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Beauty is a huge market, and there are countless brands we have all come to rely on. However, the French have long held some of the best-kept secrets to beauty, and have been quietly putting all their knowledge into some serious cult brands. French beauty is a series business and we want in.

We have turned to the beauty elite to take note of the French cosmetics brands we should all be swearing by, compiling some of the brands you may know, and some that you might not. Don’t think you need to spend hours traipsing up and down the beauty counters in London, all of these french brands can be found on amazon.co.uk, amazing right?

Keep reading for 7 French cosmetics brands the beauty elite swear by;

1. Givenchy

Having somewhat of a revival at the minute, Givenchy Beauty is big news and is a serious contender for the best luxury French brand. Perfect product formulas meet exquisite packaging, to make a serious luxury brand. Loved by blogger Sandra Morgan. New products that have caused stirs have been the Rouge Interdit Satin Lipsticks, in a range of silky colours perfect for all completions.

 

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2. Nars

François Nars set up his eponymous brand in 1994, the cosmetics line began with twelve lipsticks sold at Barneys New York, and now has turned into a huge company spanning makeup to skincare and everything in between. Nars is in pretty much in everyone’s arsenal. The cult product is Nars’ blush in the shade Orgasm perfect for pale skin tones with fans such as Rachel McAdams, Adele, The Anna Edits’ Anna Newton, Julianna Margulies and Rooney Mara.

 

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3. Vichy

Vichy has become one of France’s best-loved pharmacy brands. It has built up its reputation for problem-solving specific complaints with science and essential ingredients from nature.

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One of the products that get great reviews is the Mineralizing Thermal water using 15 different minerals to hydrate the skin using only natural ingredients from nature, a great base for makeup or to add an extra layer of nourishment for the skin in winter. Instagram Beauty god Danny Defreitas is a huge fan, and so are we.

 

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4. Lancome

Set up in 1935 by Armand Petitjean imagined a world where avant-garde science and beauty became one, this is Lancome. Legendary make up artist and creative director of Lancome, Lisa Eldridge has injected a new and exciting energy into this French brand. With innovative lip products and mascaras that celebrates such as Lupita Nyong’o and beauty blogger Estée Lalonde cannot get enough of, and honestly neither can we.

 

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5. Nuxe

Nuxe was developed by a research pharmacist keen to utilise the natural skin benefits of plants and plant extracts. This has since turned Nuxe into one of France’s best beauty brands. Their range is stocked full of multi-use products loved the world over. The Huile Prodigieuse uses 6 plant extracts to create an oil that can be used on the body, face and hair, a true French hero. One fan is Egyptian songstress Haidy Moussa.

 

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6. La Mer

La Mer is the ruler of the luxury skin care market. Amy Adams, Kim Kardashian West, Chrissy Teigen, Ashley Tisdale, Charlize Theron, Serena Williams and Kate Hudson all swear by La Mer. Their moisture cream is their best seller, with serious science in every scoop, it justifies its hefty price tag. With the high-end brand firm favourites of the beauty elite and celebrities alike, we want in.

 

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7. La Roche Posay

The sensitive skin experts, La Roche Posay create products that are delicate enough to use on all skin types, so gentle it’s recommended by more than 25,000 dermatologists worldwide. Formulated for specific issues such as skin irritation or hair loss, this is a brand that has a serious following. With mega fans such as Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchet, A Model Recommends’ Ruth Crilly, Diane Kruger and Leighton Meester a french brand we all need now.

 

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