On Thursday, April 6th, at 6pm, meet celebrity makeup artist, Christine Lucignano at Arnotts Style Sessions in The Beauty Hall in Arnotts. Christine has been painting faces for over three decades. In that time, she has earned a reputation for her ability to perfect skin and innovate while staying tuned into what works. Christine will be joined in conversation with Digital Director of IMAGE Publications Ellie Balfe, as she proves good make-up never ages. Using the latest beauty launches, Christine will make over three women, all with different make-up concerns, and offer professional insights you won’t want to miss. You’ll also get to experience and shop the hero products. Don’t miss it!
MEET CHRISTINE LUCIGNANO
IN THE BEAUTY HALL, ARNOTTS, AT 6PM
Ahead of Arnotts Style Sessions, we talked to Christine about her hero products and her beauty tips for all ages.
CHRISTINE’S TIPS FOR ALL AGES
Prevention is the key! A full spectrum block for the face will ensure that your face will not only be safe from skin cancer but also you will look younger longer. Try Chanel’s CC Cream as it has an SPF 50 and makes your skin look dreamy.
Learn about your particular face shape and colouring, then whether you’re wearing natural or full drama makeup, you will know what suits. This is also the time to invest in a serum.
Now is the time to spend more effort and money based on the skincare elements of a product, rather than the colour. If you are investing in colour, make sure the products are hydrating. If you are using eyeshadows, blushes and lip products with metallic, make sure there is a real refined mica base in the products for more of a pearl finish, instead of a glitter. Try Christian Dior eyeshadows as they are the easiest to blend and the mica is quite refined. They also stay on ALL DAY.
The challenge at this age is to keep the skin very hydrated and keep up with corrective products. Menopause typically becomes a challenge as well. Keeping up with facials at the change of season is essential now. Try Bobbi Brown’s Intensive Skin Foundation, it perfects imperfections and treats the skin as well.
Treat yourself to a professional makeup lesson now. Your face and eye shape have changed and you need to remaster your face. Less is more at this stage but skin needs to glow so between great exfoliation and moisture masks, try cream blushes and eye shadows instead of powders. Clinique, Lancôme, MAC, Bobbi Brown and Clarins do great cream blushes and MAC, Bobbi Brown and Chanel have perfect cream shadows.
CHRISTINE’S HERO PRODUCTS
This Spring/Summer 2017, I am most excited for the many hybrid products hitting the market – mascaras that also treat lash growth and foundations that give picture perfect finish but also are packed full of skin benefits. In terms of trends I have been a big fan of graphic liner for a good few seasons. Red lips continue to be important for the entire year whereas a few years ago you would really only see a red lip on an Autumn/Winter runway. The variations of red lip textures, finishes and tones are now at a fast pace of growth, so my own personal signature lip look is bang on trend. These products however, are Christine’s hero products that will always be on trend.
M·A·C Pro Longwear Concealer
This fluid concealer that provides medium to full matte coverage for up to 15 hours.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Magic Cream is made with a secret blend of ingredients, but what we do know is inside is anti-aging BioNymph Peptide Complex, combined wih floral extracts and a hyaluronic acid booster to lift and flood the skin with moisture and to give you the perfect canvas to apply your makeup.
YSL Touché Eclat Foundation
Get skin that looks like it’s had 8 hours of beauty sleep in a drop, with flawless coverage, a weightless feel and an anti-fatigue formula that energizes skin by stimulating micro-circulation and targeting dullness to instantly improve skin brightness and luminosity.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion
This liquid lipstick hybrid plumps your lips with continuous moisture, saturates your lips with high-intensity colour and lasts up to 8 hours.
For an instantly brighter complexion, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm will firm and tone your face and eras any traces of dull, lifeless skin and fine lines.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery will replenish the skin with moisture and recover radiance, leaving it smoother, softer and younger looking by morning.
All products are available at Arnotts.
Join us in store at Arnotts at this exclusive IMAGE event, for Christine Lucignano, who will be joined in conversation by digital director of IMAGE Publications Ellie Balfe, at The Beauty Hall, Arnotts on Thursday, April 6th at 6pm. Don’t forget to enter our amazing competition to win a VIP fashion and beauty experience in Arnotts, a shopping voucher and an overnight stay for you and a friend!