French Girl Makeup Tips

Read our guide to french girl makeup essentials, to capture the effortless beauty of Parisian style in a few simple steps.

We all envy the effortless beauty of French girls. Whether it is their flawless looking skin, their simple approach to statement lips or a one-step smokey eye, French girl beauty is minimal, yet perfect. We all want that ‘woke up like this’ effortless makeup that French girls encapsulate, so we’re breaking down their beauty rules. Follow these tips for the mesmerising ‘je ne sais quoi’ beauty for flawless French girl makeup every day.

skin care

bold eye or bold lip?


While we all love getting ready for a night on the town with our dressing table spilling over with beauty products, for every day French girl makeup, simplicity is key. We love a one-step smokey eye that you can smudge on with your finger, or a lipstick you can apply straight from the bullet for a quick lipstick slick. Dab a touch of glow-giving primer on your cheekbones to elevate your makeup for a radiant finish.

simplistic makeup

youthful makeup


Keeping a youthful glow is essential to French girl makeup. With the right skin care routine, your complexion will thank you. Emphasise your youthful glow with a brightening face primer to add radiance to your skin. Add a youthful glow with a cream blush and create a smattering of youth-boosting freckles with a lip liner.

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.