01/5​Don't over-style your hair

​Don't over-style your hair

Put down the hairdryer and flat iron — and even the hairbrush! French hair is all about looking natural and lived-in. Let it air-dry after you shampoo, and wash it only every other day. Keep your tousled hair looking intentional rather than neglected by committing to regular cuts that will keep your hair healthy and shiny.


02/5​Skip the shower

​Skip the shower

Skip the shower completely as a routine and bathe instead. A soak in the tub is super relaxing, but American women too often just hop in and out of the shower. Throw coconut or jojoba oil in the tub for an extra luxurious experience.


03/5​Glow without makeup

​Glow without makeup

The trick to beautiful skin is getting it to glow au naturel, without caking your complexion with makeup. Put your efforts into the skincare routine that happens before you pick up any heavy foundation instead. Essential oils like wild-carrot seed and rosehip will give you a healthy glow.


04/5Keep eyes simple

Keep eyes simple

A bold cat eye might scream 'beauté française,' but for everyday makeup, French girls tend to keep their eyes much subtler. Smudge a bit of brown or gray eyeliner along your upper lash, add a couple of coats of mascara, and leave it at that.


05/5Let there be light

Let there be light
Rather than contouring your face with shadowy bronzer, accentuate your cheeks with a sweep of highlighter over your cheekbones. If your face is soft and round, take a cue from the French and embrace your uniqueness rather than trying to fake your way to high cheekbones. Light up your favorite features instead, like by adding a touch of highlighter to your cupid’s bow to accentuate your lips.readmore