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Francophile Confessions — Our Favorite French Products
But… you probably know us better as the Editorial Team for The Chriselle Factor. Our love for French culture can be seen everywhere from our vanities to our Instagram handles (*cough cough –janesaisquoi). We’d always rather be sitting at a café in Le Marais sipping on a good red and enjoying charcuterie over anything else. We can’t help it!
So, until we can hop on a plane to France, we’ll satiate our cravings for all things French with some beauty and skincare favorites. Keep scrolling to see what our French picks are:
I was first introduced to dry oil when I went on a school trip to Paris in 2015. See that little nondescript bottle? When I first got it, I thought it was perfume, but low and behold I sprayed it on my wrist and ended up with a huge mess. Perfume it was not. Dry oil was a totally new concept for me once upon a time, but now I can’t imagine my routine without it. It smells, just, expensive. I’ll wear it as a perfume, I’ll use it as hair oil, and I always keep that little bottle in my toiletries bag and I’ll use it as a body oil, too!
This dry shampoo has a cult following for a reason. I’ve tried many a dry shampoo in my day, and I always find myself coming back to this one! Not only is it super affordable- I pick it up at CVS when I’m running low, but it also really works! It’s not fussy like a lot of the dry shampoos out there. I’ve even turned my mom and aunt on to it! They both have sensitive scalps and love it.
Okay, I’ve been Jeanne Dama’s number one fan for the longest time and I have no shame. I literally bought the phone case she uses. So when she first debuted her Rouje line, you KNOW I shelled out that extra $$ for international shipping. But when she launched her beauty products, I just about Lost. It.™ Enter the Lip Palette. I was originally going to get a classic lipstick, but I figured I might as well shake it up considering just how many I already own and don’t wear. I’ve fallen in love with it and wear it almost every day! It gives such a great wash of color that’s buildable depending on how a statement of a lip you want. Also, the packaging is chic chic chic.
I won’t lie to you all, I thought face mists were stupid. For some context, I grew up in VERY humid South Texas. My skin was so oily and sweaty my makeup would legit melt off- why would I want to add MORE moisture? My mind has totally changed now that I’ve been living in LA. They’re super refreshing, and of all the mists I’ve tried, I’ve bought and re-bought the Caudalie Beauty Elixir! I have one at my desk and one in my bag at all times!
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I have yet to buy myself an “I-made-it-in-life-Chanel-bag” and frankly, I don’t know if I ever will have one but until I get there, I’m here for all of the Chanel beauty products. This mascara is particular is a pricey but still chic and incredibly volumizing.
Not only does this compact smell nice, but it also has SPF in it. It’s sheer so you can add as many layers as you need/want depending on how much your face sweat that day. It’s also a great size to keep in your purse for touch-ups throughout the day.
This scent, in particular, smells like your next romance-filled European summer holiday and I love it. It’s inspired by the pure air and energy of the Basque coast and has a Sicilian mandarin highlight to it aka – smells so light and refreshing. On top of a great unisex scent, I also love the design of the bottle. It’s something that looks great on the vanity and pretty enough to keep forever.
Chriselle and I both have combination skin, so this toner is great for our skin types. We like to use it on our t zones and wherever we feel greasy and like using it once a day at night. It leaves our skin feeling matte without feeling overly dry.
I’ve been using this micellar water for over 7 years now. When I went to Paris for the first time for my 25th birthday, I spent all of my extra money at the French Pharmacy and was blown away with everything they carried and how inexpensive everything was. I remember consistently buying the Bioderma Micellar water (which takes off waterproof makeup by the way), along with the La Roche Posay cleanser, Nuxe dry oil, and Embryolisse cream. I would always load up and cherish these favorite because they weren’t sold online back then.
Creamy, beautiful and effortlessly French – I am obsessed with my Rouje lip palette because it glides on smooth, has all-day staying power, and I apply it with my ring fingers for the “just kissed” lip look that Jeanne Damas taught us so very well how to create.
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Are you a fellow Francophile? Do you also love French products? Drop a comment down below and we can get through this together!