It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with French-girl everything—so when we nabbed beauty secrets straight from the ultimate Parisienne, we simply had to share. Model, muse, music producer and all-around It girl Caroline de Maigret is quite the authority on living a covetable French lifestyle—so much so that she’s even penned a book on the topic. From how she maintains those perfectly tousled waves to what products she can’t live without, check out the beauty rules Caroline lives by.
Don't Get Lazy
"Always clean your face before going to bed—even if you're drunk or if you didn't put any makeup on that day."
Shake Up Your Hair Routine
"Experimenting with different hair colors and cuts is a beauty risk worth taking. It's fun and you'll regret it later if you didn’t at least try."
Put Your Best Skin Forward
"Never leave the house without first applying moisturizer and an SPF. And on that note—protect your skin with a product that has high SPF, even if you're just walking around town."
Assemble A Product Arsenal
"I can't live without an eyelash curler and Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara. I also love Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Rose de Ville and Rose Peau Nue, which I use for lips and also to make my own glossy eyeshadow by mixing it with a brown eyebrow pencil."
NARS Brow Perfector
Bobbi Brown Gentle Curl Eyelash Curler
Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in Prose Peau Nue
L’Absolu Rouge in Rose De Ville
Lancome Grandiose Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara
Ditch The Brush
"I think most people already know this about me, but one of my more surprising beauty habits is that I don't like to brush my hair!"
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
"Care more about who you are, what you're listening to and what you're reading and learning rather than simply focusing on beauty and style—those are just life’s accessories."
Enhance Rather Than Overhaul
"Most French women don't take too many crazy risks beauty-wise. They like to stay quite natural, close to who they are and adopt beauty routines that enhance what they already have."
Always Be Prepared
"My mother taught me to always be ready—you never know who's going to appear at the corner of the street."