have become known for their love of great skincare, as well as always
perfecting that effortless Parisian beauty look. These 5 famous French women
have all shared their own unique beauty secrets, which include many French
beauty products and a few tricks they’ve picked up which makes them look
flawless with minimal work. Some have shared their subtle makeup tips, while
others suggest what is most important, such as a great face cream or cleansing
1. Carine Roitfeld
makeup to highlight and not overpower a person: "I like red lipstick with
nothing. I don't like it when makeup looks very try-too-hard. I like it when
makeup looks like you have more important things to do than to look at
yourself. Like you have other things to do than your makeup!"
2. Charlotte Gainsbourg
likes discreet, natural-looking makeup: "In the ’60s and ’70s, my mother
wore a lot of black eyes, and when I was growing up, she went back to nothing.
She always told me that you have to be bare — nothing better than not having
any makeup. I wish I had tried things like all young girls do. So now I’m
trying things out. Basic things like mascara. I’ve tried a really strong lip,
but it just doesn’t suit me. Everything that you notice is to me very harsh. I
like to be as discreet as I can."
3. Eva Green
cleansing routine promotes hydration: “I always start the day with a cup of hot
water and lemon – I find it really cleanses and hydrates me. I have very
sensitive, dry skin so I have to be careful about what I put on my face. My
must-haves are Dermalogica cleansing gel and L’Or De Vie Crème Riche by Dior,
which is thick and nourishing.”
4. Lea Seydoux
by several French beauty companies and believes a good face cream is essential:
"I love Sisley. I love La Roche-Posay. I love Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour
cream. The Eight Hour lip balm, I love. And there’s a British brand, Pai. Do
you know it? It’s the most important [thing], to have a good face cream."
5. Vanessa Paradis
likes multi-purpose cream and places an emphasis on cleansing: "I like to
change [my routine] a lot, but I always look for a creme that can do it
all—face and body. Cleaning your face is so important! Rogé Cavaillès makes a
really good cream for the skin."