One Rio-Based Woman Explains Why Everyone's Obsessed With French Beauty

Welcome to our new series for May: International Beauty Code. As part of this month’s theme, Byrd’s Eye View, we’ll be talking to women the world over to find out what typical beauty routines are like in their countries. Yes, we love French pharmacy buys, and Scandi trends are very much on our radar, but alongside these destinations, we’ll be shining a light on some of the lesser-known beauty cultures—unearthing the beauty ideals, go-to looks and skincare routines in these places too. Following Aphiwe Khambule from Cape Town, we spoke to Lisa Debatty, a Brazil-based woman who has spent the last 12 years living in France.