It’s a universally acknowledged truth that the French have a certain je ne sais quoi, and people around the world want to emulate the chic, carefree Gallic beauty and style. Here, our round-up of 10 trés-chic influencers who deserve a follow to inspire your French beauty style.
1. Jeanne Damas
Having graced the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and L’Officiel, this Parisian It girl’s easy and timeless approach to fashion is what helped her capture the fashion world’s attention and amass over one million followers, but her French approach to beauty is really what we love about Jeanne. Just like her fashion, the Rouje (her fashion label) founder’s hair and makeup always look effortless and understated – even when she’s rocking a bold red lip.
2. Jeanne Zodmi
Jeanne Zodmi, who goes by the handle @littlejbeauty, loves trying and sharing various makeup techniques with her 341,000 followers. Not only can she draw a mean cat’s eyeliner, but she also takes her followers around the world, sharing snapshots of her travels from Bali and Monaco to New York City — all while rocking that natural French beauty look, of course.
3. Juliette Katz
One look and you’ll notice that Juliette Katz’s feed (@coucoulesgirls) is not filled with your typical influencer’s glamorous and heavily filtered photos. No, this fierce French pop singer-slash-beauty guru displays her realest personality on the ‘gram, is known for incorporating humour in her posts and always encourages her over-300,000 followers to love and embrace their bodies regardless of shapes and sizes.
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This French influencer, who just goes by her handle Knoetzie, has a cool-girl fashion that may give you inspiration on days when you just don’t know what to wear. But it is her silky hair, glowing skin, on-point eyeliner and impeccably coloured pout that will surely inspire you to get in front of the mirror and start glamming up your face – the French way, of course. She shares makeup tips and tutorials on how to nail her looks on her YouTube channel as well, which is peppered with shopping haul, food tasting and unboxing videos.
5. Salima Aliani
With her superb makeup skills and her skincare-first approach, it’s little surprise that this talented makeup artist, beauty influencer and YouTuber has earned herself more than 500,000 followers and the attention of major international beauty brands. Never not rocking a turban or veil, Salima supports and stands in solidarity with veiled women and those who are battling a disease or hair problem, constantly showing to the world that hair has little to do with beauty.
6. Lina Ose
Hardly seen without her red lip, Lina is truly a French girl after our hearts. On top of her #fashioninspo posts, she shares everything beauty, from festival makeup tutorial to her go-to skincare products and favourite perfume with her almost 51,000 followers.
7. Daphne Moreau
A lover of a nice red lip (we’re sensing a pattern here) and berets, we reckon you’ll concur when we say Daphné is the epitome of French-girl chic. Also rarely seen without her signature red pout like Lina, this fashion darling juggles her fashion and lifestyle blog, Mode & The City, freelance writing and showcasing visual inspirations of her crisp, classic look.
8. Lena Mahfouf
If you’re after fun fashion, beauty and travel tips, Lena is your girl. She’s young, fun and glamorous, and you can definitely see that reflected in her approach to fashion and beauty. Case in point: She loves her real curls but enjoys experimenting with wigs, while her makeup is always sprinkled with a dash of glitter or colour.
9. Betty Autier
With a whopping 920,000 followers on the platform, it’s no wonder she caught the attention of Reebok. Betty collaborated with the fitness brand and designed a shoe which was featured in Foot Locker’s 2018 Week of Greatness campaign. With her haute hipster style, it’s nearly impossible to look past this ultimate cool girl for our list. Trust us when we say that Betty’s dreamy makeup looks — usually natural, with a light sweep of pink gloss — and envious street style shots are all very mood board-worthy.
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10. Caroline Lestang
Back in late 2014, this dentist switched her focus to full-time blogging and has never looked back since. She shares everything from her Parisian lifestyle to her travel favourites and natural beauty reviews on her blog, Pardon My Obsession and her social media.