Trinny London Eye2Eye (£18) is a dinky little tub of creamy eye colour that snaps into place alongside the other pots of make-up in the beauty range launched late last year by makeover queen Trinny Woodall. What’s different about Trinny London is the idea of having all your make-up – from lip colour to foundation – in cream form, in these little pots which can be joined together to make a “stack” that’s easier and less hassle to transport than assorted tubes, tubs and bottles.
Since it’s only available online, Trinny London offers a tool on its website to help customers find the colours that will suit them. I must confess I found it a bit tricky deciding whether to go for the porcelain or “pale pink tones” option. I would usually expect to be the lightest or second lightest shade of foundation but, having listened to what the ladies on the website said about their complexions, I took a chance on the “pale pink tones” and have been very pleased with the colours suggested.
The Trinny London Eye2Eye I tried – seven were prescribed – is Wisdom, a sort of putty, pinky brown which I had admired on Trinny Woodall herself. It took me quite a lot of practice to master it. I don’t tend to use cream eye colour, as my eyelids are prone to oiliness and I usually find that the colour doesn’t last and it sinks into the crease.
Initially I was probably using too much product, and smearing the cream across my lids. It lasted pretty well – there would still be colour, though faint, in evidence ten hours after application – but I found it difficult to distribute the colour evenly when I smeared it. And it looked quite dark.
Then I happened to see a video on Instagram of Trinny applying the “natural looking” Wisdom Eye2Eye on herself and realised that she was patting it on – along the brow line and then onto the lid. It looked like a much more natural and prettier colour.
So, I changed my application technique and am now finding that it’s much easier to get even coverage and to build up the colour where I want it to look more dramatic. It lasts well, though I would aim to take the tub with me if I was going to be out all day or from day into evening. But then that’s the point!