On the topic of French women, we know we’re not the only ones who wonder how they look so damn flawless, all the time. What we learned is, it’s less about what they do, and more about all the things they don’t do—they are known for being effortless, after all. Ahead 7 things Parisians never do to look c’est magnifique always.
Don't: Wear The Wrong Foundation Shade
Our favorite Parisians never seem to have that unsightly line of foundation across the jaw that shows just how different their makeup is from the color of their neck. Instead of piling on a thick layer of product, they prefer a dewy, natural-looking complexion. Swap your high-coverage foundation (especially if it doesn't perfectly match your skin tone) for something a bit more sheer. That'll ensure that it blends better and looks impossibly fresh.
Don't: Go Overboard With The Contouring
You'll never catch a French women with a nose contoured to perfection and cheekbones that shine like the sun. They know just how to work with what they've got and highlight their assets in a natural-looking way. Instead of layering multiple highlighters to get a shine, use a face oil on the high points of your face to look like you were born with perfect features.
Don't: Wear A Chipped Mani
Have you ever seen a French girl with chipped nails? Neither have we. Don't take shortcuts when giving yourself a mani. Apply a base coat before your color and a top coat to seal—it'll ensure that your polish stays put and looks shiny longer.