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The Baker And The Beauty: The Best Makeup Looks

The Baker and the Beauty might be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t swoon over the gorgeous makeup and fashion from the show one last time!

In case you haven’t seen it, the series is an adaptation of the Israeli romantic-comedy series Beauty and the Baker. It's a story of a Miami-based baker Daniel Garcia (Victor Rasuk) who falls in love with international superstar Noa Hamilton (Nathalie Kelley), and the pair are an unlikely match to say the least! 

The show will make you laugh out loud, warm your heart, and have you hitting the rewind button, so you can pause to take in every single one of Noa’s breathtaking looks (trust us, there are plenty!).

In this article we’re reminiscing on all the best makeup looks from the show and showing you how to recreate these fabulous looks yourself. 

Pretty in pink

Noa Hamilton (Nathalie Kelley)

Noa Hamilton in a photo from Netflix, Baker and the Beauty

Noa Hamilton is a high-profile model living a jet-set glamorous life, which means the majority of her looks are red-carpet ready. 

At times in the show, Noa rocks a matching pink printed set of pants and a short-sleeve shirt. Her hair is natural and relaxed, adding to the summery vacation vibe of this look.

But did you know that actress Nathalie Kelley is the opposite of her character in real life?

Yes! She is known for keeping her beauty routine simple and natural.

“For me, beauty is health, beauty is how my internal organs are functioning,” explains the TV star.

Get the look:

A pinky-nude lip combined with a pop of pink blush highlight Noa’s pink outfit and create a super fun and feminine vibe. 

Keep the brows natural (this is the best eyebrow pencil), swipe on some natural shimmery eyeshadow, and finish with a coat of mascara for fluttery lashes. 

Classic French vibes

Noa Hamilton's chic airport outfit, photo from Netflix

Noa keeps things très chic throughout the show, especially in the airport scene, by pairing classic dark-wash jeans with a block color shirt and a versatile trench coat. Any French woman following the five-piece French wardrobe would be proud!

She’s a frequent jet-setter known for hopping on a plane for international press trips, dodging the paparazzi, and attending glamorous events and parties. But no matter where she’s going, she always looks flawless.   

Soft waves in Noa’s hair add a relaxed vibe to this look, while jewelry and accessories are kept to a minimum. 

Get the look:

This is one of Noa’s more natural, classic makeup looks. Minimal products are used on her skin to create a natural, radiant look. Her eyes are lightly lined for definition and finished with a couple of coats of mascara for extra length and volume. 

Complete the look with lipstick in a neutral tone to complement your natural skin tone. 

Sun-kissed skin 

Noa Hamilton in a photo from Netflix, Baker and the Beauty

Before we break down this glamorous look, can we take a moment to talk about how Nathalie Kelley’s skin always looks like it’s GLOWING?!

What’s her secret?

She’s a big fan of natural beauty and body techniques including Abhyanga (an Ayurvedic hot oil massage), gua sha, and facial cupping. When she’s not working, she wears next to no makeup and uses her lip balm to soothe her lips and add a hint of color to her cheeks.

That’s it!

But back to this look. What’s Noa doing and how can you do it too?

Get the look:

This look is all about sun-kissed skin and a smokey eye. For glowing skin, it’s all about highlighting and contouring to emphasize the parts of your face that will catch the light. 

Next, for the perfect smokey eye, you’ll need two eyeshadows (a darker shade and a lighter, shimmery one), some eyeliner, and your favorite mascara. Make sure you check your eyes are symmetrical when you’re done, and equally smoldering on both sides. 

Finish with a swipe of lip gloss or a muted lip color and you’re good to go!

Classical beauty

Piper (Georgina Reilly)

Piper in a photo from Netflix, Baker and the Beauty

Piper has naturally pale, porcelain skin which adds to her classic, striking beauty throughout the show.

This look is all about keeping things simple and elegant. Less is more ladies. 

Get the look:

Eyeliner and mascara add definition to Piper’s eyes here, which are accentuated by the way her fringe draws your attention right to them. A pop of pink blush creates the perfect, English rosy-cheeked look, while a pink-red lip keeps this look classic and feminine. 

This is a perfect day-time look that can be amped up a notch with a bolder lip for the evening. 

Casual glam

Vanessa Sanchez (Michelle Veintimilla)

Vanessa Sanchez in a photo from Netflix, Baker and the Beauty

Vanessa keeps things super sexy throughout the show with this look, but you’d be surprised how little makeup she actually wears. 

Her brows are bold and defined and are the star of the show here. But how can you perfect your brow game?

Get the look:

The best eyebrow pencil for you will depend on the color of your eyebrows and hair. Light eyebrows should go for one shade darker than their hair, while women with dark brows should go one shade lighter than their hair. The key to beautiful-looking brows is all about gradually layering different products on top of each other.

Vanessa pairs her brows with a striking lip in a dark pink tone. The secret to a long-lasting lip color is to always remember to line your lips first, then fill them in starting at the center and working outwards.  

Complete your look with some eyeliner on the upper lash line and a coat of mascara.

Less is more

Natalie (Belissa Escobedo)

Natalie in a photo from Netflix, Baker and the Beauty

You can’t help but love Natalie’s character—an awkward, lonely teen who’s trying to come to terms with her sexuality and figure out how her Catholic parents will react to her coming out.

Although Natalie wears glasses throughout the show which may distract you from her makeup, she actually has some really strong makeup moments that are both natural and effortless. 

Get the look:

Natalie’s brows are kept bare and natural here, while her eyes are lightly lined then topped with a hint of mascara for extra oomph. Her voluminous lips are kept simple in a nude-pink shade of lipstick, while her hair is pulled back and accentuates her cheekbones and lengthens and frames her face.  

Keeping it classy

Mari Garcia (Lisa Vidal)

Lisa Vidal smiling

 

Daniel’s mother, Mari (Lisa Vidal), is the natural leader of the family, and tends to take over and be a little overbearing at times!

What we love most about her is her natural glamour no matter where she’s going or what she’s doing. Her hair is always perfectly curled and never out of place. Her makeup is simple yet stunning. Style and class ooze out of this woman and you can’t help but wonder, how does she do it?!

Get the look:

Mari’s look is all about allowing your natural beauty to shine through. Her eyes are lightly defined here, while her face is lightly brushed with bronzer to create some definition and glow. Complete the look with your favorite nude lipstick and that’s a wrap!


We have loved re-visiting the best makeup looks from The Baker and the Beauty show! The key message here is to work with your natural beauty. The less makeup you use, the more your natural features can shine and work their magic. 

 

 

Some screenshots from Netflix were used for visual reference in this blog post

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Upgrade Your Daily Massage with a Face Roller
April 13, 2021
Upgrade Your Daily Massage with a Face Roller

In French beauty, the skin is always the star. French women rarely cover their faces with more than a sheer tinted moisturizer. Instead, they focus on achieving healthy skin with great skincare and an invigorating daily facial massage.   While the hands are the traditional tool of French aestheticians, facial rollers have been a welcomed addition to French women’s daily skin care routines. If you’d like to add a face roller to your beauty routine, as well, keep reading! We’ll help you learn everything you need to know about how to use a face roller for maximum effects.    The benefits of face roller massage  Using a face roller on a regular basis has immense wellness benefits. It goes beyond just the skin — the effects of a facial massage have physical impacts below the epidermis. The rolling motion of a facial roller exerts less pressure on the skin than a traditional face massage, so it yields results quicker and is more gentle. Face rollers are inherently cool, so they have a soothing effect on the skin. You can boost this effect by keeping your face roller in the fridge. They tone the face and eliminate puffiness by moving and draining lymphatic fluid. They give facial muscles a relaxing massage that helps to drive away tension, especially from the jaw and temples.  The massage improves blood circulation to the skin, which gives a youthful glow and may have long-term anti-sagging effects. The gentle massage helps skincare products penetrate into the skin more quickly and deeply.   How to choose the best face roller When selecting the best face roller for you, consider what kind of features you’re especially interested in. Some stones do a better job of staying cold, while others have a smoother surface that’s more gentle on the skin.  In general, we recommend purchasing a double-sided roller, with a large side for rolling over the face and a smaller one for around the eyes.  Jade rollers are the classic choice, as they were the first facial rollers available on the market, and they’re quite affordable. They’re lightweight compared to other stones, but they’re also a hint quicker to lose their smoothness.  Rose quartz facial rollers have become more popular in recent years. They’re a little heavier than jade rollers so they can exert more pressure on the skin, but they also stay cold for longer and are generally more durable. Amethyst rollers are the new thing in the facial roller scene. They’re structurally similar to rose quartz, but they’re quite expensive. The companies producing them often put more effort into manufacturing, so they’re usually smoother and less likely to make noise. Finally, there are ice rollers. They have a liquid core that turns to ice if you put them in the freezer. Using one is like getting an ice facial that rapidly cools the skin. They soothe irritation and reduce puffiness, but the cold shock can be too intense for daily use.  How to use a face roller   When not in use, keep your facial roller in the fridge, especially in the summer when the cold can be very refreshing. Always start with clean skin. The face roller will glide more easily if it’s also covered in a thin layer of moisturizer or face oil. If you’re a fan of sheet masks, you can use your facial roller on top of the sheet mask to allow the essence to soak in more thoroughly. Once you’re ready to roll over the face, remember this basic principle: Always start in the middle and work outwards and upwards, mirroring your motions on both sides of your face. You can roll along each area as many times as you like. Start at the neck, rolling upwards towards the jawline. Next, starting at the point of your chin, roll outwards following the curve of your jawline.  Bring the roller up a bit, and roll in the same way over the chin and above the curve of the jawline. Then, roll along the cheeks, starting near the nose and going outwards. Roll over the forehead in upward lines, from above the brows up to the hairline. Flip your roller over to use the smaller side above the upper lip, along the sides, and up the bridge of the nose. To roll around the eyes, start below the eye’s inner corner and move outwards in a circular motion following the orbital bone.  How to take care of your face roller As with anything that comes in contact with your skin, you should thoroughly clean your face roller after each use. Since it’s a non-invasive tool, you can simply wash it in warm water with a bit of soap or detergent. Then, towel-dry gently or place it somewhere safe to air-dry.  How often should you use a facial roller?  A massage with a face roller is a safe daily habit that’s incredibly gentle on the skin. Some women swear by using their jade roller twice a day, but once a day or week will also give you satisfying results. Even if you don’t have the time to use it every day, keep it around for the days when you feel like your skin needs that extra cooling, firming touch.  Savoring the ritual  French beauty practices are steeped in history, but we love updating them with new tools. A jade roller’s relaxing touch is the perfect upgrade, boosting your skin care practice and soothing the skin. That daily French ritual of facial massage becomes quicker and easier, and amidst your long, busy days, what more could we want?  

12 French Fashion Statements Parisians Love
April 06, 2021
12 French Fashion Statements Parisians Love

Do you love Parisian style and want to know how to create the perfect French fashion statement?  French women are known for their impeccable, timeless style. Paris street style is effortless, chic, classic, and subtly sexy. The French have mastered the balance between looking dressed up while remaining laid back. Basics are mixed with one statement piece, so nobody ends up looking overdressed. Fashion in France is about clean lines and simplicity.    Want to know the best thing about Parisian style? It values comfort.   We don’t mean heading out the door in sweatpants and sneakers, but French women will never wear something that isn’t comfortable. For example, ballet flats are still chic and look great — comfort and quality are just as important as a piece’s aesthetics.  Don’t you love that? Ditch those heels you can’t walk in and those jeans that are so tight you feel like your circulation is cut off. It’s time to do what the French women do and get comfortable while perfecting the Paris look.    Here are twelve French fashion statements that Parisians love. 1. Sophisticated sunglasses No Paris look is complete without the addition of a sophisticated pair of sunglasses. Parisians favor big, bold style frames over slim ones.  It doesn’t matter if the sun is shining or it’s the middle of winter — sunglasses are a must. They add cool points and help you channel the strut that Paris fashion week is renowned for. When in Paris, always wear sunglasses. Forget about what others may think; after all, French women never worry about such thoughts. 2. Mindful minimalism Nobody knows Parisian style quite like Coco Chanel does. When it comes to any outfit, minimalism is key. Less is always more.  That means build most of your outfit up with simple basics: a plain white t-shirt, a tailored pair of black trousers, a white button-down shirt, a strappy camisole top, a classic trench coat or blazer.  “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” - Coco Chanel If you want to wear a statement piece, then stick to one, like an amazing scarf, handbag, or a pair of shoes. This will help streamline your look and keep it refined and elegant.  When it comes to jewelry, the rule is to keep it simple and don’t wear more than three delicate pieces.  Minimalism is the secret to everyday Paris street style. 3. Casual glam Paris outfits are renowned for being sophisticated with a hint of imperfection. And the secret to this is mixing casual pieces with more glamorous evening pieces.  A pair of jeans can be mixed with a silky, lace camisole top or a pair of jewel-encrusted sandals. A lovely printed dress might be paired with some old biker boots. A pencil skirt paired with ballet flats instead of traditional heels. Fashion in France isn’t about perfection, whether it’s your outfit or your hair and makeup. So when in doubt, mix things up.    4. The I-woke-up-like-this look When it comes to makeup, French women are all about highlighting their natural beauty. A good face cream, some SPF, a touch of brow gel, a coat of mascara, a pinch of blusher, some tinted lip balm, and you’re Paris ready.  Remember to keep things relaxed. Go for simple eyeliner looks. Instead of perfectly straightening your hair, try for a natural wave and add a little texture. Classic colors are preferred over anything “in-your-face.” And opt for dewy, matte textures instead of shiny ones. 5. Hardly-there handbags No Parisian wardrobe is complete without a good quality leather handbag. This can be a quality faux leather too. French women strive to look chic rather than rich, which means avoiding big, recognizable logos. It’s okay to keep it subtle. Work with your budget, and invest in something that is small enough it can be hand-held but not too small that you can’t fit anything in it!   6. Have your cake and eat it: style & comfort French-style clothing prioritizes comfort but doesn’t compromise on style. It’s the best of both worlds.  So, if you can’t walk in heels all day without hurting your feet, leave them at home! Most Parisian women prefer classic loafers and ballet shoes as their footwear of choice, or a low block heel.   Cardigans are another French wardrobe staple, in a neutral color and high-quality fabric like wool, cashmere, or angora. Pair over a basic t-shirt or silk cami — you’ll feel oh-so toasty and comfy.   A plain t-shirt in white or light gray is also a must-have item. Pair with a blazer or some high-rise straight jeans for an effortlessly chic look. Be sure to choose t-shirts made from 100% cotton (organic is best) — it will feel soft against your skin, and the quality will show. 7. The modern vintage look View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sabina Socol (@sabinasocol)   If you don’t yet have a classic tailored blazer, you’ll want to add one to your wardrobe to perfect the Paris look. The great thing about a blazer is it goes with just about everything. Wear it with a basic t-shirt, a pair of jeans or tailored trousers, and even a mini dress. French women prefer an oversized blazer that looks like it came out of a man’s closet. Better yet, raid your partner’s wardrobe and see if there’s one you can borrow!  8. Laidback silhouettes Leave your skinny jeans and body-con dresses at home, ladies. Parisian style is centered on a more relaxed silhouette. Think A-line dresses, straight leg jeans, and oversized outerwear.  If you opt for a tight pencil skirt, then pair it with a loose-fitting top to balance your look out. French women express femininity with masculine-inspired silhouettes and laid back shapes. Nothing should ever be too tight or fitted.   9. Timeless outerwear Always inspired by the philosophy that less is more, Parisians splash their cash wisely. They’ll save up and make investments in key pieces that can be worn over and over again. One of the most important pieces for any Parisian wardrobe is timeless outerwear: trench coats, biker jackets, bombers, and blazers.  If there’s one item you must own, it’s a chic long beige trench coat. And given the unpredictable weather in Paris, you’ll certainly make the most out of it. Before making any purchase, ask yourself if this will be something you wear for the next few years. If the answer is yes, you’re thinking like a Parisian.  10. From day to night: the little black dress The little black dress is a classic piece for any woman’s wardrobe worldwide. But Parisians love wearing that LBD day or night. In the day, they’ll pair it with sneakers or some ballet flats with a loose blazer on top, and at night they swipe on some bold red lipstick and some voluminous mascara for a sexier look.  When it comes to the shape, stick to what is most flattering for your figure and something you feel comfortable in. It can be short or long, and with or without sleeves or straps.  11. Head to toe neutral tones When it comes to color, neutral tones are your friend. Head to toe monochrome looks are part of everyday Paris street style — it’s all about discretion.  Neutral tones include white, black, beige, camel, navy blue, gray, and khaki. The great thing about neutral colors is they can easily be mixed and matched with other pieces in your wardrobe.  As a general rule, no French outfit will have more than three colors.   12. It’s not what you wear; it’s how you wear it There’s a reason why Parisian style is so simple yet chic. It’s less about the actual clothing you wear and much more about how you wear it. French style is all about how you mix and layer pieces together, the way you carry your handbag, your posture, and the way you smile.   So the secret to French beauty isn’t about being a slave to the latest trends, but more about finding your unique style and wearing pieces that flatter your figure.  And the most important thing to remember about making a French fashion statement? Have fun with it!

Learn French Phrases: Morning & Evening Beauty Routines
March 25, 2021
Learn French Phrases: Morning & Evening Beauty Routines

Welcome to the first post in our brand new series: Learn French phrases! Each post in this series will be centered around a different theme, so you can walk away a Parisian pro when it comes to French culture and cosmetics. Don’t worry; this isn’t going to be like the French classes you remember from your school days. Forget the boring phrases — we’re going to teach you everything you need to know about French beauty, from la crème solaire to les lingettes démaquillantes.  Next time you’re looking at a product and notice the label or tag is entirely in French, you won’t be phased. You’ll feel right in your comfort zone! This post is all about learning French phrases relating to morning and evening beauty routines.    Are you ready to learn some fabulous French with us? Learn French Phrases: Morning Skincare Routine What you put on your face first thing in the morning matters. The main focus? Protection and preservation. And while some skincare experts swear by 12-step routines, most of us just don’t have time for that.  The good news? Follow these steps, and you can say hello to a flawless face. La crème solaire: Sunscreen La crème solaire is a must, and no French woman leaves home without it. Try and find a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15, but 30 is best. Make sure you apply it to your face, neck, and décolletage.  Un sérum: A lightweight moisturizer  A serum is a thin moisturizer that helps to smooth out imperfections and reduce the appearance of pores. This will protect your face from bacteria, pollution, and your dirty phone screen.  When it comes to un sérum, a little goes a long way.  L’huile: Oil L’huile helps hydrate your skin, replenish it with vital vitamins and nutrients, and leaves your skin glowing and firm.  Just a couple drops of oil will be more than enough. Une crème hydratante: Moisturizer There are so many moisturizers on the market, so your best bet is to pick one that works with your skin type (sensitive, dry, or combination). Moisturizer will keep your skin hydrated all day long. But remember, it’s not a replacement for drinking water! Une crème mains: Hand cream While we’re pampering our skin, let’s not forget our hands — they age as quickly as your face does.  Regularly applying hand cream throughout the day (after washing your hands) can improve elasticity and lock the moisture in.  We hope you’re enjoying learning French phrases with us! Ready for some more? Learn French Phrases: Nighttime Skincare Routine Your night skincare game is just as important as your daytime one. When you sleep, your skin has a chance to repair and recover from the damage done throughout the day.  So the products you put on your skin before bed matter. This is the optimum time for the ingredients to work their magic because your skin is most receptive at night.   Les lingettes démaquillantes: Makeup remover wipes L’huile démaquillante: Makeup remover Boules de coton: cotton balls Leaving your makeup on when you go to sleep is like committing a crime... against yourself.  No matter how tired or hungover you are, always remove your makeup! Remember to be gentle as you do it, especially around the eye area.  Une mousse nettoyante: Cleansing foam  Using a cleanser is vital for getting rid of dead cells and any residual damaging agents at the end of the day. Like most beauty products, the best cleanser for you will depend on your skin type.  Une lotion / Une crème de corps: Body lotion After you’ve showered, you want to lock in your skin's moisture with a nourishing body lotion. This will help your skin stay hydrated and elastic, and prevent it from becoming dry or flaky.  Une crème de nuit: Night cream Applying a night cream is a must before going to sleep. This is the one thing that will keep your skin barrier healthy, and keep your skin looking radiant.  Tip: use a special eye cream for your delicate eye area, and apply gently.    Une masque de nuit / une masque de sommeil: Night mask Sleep masks are a brilliant invention. You cover your face with the mask before bed, it absorbs into your skin, and the ingredients gradually release through the night.  The best part? All you have to do is pop the mask on, and your work is done. Do this once or twice a week instead of your regular crème de nuit. A night mask can reduce dullness and improve hydration, plus so much more! High five ladies — you are now a pro with French phrases about morning and evening beauty routines.