french beauty products parisian women use during holidays

The French Beauty Products Parisian Women Swear By for the Holidays

Timeless and elegant is our look this season.

By: Hannah Baxter

In a perfect world, we would hop on a plane for Paris as soon as the holiday season begins and remain there, twirling through the tiny romantic streets of the City of Light until the new year. Unfortunately, our schedules (and wallets) won’t permit us to put everything else on hold, so instead we’ll settle for re-creating a night out with all of our most beloved French beauty products. We love how minimal and elegant Parisian women keep their beauty routines, so for the holidays it just takes great skin care, a dash of red lip lacquer, and a spritz of your favorite perfume to make your festive look complete. Check out the 12 French hair, makeup, and skin-care essentials you’ll need this holiday season.


Chloé Eau de Parfum: No matter what outfit you’re debuting for your upcoming holiday parties, a signature scent is key. This season we love the sophisticated, feminine Chloé Eau de Parfum with pretty, light floral notes and woody base notes. We promise, everyone will be dying to know what you’re wearing.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt: No matter your hair texture or length, it all starts with a deep cleansing from the master of French hair, Christophe Robin. Give yourself an in-shower spa treatment, and watch your hair transform into its healthiest, bounciest self.

Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil: It’s essential to lock in as much moisture as possible during the dry winter months, and for that, you can’t get any better, or more chic, than this classic body oil.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O: For any makeup leftover from last night’s party (no judgment here), our French counterparts swear by this gentle micellar water.

Oh My Cream Skincare Facial Cleansing Emulsion: A creamy cleanser helps give you a clean foundation for makeup without stripping your skin of any moisture. This one is created by one of the most popular beauty boutiques in France.

Odièle Rose Sérum: A few drops of luxurious rose serum will keep your skin fresh and dewy all evening long.

Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Hyaluronic Acid Eye-Lifting Balm: ’Tis the season for late nights, which makes an eye cream—this one from a Bordeaux-based cult brand—a must-have part of your skin-care routine.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrate: A deeply hydrating moisturizer is a must for getting you through drinks, dinner, and presents. This classic is a backstage beauty staple at fashion week, and American makeup artists are known to stock up on it while in Paris.

Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 25: Forgo the heavy foundation this season, and instead use just this cult-favorite concealer for any dark spots or problem areas.

Givenchy Eyebrow Pencil: A full, bushy brow is always in style, but sometimes we need a little help to fill them out.

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Paint-On Liquid LipColor by Violette: A dramatic, glossy lip in classic red is the epitome of French beauty—no wonder popular French makeup artist Violette created this one.

CHANEL Le Volume de Chanel Mascara: A quick flick of mascara, and you’re ready to run out the door for your evening of holiday celebrations.

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