Beauty Icon: Carine Roitfeld

I have a confession for you Cheap Chicers, there are times when I want to look like a sultry French woman.  Yes, you read right – this American boy would at times love to look like a sultry French woman.  Not just any mademoiselle mind you, but the queen of vampy style herself, Carine Roitfeld.  You see, for as long as I have been passionate about fashion I have been fascinated by Carine.  She was the editor in chief of Vogue Paris (French Vogue) for 10 years, and pioneered a unique and controversial style that wowed and had the entire fashion industry hooked for years.  That style is all about dark, sexy aggressive fashion and styling and is one that cool French girls in the know have been imitating for years.  But how do I get this amazing and sultry style, you ask?  Well fear not, as I have a few tips and tricks for you to help realize your French vixen fantasies.

ImageAs you can see in the picture above, Carine’s hair and makeup look is simple but very sexy.  To get the look all you need are three things: long bangs and simple hair with little to no products, thick but shapely brows, and lots of eyeliner.

When having your hair styled ask for long, choppy bangs and remember to skip all the harsh products as Carine is all about simple and sleek hair.  Then use a good brow pencil, tweezers, and brow brush to groom and bulk up your brows.  For this look you want dark, thick but still feminine brows so remember to be careful applying the pencil and focus on a less masculine, more groomed shape.  Finally, apply lots of eyeliner around the lash line, and don’t be afraid to smudge it.

 
Et voila!  All of a sudden you’ve become a true French vixen a la Carine.  Check below for drugstore product recommendations, and remember to wear this look with loads of poise and confidence.  Have fun and stay stylish Cheap Chicers!

xx Patrick

(Products from top to bottom:  L’Oreal Bold Captivating Eye Looks: Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner in Black – $8.49, Revlon Colorstay Brow Enhancer Light Brown/ Champagne 002 – $8.99, and Japonesque Brow/Lash Comb – $4.99)

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