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

Why a French girl no makeup look? My style icons are the French. I think my fascination with French women began when I was 17 and worked in a French clothing shop. I picked up a book there about French style, and became obsessed with their approach to style and beauty… and life in general!

One of the things I’ve learned is that 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

In recent years there have been several fantastic books about French style. (Among my favorites are the Madame Chic collection.)

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 SeneGence makeup 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 color-correcting any redness.

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

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

Pouty Pink BlushSense –  a subtle, baby pink – since BlushSense is a cream blush it also contains anti-aging ingredients!

LipSense – I applied one layer Praline Rose, two layers Aussie Rose 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

Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to try some of these wonderful products!

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