lily collins day-to-night french girl look beauty secrets

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And I’m going to walk you through my skincare routine

And I’m going to take you through a clean day to night look with a little nod to Parisian glamor. In my first step, I always make sure to spray my Beekeeper’s Propolis Throat Spray. I like three sprays because two is just never enough for me.

I love it so much because it has propolis in it, which is an amazing immune system booster. And it has a lot of antioxidants and it’s so good for a scratchy throat, which sometimes I wake up with. Next, because I’m obsessed with essential oils, I always use my Saje Peppermint Halo, which is a little touch of magic.

You go all the way around to here, to here. It really wakes you up and it really helps alleviate headaches if you ever have any. It’s a good way to start the day. Time to wash the face now. Just put a little bit in my hand. I get started to use this face scrub a little while ago. Which was amazing ’cause it starts to really get in there.

I started taking care of my skin when I was really young. I always remember my mom having so many beauty steps before bed and she always smelled so good after all of them. And her skin always looks so clean and clear.

And I know that within, you know, within my job, I have so much makeup on every day after filming and it would be so much easier to just go to bed with everything on, but it’s so bad for your skin. So I think I just became really vigilant with cleaning my skin every night. Now I’m just gonna wash it off.

Okay, now that my skin is all dry

I’m going to apply for the next step, which is a toner. I’ve always used this toner with witch hazel because it’s just such a classic. A little bit on a cotton pad. You just wipe it all over. So next I use an advanced version of Genifique serum. It has hyaluronic acid for hydration and vitamin C to fill in the fine lines, which is so great.

And it gives my skin such a healthy glow, which, who doesn’t want a healthy glow, right? So all you do is tap the top to get some of it in here. And then you just do a couple of the little drops. You apply softly to your skin and it smells so yummy, which is so good. And it feels so soft going on.

Oh, my gosh, I can already feel my skin becoming hydrated. Thank goodness. And what I love to do also, is I love to use a jade roller. Sometimes I put it in the fridge or the freezer to make it extra cold. But I love doing this because I feel like it really helps lock in that moisture for the healthy glow. I just love to do it. By the way, roll it outwards.

You never want to go back and forth. You want to do it towards the lymph nodes, and you just do it until you feel like your skin is extra set and firm. So, as I said, because my skin sometimes is a little not as hydrated as I’d love for it to be, I always love to use this spray, a Rose Hibiscus spray, which has actually a little bit of coconut water in it.

Spray a little bit, ah, sometimes it smells like I’m on a vacation, which we could all do with a little bit right now. We have to go feature our lips now. So this ultra scrub made by Handmade Heroes smells again, so good. It’s coconut sorbet that I rub it in and exfoliate all over. ‘Cause when you later apply your lipstick, you definitely want it to go on evenly.

I love to add a little bit of lip balm just before we start the makeup process to make sure my lip stay extra hydrated.

The next step before I put on the makeup is sunscreen. I love to use an Aquagel UV Expert. Actually a primer before your makeup, as well as a sun protector, which is so great because sometimes sunscreen can be a little bit goopy with makeup, but this is so perfect, it goes on so smooth. And I was shooting a movie actually in Montreal called “Mirror Mirror” where I play Snow White.

And obviously, with Snow White’s skin supposedly having to be as white as snow. I couldn’t get sunburned, which makes total sense. So the makeup artist always encouraged me to wear so much sunscreen to protect myself. And now after that, I swear by it and wear it every single day.

So onto the first step of my makeup routine, which is Teint Idole foundation, which is so perfect for a lightweight feel. It’s super versatile, which is my perfect partner for the je ne sais quoi kind of no-makeup makeup look. But it’s 24 hours long-lasting coverage as well.

So what I like to do is take this partnered with the Genifique serum because this makes it actually more of a medium coverage. And it adds back that healthy, radiant glow that I was talking about. So it’s just kind of the ideal combo. Take this, and I put about a quarter size, like this.

Then I take the Genifique serum again, do a little pop on the top. Add just a couple, whoop, of drops of that, mix them all together. And then I’m just gonna put a couple of little dots. Now, you just take the sponge. It really does feel super, super lightweight, but I know that it’s gonna give me that perfect coverage too.

Always loved fresh, clear skin

And it lasts so long, that’s what’s perfect. Something that I love about the je ne sais quoi French girl vibe of the like no-makeup makeup is I’ve always. And I’ve always been someone that’s kind of about like less is more.

I’ve always said the less you have on your face, the less there is to go wrong throughout the day. Let’s just check to make sure that I’m really blended. Okay. So now I’m gonna move on to Absolue Powder. Make sure that I am totally even everywhere. On to blush. We’re gonna use Blush Subtil.

I’m just gonna play it right here. One thing that I’ll never forget throughout the years is when I was younger, I hadn’t really fully embraced how naturally pale my skin was. And so, therefore, I wanted that kind of LA tanned glow, and I fully used tanner on my face a little too much. I had too much bronzer and I never really put it on correctly.

So I had a bit of a mishap. And I think that now that’s taught me a lot about contour and how to embrace and enhance the radiance of my skin is lighter, but also allowing the angles of my face to kind of stand out as well. So for me, the contour is kind of my best friend as opposed to too much bronzer because I learned the hard way in a lot of prom photos from back in the day.

We don’t want a repeat of that anymore. [chuckles] Okay, so now we’re moving on to one of my favorite parts of my beauty routine. It’s all about the brows. So first I’m gonna use Le Monochromatique highlighter, and I’m gonna use it in a very different way, I think, for me to highlight the brows.

What I like to do

Take a brush, and very, very lightly, swipe it across my eyelid. Ooh, you can already see some of the sparkles. And I like to make sure that I’m putting it just under the brow right there to enhance and highlight the shape of the brow. ‘Cause for me, the shape is key. And you know, interestingly enough, it’s not always something that I embraced.

Made the mistake a couple of times, one very specific time of overly plucking them. And I remember going to dinner that night with my mom, being very proud actually what I had done. And she stared at me and she was just like, “What have you done? They may never grow back.” And so from that day forward, I’ve been way more vigilant on not over-plucking.

And I’ve learned to embrace them. And for me, they’re one of my favorite qualities about beauty and skincare, because they say so much about your personality and they really help accentuate any of your emotions because your brows, as you can see, as I’m probably talking, they’re like lifting up in excitement.

I think they’re just something that’s so fun to embrace and enhance about your face. So that being said, the next thing that I love to do is brush them out. So I just like to go up and bring it over. Now we get to go onto my eyes and I use Grandiose Liner. It’s a great liquid liner, which we love, especially for this little French girl flick that we’re gonna go for.

I go in real close to the mirror and I usually like pull back my eye a little bit like this. Whoop. Flick it out like that. And now the key is matching it to the other side, which is not always the easiest. So, let’s try to see if I get it on the first go-around. All right, then you lean back in. Hold it out.

Obviously, I’m gonna add mascara next

It looks pretty good. So it’s gonna just all go out and match. But I think that right now, all I have there is the little flicks and we’re ready for some mascara. I’m going to accentuate it by using Monsieur Big mascara. I have to say mascara has always been one of my favorite beauty items.

It’s probably, this along with Juicy Tubes were actually one of my first purchases as a kid wearing makeup. I remember going to the beauty counter and picking out mascara and just feeling like my eyes just popped so much beauty. And even if I was a little bit sleepy, mascara always does the job of bringing your eyes out and open.

So I love, love, love, adding, adding some mascara. Doing it like this. I’m also gonna take that brow brush I think that I used and lightly sweep through these to make sure that they feel extra separated. Oh, I love, love, love how this mascara adds so much volume to my lashes. They just come alive beauty.

Okay, so now that we’ve done all of this, we’re gonna move on to the lips beauty. So first I’m gonna use L’Absolu Rouge lipstick. Beauty Today, because obviously we’re going for a more no-makeup makeup look and we’re accentuating more of the eye, I decided to go with the nude. And thank goodness we did our beauty lip scrub earlier.

Okay, so either you could keep it as is, which I’m obsessed with, or you can add a little bit of color with Juicy Tube on top. I’m just gonna do a little gloss on top beauty. Juicy Tubes are super reminiscent of my childhood because I remember going to the beauty counter and seeing all the colors lined up and being in awe.

It was almost like a kid at the candy store and I wanted to get all the colors

And I remember this was kind of that way of wearing makeup, but also having it be a little off, like off the radar and getting away with actually wearing it in school, which was really, really fun. And they’re super easy.

They’re super colorful, which I love. And they go on really, really smooth. They add a little bit of radiance. And they smell amazing. I like to just put it in the middle. Right. So now that we have the face done, we’re gonna move on to hair. You don’t always have to shower and have your hair look perfect to have that kind of je ne sais quoi thing.

So, I’m gonna take out my hair, bear with me. Whoo! All right, I’m gonna add a little bit of dry shampoo. I love the Detox Clear by Drybar. Just lightly spray. [spray whooshing] So I feel like that’s good for the hair. We’re on our final steps here, guys. The next one is like such a real thing that we all do on a daily basis.

It’s all-natural ingredients, which is amazing

And since I’m ready to almost get out of these and put my clothes on, you got to put some deodorant on. I like to use the Corpus deodorant. And it’s in like this beautiful packaging. Let’s go here, go here. Then we move on to hand cream, rubbing all that in.

Okay, so now we’re onto the last step before I change, which is perfume, which I love. La Vie Est Belle, which means life is beautiful in French. It just makes me miss Paris. I was there for a couple of months last year, filming “Emily in Paris,” and this just brings me right back.

So I love spraying it. It has vanilla and iris, and it just makes me feel so happy. All right, so when I spray it, I just do a light little spray on my neck. I always spray my wrist, just do a little tap. And then sometimes I spray the air. Just let it fall all over me.

Maybe imagine that I’m back in Paris, take a little travel trip in my head. So this perfume honestly lasts all day and it’s just, it has such a beautiful feel and it makes me feel like I’m in Paris all day and who doesn’t want that? Okay, guys, well, this is the final look.