When it comes to looking effortlessly stylish, theres no denying that French women have that certain je ne sais quoi, mastering the art of never looking like theyve tried too hardespecially when it comes to their beauty routines.If youre interested in capturing some of that French girl cool in your own glam routine without grabbing your passport, look no further than these beauty tips from French women that are surprisingly easy to follow, yet contradict pretty much everything about the standard American makeup routine. Hint: Skip the contour, and less is always moreexcept when it comes to a bold red lip or a smudgy, smoky eye.Start from the inside out."French women understand a glowing healthy skin is essential to their beauty regimen," French celebrity makeup artist Patrick de Fontbrune told Byrdie"They prep the skin before applying makeup with the proper serums, moisturizers, and pharmaceutical vitamins. They'll use a fine water mist all over the face followed by a rich serum and a thin moisturizer to seal moisture into the skin," noting that "in cold weather, they use a thicker moisturizer."And that good skin care routine begins early on.Skin care is so important to the French way of life, that French women begin thinking about their skin very early on. Mathilde Thomas, founder of beloved skin-care brand Caudalie and author of "The French Beauty Solution," told Well and Good, "French women are taught by our mothers and our grandmothers that we should always apply a good SPF, always cleanse at night with a good cleanser, and if we have the money, the product you should invest in is a serum." Thomas added, "Its all about prevention, treatment, and maintenance, and youre never too young to start."Use trusted products that make you feel good.Theres a reason why tourists leave plenty of room in their suitcases for beauty goodies when they head to France, and its all because of the pharmacies that line many street corners. The French pharmacy is not exactly like our pharmacyits a treasure trove of cult-favorite products at all price points, and employees can help you find everything from an ointment for rashes and burns to the perfect hair product for your mane.No matter your skin concern or desired beauty look, choose products that feel luxurious to you. "its pretty simple, it means that your beauty routine should make you feel good at the same time it makes you look good," said Thomas in her book.See the rest of the story at Business Insider Click here to read full news..