🇫🇷 5 Makeup Brands French Girls Adore: Get That French Girl Beauty

Jun. 18
Are you desperate to emulate the effortless look of French girl beauty? Or perhaps you’re a Francophile seeking to add to your cosmetics collection?
You’re in the right place. My review covers five makeup brands beloved by French women.
These are the top 5 French-girl-approved makeup brands:
  • Yves Rocher
  • Nuxe
  • M.A.C.
  • Lancôme
  • Guerlain 
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    1. Yves Rocher
    Yves Rocher is an old-school French makeup brand that has been around for decades. I mean that literally: it was founded in 1959. 
    The company claims one in three French women use its products. However, it has no famous faces behind yet—although Sarah Jessica Parker is a fan of their moisturizer.
    Yves Rocher has a massive range of products to choose from at affordable prices, which is great.
    Although products do contain botanical ingredients, it isn’t wholly organic.
    Consider Yves Rocher Sexy Pulp Ultra-Volume Mascara, infused with carnauba wax to add extra volume.
    2. Nuxe
    Nuxe has become a cult favorite in France—it offers plenty of enticing merchandise for committed beauty addicts. 
    The name is a combination of natural and luxurious—two French girl beauty essentials. They’re all about harnessing the power of beneficial ingredients such as honey and rose petals.
    This cosmetics line is also eco-friendly, non-toxic, and avoids animal-derived ingredients. All products are made in France if you want another layer of authenticity. 
    Lastly, Nuxe doesn’t test on animals.
    For a glowy-fresh look, you can try Nuxe Huile Prodigiuese Or, which basically translates into phenomenal golden oil. 
    3. M.A.C.
    In case you didn’t know, M.A.C. stands for “Makeup, Art, Cosmetics.” This popular makeup brand is a hit across the globe—including among French beauty fanatics.
    Parisienne star Jeanne Damas used M.A.C. brow gel in a tutorial on French girl beauty. Plenty of big names have collaborated with the cosmetics line, including elegant actress Catherine Deneuve.
    Other collaborations of note include Mariah Carey and Rihanna. Plus, M.A.C. is color-diverse: there are palettes to suit all skin tones and types. 
    For a classic-yet-tasteful French look, I suggest M.A.C. Retro Matte Ruby Woo.
    4. Lancôme
    Lancôme has more celebrity endorsements than Beverly Hills. Amanda Syefriend, Zendaya, Lupito Nyongo-o—the list goes on.
    This is another French luxury cosmetics brand that has been around forever: since 1935, to be exact.
    Lancôme started out as a fragrance brand but evolved to sell skincare and makeup products too. Their motto is that happiness is the most attractive beauty, which I can totally get behind.
    French girl beauty is all about the basics—lashes, lips, dewy-fresh-skin. Take a look at Lancôme Monsieur Big Volume Mascara to make a statement.
    5. Guerlain
    Guerlain is the oldest French cosmetics line on my list: it was founded in the 18th century. The company stayed in the family until it was sold to fashion master Louis Vuitton.
    Although Guerlain has an impressive lineup of perfumes, they also sell cosmetics. They also recently implemented an eco-friendly sustainability strategy.
    Now, be warned, this high-end rand won’t be kind to your wallet.
    Still, you can indulge yourself to get a few necessities to follow the same routine as our gorgeous European counterparts. 
    I would try the mischievously-named Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Natural Perfection Foundation. That translates into “lingerie for the skin,” by the way!
    The Final Verdict: Oui ou Non?
    These makeup brands French girls love are definitely worth checking out. Before you pick your new fave French brand, make sure it fits your values and budget.
    Remember that French girl beauty is all about tasteful simplicity. Don’t go OTT with makeup or colors.
    Meta: Are you keen to emulate effortlessly beautiful French celebs and influencers? Find out which makeup brands they prefer in my roundup. 
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