What is Parisian Chic style? It’s understated and nonchalant elegance. The look is about embracing one’s own individual style, sticking to neutral tones and clean lines, mixing high-low and classic and trendy and wearing it all with confidence. The Parisian women who rock the minimalist style in this video, especially the lady at 1:02 are perfect examples of Parisian Chic. The idea is to let the cut of your clothes and the clean color palette be the feature, not statement accessories or color/prints. It is true that looking chic and elegant while keeping it minimal can be a challenge for most of us since glamorous accessories and statement-making ensembles are typically defined as the the means of looking elegant. Neutral shades may not be the most interesting hues you can find but they’re the ones that can make your style look classy and elegant. The key to pulling off the natural and no makeup look starts with skincare. Parisians emphasize skin care over makeup.Their goal is to glow, with highly polished skin. For skincare, they are always in search of natural products. French women use homemade masks to nourish hair and skin. Homemade masks might include lavender if their ancestors were from the South of France, or seaweed if they were from Brittany. I have been using natural moisturizers for some time now. My latest obsession is extra virgin organic coconut oil for cleansing and moisturizing my skin (which deserves its own video). Anyways, too much makeup, French women say, makes a woman seem older. I know the less-is-more approach can seem daunting to some women, so I have listed below the products I use to achieve the effortlessly chic Parisian no makeup look. Enjoy!
Viva organic cocunut oil for face and skin
Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo
Moroccan Argan Oil for Dry Hair
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra Light Skin Perfecting Make up SFP 15 30ml/1oz# 50 Beige
NARS Blush, orgasm
NARS Illuminator, Orgasm
NARS Dusty Rose Sheer Lipstick
Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Parfum Spray
Magazines/books I love about Parisian Chic:
Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange
Parisian Chic Look Book: What Should I Wear Today?
The Essence of Style: How the French Invented High Fashion, Fine Food, Chic Cafes, Style, Sophistication, and Glamour
Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris
Forever Chic: Frenchwomen’s Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style, and Substance
Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic: Lessons in Everyday Elegance
All You Need to Be Impossibly French: A Witty Investigation into the Lives, Lusts, and Little Secrets of French Women
The French Beauty Solution: Time-Tested Secrets to Look and Feel Beautiful Inside and Out
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