4 French Women Break Down Their Gorgeous Makeup Looks

If there's anything that the Who What Wear team is totally obsessed with, it's French beauty. Can you blame us? Whether it's French pharmacy skincare favourites, French skincare advice, or French fragrances, we want in on the tips and tricks from across the channel. And who wouldn't? The French fashion crowd's makeup looks just exude a certain effortlessness. They always look pulled together without looking overdone. Whether it's flawless skin paired with a bold matte lipstick, dewy skin with a subtle flush of blusher, or a perfectly executed cat-eye, there is so much we can learn from French women. Quite often, it's the simplest makeup looks that work the best.


(Image credit: @frannfyne)

France is home to some of the world's biggest beauty brands, including L'Oréal, Chanel, La Roche-Posay and more, so it's no wonder that the French have beauty honed down to a T. However, in recent years, smaller and more independent beauty brands have been popping up in France. Many of them are little-known to us in the UK but are loved amongst French fashion and beauty insiders.

Curious to know their winning formulas for looking so great, I reached out to some of WWW's favourite French women to get the scoop on the makeup products they love as well as the best French makeup tips and tricks to try. Bisous!

The Best French Makeup Tips


Léna Farl
(Image credit: @lenafarl)


Franny Mozemba
(Image credit: @frannfyne)


Mélodie Bance
(Image credit: @melodiebance)


Dominique Kenmogne
(Image credit: @pomelokiwie)

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Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.