SHE’s Parisian, she’s beautiful and she’s one of the faces of Lancôme so who better than actress Alma Jodorowsky to share her secrets to French-girl beauty?


Create a Balance Between Beauty and Fashion

“I like to keep my make-up pretty natural – what I choose depends on what I’m wearing. If I have a long dress, something glamorous, then I won’t want make-up that’s too extravagant. I always try to have a balance between the make-up and the way I dress. So if I’m wearing jeans and a T-shirt I like to wear red lips to create that kind of contrast.”

Have The Right Attitude

“It’s difficult to comment on Parisian beauty from the inside but I think there is maybe something more effortless about it than in other countries. It’s also in the attitude of the girls, to accept the way they are and not try to be someone else. I guess it’s something about the confidence, rather than the way we look.”

Listen To Your Mother

“My mother has eyebrows like me – she used to come at me before I went to school and tidy them. At the time it would really piss me off but now I see it was important! Now all I do is spray a bit of L’Oréal Ellnet Satin Hairspray onto a brow brush and brush my eyebrows with that, it fixes them – they get really messy otherwise. She wouldn’t let me pluck them either, but now I am thankful.”

Find Your Perfect Products, and Stick To Them

“If I’m just meeting friends I’ll usually just wear foundation, mascara and concealer. I don’t use a lot of make-up but I like to use a little bit of foundation. I just tried the Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation today, it’s a strange texture but it’s cool – it’s a fun way to use make-up. I also love Lancôme Hypnôse mascara – I’ve used it for a long time. My mother had it, and I remember as a kid trying to use hers! I love eyeliner too – I like Lancôme Artliner and MAC Fluidline. For me, mascara and eyeliner are my two basics. I like to have a red lipstick in my bag too – if I’m going out all day and then in the evening and don’t have time to go home I’ll use Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in shade 132.”

Look After Your Hair

“I use good products on my hair. I try not to blow-dry my hair very much, I leave it so I get natural waves. Sometimes I’ll use a cream at the ends if it needs it.”

Be Healthy

“I had to start doing exercise – I used to be really lazy and bad with sport. But now I go to the gym and I run. I live near the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris so it’s really nice to run there as there aren’t many cars and there’s a lot of people running so it’s motivating! I don’t have a trainer or anything. My mother and father always have been really healthy so I do eat well – I used to hate it as a kid though. Everyone used to make fun of me and say: “Ah you’re so bohemian, eating your seeds…” It was a big joke when I was younger but now everyone’s doing it! For me it’s not anything new, I’ve always eaten this kind of food. But I’m glad that now it’s trendy to do it, it’s good for your body so whether you’re doing it because other people are doing it or not, it’s cool.”