Living on the French Coast is such a fortunate opportunity!It opened for me new horizons, not only for traveling, but also for french beauty discoveries – in other words, my all time passion! And I am glad to share them with you every time I have the chance.
French ladies are beautiful in a way that is both effortless and discreet.
“[…]The strength of French women lies in their physical uniqueness. We accept imperfections and manage to emphasize the unique aspect of beauty instead of trying to modify and change it and move towards a standard of beauty, like having full lips and a small nose.” says Mona Walravens for Bazaar Magazine in 2015.
The less-is-more style is key when it comes to french beauty secrets.
A French woman adores her natural features, she uses makeup only to enhance her beauty and not to change it. Sephora is a French chain of cosmetics stores founded in 1969 – but before selecting her makeup products, a French women offers attention to her skin care, firstly. It’s a fantastic experience to discover and try all french beauty brands when you come here – you will not be disappointed! Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve are legendary french icons that sums up that je ne sais quoi and, nowadays, they inspire ladies around the world.
Here are some of the makeup products every French Riviera lady has in her makeup bag:
A true French Riviera lady will focus on her skin care firstly! Once you have a beautiful smooth base you can apply a small amount of foundation. Blend it very well with a beauty blender, preferably, because it really push makeup into the skin. DiorSkin Forever foundation is a long lasting product, it offers a luminous matte finish, flawless correction and exceptional comfort, in all conditions.
Dior is one of the most appreciated brands when it comes to skin coloring. Along with other brands like Mac Cosmetics, Yves Saint Laurent, Clinique, La Roche Posay or Lancome.
Lancome Grandiose Extreme Mascara
We love thisLancome mascara – not only because it’s french, but especially because its particular “swan-neck” design and amazing performance. It promises to provide extreme volume, from root to tip for an amplified look, it can last up to 24 hours with an all-day smudge resistant formula.
Coco Chanel – Rouge Allure Velvet
Oh La La! It’s not a secret anymore, every french lady has a red lipstick in her makeup bag. I recommend you to try “La Favorite” – a gorgeous matte red shade from Rouge Allure Velvet collection.
Aqua Cream Waterproof Cream Color
Long lasting makeup products are a must when you are on the French Riviera! You can enjoy a beautiful collection of intense pearly colors with Makeup for Ever. What’s your favourite shade?
Soleil Toujours Broad Spectrum Moisturizer SPF 20
Coco Chanel thought us that “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous!”. Well, it all starts with a goodskin care. The fabulous french brand Soleil Toujours recommends us a multi-tasking product. A 100% mineral facial sunscreen and moisturizer that’s your perfect lightweight, non-greasy day cream.
Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer
French women love taking care of their skin! A flawless definition is a must when you are on the famous Côte d’Azur. Like similar silicone-based mattifiers, the POREfessional goes on dry, silky and shine-free. This primer is one of the products that can frequently be found on French Riviera ladies’ makeup bags.
Terracotta Pause d’Été
The luxurious, environmentally sound wooden pack is described, on Guerlain‘s official website, as a magical bronzer which naturally warms all complexions, and the it-colour for summer, a pink with a slight gold shimmer, to illuminate the tan. The colours can either be blended together to warm the complexion and enhance the natural radiance of the tan or applied separately to achieve the desired intensity.
MAC Prep + Prime Fix
This spray is well needed especially when you are travelling on a humid and hot location. Fix + produces a fine, non-aerosol mist that lightly settles on skin, which allows more control over where you’re applying product. It will help you set the makeup products better and get a flawless finish.
French Riviera is all about that flawless shine! Natural makeup look is emphasised by a gorgeous summer glow. Apply highlighter on cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, the cupid’s bow and the lower lid. It will look amazing on a freshly bronzed skin. When the sun catches your glow, you will look like a goddess!
Psst! Anastasia Beverly Hills is launching her eyebrow and makeup collection in France. Her products will be available in Sephora France starting from 23rd August 2016. How cool is that? See you soon at Sephora. xx