Ladies, there’s a new brand in town and it’s changing the makeup bag as we know it. Trinny Woodall of What Not To Wear fame has been helping women for over 25 years with makeup and fashion advice and now she has turned her hand to launch her eponymous makeup brand; Trinny London. The campaign drive to promote Trinny London has been crazy to watch, From a pop up in Selfridges up and down the UK, to local launch parties where Trinny took the time out to speak to each and every person who attended to the numerous Instagram lives using the Trinny Tribe to showcase just how special this makeup this, I have been more than impressed. I also think that Trinny herself is delightfully bonkers and has definitely got her finger on the pulse with her new range.
When I received my Trinny London box of products, the first thing that stood out to me was the handwritten note by Trinny herself. I do find it very heartwarming when brands are personable with not only the people they are working with, but with their customers, just like on the launch party evenings. Inviting me to be part of the #TrinnyTribe, you can use this hashtag to search on social media to see how the Match2Me works with each skin tone, hair colour and eye colour to bring shades that perfectly complement and enhance you. With my green eyes, light to medium skintone and cool blonde hair, I have had my very own stack created that will bring out my features and enhance my colouring.
I really like the idea behind Trinny London in that you don’t need a huge amount of makeup, and that the fresh face is in. After so many years of wearing a full face of makeup each day, I am really embracing natural skin, sheer foundations and minimal makeup products so Trinny London is ideal for me for my daily face. Starting off with a light base, the Trinny London BFF Skin Perfector with SPF30 has to be one of my fave products at the moment. I love this cream for my base, and whilst it can be used underneath foundation, I am finding that once it has been buffed into my skin, I don’t need anything further. It dispenses from the tube as a pearly white cream but once buffed into the skin, it magically transforms to a Light-Medium tint that leaves skin looking fresh, even and glowy. With an online purchase, you can get a T-Pot to decant BFF into and you can keep this within your stack.
My stack of products consists of 5 pots, all with beauty enhancing shades for different areas of the face. Starting with the eye, the EYE2EYE Eye Shadow in Empress was matched to me. I do think that this is a really good match, as although I wouldn’t usually wear such a deep chocolatey brown flecked with gold sparkles on a day to day basis, I was shocked with how well this flattered me. It made my eyes look bigger and the green really popped. It can be applied as a sheer wash of colour, or built up for a more dramatic look. Creamy, crease resistant and smudgeproof, it did hold in place all day and felt great on my eyes. I would be interested in trying shades such as Justice and Fortune as they are more in keeping with the shades I wear during the day.
I have three lip products within my stack, one of which is the multi use LIP2CHEEK Lip and Cheek colour in Pia. A bubblegum barbie pink shade, which is very me, it looks so good when patted onto the lip for a little oomph. One of my well loved beauty tips is to use the same shade on your cheeks as you do on your lips as it draws your whole look together. I find that when I tap the same lip shade onto the apples of my cheeks, it makes everything pop!
The LIPLIGHT in Cicely is such a fab product. It looks quite dark within the pot but when I put it on my lips, its a sheer transparent base packed full of pearlescent shimmer and glitter. I’ve been having a play around and I’ve found that if I really dig into the product and smush it up a little, it gives an overload of sparkle to the lips. It can be worn over a lip product or on it’s own, and it will be my point of call over the festive period for super sparkly lips.
Do you know when you see a lip shade that you go heart eyed emoji face over, you know it’s going to be a winner. LIPLOVE Lip Colour in Valentina did just that to me and to be honest, each time I look at it I feel very happy that it is in my possession. A scarlet ruby, love heart red, it instantly makes me feel happy and bright. On the lip, it gives a subtle metallic sheen but that red. Oh that red is just beautiful.
The final product that I have in my stack is THE RIGHT LIGHT in Starlight. Now usually, I want my highlighter to be seen from space but it’s not really appropriate for work when the sunlight is bouncing off your cheekbones and distracting others. I have been using Starlight a little more frequently than I thought I would and this subtle luminous radiance is just what I need. On my eyes, brow bone, nose, cheekbones, cupids bow – everywhere the light hits has been dabbed with a touch of Starlight and I am glowy but in that natural ‘oh she looks so happy’ kind of glow.
Even now, after I have been using the products frequently, I’ve hardly made a dent into the each pot. A little really does go a long way and I find the formulation so easy to work with. So pigmented, yet blends seamlessly and they apply wonderfully when using your finger to keep the look natural. I’m definitely a firm member of the #TrinnyTribe and I really can’t wait to try more from the brand. Thanks Trinny!