I’ve been following Trinny Woodall for some time now, love her skincare advice and was extremely excited when she launched her own range of Trinny London makeup.
After some research I’ve invested in several products so thought I’d share my opinion after a few weeks of use.
The idea is that Trinny London products are easy to use, easy to take travelling and can be applied with your fingers. They’re absolutely designed for women in their 40s and beyond who want to look great but don’t want a full face of makeup like younger women tend to wear.
I love make up. I was initially skeptical about using my fingers and didn’t think I’d get good application or good coverage. BUT I love the way the pots all stack together which makes it super easy to take travelling and I kept hearing great things about the base layer BFF. So I took the leap.
After a weeks of use, here’s what I think of my new Trinny London stack.
Shade: Light Medium
I started with this as I was struggling with foundation and wanted something lighter and easier to apply. This isn’t a full foundation though, and it’s not really a primer. It goes on light a moisturiser and adapts to the colour of your skin. It evens out redness and gives your skin a fabulous glow.
I’ll admit, I wasn’t that keen to begin with but the more I’ve used it, the more I love it. It feels lovely, stays put all day and gives the illusion of a foundation without the heaviness. A fabulous, clever product which I’ve not seen similar anywhere.
At £35 I hope it lasts the 6 months as suggested. It does come with a little pot to use in the stack when necessary.
Just a Touch:
Shade: Amelie £28
This is the pot of foundation/concealer that you apply after your BFF. You don’t need it everywhere, just perhaps under your eyes, around any red areas and across any marks. It’s thick and hard, but smooths on quite easily.
Take the Match2Me test on the Trinny London website to find your ideal colour. It’s also a great way to get a full face of products all designed to work with your colouring and with each other. Pretty cool.
Shade: Kate £25
I’d decided that I wanted to continue with the base first and build up my stack for cheeks. I was struggling with blush and contouring, using old products that didn’t really suit me so after a month or so I invested in Cheekbones, a dark contour which does look a tad scary to begin with.
Definitely watch some of Trinny’s videos on the site and on Facebook to help you understand how to get the best from the products. This one was the hardest to get right, but now I love it.
Shade: Wiggs £20
This is a beautiful creamy blush which goes on well and can be easily built up. I like blush a lot and like to see it. Perhaps this shade is a little too subtle for me but it’s a good start. I’m not convinced it stays put as much as the other products (maybe I touch my face too much though) so the jury is still out on this product.
There are other blush products available so I may try one of them next time, Lip2Cheek for example.
The Right Light:
Shade: Starlight £25
I love a good highlighter and my recent one from Topshop had run out so this was definitely on my list. It’s lovely, really creamy and gives just the right glow. It lasts too. I use it on my browline, high cheeks and cupids bow and it’s subtle but works.
I can tell it’s going to last a long time too, a little really goes a long way.
Trinny London Review:
There are several things I love about the products. They’re different; there isn’t anything else like it on the market. They’re great quality and highly pigmented and feel soft on the skin. They don’t dry out or crease and they multi task; it’s great to use them in different ways and they work like that too.
It is expensive but then I think you get what you pay for. The stack idea is genius and applying it all with your fingers saves time and makes life so much easier.
I have actually struggled with the Match2Me tool. I didn’t think it was easy to decide on my skintone and whilst the Trinny London team were helpful, they suggested I come to London for a consultation. Not that suitable for me or many that live outside London.
I will definitely buy more though. I want some eye products and then lips (I have a large collection of lipstick currently so may wait on this one!) Face Finish looks good too – a product that just takes away a little of the shine where you don’t want it.
You can shop the full Trinny London range HERE
Have you tried Trinny London makeup yet? What do you think of it?