Brigitte Trogneux: 64 Year Old Former Drama Teacher
Our fascination with French women’s beauty never ceases and Brigitte Trogneux, the wife of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, has only peaked our interest as she's stepped into the spotlight in recent weeks. The 64 year-old former drama teacher has been regularly seen supporting her husband from the sidelines throughout the campaign trail.
At every occasion Brigitte has managed to look sophisticated and refined without looking overly manicured. So far she has proven to be the epitome of effortless French chic.Here are the key beauty lessons we should take from the potential new First Lady of France…
Find a great colourist
Over the past year, Brigitte has noticeably tweaked her hair colour and injected some warmth into her peroxide blonde hue. Yesterday, at the polling station, she unveiled more of a honeyed blonde shade, cut into a chic bob.
Impressively, it looked groomed without being overly manicured thanks to the slices of darker blonde throughout and at the roots. The warmer colour provides a softer contrast against her tanned complexion.
The bronzer the better
As well as her blonde locks, Brigitte has always maintained a rich St Tropez tan from head-to-toe. A bronzed, sun-kissed complexion gives you a healthy, youthful glow, as Brigitte has proven over the past few months. It’s also been noted that the potential future First Lady of France is not afraid of showing off her well-toned legs, which are always perfectly tanned. Clearly, we shouldn’t leave self-tanning just to the warmer months.
Swap red for nude
French women might often be associated with red lipstick, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a photograph of Brigitte with anything darker than a pinky nude lip colour. The 64 year-old tends to opt for an eye and nude lip combo, which is easier to maintain than a lipstick, especially if you’re eating and drinking.
Finding the right shade of nude for you can be equally as tricky as red though, as going too light can make you look washed out and ill, and if you go too dark you veer into vampy, brown territory. Go for a shade with the slightest hint of pink in it if you’re unsure.
Lipstick and mascara are the two make-up products that French women tend to invest in and it’s clear that Brigitte is a fan of lashings of the latter. When it comes to mascara, spending more doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get a better formula. Instead, it’s better to focus on the brush. If you want volume, opt for a bushy bristle brush and if you want definition and length, look to the comb-style ones. For those who want the best of both worlds, it’s worth looking at the dual-end mascaras that can be layered, or curling your lashes before applying the formula.
Take inspiration from Jane Fonda
Having been applauded for being ‘agelessly sexy’ with her shorter hemlines and penchant for skinny jeans, it should also be noted that Brigitte has found the balance between slim and strong, without looking gaunt or overly muscly. Pilates has often been cited as the workout of choice for celebrities who want to achieve a toned and balanced physique.