There are few things we love more in life than a classic, French girl beauty look. We have dreams of riding around Paris on bicycle carrying a baguette, while wearing a striped tee and effortlessly chic blunt-cut bangs. Although we may not get to live out our French-girl-about-town fantasies anytime soon, we can do as the French girls do and swipe on a crisp red lipstick. Ahead, we rounded up six of our favorite French girl red lip colors that will help you nail that certain je nais se quois look every time.
The YSL Vernis a Levres Water Stain is the lightweight, highly pigmented red that will give you love at first swipe. Because it’s water-based, it's a lot lighter and crisper than other red lippies on the market and will perfectly mimic a cool French-girl look.
If you want to opt for something even more subtle and glossy, try the Vice Lip Chemistry Glassy Tint in Streak. This orangey-red tinted gloss blends with the pH of your natural lip shade to give you a just-bitten French Girl stain.
For a thicker, glossy red lip, try Mademoiselle Stands Out by Lancôme. It’s highly pigmented like a regular lipstick, but provides just enough shine to stand out and sparkle in the light.
The Superstay Ink Crayon in Hustle in Heels is perfect if you’re looking for a matte, lightweight red but don’t want to commit to a liquid matte lipstick. This lasts for up to eight hours, and its crayon form makes it super easy to draw on and apply.
I Don’t is the ultimate bold red for when you want to reach full French Girl potential. It dries down to a completely matte, opaque, almost neon-bright red that you won’t be able to stop wearing once you start.