French women do not wait for a special occasion for a red lippy. Besides, classic red lipstick looks chic anytime, anywhere.
Yves Rouge Vertige Lipstick Satiny 56 satiny, $18 at yvesrocher.ca.
An unexpected polish colour is the nail shade du jour. We are loving the intensity of this deep green.
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Polish in Fiction, $35 at Chanel retailers.
Masking the issue
This heritage French brand makes a chic two-in-one. Once the gel melts into oil, add water to remove makeup or let it sit for five minutes for a speedy treatment.
Roger & Gallet Aura Mirabilis Extra-Fine Cleansing Mask, $25 at sephora.ca.
French skincare companies are always on the edge of ingredient technology. Take this antiaging serum, for example. It is made with 20 plant extracts, including turmeric, which is an antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory properties.
Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate, $89 at clairins.ca.
Whether it’s used to refine or refresh, this uplifting blend of grape extract, rose and peppermint oils is a French cult fave.
Caudalie Beauty Elixer, $59 at caudalie.ca.
From French fave brand, this moisturizing liquid is fortified with a unique botanical – the ice plant. And it quenches skin with anti-aging boosters, while Oryza extract (from the grass family) helps revive your skin’s glow.
Yves Rocher Sérum Végétal Ultra Smoothing Serum, $47 at yvesrocher.ca.
Mad about matte
French makeup artist, Laura Mercier has been a long-time champion of a natural makeup, bien sur she created an oil-free, buildable coverage with a matte finish
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation, $59 at sephora.ca.
This popular face oil has recently been refomulated to hid the visible signs of aging – which is what we all want, reallly.
L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Youth Oil, $114 at loccitane.ca.
French women age so well because they take care of their skin – including a well-rounding cleansing routine. This spa-line lotion moisturizes as it cleans skin.
Decléor Aroma Cleanse Tonifying Lotion, $68 at thebay.com.
A bestseller in France and Canada, this solution uses the soothing properties of cornflower, which is organically grown in La Gacilly, France.
Yves Rocher Gentle Makeup Remover Sensitive Eyes, $6 at yvesrocher.ca.