by | Victoria Wade
IT ALL STACKS UP
When Trinny Woodall launched her makeup brand two years ago, it may have come as a surprise to those of us who still associated her with telling women What not to Wear on our screens in the early noughties, with her own brand of hands-on, straight-talking. But it turns out her expertise doesn’t end with figure flattering outfits and statement jewellery.
During her many years of styling women around the globe, Trinny has also learned a thing or two about the transformative powers of good skincare and makeup, now reflected in her creation of Trinny London – a portable, versatile makeup range, aimed to streamline our beauty routine.
I was already sold on the stacking pot packaging (they screw and click, delightful) and the creamy formulations (powder with caution after the age of 40) but was eager to try the products.
I’m currently sporting an eye swathed in Mystery (£18), a brilliantly neutral shade, neither too cool nor too warm, which is a genuine joy to apply, stays put and doesn’t crease, and a pout in Maddie (£16), an easy breezy milky pink shade of Lip Glow which is exactly what the name suggests and has a deliciously non-sticky consistency. I’ve now got my eye on the Miracle Blur (£26) which ‘performs trickery on the skin’ music to my ears, and BFF Skin Perfector (£35). I’m hoping to grow an impressive stack to cover all bases and take everywhere.
Like Christmas without the agro or birthdays without the soul searching of advancing years, receiving a Cohorted beauty box in the post this month was a moment of pure untainted joy.
Voted 2018’s Best Beauty Box by Vogue, the luxurious boxes from Yorkshire-based Cohorted feature thoughtfully curated skin-enhancing delights from high-end brands, beautifully presented in 100% sustainable packaging.
The subscription is £35 per month and boxes include full-sized products worth nearly three times the amount of the subscription itself.
And there’s more, Cohorted are offering beyond readers a free gift when signing up using the code COHORTEDGIFTME. You’re welcome. You deserve it.
EASY ON THE EYE
I have to admit that I’m a newcomer to the tubing mascara party but having recently tried Tres Chic from Poppy Sloane, I’m pleased to say the penny has finally dropped. Relaunched with a new vegan formulation, the mascara coats each lash forming tiny volumising and lengthening waterproof tubes that gently curl the lash.
Bamboo helps with volume and a smaller plug in the bottle allows exactly the right amount of product on the brush. Founder Jacky Vincent has thought of everything and the removal is genius. Plenty of water and a gentle touch are all that’s required to weaken the bonds and remove the mascara. It’s clever and it works.