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Bonjour from Paris! What an incredible couple day I’ve had here. Sorry that I’ve been so busy I haven’t been able to post anything while traveling but as always be sure to follow my Instagram and Stories to see what I’m doing and where I am! But very quickly I wanted to share with you the instant beauty trick French women swear by and I’ve come to adopt.

French beauty tips, tricks, red lipstick

When we arrived, there was one thing I immediately noticed about French women. They all wear very little makeup but they love a bright red lip. I think that it must be one of their beauty secrets that they all swear by…

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Instant beauty trick French women swear by

Why red lipstick? This simple trick INSTANTLY brightens your face. Seriously just try it. My personal favorite lipstick is YSL #13 Le Orange. Admittedly it’s not the easiest color to wear but I think it works best on pale blondes like myself. NARS Heat Wave is another favorite of mine that works more broadly on just about everyone, and my newest addition is Guerlain #28. It’s a coral red that I discovered during New York Fashion Week and I’m loving how it wears.

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As for this outfit, these jeans ALWAYS come with me when I travel. They are so comfortable and work just as well on the plane as they do when we go out to dinner. And this top has one of the cutest fits! I had so many questions about it when I put it up on Instagram Stories. (I’m wearing the XS for reference. It’s very fitted in the waist but blousy everywhere else.) As for the booties they have been great for walking around! I just love the studded toe detail and they’re so much comfier than heels.

So, let me ask… do you have a favorite red lipstick? Let me know!