French Girl Glow: Mastering The Parisian Makeup Look

French Parisian Makeup Look Tutorial

So the Parisian makeup look is inspired by the French, who are known for their impeccable sense of style. The look features a natural base with a soft pink lip and subtle eyeshadow that can be worn during the day or night.

The main difference between this look and other beauty trends is that it doesn’t require much effort to achieve–it’s all about enhancing your natural beauty!

The Basics

Skin Preparation:

Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and pat dry.


Apply foundation to areas of the face where you want to conceal imperfections, such as dark circles under the eyes or redness on cheeks. You can use either a liquid foundation or powder foundation. If you’re using a liquid formula, apply it with a sponge or brush in circular motions until you achieve an even coverage over your entire face (don’t forget to blend!). If opting for powder, lightly dust over areas that need concealing and blend into skin with your fingers so they look natural–you don’t want any obvious lines where there shouldn’t be any!

The Eyes

The eyes are the most important part of your face and you want them to look their best.

Here’s how:

Eyeliner – Use a black eyeliner pencil or liquid eyeliner to create a thin line along your upper lash line, extending it slightly past the outer corner of each eye.

Mascara – Apply two coats of mascara for volume and length by wiggling the wand from side-to-side at the base of lashes before sweeping up through them (this will give you more lift). If you want more drama, try using false lashes!

Eyeshadow – Dust powder shadows over lids in matte shades like browns or blues–you can even add some shimmer if desired!

The Cheeks

Blush. A light, rosy shade of blush will give your cheeks a natural flush and make them look fuller.

Highlighter. Use a highlighter to accentuate the cheekbones and create definition in your face.

The Lips

The lips are the focal point of this look, so it’s important to get them right. A bright red lipstick is ideal, but if you’re not ready for that level of commitment, a neutral lip liner pencil will do just fine.

If you want to go full-on Parisian glamour girl and really emphasize those lips, try using a dark purple or blue liner on top instead of black–it’ll give your mouth an extra pop without being too heavy-handed.

The Finishing Touches

After you’ve applied your foundation, concealer, and powder, it’s time to set everything in place with a setting spray. This will help keep your makeup looking fresh all day long.
The next step is applying a loose or pressed powder to set the entire look–and this is where things get even more fun! You can choose from any number of different shades depending on what kind of look you’re going for. For example: if you want an extremely natural finish, opt for something light like Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder. If you want something more matte but still subtle enough not to make people think “I am wearing makeup,” try Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation SPF 15.

And if full-on glamour is what gets your motor running (and why wouldn’t it?), then check out NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – Vanilla or Too Faced Born This Way Oil-Free Foundation – Ivory.

The Story Behind The Look

The Parisian look is a classic, glamorous makeup style that’s been popularized by some of the world’s most iconic figures. It was first made famous by French actress Sarah Bernhardt in the late 1800s, but it really took off when Hollywood actresses like Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich started wearing it during their screen tests at Paramount Pictures in the 1930s.

Many people associate this look with Marilyn Monroe because she wore it so well–and often! She even had her own personal makeup artist named Allan “Whitey” Snyder who helped create her signature red lip color (which was actually just Carmex). But there are many other women who rocked this style as well: Audrey Hepburn; Brigitte Bardot; Joan Crawford; Grace Kelly; Jane Fonda…the list goes on!

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