French Makeup Look: Gold Eye Makeup & Cherry Red Lip

French Makeup Look: Gold Eye Makeup & Cherry Red Lip

Here is a new French makeup look. This makeup look is similar to what I would call a French party makeup look which would be perfect for New Year’s Eve. As usual, it’s a very simple and quite natural French makeup look using just a gold eyeshadow and a cherry red lipstick. When I’m wearing red lipstick, I love going for a very minimal foundation and eye makeup. The complexion remains fairly natural as I’m just using the BB Cream Hydra Life in shade 01 and Tom Ford’s Concealing Pen in shade 1.0. Dior’s BB Cream is a very light coverage: you’re still able to see my skin and my acne scars on my chin (no photoshop, no filters, just natural light). For the eyes, I’m using the Satin Edition Eyeshadow by Bourjois and a little bit of L’Oreal’s Volume Million Lashes. The lip is quite bold; I’m using Bourjois’s Rouge Edition Velvet 19. Continue reading “French Makeup Look: Gold Eye Makeup & Cherry Red Lip”

How to wear red lipstick like a French girl

How to wear red lipstick like a French girl

For this makeup look, I’ve decided to do a video as I thought it would be easier for you to follow step by step which products I’m using, and how I’m doing this very French classic makeup look. As I grew up in France, I’ve always been used to seeing very chic women wearing red lipstick, it’s probably not something that we wear every day but most of the time for special days and nights out.

In France, we’re used to going for no makeup or very minimal foundation, smoky eyes, or red lipstick. When we go for red lipstick, usually the complexion needs to remain very natural, which allows us to wear very intense and bold red lips. It doesn’t matter if your skin is not flawless, as you can see I’m still dealing with some breakouts around the chin, acne scars and redness (no photoshop or filters on this blog), even if my skin has improved by using probiotics. With red lipstick, the focus is on the lip and as the red color attracts attention, all your imperfection will be less visible. In this look -and in all French makeup looks-, the key is to find a balance between glam and natural. Continue reading “How to wear red lipstick like a French girl”