Here are the ten best French makeup products to add to your summer beauty routine. In the summertime, it’s best to keep your makeup light and minimal. Opt for lightweight, sheer, and creamy products that can withstand the heat, keeping you looking radiant all day long. Think serum foundations, water tints, cream blushes, bronzer powders, colorful eyeshadows, and sheer lipsticks.
So if you are looking to update your beauty routine this summer, look no further! Below, you’ll find the best French makeup products to help you achieve a fresh and radiant look. With a range of brilliant hues, iridescent effects, and refreshing textures reminiscent of a sunny day on the French Riviera, this article lists all of the best French makeup products you need to keep you looking and feeling your best all summer long. Keep scrolling, and get ready to refresh your makeup bag! C’est parti!
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1. Guerlain Terracotta Le Teint
Guerlain Terracotta Le Teint is a liquid-to-powder foundation that offers medium coverage to create a stunning healthy glow with a matte finish. This foundation is perfect for those with combination skin types. Crafted from Guerlain’s bronzing powder expertise, this foundation combines the lightweight feel of a powder with the perfecting abilities of a fluid foundation. I absolutely adore this foundation!
2. Dior 5 Couleurs Couture 233 Eden Roc
This beautiful Dior 5 Couleurs Couture eyeshadow palette is just perfect for summer! The eyeshadows in this collection capture the unique sun-kissed tones of summer at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc. The palette offers a harmonious composition centered on an azure blue and luminous orange.
3. Hermès Plein Air Radiant Glow Powder
The Hermès Plein Air Radiant Glow Powder will bring out the natural radiance of your skin with a delicate, silky powder. This universal golden-pink shade is perfect for any complexion. The formula is enriched with emollients for all-day softness and comfort.
4. Guerlain Terracotta Light Healthy Glow Bronzer
Guerlain Terracotta Light Healthy Glow Bronzer is one of my favorite bronzer powders! It offers the perfect blend of blush, bronzer, and highlight tones. To achieve a healthy, bronzed glow, gently apply the powder across your face’s cheekbones and contours.
5. Chanel Rouge Coco Baume 928 Pink Delight
This summer, opt for the Chanel Rouge Coco Baume in 928 Pink Delight. Enriched with a deeply hydrating oil made from fruit and olive leaves, this comfortable moisture-rich balm smooths the appearance of lips and offers buildable color. It’s the perfect lipstick for a very natural, barely-there makeup effect.
6. Chanel Ombre Première 802 Undertone
Summer is the perfect season to wear gold, tan, or bronze eyeshadows. In terms of formulas, I’m a huge fan of cream and liquid eyeshadows that can be roughly applied with fingertips, like the Chanel Ombre Première Cream Eyeshadows.
You can blend one color all over the eye area, from the lashes to just above the eye crease. Or you can use the subtle nudes as a base, the shimmery shades for a pop of color in the center of the lid, and the darker shadows as a smoky liner under the lower lash for a night out.
7. Dior Vernis Eden-Roc 909
This summer, I absolutely love the new Dioriviera collection! Each of the five Dior nail polishes pays homage to the Mediterranean art of living, with tones reminiscent of sand on a beach (Rivage 333), bronze from the setting sun (Solar Bronze 513 and Copper 320), blue from the Mediterranean Sea (Eden-Roc 909 —my favorite), or white from a jasmine flower blooming in the garden of the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc (Jasmin 007).
8. By Terry Tea to Tan Face & Body
By Terry Tea to Tan Face & Body is the perfect product to achieve that gorgeous just-back-from-the-beach bronzed glow —without direct exposure to the sun rays. This formula will give your skin a nontransferable sheer bronzed or silky amber glow. When unshaken, it creates a sheer, warm, matte finish. Shake to create a sun-kissed tan effect with a subtle glittery shimmer. It’s easy to wash off, too, as it doesn’t contain tanning agents.
9. YSL Touche Éclat Concealer Pen
YSL Touche Éclat is one of the best French makeup products to have in your beauty bag this summer! This shimmer and glitter-free liquid concealer is infused with light pigments that blend seamlessly to provide radiant makeup with a natural glow. Enriched with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, its formula brings light to the face while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and lifting your features.
10. Sisley L’Orchidée Highlighter Blush
In summer, I love the idea of glowing, radiant skin displayed through highlighters and plenty of blush for flushed cheeks. A blush adds balance and healthiness to any look. This season, my favorite blush is the Sisley L’Orchidée Highlighter Blush in color 3 L’Orchidee Corail. I apply it slightly higher on my cheekbones and across the bridge of my nose to fake a sun-kissed look. Then, I blend upward at an angle for a soft, lifting effect. Et voilà!
Leonce is the founder and editor of Leonce Chenal, a lifestyle platform launched in 2018. Originally from France, Leonce offers a fresh perspective that comes from her experience at top tech companies in Paris and London. Having spent several years in Paris and now residing in Amsterdam, she combines her professional expertise with a personal passion for French and Parisian styles. Leonce is committed to guiding her readers through the intricacies of Parisian chic, empowering them to embrace the elegance and sophistication of French style.