15 Beauty Secrets All French Women Know

In a time when makeup tutorials flood your Instagram feed and fast fashion makes it as easy to dispose of last week’s trends and reorder this week’s with free two-day shipping, sometimes it’s important to take a step back and remember than less can almost always be more.

We’re talking, of course, about French girl style (call it an anti-style, if you like). Ditch contouring and painted-on eyebrows. Casually-on-purpose forget that your shoes are supposed to match your shirt. Be less showy and more intentional. This BRIGHT SIDE video will explain some of the tried and true methods that French women use to stay beautiful and glamorous at any age, from how to apply moisturizer correctly (hint: you’ve been doing it wrong), to why you need to be taking more cold showers.

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Looking for more tips on how to look and dress like a French girl? Check out this article on “shopping your closet” to find the perfect French-inspired outfit without breaking the bank.