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Bastille Beauty: 7 Cult French Products You Need To Try

Bastille Beauty: The Cult French Beauty Products You Need To Try1

These products have a cult standing for a reason – they’re effective, beautiful and legendary.

Unleash the inner Francophile within and add to cart si vous plait – if you haven’t tried them before, now is the time.

Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray 

This magic thermal spring water is the key ingredient in all Avène products. However, it’s the French pharmacy brand’s classic spray which is a spray star, with people the world over hailing the refreshing haze as a miracle worker. The properties in the water assist the ability to cleanse, soothe and calm mild to highly sensitive skin.

Chanel No. 5 

Perhaps the most iconic of the all the parfums in both scent and style, Chanel’s No. 5 was the first perfume launched by Coco back in 1921 to a select clientele at the famed Rue Cambon boutique. Now etched in fragrance folklore; you’ve got to hand it the ol’ gal (or Mademoiselle), she’s still got it.

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Guerlain Terracota Bronzing Powder

Since its conception in 1828, the cosmetics house is one of the truly lasting figures of French beauty. It’s Terracotta Powder has been one of its many legendary offerings; inspired by a heat-fuelled trip to the desert, it is the sun beautified.

Luxe Huile Prodigieuse

This multi-usage dry oil is a worldwide beauty hero, and can be used on face, body and hair, such is its versatility. The six precious plant oils within (Macadamia, Hazelnut, Borage, Sweet Almond, Camellia and St John’s Wort) leave both skin and hair silky and shiny, with a très belle scent.

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

If your dry mitts are going to be bathed in anything – make it this. One L’Occitane Creme Mains is sold every three seconds in the world –  you’ve got to hand it to them, they know their hand cream.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Èclat

This miracle pen is one the most universally celebrated beauty products of all time. In almost every woman’s handbag, this iconic luminising concealer erases any fatigue on the face and endows dull areas with radiance.

Diptyque Baies Candle

Just its aesthetic alone is iconic; the always monochromatic and artful composition of its branding personifies the French brand. Diptyque’s most iconic scent; this candle fills any space with the delicate aroma of a bouquet of roses and blackcurrant leaves (and cements you as a true grown-up).

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Holding image via Instagram / @yslbeauty.

Written by Chrisanthi Kaliviotis

With her lyrical turn of phrase and penchant for uber-glamour, Chrisanthi Kaliviotis is in her element writing about beauty for The Carousel, while weaving in fun fashion and pop culture references. She also loves a road test, so we send many of the new hair tools that arrive her way (she actually knows how to use them). Have you seen that hair?

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