Entrepreneur Trinny Woodall Shares Her Favorite Things

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This article first appeared in the Winter 2022 issue of New Beauty. Click here to subscribe

British beauty entrepreneur, TV personality and fashionista Trinny Woodall has propelled her eponymous makeup suite into cult-classic status, and her fun-loving charm into our hearts. Let’s just say she’s the beauty BFF we’ve always wanted.

Morning Dew

“I love a fresh face in the morning, so I use my BFF De-Stress Tinted Serum ($50) in Lucy to wake my skin up. Brows are so important to frame the face, and the Hourglass Brow Pencil ($37) gives good color, doesn’t set too strong, and the size of the brush works really well for even the smallest eyebrows. I also love multipurpose products: I invented the Lip2Cheek Sheer Shimmer ($30) because it acts as a lip and cheek color, and sometimes highlighter. On a day when I have no time, I’ll put it on my eyes too.”

Precious Gems

“My favorite jewelry is from Liat Ginzburg, a designer I met in Israel who does fun, bright, mad things, or Annina Vogel, who does the opposite and makes beautiful pieces from old charm necklaces. I adore them.”

Sweet Treat

“My guilty pleasure is a bar of dark chocolate at night, either Raw Halo Bar ($2) or Green & Black’s.”

Family Treasure

“If I had to think about the thing I would least want to lose, it might be this little angel I was given when my daughter Lyla’s father died, and I always keep it close to me. Once I thought I had lost it, and I remember how much that upset me.”

Book Club

Woodall says her most-loved book of all time is The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas ($7). “It’s just an incredible adventure story. I also loved Perfume by Patrick Süskind ($13)—I read it when I was working for Caron in Paris, and I remember how it awakened my love of fragrance at the time.”

Euro Trip

To get away from the hustle-bustle, Woodall flees to the mountains in France near the Swiss border where she has a chalet. “I’d also love to be lying on an island in the Caribbean. Whenever I meditate, I think of those two locations.”

Pillow Talk

Before bed, Woodall always does a double-cleanse. “Generally I start with a balm, either de Mamiel Cleansing Balm ($79) or Botanics Organic Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm ($32). Then I follow with a gel, like NeoStrata PHA Facial Cleanser ($27).” Next comes a resurfacing acid—she favors Biologique Recherche P50 or Jane Scrivner’s, “a more gentle exfoliant” ($40)—plus retinol and peptide serums. “I love nearly every retinol from Medik8, but right now I’m using r-Retinoate Intense ($265). I don’t like wearing a heavy moisturizer at night.”

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