Classic Parisian Inspired Hair And Makeup

The Parisian look is one that any woman can pull off. It is classic, timeless, easy and effortless. The phrase “less is more” really applies here and it makes you look like you’ve put in a lot more effort than you actually have.

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The Makeup


Parisian makeup is 80% skincare and 20% actual makeup. Taking really great care of your skin is important for anyone, but it really helps create an even base to work with. I do not have perfect skin but I try my best to take really good care of it. I recommend using Liz Earle skin care products as they are natural, botanical and suit all skin types. To create this look, you want to bring light to the face, not shadow. There is NO contour in a Parisian look.

  • Base- For my base I am using NARS Sheer Glow in the shade Siberia and NARS radiant creamy concealer in the shade Chantilly. Both of these products are very creamy, light and create a beautiful natural glow without looking oily and shiny.
  • Cheeks- On my cheeks I have a very small amount of blush from theBalm in the shade “hot Mama”. I applied it to the apples of my cheeks very lightly and then fanned up.
  • Eyes and brows- I did my brows a bit softer than i normally would using my Anastasia dip brow pomade in dark brown and just brushed it through so there are no harsh lines. For the shadow, I only used one colour and applied in fairly messily, as if I was doing a smoky eye- the shade is Sultry by TheBalm Nute Tude Palette. The Mascara is the YSL volume effet faux cils mascara. Apply just enough to add depth, no more than one coat.
  • Lips- A Parisian look is not complete without a red lip. I would normally wear a bold red lip on a daily basis (YSL Rouge Per Couture shade 001) which would work great with this look, but I ended up mixing two colours- my signature YSL Red with the YSL Coral Incandescent rouge per couture shine lipstick to give a softer look.


The Hair


Classic Parisian hair always looks very undone without looking messy or dirty. It is quite tousled and natural looking. My natural hair is slightly wavey so all I did was leave it to dry naturally and then use a little bit of dry shampoo to add texture. You could recreate this by letting your hair dry in plaits or curling hair loosely, brushing it out and adding a bit of texturing spray or mousse.

That’s it for this look! I hope you liked this post. See you again soon! xox


  1. Mignon Cobra says:

    This look is sooo gorgeous! I love the less is more principle to create such a stunning look. I think I’m gonna make this my new staple look 🙂


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