This Insta-Famous French Model’s Favourite Foundation Costs $30
If you think you recognise French beauty Thylane Blondeau's incredible face, you're not imagining things. The model first hit the fashion scene in 2011, when, at the tender age of 10, she appeared in Vogue Paris' supplement Vogue Enfants. Since then, she's snagged covers for titles as diverse as Jalouse and L'Officiel, acted in a feature film, and amassed a major following on social media (her Instagram following alone exceeds 1.1 million). More recently, Blondeau was named as the newest spokesmodel for mega-brand L'Oreal Paris, joining an impressive stable of ambassadors including Blake Lively and Jane Fonda.
All striking blue eyes, Bardot-esque lips, and shiny hair, this French model is an up-and-comer we've got our eye on. Already showing an aptitude for beauty at 16 (yep, she's still a teenager), and a familiar French attitude to all things hair, skincare and makeup, we quizzed the budding expert on everything from her favourite drugstore foundation to the best tip she's picked up backstage. As you'll discover, Blondeau has the whole je ne sais quoi thing down pat, already.
Keep scrolling for our mini Q&A.
Byrdie Australia: Which five things are always in your handbag, no matter what?
Thylane Blondeau: My phone, my camera, earphones, lip balm and mascara.
B: Which is your favourite foundation right now and why do you love it?
TB: True Match from L’Oréal Paris—it’s the perfect shade for my skin tone.
B: What’s your best tip for concealing a blemish?
TB: I use a concealer palette (Total Cover, $30). It's absolutely magical. The coverage is so good I can even use it to cover my tattoo if I want to.
B: What’s the best beauty tip you’ve picked up backstage?
TB: To remove my makeup every night. And to properly cleanse and moisturise my skin on a daily basis.
B: What’s your go-to hairstyle on days you don’t have time to shampoo?
TB: A messy bun or a braid. [Editor's note: So French.]