5 French Make-Up Tips I Want To Adopt As A Beauty Editor

When it comes to beauty choices, French women know what they’re doing. From French-favourite perfumes to the most iconic French-girl hair looks, there’s no question that, as a nation, France leads the way in beauty. And while I feel quite confident in my knowledge of French skincare habits, when it comes to French make-up tips, I’m clueless.

For example, I know that French women don’t go heavy on make-up (in fact, I have a French-native friend who loves to joke about my English make-up habits) and that they love a red lip, but when it comes to actually executing a French-inspired make-up look? I’m clueless. My make-up skills are basic at best, and trying to achieve an ‘effortless’ look, for me, requires a whole bunch of effort.