French girl no makeup look: how to do it in 5 minutes

Why a French girl no makeup look? For many women around the world, French women are style icons. One of the things I’ve learned from reading many books on the topic is this: a French girl spends most of her beauty budget on the best skin care, and prefers a natural makeup look.

So here is my take on… how to do a French girl no makeup look, in just 5 minutes!

How to do a French Girl "No Makeup" Look
How to do a French Girl “No Makeup” Look

Typically, a French girl chooses either a bold lip (keeping the rest of the face relatively bare), or highlights her eyes and keeps the lips more neutral. Either way, she wants her skin to take center stage.

This is why I’m a huge fan of SeneGence skin care! It increases the “glow” (the scientific term for this is luminosity) and moisture levels in the skin. It increases the rate at which cells turn over, meaning younger, fresher skin. Read more about SeneGence skin care here.

If your skin’s in great shape, when it’s time to put on makeup, you don’t need as much! Here’s my French girl inspired “no makeup” look with a more neutral lip.

French girl "no makeup" look

The products I used to create the French girl “no makeup” look:

Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer in Light – I love this product because it protects my skin from the sun and provides light coverage, as well as correcting any redness. It also contains skin care ingredients so it’s nourishing while it corrects! Because it’s only available in 3 shades, choosing the right one is tres simple! Click HERE to order.

Pearlizer on my eyelids – Pearlizer is a fun and versatile product! It gives you a pretty glow without looking harsh. It contains anti-aging moisturizers, minerals and vitamins. It can be used all over the face – mixed with moisturizer or foundation, or used as a highlighter. I use Pearlizer here as an eyeshadow to impart a subtle glow. It looks like I’ve spent an afternoon in the sun.

Black LashSense with UnderSense – this is a lash lengthener/builder and mascara in one. It’s waterproof and lasts all day. Order HERE.

Toasted Rose BlushSense –  a subtle brownish pink – and it also contains anti-aging ingredients! Order HERE.

LipSense – I applied Praline Rose LipSense topped with Bougainvillea Gloss for a color that’s just a little darker and nicer than my natural lip color! LipSense is smudge-proof and will last 4-18 hours without drying my lips.

If you’d like to watch my makeup application from start to finish, watch this video on Facebook: How to do a French Girl “no makeup” look.  (You’ll have to request access to join my group!)