This formula is easier than it might look. And harder, because it’s 100% about great skin, and the confidence to show off that skin. To get yourself in the mood,and mood has a lot to do with French,girl beauty in general, consider the incredibly fast, fun, smart read that is “How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are” by Caroline de Maigret. You’ll devour it in something like a half hour but it will alter your perspective; you’ll feel sexier, more relaxed, and significantly more confident when you are done. The book, unlike the following, is not a step-by-step guide. It has more emphasis regarding attitude adjustment. The following should work, however, changed attitude or not:
Skincare. Creams, oils, tonics, cleansers. Put all your effort into amazing skin.
Little to no foundation,just concealer where you need it. I love using tinted moisturizer by Perricone MD.
Smoky liner. Start by tracing along your lashline with pencil or shadow, and use a soft brush to blend the color outward into a thin haze. Start small; you can always go back in with more, making the line thicker or darker. Like riding a bike or ordering oysters at Cafe de Flor, the smoky eye is less about a specific move and much more about adopting the feeling that you already know how to do it.
A natural but more intense lip and cheek. A stain like Tata Harper’s Lip & Cheek Tint is perfect.
Un-done hair. Like you just rolled over in bed. Or a ballerina bun, for the less-freewheeling 🙂
A personal mix of essential oils, so your scent is utterly unique and personal. Aveda makes amazing ones that blend beautifully.