Here is my 3rd guest post of the week!
I love the virtual world of social media, the fact that it knows no boundaries and that you can make connections with like-minded people in the far-flung nations of the earth! Well, you will not be travelling to far today…just to gay Paris!
The fabulous Miss B Beautiful (whom I connected with via Twitter…really, if you are not on Twitter, you are missing a trick!!!), is a Parisian Black woman with a passion for hair and beauty and is the author of the blog blackandbeautiful.fr (which she writes in 3 languages!!! Very clever!).
I asked Miss BB (as she is affectionately known), for the lowdown on where the chic Black woman of Paris shop for their hair and beauty items. All I can say is that her shopping escapades made me want to book a Eurostar ticket straight away!!
Here is her account:
Hello Black and Beautiful Ladies,
There are many places in Paris to buy beauty products for black women.
Thanks to my blog I have had the opportunity to discover and explore the best of these.
And here they are:
PLACES TO BUY MAKE UP
Make UP For Ever Boutique
Make Up For Ever is a French professional make-up brand that has a range of make up for all skin tones.
I love their eye shadows, which are very iridescent. They also have a waterproof liquid liner called Aqua Liner, which comes in an array of rainbow colours.
Their cream eye shadows are also among my favourites. Their boutique in Le Marais is really nice. If you go there on a Saturday, you can meet a make-up artist that will give you all the advice that you need!
Boutique MAKE UP FOR EVER
5 rue de la Boétie
MAC is my one of my favourite make up brands. I love everything they do!
They have a stunning boutique in Le Marais. Their make up artists are the best!
13 rue des Francs Bourgeois
PLACES TO BUY HAIR PRODUCTS
Univers Phyto is a hair institute where you can receive intensive hair treatments, and superior styling and they also have a sophisticated machine that analyses your hair, prior to the treatment.
You can also buy all the product from the brands Phytospecific and Phyto.
109, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Nayenka is a boutique that specialises in Black beauty. They opened one year ago.
They have the best haircare products such as Miss Jessies and Kera Care and some good french brands such as TRUE COLORS Paris, a cosmetics brand for women of colour.
9 rue du Turbigo
Merci Beaucoup Miss BB!
Oooh, I’d love an analysis of my hair – must pay univers phyto a visit when in Paris…
wow cool stuff dont like phyto though- terrible product!
Hi Angela, hope that you are good! Thanks for reading! It was great to meet you last weekend – I did try to find you on Twitter, but I couldn’t find your handle…follow me and I will follow back! Keep in touch!
That’s a lovely post.
Your next visit to Paris, try to visit Inaya, Ethnicia, Colori and get in touch with Activilong to go to their showroom.
I have to say Beauty shopping in Paris is slightly more exciting than here in the UK.
Thanks so much for reading and for your suggestions! I will certainly take look out for these on my next trip to Paris.
You said that beauty shopping is more exciting in Paris than London…in what ways? What do you enjoy most about the Parisian experience that is missing in the UK?
This is a brilliant post, just emailed to a good friend who is off to Paris! My thanks to you both.
Thanks so much for your comment! I hope your friend enjoys Paris!