As usual I cover a fair bit of ground in this one post
- Trinny London make up review
- Issues on the emotional impacts of make up and a request for your thoughts on the topic
I’ve always had concerns about make-up
As a bit of a late bloomer I didn’t really feel confident about applying it and for most of my life I stuck to really neutral “safe” shades when I did.
Then just when I began to dabble again along came the Kim Kardashian look of heavy contouring and mask like make up that took ordinary to extraordinary
And it all looked very tricky and fake
Not for me thank you
I found my natural cruelty free brands and stuck to them like glue, didn’t use much and found them to be very much in my comfort zone – no big change to my looks. I could recognise me, slightly less freckles me and sometimes (if I was feeling crazy) some mascara, eyeliner or a bit of neutral toned lipstick.
But there I was plain and simple but me.
Then recently I found Trinny Woodall and her products – Trinny London.
You may know Trinny as one half of the Trinny and Susannah fame from about a decade ago – I was addicted to these two ladies and their make over shows – watching women transform not just on the outside but on the inside too as Trinny and Susannah took them in hand
The impact of that truth bomb “if you look good you feel good” has never been more apparent then when watching a really good make over show. Women (and men at times) didn’t just change their look they transformed their lives and became fresh new people capable of anything
But back to talking Trinny stalking
It began on Utube, moved to Instagram and now once again I have a serious addiction to this woman and her infectious energy and enthusiasm.
Trinnys latest venture is makeup and she and her team have come up with genius little pots that all stick together – you can apply it in the car with your fingers, it is that simple and portable
Most of all I love her ethos
Less makeup more skin
Less coverage all over but beautiful pigments adding pop and colour to what you already have
Because of the rise of The Kardashian look and social media competition I see so many young gorgeous women (and gorgeous older ladies) wearing too much make up
Trinny is getting rid of that
But she isn’t leaving us bland and blah either
Far from that
Her no nonsense 2 minute applications, beautiful products and easy laugh had me convinced I could surely tackle this makeup thing
But I’m in Australia and far away from being able to wander into a shop and test the colours for a match
The Trinny London website has a “match to me” service where you simply put in hair eye and skin colour and you are matched to products (and models wearing the makeup – for more assurance) that will suit you.
If truly in doubt you can send in a picture of a naked faced you and the professionals will help out.
I ordered Wednesday – my parcel turned up the next Monday and I immediately began practicing
Yes using the products is easy but a couple of things like the miracle blurr are better after a few tries and the places you will find to use it are endless – I like it on my lips – it gives me a better finish and is sort of like a builders bog for those wrinkles and creases – yet really light so that you forget you are wearing it and nobody else knows!
All the make up is incredibly light and moisture intense – perfect for our very dry climate where powder is just not an option.
So this is a (very courageous photo) of day one
With bright Swainey lip in the main photo and Pia in the top right hand – the bright lip is best with bright colours (Trinny wisdom) and the softer lips with softer colours.
I am still looking at the picture of me finally wearing a bright bold lip which I have hardly ever done.
The stacks are minimal and easy to store and pack – line, lip and eye brushes all click neatly into one another so again – no mess and no lost stuff.
I’m not the sort to give a makeup review and this blog is not that sort of a blog but
I just love these products so much I can’t help it.
Is there anyone else loving Trinny London Makeup?
Or what are your thoughts on make up in general – do you wear it, love it, hate it, stick to safe or boldly flaunt it?
On thinking about make up I found I do have a few issues around it
My father hated it. All my Mother ever wore was a minimal look although I know she would have loved to dabble more.
Do some men hate the make up itself or do they find the confidence and self esteem that it brings to their partner unsettling?
Some women find make up a contrivance that insults their feminist principles
Other women think to not make the best of who we are insults their feminist principles.
Some ladies don’t think make up has anything at all to do with looking attractive to the other sex and is all about feeling good about themselves
Some ladies feel undressed without make up and find it empowering
For others it is quite the opposite and they find it more empowering to free their face from products after a lifetime of wearing too much
My husband loves it when I slip into girl mode and put on make up and dress with care. He isn’t threatened at all but some men I think do find it confronting –
It is a bit of an emotional minefield for some people?
I would love to hear your thoughts on all things make up so drop them below.
Have a great day!