Difference Between French Girls and American Girls Regarding Makeup

I briefly lived in Paris many years ago and have a lot of French friends. I also have a huge collection on French novels, Style tips, French mannerisms, and more. I thought this would be a great topic to talk about.

DISCLAIMER: OBVIOUSLY NOT ALL FRENCH AND AMERICAN GIRLS DO THIS AS A MAKEUP ROUTINE, BUT THE MAJORITY DO FROM MY OBSERVATION AND TALKING TO MY FRENCH friends.

When it comes to French women, they tend to wear a lot less makeup than Americans. Nowadays in American, people tend to wear a full face of makeup, from huge coverage foundation, a bunch of eye shadow colors, a lot of contouring, fake lashes everyday, etc. (I sometimes do this too, except for maybe the contouring which I only do on some photoshoots.) 

French Girls are different. They would rather spend their money on skincare, the best they can afford to make sure their skin looks the best without covering it up with a lot of makeup.

The French girl’s philosophy is to enhance their natural features, (which has a very retro and vintage flair about it which you all know I love,) that give them their “joie de vivre.”

Here’s a typical routine most French Girls have with their skincare and makeup:

For skincare they use gentle cleansers that work for their specific skin type. They apply their eye cream, and they prime the skin. But when they do prime the skin, it’s usually a primer that doubles as a moisturizer such as BOBBI BROWN’S FACE BASE. Unless their skin needs a lot of coverage, they usually will use a BB or CC cream with some sunscreen instead of foundation. Like I said before when it comes to French makeup, the ladies are more interested in naturally glowing from within.

When it comes to applying concealer, the like to use it under their eyes for brightening and on any blemishes or imperfections. A lot of Americans love applying the concealer every where to brighten their whole face which can feel heavy on the skin and/or clog your pores. After the French apply their concealer, the use either loose or compact setting powder to set their makeup by gently pressing it into the skin with the concealer, either with a beauty blender a powder puff, or a kabuki style brush. They don’t tend to swirl the powder around the face for fear they might wipe off some of their concealer, foundation, or BB/CC cream.

When it comes to eye makeup, there are different ways French ladies do this look. The first way is to just curl your lashes and apply a beautiful mascara. The second way is for French women to use eyeshadow but it usually tends to be a neutral color, a pastel color all over the lids. Then curl their lashes and apply mascara. Very subtle and chic. The last way French women tend to their eye makeup is to do the above steps but add a little eyeliner to the top only and even bring it out to a little wing. (Of course this is my favorite look because it’s the most my style and has a very retro and vintage look to it.

For Brows, instead of changing the shape of their brows like some American girls do, French girls keep their natural shape and usually just fill in with a pencil if they need to.

For Blush, they add so a hint of blush just to give a nice healthy flush to the apples of their cheeks. Some French girls also use highlighter on their cheekbones but’s a subtle highlighter and they don’t really high light any other part of their face, except for sometimes the Cupid’s bow.

And for Lipstick, French ladies stick to classic colors. It’s usually no lipstick or a gloss, a light pink or nude color, or the classic French signature red lip.

Another cool thing about the French and how they do their makeup is that when they are going out in the evening they usually don’t have to reapply their whole face. They’ll just out dark eyeliner or dark shadow on top of what they already have for a smoky eye look, make a little shadow or liner underneath, and a darker lip shade.

Here’s me with my French Style Makeup Look of Today:

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The Makeup I used in this French inspired look:

Bobbi Brown Face Base

Lorea’l Pro-Matte foundation

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in FAIR

Laura Mercier translucent powder

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for under eyes

Eye Shadow: “Reflection” from the Urban Decay, “Through the Looking Glass,” palette.

Eyeliners: Revlon luxurious color eyeliner in Black, smudged and Clinique Pretty Easy liquid eyelining  pen in black.

Anastasia of Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil in Dark Brown

Shiseido eye lash curler 

Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara in Black

Highlight: Urban Decay Afterglow in “No Angel” and “Wicked.”

Blush: Stila convertible color dual lip and cheek cream in “Petunia.”

Lipstick: Meet Matt(e) Hughes, long lasting liquid lipstick in “Sincere” by TheBalm

 

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Psychobilly Look 2

My first psychobilly look was fun to do because it was a new look for me with the greens and blues.

This second look is more of my favorite psychobilly look which I’ve worn for a few years now so I definitely wanted to show this look.  I used a few different makeup products but I mostly used my same makeup products for my original psychobilly still looks the same. Enjoy this makeup look and of course if you have any questions about this look or certain products, definitely ask me in the comment section. I love sharing my tips and tricks!

Enjoy these photos:

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MAKEUP USED:

I’m not listing the foundation, concealer, or powder because I wanted to focus on the eye shadow, eyeliner, brows, and lipstick makeups:

Eye Makeup: Under the brow bone, I used my “Tako” which is my pinup staple white from SUGARPILL! In the inner corner of my eyes, I used this sexy matte bright butter color, “French Kiss,” by Colourpop. For my lid color, I used “STAR POWER,” from the Beauty Killer Palette from Jeffree Star Cosmetics. In the crease I used “POISON PLUM,” from SUGARPILL.

For Eyeliner I used two eyeliners, first one is by Clinique, “PRETTY EASY LIQUID LINER” IN BLACK. I layered it with “SCHWING,” BY the Balm. My Mascara was “SOAP AND GLORY, THICK AND FAST FLASH EXTENSIONS EFFECT MASCARA.”

For my Brows I used “Anastasia dip brow in “CHOCOLATE.”

LIPSTICKS: For lipliner, I used URBAN DECAY lipliner in “FRENEMY.” I USED JEFFREE STAR’S LIQUID LIPSTICK IN “DIVA.” I ALSO USED MY SEPHORA HOT PINK LIP GLOSS just in the center of my lips.

 

 

Mixing all my highlighters together

 

I’m made friends with new youtube LC Flawless and she is a new sweet friend. I’m an empath and like I saw her and I are new friends on youtube and twitter and Instagram and we both separately did videos on mixing ALL our makeup highlights together and we both posted them within a day of each other which I  thought was awesome. She is a sweetie. I also mention my girl Margo Indigo who a lot of you knowI love. Definitely check out LC’s latest highlight collaboration and of course check mine our below. I hope you like my vid here a lot. If you have anything questions about products or anything leave your questions in my comment section below. And thank you for watching my video here!

Psychobilly Look One

I’ve never done a psychobilly makeup tutorial or posted a lot of my psychobilly looks on here so I decided to change that. For those who don’t know what psychobilly is, here are some definitions.

Psychobilly is a rock music fusion genre that mixes elements of Rockabilly and Punk Rock. 

TheFreeDictionary.com defines it as “loud frantic rockabilly music.”

   About.com  says that it takes the traditional countrified  rock style know as rockabilly ramping up its speed to a sweaty pace, and combining it with punk rock, sci-fi, and horror film imagery.  SO DUH, OF COURSE I LOVE IT!

As far as my definition goes as psychobilly makeup, I believe it’s taking the traditional rockabilly makeup and amping it up with  bright colors, different color lipstick rather than classic red, different color combinations, more eyeliner, longer lashes, etc.

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Here is a blue and green psychobilly look and tutorial which is a color combo that I don’t use a lot in makeup. This look was a new one for me and was fun to do and play around with. MAKEUP SHOULD ALWAYS BE FUN! THAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING! IF MAKEUP ISN’T FUN, THAN REALLY WHAT’S THE POINT?

Enjoy and listed below are the colors and products I used:

EyeShadows:

First I used “Safe Word,” as a transition shade from the Jeffree Star Cosmetics palette, “Androgyny.” 

Second I used the green color “EXU,” from the Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat palette. I spray MAC cosmetics Prep and Prime Fix on my brush before dipping it into the green.

Third color I used was also from the “Androgyny” palette in the dark blue shade, “Swallow,” just about my crease.

My crease color is from the Jeffree Star Cosmetics palette, “Beauty Killer” in the sparkly blue shade, “Expensive.” I sprayed my angled shadow brush again with the prep and prime to make the blue glitter pop and put it in my crease and slowly dragged it down to the outer corner of my lid.

The last color I used in my inner corners is “Rich Bitch” from “Beauty Killer.” I sprayed my detailed brush and pressed the glittery gold in the inner corners of my eyes to make them pop. 

I really love this color combination.

I did my eyeliner wings as normal but made them longer and more extreme. Underneath my eyes I took a small brush and lined my eyes in the two blue colors I used on top, darker at the outer corner, brighter blue towards the inner. I applied mascara to both top and bottom lashes and lined my waterline with Urban Decay 24/7 waterline in black.

For my highlight, I used my David Bowie highlighter from Bitch Slap Cosmetics and used blush from Stila in both “Romantic” and “Playful.”

Last for my lipstick, I used “Venus Fly Trap” from the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Chrome Collection. I normally wear my classic red lipstick with this look but I thought the green color was a fun alternative. 

My look was then complete and I’m very happy with how it turned out.

 

 

 

Vintage/Pinup Autumn/Winter Makeup Look

 

This look was really fun to create and even though it isn’t the classic vintage makeup look, it still has mostly vintage elements to it. Enjoy and below are all the products I used.

Primer: Bobbi Brown  Vitamin EnrichedFace Base

Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me, Matte/Poreless in 112 Natural Ivory

Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape in “Fair”

Setting Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder

Eye Shadows: “Tako” by Sugarpill and quad palette, “500 Addictive,” by Revlon Colorstay

Eyeliner: “Schwing,” by The Balm.

Mascara: Loreal Voluminous Butterfly in “Black/Noir 867.”

Brows: Dipbrow Pomade in “Chocolate,” by Anastasia of Beverly Hills.

Highlighter: Urban Decay Afterglow Palette in color “O.N.S”

Blush: Stila Convertible Color Compact in, “Lillium.”

Lipsticks: Jeffrey Star Cosmetics, velour liquid lip in, “Deceased,” and “Delicious.”

Brushes: For inner corner of eyes and under brow bone, I used the Rose Gold mini MAC Cosmetics brush in “535SE”

                 For base shadow, I used Morphe “M433”

For crease, I used Lab, Put A Lid On It, Angled Brush.

For my Highlight Brush, I used my fabulous smaller red rose highlight brush from Story Book Cosmetics.

Setting Spray: Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

 

My quick and sexy 60’s Mod Look of the Day

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Here’s my quick 60’s mod makeup look and hair do that I did today while running errands getting last minute stuff for my Dublin trip. Here’s my video tutorial on how I did my makeup and my sexy bouffant. I said this in the video but I wanted to say it here too that the makeup I used and talk about is just for inspiration. What I mean by that is that you don’t have to use the exact same brand of eyeshadow or foundation, etc. to achieve the same look.

   I did include the colors, brands, and products I used below in case you were curious.  

   Enjoy the video and if you want me to do a tutorial for my hair do here or if you have any ideas for makeup or hair looks that you want me to show and do a tutorial on, please feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments below or under my video on my youtube channel. 

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Foundation: I mixed my Giorgio Armani Luminous foundation with my Wet and Wild Photo Focus foundation

Eyeshadow: In the corners and under the brow bone, Sugarpill in “Tako.” In the center, I mixed “Matt Singh” and “Matt Lombardi,” from The Balm palette, “Meet Matt(e) Nude. In the crease, I used the teal turquoise color, “Boom,” from the Jean-Michel Basquiat “Tenant,” palette from Urban Decay.

I used Sephora lashes.

Highlighter: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost in “Princess Cut.”

Blush: “Bumpy Ride” from NARS.

Lipstick: The Balm, Meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipstick in “Committed.”