush to contour your face.

See? less is definitely more than enough! 

Look at this, for example: you’d think that Lily’s pronounced Audrey Hepburn-style brows are too high-maintenance or require too much work, but in reality, all she does is brush them a little! That’s something any lady with thick eyebrows can try; tweeze your eyebrows by yourself and brush them well.

lily collins Thick eyebrows

To make your eyebrows look their best, following the French girl makeup style, you’ve got to work on your eyelids! Yes, they make a difference.

Work your way with a highlighter across your eyelids and under the eyebrows to make them pop. Don’t overuse the highlighter. A little bit of sparkle is enough! 

Eyelashes are the windows to your eyes! So, surely you want to make them look longer to give your eyes the attention they deserve! Try Lancome’s Monsieur Big Mascara that will make your lashes “come to life!”

As for eyeliner, opt for Grandiose Liner and go for subtle cat eyes that give classy French girls their signature look!

Next is lipstick! And guess what, your lips, scrubbed and smooth, are ready for a touch of color.
Put on nude lipstick, add some juicy lip gloss, and you’ve got the full look!
And voilà! Look who’s even more gorgeous now! 

Let me know what you think in the comments 😉

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