When we think of French beauty, women who prefer to treat their skin with a thousand of skincare products (mostly natural) than to use so much makeup, they have always made us “envious” of that allure, that charm. Of that skin so glowy it could intimidate a highlighter.
Natural eyebrows, not so much mascara, a wash of eyeshadow with a ‘messy‘, lived in effect that even if it goes a bit in the crease ‘ça va bien’, rosy cheeks and lipstick, undoubtedly, red. This is the makeup look that we imagine on every Parisian girl. But under that (little) makeup, there is a glowing skin that breathes, that is not suffocated by too much foundation or concealers.
RED CHEECKS – RED LIPSTICK
But today’s challenge is to follow, more than a trend, a promise to our skin, to take away the “too much”, to cure what is underneath, starting again from the base.
Beware, this does not mean having a perfect skin, but it means accepting even those small defects, trying to cover them with the minimum (for example a drop of concealer to correct where needed) but to leave your skin free to breathe and to be radiant.
We are then talking about the real natural makeup, the real no-makeup makeup. Or better yet, the fact that skincare is now becoming the new makeup. Then you should use the products that won’t irritate the skin, products that follow its texture, that fill it and brighten the complexion, so that the imperfections can be covered by brightness and uniformity.
But is it possible to get this makeup-not makeup?
As always, everyone has their routine. But our research has led us to find a line of products that are entirely and absolutely dedicated to the brightness of the skin, to make it glowy, compact and full: the Lumière Essentielle line by Darphin Paris.
We start the routine by removing the makeup with a product that is a mix of botanical essential oils, a liquid in gel with a citrus scent that takes “the day” off from our face, with a formulation that becomes oil from the gel formula, and then turns into milk when it touches the water. It cleanses the face but, in particular, it fills the fine lines. The micelles, dispersed in the oil-gel solution, capture, through the massage, the impurities that are then eliminated thanks to the emulsion with water.
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After the cleansing, we are ready for the mask. A step of the routine that can’t be skipped: a two-phase mask, divided between a purifying mask with white kaolin clay, which helps to expel toxins and leaves the skin softer, and the illuminating one that uses ingredients like tangerine, orange, rose and ginger which, with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, to help nourish the skin and to protect it from the damage caused by pollution. 5 minutes per phase and your skin is already NEW.
PURIFY – HYDRATE
Now the skin appears clean and already smoother. But the skin discolorations are still there.
Then here we are with the two steps that, if used consistently, will give you visible benefits and will change the appearance of the skin from the first application.
Let’s start with the oil serum, which has 7000 microencapsulated pearls and is handcrafted mixed, drop by drop. This eliminates the veil of greyness typical of the skin, both thanks to the freshness of the water pearls, and the unique comfort given by the oil.
PEARLS OF HYDRATION
PEARL OF LIGHTNESS
Now, the moisturizer is the most important phase and should never be skipped. This product too, with a super soft texture, has a formulation of sugar plants, hyaluronic acid and gives a veiled effect of brightness to the skin, which will then protect you from external agents.
Last step, a beautiful cuddle that will also be useful for that bright makeup effect, it’s pure tangerine oil, an aromatic treatment that you will want to eat. An essential oil that, once warmed in your hands, shall be applied dabbing it on the face and neck.
Let it act slowly on the skin, let it absorb and enjoy the irresistible perfume. The main purpose? To give energy to a tired skin.
After these applications you will not feel the skin tired or reddened or too greasy, you will see it clearly brighter and healthier.
Then it’s time for the concealer, apply it only in the areas with particular imperfections or signs of redness and massage it on the skin to blend it, preferably with the fingers.
Now what you need is a multi-purpose/tasking stick (such as those by Fenty Beauty, Milk, Lancôme or Nars) that you can apply anywhere on the face: cheeks for a healthy and immediately fresh look, on the eyelids to give a little intensity and a light veil on the lips to tone the face.
On the lips add a shiny veil with a lipgloss and, on the eyebrows, a clear gel, just to keep them brushed.
And the highlighter?! You won’t need it because the products that are under your skin will reflect all the brightness. Your Lumière Essentiel.