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How to Do Your Makeup Like a Parisian

Paint yourself like one of those French girls.
How to Do Your Makeup Like a Parisian Paint yourself like one of those French girls.

Parisians have a certain sort of, well, to put it in their words, je ne sais quoi about them. A sort of effortless chicness in the way they present themselves. They could be wearing the simplest outfit, like a button-down and jeans, and still look as if they've stepped out of a Scott Schuman photo. 

And while they have no problems looking stylish in the fashion department, their beauty habits take considerably less effort. Here's one little secret the French have up their sleeve: learn how to work with what you've been given. Cliché, I know, but seldom observed. Oftentimes the French use cosmetics, not as a way to change their appearance, but to subtly highlight their favorite feature. 

In this video you'll observe the French way to do a smokey eye, which, thankfully, doesn't involve numerous blending attempts or flawless airbrushed skin.   

Watch on! 

Illustration by Gab Gutierrez

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