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HOW TO CREATE THE CLEAN MAKE-UP LOOK

TRINNY LONDON MAKE-UP REVIEW

At last a make-up designed to be personalised! For my entire adult life I’ve improvised with my make-up kit. Never have I been 100% happy with one make-up base, always mixing at least two products to get my perfect shade. As you may remember from this vlog, I currently mix Chanel CC cream with Antipodes moisurizer. Well that is until I met the force of nature that is Miss Trinny Woodall.

Last month Trinny invited me to TL Headquarters for an “Influencer Dinner”. She introduced me, & a few other lucky Bloggers, to her newly launched make-up range. Everyone had a play with the products & I was treated to a make-over by the lady herself. I went there with a cat eye flick & left with a smokey eye! Later I was gifted the products that Trinny used although two of which are not shown in today’s vlog. Don’t worry, you will get to see them soon. I’m saving those for the smokey eye tutorial coming up next.

So much thought, research & trial has gone into creating this innovative make-up range that it’s pretty much flawless. How can it be? Well the reason is simply that there are so many shade variations of the concealor that you’ll almost certainly find the exact colour for your skin. However as you know, there are a gazillion skin tones in the universe, this is where Trinny is really clever. She specifically designed her make-up with mixing in mind, so everyone gets their true colour match.

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THE CONVENIENT STACKABLE POTS

The genius behind these stackable, clickable pots is sublime. I can’t tell you how closely I relate to this concept as a Make-up Artist. For twenty years I decanted my entire make-up kit into smaller vessels to make freelance life lighter. Often trecking far & wide to shoots I needed to lighten my load yet still be prepared for any eventuality. The answer was to decant my products into smaller pots like these. Fortunately professional make-up suppliers sold a variety of containers similar to what Muji later became famous for.  Incredibly I’ve never seen anything remotely like this concept in retail make-up before now. Why? That’s the thing about genius ideas, they’re usually staring you in the face right? I genuimely admire Trinny for making this happen. She & her team have revolutionised the make-up industry & every womans make-up bag. No more mismatched, messy products & carrying the dregs of a bottle ’til it’s completely empty. Simply create your exact stack. Mix & match, decant to your hearts content. I’m dying to add more to my collection…

There is so much more to this make-up range which I’ll cover in my next vlog. However for the purpose of today’s clean make-up look I’m focusing on their ingenious concealor. You can apply my technique for a natural base, to any make-up look imaginable. From smokey eye to bright red lip & everything in between. There’s no need to create a mask over your entire face, that certainly won’t help your make-up last longer. In fact it’s quite the opposite. Heavy application & contouring requires incredibly high maintanence. What’s more it doesn’t feel nice. I like my skin to breathe, don’t you?

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHADE ONLINE

I wouldn’t have thought this was possible until now. I’ve always advocated testing make-up on your clean face to be certain of the correct colour match. However Trinny London has developed a convenient system on their website that allows you to choose your make-up colours without leaving home!

Click here to go to the Match2Me page of Trinny London where you’ll be walked through a series of simple questions until you arrive at your ideally matched make-up stack. It’s actually quite fun…

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THE EXACT PRODUCTS I USED TODAY
  • Trinny London BFF cream in Medium which contains SPF 30 | I am not entirely happy with this shade for me because I think it’s slightly too dark. The Light shade will be too light but mixed together will be perfecto! Me being Goldilocks again. In any case my skin tone alters throughout the year so having two shades to mix accordingly makes sense.
  • Trinny London Just a Touch concealor in Zandy | Exquisite product with infinite possibilities. Concealor will make or break a natural make-up look. This product can be applied as heavily as you need to cover imperfections yet appears sheer & natural. I won’t use anything else now.
  • Chanel loose powder | A delicate dusting is all you need, leaving the natural glow to shine through. If you accidentally apply too much try a spritz of water & blot with a tissue.
  • Beautiful Brows eyebrow stencil kit | Super easy to use, the kit comes with various eyebrow shaped stencils so you’re sure to find one that fits your shape. This kit has revolutionised my 10 minute make-up routine.
  • Chanel Le Volume mascara | A firm favourite of mine although I am about to test another product. Stay tuned for that later.
  • The Body Shop lip liner in Beech | This is a great nude for white skin. The body shop also do other shades, the texture & staying power of this pencil is worth finding your colour match. If your skin is very dark & you’re struggling to find a colour that’s your nude match remember to try eyebrow pencils too. All pencils are made from the same substance, they’re just marketed differently.
  • Nars lipstick in Belle Du Jour | This has been my go to nude for years so it’s time I tried something new although I do love it. I quite like this colour in Trinny’s Lip Luxe range

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MOVE TO NEW JERSEY UPDATE 154

Not really 154 but by God there have been some glitches. Yesterday was intense at home as Mark completed yet more documents for our U.S Visa application. Most of which were questions that cancelled others out or we’d already answered in previous forms. All very frustrating & loooong when you multiply everything by five. Almost worth leaving the children behind, but we he got there in the end & promptly passed out in front of the T.V bless him. At least now we have an actual date for our interview at the U.S Consulate so we can tick another box & move forward.

Apologies for this very late post. I’m afraid this will be the norm for the next few weeks, as you can imagine chaos will reign down on me over half term. Picture this horror, if you will – A house full of boxes, Hubs working from home, three children & a dog. Oh yeah…& no car. Wahhh help me!

Have a fab week my loves xx

  • Comments ( 15 )

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    Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies

    There is something about your videos that has me completely glued. You should get a slot on This Morning or the American equivalent. You look so beautiful and radiant. You would never know you have so much stress going on!! Good on you girl xx

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      MT

      Oh gord, really Maria? That’s good to know, I often feel my vlogs are terrible. Well not often, always actually. I really want to make them sharper but I think it comes down to the equipment or lack of. So the plan is to work really hard at saving up for a good camera, lights & a mic. I think I should be able to get it all second hand for about £1500, fingers crossed. Once I’ve got the gear it’s just a matter of setting it up permanently in the new house. I’ve already warned Mark hahahaha 😉 xx

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    Cheryl Tucker

    PS Yay, my comments are showing up now. I was having trouble for a while but they are going though now!
    Cheryl again! Ha ha!

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      MT

      Eeeek! This is a worry, you’re the second person to tell me that. Thanks for letting me know lovely xx

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    Cheryl Tucker

    I love your videos and learn so much about make up application from you. I never wore make up really until I was around 50 and now I have so much fun with it!
    Cheryl
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

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      MT

      Aw really Cheryl? That’s so lovely to hear, I’m really happy! I will do my absolute best to get more of them out for you. I’m planning a monthly schedule after we move Stateside & I’ve invested in a proper vlogging camera xx

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    Suzy Turner

    I really need to have you here to do my makeup, Michelle! lol! But in the event of that not being possible (he he he), I guess I’ll just have to settle for some of this makeup!!
    Great vlog, Michelle!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

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    Rozanne

    Great tutorial! I’m so hopeless with make-up, I don’t even both wearing it most days. Like Greetje said, I find it strange that I am so obsessed with clothes but have so little interest in make-up. However, these are really interesting products. Part of the reason I don’t bother with proper make-up is the difficulty matching my skin tone. Keeping everything crossed that your move proceeds more smoothly now xx

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      MT

      Ah you too eh?
      For special occasions or when you feel like it, doing the basics with just a tinted lip blam is really fresh. That’s why I love the TL concealor Rozanne, it’s the perfect consistency. I will often do my make-up just to that stage, plus it literally feels like wearing none at all xx

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    No Fear of Fashion

    You look perfect. It is just that make-up is not my thing (we really differ here). Never quite understood why I have so little (none) interest in the subject as I am so much into adorning myself. One of these riddles of life. So I have no comment on this post besides you look bloody good.
    Greetje

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      MT

      It is quite a strange phenomenon when you put it like that. Never the less, thanks for leaving a comment Greetje xx

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    Lisa the sequinist

    I always love your makeup tutorials…. there is something so interesting AND relaxing about watching someone else put makeup on, and you are a real PRO! I’m going to have to pick your brain about mascaras now and see which one you are test driving! xx

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      MT

      OMG says the woman with THE LONGEST LASHES EVER! You should be giving the tips on that subject Mrs 😉 xx

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    Samantha Blair

    You look so fresh, groomed and naturally radiant here Michelle!
    Thank you for sharing.
    XXX
    Samantha
    http://www.fakefabulous.com

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      MT

      Thank you so much Samantha, I really apprecitae you leaving such a positive comment. To be honest I’m not happy with the quality of this vlog at all. I’m hoping that when I buy a proper video camera it’ll be a million times better xx

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