Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Discovering Trinny London: A Fuss Free Approach To Natural Makeup

Discovering Trinny London: A Fuss Free Approach To Natural Makeup

This post contains gifted items, which are marked "AD". Read my full disclaimer here.

I imagine that most fashion and beauty lovers of a certain age (my age!) from the UK remember a TV show called What Not To Wear. Back in the early 2000s, my friends and I used to love watching Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine giving their sensible, sometimes scathing but always affectionate advice to members of the public - and the occasional celebrity - who had lost their way with fashion. By the end of each show, the subjects had new hair, new makeup and new wardrobes, as well as a new lease of life. Armed with a heap of knowledge and useful tips from Trinny and Susannah about how best to dress for their body type and lifestyle, they went back out into the world with renewed confidence, and it was always inspiring to watch.

As I remember the show so well, I was immediately curious when I heard about Trinny London - a new makeup brand launched by presenter Trinny Woodall. And naturally, I wasn't going to say no to the opportunity to try out a few of the products!

Discovering Trinny London: A Fuss Free Approach To Natural Makeup

Discovering Trinny London: A Fuss Free Approach To Natural Makeup

When the PR package arrived, I was immediately impressed with how beautifully the makeup was presented, as well as intrigued by the whole concept behind the brand. Featuring entirely cream based products, everything from foundation to lipstick comes in a small, stackable pot, meaning that you can mix and match your own perfect combination to create a personalised stack that's compact and lightweight, ideal to carry around with you wherever you go.

Discovering Trinny London: A Fuss Free Approach To Natural Makeup

Discovering Trinny London: A Fuss Free Approach To Natural Makeup

Discovering Trinny London: A Fuss Free Approach To Natural Makeup - The Stack

Trinny London BFF Cream (AD)


Discovering Trinny London: A Fuss Free Approach To Natural Makeup - BFF Skin Perfector Cream

Discovering Trinny London: A Fuss Free Approach To Natural Makeup - BFF Skin Perfector Cream

The only product not housed in a stackable pot, but with one provided in case you wish to decant and go, is the BFF Cream. A skin perfector containing SPF 30, this is a really lovely primer with a hint of colour to it, available in 6 shades from Lightest to Dark. I was sent Light. It appears white on first application, but adapts to your skin tone as you blend it in, leaving you with a lovely, healthy glow and skin that feels soft and smooth and without the faintest hint of grease. It also has a delicious, light, fresh scent to it. For those with good skin, it would make a great base on its own, while for those, who prefer a little more coverage, like myself, it's a fabulous primer. I am seriously impressed with this product and can see myself wearing it all summer long.

Trinny London Makeup


In addition to the BFF Cream, the brand also sent me 5 makeup products to try. I was given the Just A Touch Foundation in Zandy (AD), Eye2Eye Eyeshadow in Empress (AD), Flush Blush Blusher in Wiggs (AD), Fresh Flush Lip and Cheek Colour in Mama (AD) and Lip Glow Lip Gloss in Tallis. The quality of all the products is just gorgeous, they blend beautifully and are a pleasure to apply. For the most part, the cream products and stackable pots work very well, and for quickly applying a natural makeup look on the go with your fingertips, they are great. The only product I had any issues with at all was the foundation, but only because it took a fair amount of work to cover my whole face with this particular method of application - once I had finished, the results were impressive.

Discovering Trinny London: A Fuss Free Approach To Natural Makeup

Discovering Trinny London: A Fuss Free Approach To Natural Makeup

Discovering Trinny London: A Fuss Free Approach To Natural Makeup

The Eye2Eye shade Empress looks very dark, though beautiful, in the pot, and I was slightly concerned that it might not suit me, however I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to work with. It blends like a dream, allowing you to apply a subtle wash of colour or build it up to something more dramatic if you prefer. A stunning deep bronze with just the right amount of shimmer, it is my new favourite eye product. I also love the Flush Blush shade Wiggs - a beautiful, feminine pink that brings a gorgeous, natural healthy glow to the cheeks. I'm wearing both in the photo below, along with the Just A Touch Foundation in Zandy and the Lip Glow in Tallis.

Discovering Trinny London: A Fuss Free Approach To Natural Makeup

The Trinny London Website is well worth a browse. You can choose from pre-made stacks or mix and match the products to create your own, depending on what you want. In my opinion, this method lends itself best to fuss free, natural, everyday makeup looks, and as that pretty much describes the kind of makeup I wear 95% of the time, I think I'm going to be getting a lot of use out of my stack!

Have you heard of Trinny London? What do you think of the stack system, and is it something you would use?

Kate x
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21 comments

  1. I used to watch that show too! I listened to a podcast with Trinny and I love how she's back on the scene with makeup and Youtube videos. The stackable pots look so cute as well.

    Hanh | hanhabelle

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    1. I haven't seen any of her videos yet, must check them out! x

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  2. I have heard about Trinny Woodall as guest on some of the podcasts I listen to, I never knew she had a show like that back in the day. But the idea of stackable makeup products is amazing!

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Yes, I love the concept, so original! x

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  3. I used to love watching What Not To Wear show. The products sound lovely.

    https://shimmeringhighlights.blogspot.com/

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  4. These sound like my type of products! I don't think I've ever seen the British What Not To Wear! I love the American one with Clinton and Stacy!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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  5. I used to love that show too! I love the idea of stackable makeup for holidays! xx

    Beautylymin | L'Occitane Perfume Giveaway

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    1. I agree, I think it's brilliant for travelling. x

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  6. Beautifully presented indeed and so many amazing products xoxo Cris
    https://photosbycris.blogspot.com/2019/05/grayson-monae-because-looking-and.html

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  7. She has her beauty line now? WOW! Good for her, I love her in What Not to Wear!

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    1. She does indeed! Well worth checking out! x

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  8. Oh wow, so cool! Such amazing bits!

    Lots of love from Mollie, blogger at theperksofmolliequirk.blogspot.com xxxx

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  9. i've never tried this brand before ! i love their packaging!

    https://www.clairetalksbeauty.com/

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    1. The packaging is gorgeous isn't it?! x

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  10. Love the sound of this makeup brand <3

    Serene XO

    http://www.surrealserene.com

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    1. It's well worth checking out Serene! x

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  11. This is such a clever concept instead of a bulging makeup bag. Perfect for travel.

    http://a-woman-of-a-certain-age.com/

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