Dinner With Trinny & Trinny London Makeup Review

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I’ve been a huge fan of Trinny Woodall for years! Watching What Not To Wear, each week on This Morning and being one of the many fans of her fashion and beauty blogs/vlogs. I couldn’t believe my luck when I got an invite to eat dinner with her and listen to the story of how Trinny London was born

Trinny’s HQ

Trinny’s Hq is at Kensington, London and used to be the home that she lived in. On arrival walking in, I was just like “wow” A hallway with floor to ceiling mirror! It sounds very OTT, but it was just so very effective, and looking around it was all so plush. There were mirrored walls everywhere.

The table was already laid out and looked so fresh and inviting with place cards. There were ten of us eating this evening. A chance to chat with other bloggers/vloggers too.


dinner with Trinny Woodall

The Big Idea

You may have seen the Trinny London idea on your Instagram feed, it has a huge following already, and stories and live videos are constant. You will find lots of makeup and beauty tips there & I will leave a link at the end of this post for you in case you haven’t seen it yet.

Trinny came up with a genius idea for buying this makeup online. There is a series of questions to answer on the website to help you find your unique combination and colours suited to you and it’s called Match2Me

Not only that the whole range comes in circular pots that screw together. All your makeup in one place! So handy for having in your handbag.


Trinny London

Getting my perfect match!

All the women invited were asked a series of questions, the same as the online questionnaire and  “matched” to their colour combinations. This is nearly always filmed live on stories and you may have seen us all saying hi!

After everyone was matched, it was time for dinner. I had to have a sneaky peep in the bathroom before that! You may have seen some photos on my stories about this! And this is where Trinny films her makeup routine that she shares on Instagram each day.

I would have been happy to spend the night in here!

Time for dinner, we headed downstairs and sat at our places. It was good to talk to other bloggers/vloggers and the meal seemed to go by in a flash. sitting at the head of the table was Trinny and when dinner had finished, Trinny explained her idea about how she wanted to create a makeup brand that had the right consistency and in colours that would suit every woman. Good coverage that makeup should have but also look sheer and fresh.

It was a really interesting talk about how Trinny London was born and I just couldn’t wait for dinner to finish and go play with this new brand!

Chatting makeup with Trinny

Well, I just had to get a selfie didn’t I? !! here’s the three of us after chatting about the makeup. Did I mention I went to this event with my friend Ashley from Lazy Daisy Jones? This is the main reason we spent the day together and did the photo shoot beforehand. You can catch the post here if you haven’t seen it.

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I can’t believe I was talking makeup with Trinny in her bathroom! She actually gave some good tips on taking selfies too. I am useless at them!

the evening ended perfectly with Ashley and me at the local pub, sharing our thoughts about the night and comparing the goodies that we left with. I’ve been using them for a couple of weeks now and will be doing a makeup vlog shortly. If you haven’t subscribed to my Youtube channel yet, you can here if you would like to watch.

What I came home with

Can I just say how beautifully packed the Trinny London packaging is? Yellow and Silver is just such a great colour combo! As soon as my daughter saw this her eyes lit up!


When you buy six stackable items they come gift boxed like this, there are travel bags available too.


Six stackable pots and one tube of fabulousness! I’m coming to that!

I chose BFF (that’s the tube) Concealer, bronzer, lip and cheek colours

BFF is my favourite by far. And it seems to be everyone’s favourite. There have been so many rave reviews via media/magazines

This BFF tube comes with a pump, which is handy for dispensing. i always squeeze too much out of my tubes, so this was the first pleaser for me.

When dispensed you would think of it as a cream, but when you start to blend it into your skin the colour starts to appear.

you can just about see it rubbed in, it’s that good a match! What I love about this is it’s factor 30. You can wear it on its own for a glowy finish or put your foundation over the top.

It provides a really illuminating glowy finish and I love it. It’s softening, not tacky and does what it says on the tin! I couldn’t recommend it more. The idea of being able to dispense this into the empty pot provided with your stack is a fantastic idea too.

The second favourite for me is the CONCEALER. This provides great coverage and added with the BFF will give your face all the coverage your face needs.

You can see the coverage is good!


My third favourite is the BRONZER I have never used a cream bronzer before ( all of Trinny’s make up are in cream form) and was pleasantly surprised. It gives off a healthy look and you can have it as light or by adding more, for a more made up look. I’m so used to using a large bronzing brush, but with this, it blends really well with just your fingers.

The LIP2CHEEK is a great idea. One pot serving two purposes. Now the only problem for me here is that I like to define my lips. I will always have a lip pencil and brush in my handbag, but these pots all stacked together is just such a genius idea and not having to carry so much makeup around is a godsend! So my stack, lip pencil and lip brush are all I need!

I wished I had tried a couple of other items that were available. The eyeshadows I would like to try. The cream to powder finish looks really interesting. I know Ashley has a contouring cream that looked really interesting too, so will be looking into that.


Totally made up with this stack! All the makeup you need to fit into your handbag!

Do take a look at the Trinny London site and find you Match2Me And find Trinny and all the inspo on Instagram with some fab beauty and makeup tips


XO Laurie

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  1. Erica Mcnaughton
    September 24, 2019 / 11:12 pm

    Hello there, im a new subscriber sept 2019. Im deling into the world of Trinny. Ive ordered BFF and the foundation pot. Also eyeshaddow … mystery. Im so flipping excited. That postman needs to get a rush on. Im 61 and usually wear este lauder and clinique, but this i terests me so much, you look fabulous i just had to tell you. Its so light and fresh and bright, and the miracle blur it really disguised the crease in your forehead. Wow, got to get me some of that.
    Thank you for your video, the way you presented it, easy to understand thank you.

  2. May 3, 2019 / 2:38 pm

    That looks like a lot of fun, plus, meeting Trinny must have been fab! I too loved her show with Susannah. Love the look from the makeup and as for that house and dinner table……Wow!!

  3. July 11, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    Hey there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Thank you

    • laurie
      July 12, 2018 / 10:37 pm

      Go right ahead! xx

  4. July 11, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    Hey! Would you mind if I share your blog with my myspace group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Thanks

  5. July 7, 2018 / 1:59 am

    I really like it when individuals come together and share ideas. Great blog, stick with it!

  6. Joanne
    April 4, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    Can I ask what colour products you got from Trinny’s range as I think we have the same colouring.

  7. March 12, 2018 / 9:06 pm

    How fab, I’m a big What Not to Wear fan too – it made so much sense (most of the time) when they gave their advice. I think I’d jump at the chance to meet Trinny too. Love the packaging for all this, and it looks you had a fab time. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x

  8. February 14, 2018 / 11:10 pm

    What an amazing night, I’ve heard fabulous things about this range. It looks amazing! You look stunning x

  9. February 14, 2018 / 9:36 am

    Wow what a super time you must have had and the makeup looks amazing. she says heading to instagram now #bloggerclubuk

  10. February 12, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    Wow, I love love love this and I love the packaging. That’s it. I am off to Kensington to get me some. Pen x #AnythingGoes

  11. February 12, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    Wow,what an experience looks so much fun and I so too would want to have a nosey…hehe X #anythinggoes

  12. February 12, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    Goodness, I am So jealous! You lucky lady. 🙂 Wounds like a wonderful evening and I am really impressed with the makeup packaging of Trinny London. I am also mesmerized by the organization of all Trinny’s makeup and beauty products! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Laurie!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  13. February 12, 2018 / 12:57 pm

    I used to LOVE watching Trinny and Susannah on TV – I was gutted when the show came to an end. How brilliant that you got to meet her IRL and actually have dinner and a chat with her! Her line sounds amazing. I’m going to check it out now.
    Suzy xx

  14. February 11, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    Lucky you getting to meet Trinny and try her fabulous new brand. I adore Trinny and watch her lives all the time. I’ve not tried anything from the range yet but want to. I’d love to try them BFF especially now you’ve given it the thumbs up!

    • laurie
      February 12, 2018 / 11:20 pm

      You would love the BFF Steph. The bronzer is my second favourite. It works like a dream xx

  15. February 11, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    This is such a clever idea. Makeup takes up so much space and this is so compact and easy to carry around

    • laurie
      February 12, 2018 / 11:19 pm

      Exactly! It’s all in one handy tube. And it’s good stuff too! xx

  16. February 11, 2018 / 12:52 am

    Well THATS a bit special! Lucky you!

    • laurie
      February 12, 2018 / 11:18 pm

      It was lucky! I enjoyed every minute of it! xx

  17. February 10, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    What a fabulous opportunity Laurie! This looks like a great evening made all the more special by meeting Trinny too. I used to love the TV programme but will have to check out her instagram now. The make packaging looks fab and I do love the glow of that blusher/lip colour.

    Anna x

    • laurie
      February 12, 2018 / 11:17 pm

      It was such a great time Anna. I know you would love this! xx

  18. February 10, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    I’ve never heard of Trinny! that’s what I love about blogging, every day is a school day. it looks like a great brand and certainly a great experience! xx

    • laurie
      February 12, 2018 / 11:16 pm

      That’s a shame you don’t know Trinny and Suzanna! You’re just a babe though so I get that. The makeup is right up your street though xx

  19. February 10, 2018 / 9:36 am

    What an exciting time you had and how lovely to meet Trinny, I too adored her show with Susannah. Loving the look of the makeup and packaging and as for that dinner table……

    • laurie
      February 12, 2018 / 11:14 pm

      It was fantastic Suzi. I’m sure you will be on your way there soon too xx

  20. February 10, 2018 / 7:39 am

    Such a shame we didn’t get to go on the same evening Laurie! It was super fun though wasn’t it? Love your post xx

    • laurie
      February 12, 2018 / 11:13 pm

      yes, that was a shame. We both know how good it was though! xx

  21. February 10, 2018 / 5:52 am

    What a great time, and the makeup looks wonderful.

    • laurie
      February 12, 2018 / 11:12 pm

      Thank you, Julie. It was a great night and the makeup is fabulous xx

  22. February 9, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    I absolutely love these portable makeup kits, and I have been looking for a good concealer my entire life!!!

    • laurie
      February 12, 2018 / 11:11 pm

      The concealer does give good coverage Antionette. It’s not too cakey, quite light but covers well. I hope that makes sense! It’s good to see you here btw xx

  23. February 9, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    You look beautiful and I’m excited that you’ve shared this beauty line with us. I’ve not heard of it, but the results speak for themselves. You look gorgeous, doll. Xo Jonet

    • laurie
      February 12, 2018 / 11:08 pm

      Thank you Jonet! xx

  24. February 9, 2018 / 9:21 am

    Wow that looks fun Laurie, and you’ve got some nice pieces too. x Jacqui

    • laurie
      February 12, 2018 / 11:07 pm

      Try The BFF Maria. It’s amazing xx

    • laurie
      February 12, 2018 / 11:08 pm

      It was a fantastic night Jacqui. Trinny is one of my favourite celebs xx

  25. February 9, 2018 / 6:59 am

    Oh I love Trinny! I will be checking her products out over the weekend. Like you cream makeup is a new thing to try – but if Trinny says so… xx

    • laurie
      February 12, 2018 / 10:57 pm

      Try The BFF Maria. It’s amazing xx

  26. February 8, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    What a lucky pair you were to be invited. Did I tell you I suffer from #fomo? 😂
    I’m going to have to investigate more after reading this xx

    • laurie
      February 8, 2018 / 10:46 pm

      If you come to London, don’t forget to let me know! Go investigate! xx

  27. February 8, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    I’m seriously jealous! Wow! I adored her! How fantastic that you met her!

    • laurie
      February 8, 2018 / 10:51 pm

      I must admit Nancy, I was a bit star struck! Trinny is so down to earth though! xx

  28. February 8, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    Stunning post!
    Have a nice week!
    Gil Zetbase

    • laurie
      February 8, 2018 / 10:52 pm

      Thank you, Gil. Glad you enjoyed it xx

  29. February 8, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    How perfectly exciting, Laurie. I would have been so starstruck … xxx

    • laurie
      February 8, 2018 / 10:54 pm

      Ann, I was! I’ve never been so quiet! Take a look at the Instagram, you will love it! xx

  30. February 8, 2018 / 6:39 pm


    love your review details and those daffs are perfect!

    Yes as youmentioned I am loving the contouring pot, i’m using ‘Kate’ it’s like regaining my ‘youthful cheekbones’ all over again, wish i could say the same for my chin???
    speak soon
    Ashley xx

  31. February 8, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    What a great experience. You look fabulous. – Amy

    • laurie
      February 8, 2018 / 10:55 pm

      Thank you, Amy! It was a great night and the products really are worth a look xx

  32. February 8, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    Oh wow, wow, wow!! You really are a big time blogger, Laurie! I read about Trinni’s new venture in the Telegraph’s supplement last weekend, but it didn’t go into the detail like here. I liked the stackable neatness. I have to say, your skin is looking gorgeous in these pics, have you used the products? I prefer creams for most areas of the face, so this is for me!
    You were so lucky to get an invite, I hope you could eat some of the dinner served on that fresh pretty table.
    Hugs Big Timer, x

    • laurie
      February 8, 2018 / 10:59 pm

      I wonder how I get to do these things myself sometimes Mary! That’s the beauty of blogging, you never know where it’s going to lead to!
      I didn’t eat dinner because of my allergies but I was happy just taking in the surroundings, being nosey and listening to the story of how the brand unfolded. Do take a look at the Instagram site, you will love it! I’m not used to using cream makeup but I’m converted! xx

  33. February 8, 2018 / 2:36 pm

    Wow! Lucky you! I love the color “yellow” with her branding. It really catches your eye! That table setting is gorgeous!

    • laurie
      February 8, 2018 / 11:01 pm

      Thank you, Amy. It was a fantastic evening, especially meeting Trinny and getting to know what the brand is all about xx

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