Ooh la la!
We will never be French – and thus, the certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ of effortlessly chic women such as Audrey Tautou or Marion Cotillard, does not come free with our upbringing. The good news is that we can still channel the Parisian way of living – starting with our beauty routines.
Once you’ve stepped foot inside a French pharmacy, you’ll never look back – rows and rows of little beauty wonders. Our Luxembourgish (basically French) beauty correspondent scouted the 4 most desirable products, which are now available online too. “Ah, c’est magnifique!”
Lait-Crème Concentré - by Embryolisse
Ruby Hammer was the first make-up artist, who introduced us to Embryolisse – since then we see it in almost every Pro-kit on set. Many swear by this staple moisturiser, which plumps up your skin, and can be used as a cleanser, mask, or primer. A real all-in-one that does it all.
Rêve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm - by Nuxe
A favourite of many celebs, professionals, editors and bloggers – the Nuxe “Rêve de Miel” lip balm, which translated means “Dream of Honey”. Well we couldn’t have described it any better – it transforms your chapped lips into a soft, velvety kissers. No fuss, just honey-hued lips.
100% Hyaluronic Acid Cream - by Ialuset
Hyaluronic acid is one of your skin’s best friends – when applied, it promises to hydrate and bind moisture, without feeling heavy or thick. What if we told you, that in France you can buy pure hyaloronic acid over the counter? Say what!? LOVE, WANT, NEED!
Micelle Solution - by Bioderma
This multi-tasker is particularly great for sensitive skin – Bioderma’s cleansing water is a model favourite because it takes off make-up in one sweep, as well as leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean. The French just know what they are doing.