The world has long been captivated by the allure of French women. But, the fact that their je ne sais quoi is so difficult to pin down makes it hard to emulate their effortless style.
However, there is no better time than the summer for attempting to snag some of their signature look.
According to the New York Times, there are a few simple steps to looking like a lovely French femme. First, the news provider recommends making sure to attend to your appearance on a daily basis.
"French women are more elegant, more aware of their femininity," Dr Michel Soussaline, a Paris plastic surgeon, told the news provider. "They simply take care of themselves better."
Next, the news source suggests working to keep your makeup natural looking by sticking to simple products, like blush, mascara and lip color.
Other beauty basics, like avoiding harsh soaps, using cold water to rinse your faces, indulging in spa treatments and eating a diet rich in whole foods, are also recommended.
When shopping for cosmetics, tubing mascara with an acrylic-based formula, like blinc mascara, may help women nab the clean and crisp look they're hoping to attain.