Our favourite Parisian-inspired beauty looks
So Frenchy, so chic
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / September 30 2016
Parisian beauty is all about looking your best without looking like you’ve tried too hard. Sounds easy right? Well, at least these celebrities make it look like a piece of cake.
Take inspiration from our favourite red carpet stars who embody the Parisian beauty vibe perfectly, and read our top tips for recreating the looks yourself.
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This combination of a shimmery beige eyeshadow across the eyelid, matte foundation and matte red lips (we like Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 03 Hot Pepper), paired with casually tousled hair creates the perfect balance between polished and casual. A look Parisian women manage to nail so effortlessly.
We are in awe of Elle Fanning’s perfect ‘no makeup’ complexion, which is the embodiment of a low-key Parisian beauty look. Get the look at home with a BB cream, like Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Top Secrets BB Cream Skintone, and finish it off with just a few dabs of cream blush on the apples of your cheeks and lips.
Paris is the home of high fashion, so give your beauty look a luxe finish by paring back the colour in your makeup and opting for bronzer and illuminator, applying lots of liquid eyeliner, having a barely-there nude lip (Tom Ford Lip Color in Nude Vanille does the trick), and styling your hair into a simple, slick ponytail.
Paris is the city of love, so get in the spirit with a bold red lipstick, lots of mascara (Bourjois Mascara Volume Glamour Effet Push Up Black Serum is great for va-va-voom volume and intensity) and perfectly groomed brows to stand out in the crowd.
A fresh blow-dry, a flawless complexion (achieved using Dior Diorskin Star Studio Makeup Spectacular Brightening SPF 30) and barely-there lips are the ultimate way to be effortlessly Parisian and fashionable.
Parisian women are about all things sleek and simple, so carry that over to your beauty look by applying a slick of red lippie and wearing your hair into a fuss-free straight style. If your strands need some straightening, try the Remington ProLuxe Straightener. Simple, but effective, non?
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.