Bonjour mon amour! It’s another frosty Montreal morning with four inches of snow. I’ve got Edith Piaf’s La Vie En Rose playing in the background, and I’ve successfully created a look that I adore; it’s a look inspired by Parisian makeup. And if you’re guessing red lips? Yes, that’s precisely the kind of look I am going for.
I’m not gonna lie, I did a quite a bit of research to create this look. One thing I’ve found interesting is that a lot of Parisian women skip foundation and are perfectly content with just concealer. That is because they love the idea of letting their skin breathe and use makeup to highlight their features rather than cover it up. Interestingly, Parisians love skincare and most swear by SPF, Micellar water, nourishing day creams and of course face masks as a part of their beauty routine.
With that in mind, I created this makeup with only five beauty products: Concealer, A dark and a nude Eyeliner, Eyeshadow, and Lipstick. My idea was to stick to the fuss-free makeup and create a look that is very polished and classy at the same time. If you’re running out time and you need a quick pick me up, I suggest you give this try.
I’ve started with cleaning my skin with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water and then generously apply Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 110 all over my face. Then I used my Nars Creamy Concealer in the shade Macadamia on my undereye area to cover my dark circles. Now, I didn’t use any translucent powder, but you’re welcome to use it if you’re more oily. For my eyes, I used the Urban Decay’s Naked Palette’s in the shade Virgin all over my lids and used the shade Naked on my crease to create a little definition. As for my brow bone, I used Virgin to give the illusion of a higher brow bone. For my eyeliner I used Maybelline Curvitude Liner in Noir, I decided to go with a slight cat-eye nothing too dramatic and used the Maybelline Lasting drama light liner in star gold in my waterline to have that awake look. If you’ve got lighter eyebrows, you could fill them, but I’ve left my eyebrows as it is since they are naturally thick and dark. For the final touch, I’ve used the Urban Decay’s Vice Lipstick in the shade Bad Blood. Voila, there you have it! My Parisian inspired makeup look! Comment below to let me know what you think!