9 Beauty Secrets Of French Women From A French Skin Care Expert
When you think of typical French makeup, you probably conjure an image of artfully smudged eyeliner and maybe a light swipe of red lipstick. You know, the famous “done-but-not-done look.” That’s because the emphasis is more on healthy, great-looking skin that doesn’t need a lot of makeup instead of covering up skin issues with layers of product and color.
“In France we’re about glowing, great-looking skin, so we can have this no-makeup makeup look, and it works,” Thomas says. “In the U.S., I find women looking for quick fixes that leave their skin dry, peeling, or damaged, so they’re buying more makeup, and the difference is that American women find skin care complicated, with many steps, and the French secret is more about simplicity.”