Choosing any less than 100 favorites when narrowing down the best French beauty brands is a task. The country has gifted the entire world impeccable — yet quintessentially laid back — makeup, hair care, and skin care for hundreds of years. This doesn't even begin to touch upon the cosmetic contributions by designer beauty brands, such as Chanel's own line or prestige beauty houses like Guerlain, too.
So, where to begin? TZR narrowed the list down to just 10: four in skin care, three in hair care, and three in makeup. Was it difficult? Without a doubt. But if you're just starting to get to know the French beauty aesthetic, this is exactly where you should start. Then, after you've shopped your way through Caudalie's botanical formulas, simplified your hair care routine with Klorane, and found your dream Lancôme lipstick shade, then you can turn your sights on the rest of French beauty... or at least, start with Paris.
Below, the top 10 French beauty brands in skin care, hair care, and makeup.
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