Vive La France: What’s New in French Beauty and Cosmetics

Besides having great cognacs, rich foods, and chic fashions, the French are also very much known for their amazing beauty products. French beauty products are known for their innovation and elegance, and as any French woman will tell you, it’s all about the skincare. The French put a lot into creating their skincare products, making them the most effective skincare products in the world. Today we present new launches from some of our most coveted French beauty brands, including Leonor Greyl, Orlane Paris, Lubin Paris, Talika Paris, Juara Skincare, and Antonym Cosmetics.TALIKA PARIS BIO ENZYMES MASK & EYEBROW LIPOCILS EXPERT

Being outdoors during the Summer months can leave your skin dehydrated and damaged after sun exposure but thanks to Talika Paris, there is a solution that soothes, relieves, hydrates, repairs and regenerates your skin. Inspired by skin regeneration techniques, the 100% natural nano-fiber, Bio Enzymes Mask® After Sun transforms your skin, thanks to hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin, antioxidant alpine flowers, and water-harnessing sugar that stimulates skin’s natural regeneration. Talika Paris is also known as the expert in eyebrow growth, offering the very best formulas for the past 60 years. The French beauty brand’s new Eyebrow Lipocils Expert Eyebrow Conditioning Gel stimulates the growth of eyebrow hairs. As 2015 is the year of thicker, more pronounced eyebrows, using a product to stimulate growth, intensify natural pigmentation, and leave you with more defined eyebrows is key, especially as we’ve previously succumbed to excessive plucking and sun exposure. Thanks to baobab leaf, coleus forskohlii to boost natural color, various peptides, and horse chestnut, you will begin to get fuller eyebrows after 28 days.


Although the fountain of youth has yet to be found, we present to you, complete radiance in a bottle in this Juara Radiance Vitality Oil. This light, miracle treatment oil contains a powerful blend of the purest, most precious oils that have revolutionized the beauty world, including Plumeria, Passionfruit, Candlenut, Coconut, Macadamia, Jojoba, Avocado, Turmeric, and Rice Bran Oils. Joining these amazing oils are Vitamin C, and a firming Five-Flavor-Berry Extract that hydrates, brightens, firms, and restores skin elasticity. Although this treatment product is an oil, it is surprisingly non-greasy and great for all skin types (yes even oily skin). You see this combination of precious oils helps to regulate sebum production, which is what all oily skin sufferers, like us, needs. 2-3 drops every morning and night, makes an excellent Skin-Saving Remedy, whenever your skin looks red or feels dry and stressed. Technically Juara Skincare is Indonesian, but much like the French, they take their skin care, and ingredients, very seriously.


Say goodbye to hair gels that leave your hair stiff, and waxes that are difficult to wash out. You can get the hold that you want without the stiffness and residue, as well as moisturizing benefits. Leonor Greyl has developed a styling product that applies like a styling wax, will not leave your hair stiff, leaves no residue in your hair, and easily washes out. Baume Bois de Rose is a radically innovative hair care product boasts properties of four exceptional active ingredients: berry wax to protect and soften, Brazilian Carnauba (Copernicia cerifera) palm wax, for its structuring power, Jasmine wax for its amazing moisturizing properties, and Amazonian Cupuaçu butter, a strong antioxidant which provides anti-UV protection, and hours of continuous moisturization to the hair cuticle.


A French beauty must-have, this lightweight treatment cream foundation that moisturizes, protects and regenerates your skin. This foundation that reduces wrinkles, redefines facial contours, enhances skin radiance, and evens out your complexion, while providing a long-lasting, natural satiny, and luminous finish. Tient Absolu contains vitamins and antioxidants to protect the skin without leaving it greasy, it stays on all day, and doesn’t dry the skin. The Orlane Paris Tient Absolu Treatment Foundation is available in four shades:

  • 11 Beige absolu naturalness and elegance for fair skin tones
  • 12 Beige sable enhances tanned light skin tones
  • 13 Beige doré gives a kiss of sunshine to olive skin tones
  • 14 Beige noisette brightens amber skin tones


Inspired by and named for the fresh-faced, yet risqué Grisette girls of 19th century Paris who would dash from work to bars for fun-filled nights of dancing, drinking, and debauchery, the feminine and floral Grisette by Lubin Paris fragrance is comprised of a variety of roses from Morocco and Bulgaria. Top notes include citrus, grapefruit, and bergamot, the heart or middle notes include Moroccan rose, Bulgarian rose, iris, and incense, and base notes include musk, amber, cedarwood, and Madagascan vanilla. This is definitely not your other’s rose-scented fragrance.


If you’re looking for a universally flattering blush that compliments all skin tones, look no further than this rosy organic baked blush. Thanks to the combination of a transparent and colorful finish, a weightless feel, and certified organic ingredients, your cheekbones will be left with a natural flushed look. An innovative baking process transforms the blush crème into a finely textured powder transforming it into an ultra smooth and silky when applied to the skin. The new Antonym Cosmetics Rose color of this Organic Baked Blush joins shades: Copper (shimmery bronze) and Peach (matte).

What are your thoughts on these French beauty brands?

A Tweezerman for Every Brow

We have seen a major changes in eyebrow style over the past few decades. From very thin eyebrows in the 1930’s, thick and darkened eyebrows of the 1940’s and 1950’s, the “shaved and heavily penciled” thick wispy eyebrows of the 1960’s to the progression towards the thicker, more natural shaped eyebrows of today. No matter what the trend, Tweezerman has all the tools you need to groom your eyebrows to trend perfection.

We are so excited to be a Tweezerman Ambassador as we already love and use their products to tame our eyebrows and arched to natural perfection. As they say, eyebrows are the frame of the face. Helping to keep our frame amazing are the following Tweezerman tools:

Regency Finish Slant Tweezer – features a stunning, reflective two-tone, laser-etched pattern that is 100% sanitizable. The Slant features the perfect angle for expert tweezing.

Point Tweezer – Finely tapered, precision tip that grabs the finest and smallest hairs (it’s our most used tool)

Pointed Slant Tweezer – for expert brow shaping, general tweezing, and precision work (especially great for grabbing coarse hair and short stubs). The perfect combination of the pointed and slant tweezers.

Mix N’ Match Runway Print Mini Slant Tweezer – the original, award-winning Slant for expert brow shaping in mix-matching graphic prints and patterns.

Browmousse – great for taming those “disobedient” unruly brows and wrangling them into a beautifully shaped brow line.

ProCurl Lash Curler – the next-generation, professional-quality eyelash curling in a stunning metallic rose gold

Folding Ilashcomb – hate when your mascara clumps? The gold plated metal teeth of this comb glides through lashes to remove excess mascara.

Brow Shaping Scissors & Brush – use the mini brush to help shape and define brows as you trim with the sharp, ultra-thin precision, yet comfortable brow scissors.

No-Slip Skincare Tool – a specialized skin care tool that feature a thin angled loop to gently roll out white heads and a flat side to press out blackheads.

Eyenhance Brow Definer and Highlighter Duo – a dual-ended pencil that features a long-wearing, universal brow color Brow Pencil and Highlighter; it also includes a free sharpener.

Whether the eyebrows of the 30’s, 40’s, or 70’s return, we will certainly be ready with our Tweezerman tools.

Tweezerman’s Designer Eyebrows

When it comes to eyebrow perfection, Tweezerman’s original, award winning Slant Tweezer is my go-to. Not only do they offer perfectly aligned, hand-filed precision tips, they come in a variety of fun, fabulous prints that can easily coordinate your makeup bag; but be on alert, the bold prints can be discontinued at any given time, so if you see one you love, grab it quickly. Just like the below Roses Slant Tweezer, it’s already gone. The floral-patterned stainless steel beauty also bloomed with colorful silhouettes of Tulips and Daisies

But fear not because Tweezerman has a vast array of quirky, chic and bold designs available, including a brand new designer collection series with Cynthia Rowley (who not too long ago made bandaids oh-so-chic). Tweeze in style with this striking tool that combines Tweezerman’s smart slant with eye-catching prints from the New York fashion designer.

As with all Tweezerman’s Slant Tweezers (regular and mini), the angled tip rests comfortably against your skin for easy, painless plucking while the carefully calculated tension ensures ultimate precision. The stainless steel is durable and easy to clean and the small size makes taking it with you a non-issue.

This collection is available now at Sephora and The Slant Tweezer retails for $25.00, the Mini Slant for $15.00 and the Filemate for $5.00.

Sally Hansen – Tweeze and Thank You

Eyebrow trends have gone from super skinny to wild and bushy with several degrees in between. So whether you’re into the “chola” or sharpie look, vintage Brooke Shields or just want to tidy up your brows, Sally Hansen has got the tweezer for you – they have TEN actually. Featured below (in order of appearance) are four – Easy Tweezy, Brows That Wow, Stray Hair Beware and Bushy Brows Be Gone.

Sally Hansen offers tweezers that are slanted, needlepoint, claw tipped and even light up to allow you to see every hair (check out the See the Light Tweezer). All of their tweezers have concave grips which allows complete control and precision. All Sally Hansen tweezers also feature a protective cap so if you drop it, they won’t be misaligned. And because it’s Sally Hansen, you know they’re very affordable. The range of tweezers retails from $5.49 to $14.99.