French Girl Beauty Secrets

If you have ever wondered how French women are always able to look so effortlessly chic, even when wearing no makeup, you don’t need to look any further. Take a look at some of OROGOLD’s favorite French girl beauty secrets, which you can use when you want to incorporate some flawless Parisian beauty into your style.

Woman enjoying a facial massage in a spa.

Enhancing Circulation
The French truly appreciate the power of good circulation, understanding that it is vital in order for the skin to glow from within. In addition to performing a daily facial massage, French women also use a mixture of water temperatures in the shower, with hot water to open up the pores and then cold water to close them. This sudden change in temperature gives a little shock to the nervous system, and gets the blood circulating faster through the body.

Woman with red lipstick

Red Lips
Red lips are a statement French girl look, especially when paired with messy but chic hair, a pair of jeans, and a plain white t-shirt. When it comes to makeup, French women prefer to keep things simple, and don’t tend to use much eyeliner. Instead, they make sure that their skin is absolutely flawless, and set this off with a crimson or scarlet shade on their lips. French girls consider red lipstick to be a strong enough statement that no other makeup needs to be worn with it – something that OROGOLD completely agrees with!

Woman with makeup.

Highlight Instead of Contour
French women rarely contour their faces, not wanting to bring shadows to their complexion, or change the shape of their face. Instead, they usually opt for highlighters, focussing on catching the light that falls on their cheeks, as well as on the cupid’s bow of their lips.

Woman conditioning her hair

Traditional Hair and Face Masks
Even with all of the new hair and face masks constantly appearing in stores, French girls usually prefer to stick to traditional favorites, making their own masks with recipes that have been passed down from their grandmothers. For a traditional French hair mask, mix together some rum, olive oil and an egg yolk, before leaving it on your hair for an hour and then shampooing it out. For the face, a mixture of honey and lemon juice evenly applied for ten minutes will be enough to soften your skin and brighten your complexion.

Woman applying sunscreen.

Avoid Sun Exposure
When it comes to keeping your skin out of the sun to prevent premature aging, the French are willing to go to extremes, slathering on SPF 50 even on cloudy days. In addition to this, they will usually carry a hat or an umbrella with them, for when the sun becomes exceptionally unbearable. This gives them younger looking skin, even as they age.

While French girls may have a whole treasure trove of beauty secrets that they utilize on a daily basis, there are many that we can adapt to our own beauty routines. From wearing minimal makeup to bring attention to scarlet lips, to enhancing your circulation so that your skin has an everlasting glow, these are some of OROGOLD’s favorite French girl beauty secrets.

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Easy Tricks to Waterproof Your Makeup This Summer

As gorgeous as your makeup may look at the beginning of the day, chances are, if you have spent time by the pool or at the beach, it won’t stay this way for long. OROGOLD has put together some easy tricks to help you to waterproof your makeup this summer, so that you can be sure that you will be coming out of the water as picture-perfect as you looked when you went in.

Beautician applying primer on a woman's face.

Use a Primer
Before applying your foundation, OROGOLD recommends using a primer. This will prevent your skin from looking shiny due to the heat, and will also ensure that your makeup stays on for much longer. If you are planning on wearing color around your eyes, make sure you use an eyelid primer as well.

Woman choosing the right shade for her foundation.

Cream Instead of Powders
When you wear powder-based makeup, this always has the risk of your makeup smudging or running, so stick to cream-based formulas when it comes to your foundation, blush and eyeshadows. However, OROGOLD reminds you that not all cream-based makeup products are created equally, so look for formulas that contain a combination of cream and gel and are not too slippery. Those of you who find that your waterproof eyeliner never seems to stay put may want to try using a black colored cream eyeshadow as an eyeliner, as this may give you longer lasting results.

Woman applying lipstick

Lipstick Instead of Lip Gloss
Since lip gloss is wetter and stickier than lipstick, it can tend to run, which makes lipstick a better choice for the days that you require waterproof makeup. OROGOLD recommends using your finger to tap your lipstick onto your lips, infusing the color into your skin rather than just laying it on top, as this means that there is less chance of it washing off or fading.

Woman using a brow pencil to define her eyebrows.

Wax-Based Brow Pencil
Nobody wants smudged eyebrows, but that can easily happen when you use a colored brow pencil or powdered color. Instead, OROGOLD recommends using a wax-based brow pencil. If you don’t fill in your brows but just want to keep them in shape, a clear wax-based brow pencil will do the job perfectly.

Woman touching her lips

Don’t Touch
When it comes down to it, what really smudges your makeup isn’t just water alone, but the combination of water plus pressure. It can be extremely tempting to give your face a quick wipe to clear it of any excess moisture or sweat, but this will only cause your makeup to run even more. Instead, carefully blot off any excess water, using oil absorbing sheets if your face tends to get oily, and this should keep your makeup looking pristine.

There are plenty of different waterproof makeup options available, although some of them will work much better than others. OROGOLD suggests doing a bit of research before investing in a new waterproof product, checking online reviews as well as trying the product out on yourself before purchasing. The right products, along with OROGOLD’s makeup tricks, will keep your makeup waterproof throughout the summer.

Beauty Secrets from Ancient China

Ancient China is home to some of the world’s best ancient beauty secrets and techniques still employed till present day. While many have yet to learn what some of these tips and tricks are, ORO GOLD would like to present to you today a few of the most effective, yet not well known, beauty tips that can be found within ancient Chinese tradition.

Beads from pearls, on a white background

Pearls

For centuries, pearls have long been admired by those seeking a brighter, healthier appearance. Chinese women are known to age well, and one can only wonder if the incorporation of pearls could have something to do with this. The pearls were ground into a fine powder, and either infused with other ingredients and applied topically to the skin, or ingested internally. The end result was a radiant glow, which was also well moisturized. Many Orogold products also contain pearls in their ingredients as well due to their natural and magnificent properties.

 

Oyster Shells

Oyster shells, much like pearls, also contain properties that have long been used and adored for their anti-aging and anti-wrinkle properties. Many exclusive and high end products will incorporate oyster shells into their ingredients list due to the fact that these properties are still sought after by so many women today. The Ancient Chinese would use oyster shells by crushing the shells into a fine powder and make a paste, applying it to the skin for its ability to keep the person using it looking young and vibrant. This method is still used today, as the benefits of the oyster shell have long been proven.

Cup of green tea with spoons full of various types of green tea

Tea

Many people today adore the taste of tea, and many people are also aware of its fantastic health properties. Green tea, oolong tea, and white tea contain many anti-oxidants which fight free radicals within our bodies, ensuring optimal health. There are also many polyphenols inside each cup of green tea, which have anti-inflammatory properties. The use of tea in ancient China was commonplace to avoid wrinkles, saggy skin, and even to keep acne away. The tea would be ingested internally, and even applied to the skin.

 

Mushrooms

Believe it or not, mushrooms have many beauty enriching properties as well as health benefits. A serving of mushrooms can provide one with anti-cancer protection, as well as anti-inflammatory benefits – which are fantastic for irritated skin. Mushrooms also contain photoaging properties, which provide protection from the UV rays when exposed to mass amounts of sunlight. In ancient China, mushrooms were ground into a fine powder and applied topically to the skin to provide anti-inflammatory relief, and even used for sun protection.

soybean isolated a white background

Soy

For many centuries, many women who have worked in the soy industry in China have aged gracefully – and it’s no wonder. Soy has been known to contain anti-aging properties and is used in many beauty products till this very day. While containing known cancer fighting ingredients, soy also boasts isoflavones which help skin to appear younger and healthier. Soy also contains Vitamin E, which has repairing properties and also helps skin to regenerate in a healthier, more natural manner. Those in ancient China used soy by consuming the bean or in tofu form, to nourish the body from the inside out, as well as made a paste from soybeans, applying it directly to the skin.

 

Beauty in Wisdom

Much can be learned from the beauty secrets of Ancient China. While Orogold isn’t able to fit all of the longstanding beauty benefits of many natural products throughout ancient China in just one short blog post, we encourage you to do your own research as well on some of the many beauty benefits of products used throughout the history of Ancient China. A bit of research can go a long way. Here’s to beauty, wisdom, and young skin for centuries to come.