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Paris travel guide: Beauty tips & trends
Our ELLE France friends dish on what beauty products to try and what makeup trends to avoid on your next trip to Paris.
• Valérie Toranian – Editor in Chief of ELLE France
• Erin Doherty – Fashion & Beauty Editor of ELLE France
• Elisabeth Martorell – Deputy Editor of ELLE France
• Catherine Roig – Lifestyle Deputy Editor of ELLE France
• Lauren Bastide – Editor of ELLE France & Deputy Editor of DailyELLE.fr
THE BIGGEST TRENDS IN BEAUTY/WELL-BEING HABITS
ER: “Drink a green smoothie.”
LB: “It’s very Parisian not to practice any sport – because of course you don’t have time and there is no real place to run like in NYC – But every Parisian girl will compensate this lack of exercise by walking a lot (getting off the metro one station before their stop) using Velibs, or sweating it out on the dance floor.”
EM: “Go for a water bike session in a fitness studio.”
THE BIGGEST BEAUTY TRENDS
EM: “Change the colour of your manicure everyday and dare to paint your nails green, yellow… and even add little drawings. Go to the OPI Nail Bar at Sephora.”
LB: “We are really into ombré hair right now, although I think we’re doing it in a softer way compared to girls in London. It’s good to have a reason not to go back to the hairdresser’s every other month.”
THE BEST DAYTIME BEAUTY LOOKS FOR WORK
EM: “Dark blue eye pencil, sheer and light red lipstick.”
THE BEST DAYTIME BEAUTY LOOKS FOR THE WEEK-END
EM: “A braid with side parting and lip tint on cheeks/lips and black mascara.”
THE BEST EVENING BEAUTY LOOKS FOR HAPPY HOUR
EM: “Flashy coloured nails.”
THE BEST EVENING BEAUTY LOOKS TO GO TO THE RESTAURANT
VT: “Lipstick and a nice blush.”
EM: “A chignon-bun.”
CR: “Bright red lipstick.”
THE BEST EVENING BEAUTY LOOKS TO GO OUT CLUBBING
EM: “Wild hair and red matte lipstick.”
Find out where you can pick up the best products for your Paris beauty regime on the next page…
THE BIGGEST BEAUTY DON’TS
EM: “Shattered nail polish and glittery lipstick.”
THE MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS TO BRING BACK HOME
BY TERRY’S MAKE UP
10 Avenue Victor Hugo, 75016 Paris
33 (0)1 55 73 00 73
She once was one of the best make-up artists in the world before working for Yves Saint-Laurent (the über-famous Touche Eclat was her idea) and she has been successfully developing her own line since 2000 with luxurious beauty products, underlined with rose.
FREDERIC MALLE’S PERFUME
21 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris
33 (0)1 42 22 16 89
The concept is basic but so original: Frédéric Malle is an editor who doesn’t deal with books but perfumes. When a creator presents him with a good fragrance, he edits it. And the privilege is accessible to anyone: you can even create your own fragrance.
SERGE LUTENS PERFUME
142 Galerie de Valois, 75001 Paris
33 (0)1 49 27 09 09
The shop is simply amazing with its painted walls and quiet atmosphere. The purple lights make the place intimate while the very friendly staff helps you choose your make-up or perfume.
8 rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003 Paris
33 (0)1 48 04 95 57
A reference when it comes to candles, Dyptique has been filling our houses with sweet scents for almost 50 years now. Handmade and burning from 50 to 60 hours, Dyptique candles are the perfect treat for your friends… or yourself.
VT: “You can find all the Parisian scents in one Dyptique candle.”
MAISON FRANCIS KUKDJIAN PERFUME
5 rue d’Alger, 75001 Paris
33 (0)1 42 77 40 33
The man who created Gaultier’s incredibly addictive famous perfume: The Mâle. Is there anything else to say?
BIODERMA’S MICELLAR LOTION
In any pharmacy
Probably one of the best make-up removers in the world, always named by models. It will clean up your skin, tone and moisturize it. On top of all of that, it is extremely gentle with reactive skin.
LB: “The best make-up remover in the world.”