The French ‘bare’ makeup style

French_makeup_ritualJust look at Emmanuelle Alt or the fresh looking French actresses. Do they look like they are wearing tons of makeup? The ‘Françaises’ prefer ‘au naturel’. Here are some of my (Digi K’s) secrets…

emmanuelle-alt-naturelle
Emmanuelle très naturelle

To continue on my French beauty ritual in a previous post, I’ve promised you to reveal some of my makeup secrets.

Makeup wise I don’t use much either. The key is to have makeup on to enhance your best features, but still look like you aren’t wearing any. So I use blot powder from M.A.C as the base of my makeup routine. I shape my brows with an eyebrowpencil (can be each brand you prefer, jut make sure to pick the right colour), I fade the imperfections with Yves Saint Laurent‘s Touche Éclat, and finish my makeup base using a bit of bronzing powder. I use one from Bourjois (disco powder, I like the name!), but it could as well be Terracotta from Guerlain. On the lashes I apply my ultimate favourite: Hypnôse from Lancôme. The regular one because it works best for me. I’ve also discovered another mascara that’s pretty good: the false lash effect 4D mascara from MakeUp Studio. And I sometimes alternate with the classic Maybelline Great Lash mascara.

I rarely use lipstick, because I am addicted to Dr Papaw’s ointment which my friend G. brings back from Australia. It hydrates and plumps the lips. Lately I occasionaly wear lipstick by M.A.C (in a burgundy shade), or the natural looking sheer temptation lipstick from Boots N˚7 in the shade ‘Entice’, but I have a weak spot for lipgloss like Chanel Le Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss ‘Fatale’ N˚61, and my latest purchase, a lipgloss from &Other Stories.

For the evening look I tend to put focus on my eyes. I use the precision eyeliner from L’Oréal or the stylo yeux waterproof noir intense from Chanel. A while ago I discovered the Bobbi Brown sparkle glamour quad  for a hint of brilliance or to create smokey eyes.

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