Despite our desire to indulge in a leisurely beauty routine, sometimes that's just not possible. Having a quick and easy makeup and skincare regime can make a world of difference, offering a little boost to your day.
"If we make the outside feel [better] when we catch sight of ourselves in the mirror, we don't feel exhausted. We will feel less tired. We will feel more energetic. We will feel we can conquer the world and not want duvet therapy."
"And I will meet lots of mums who say I don't have time to do this or I'll say look, here's a stack it will take you two minutes," says Trinny.
How to create a foolproof skincare routine
When it comes to creating a simple, efficient beauty regimen, Trinny suggests sticking to the essentials.
A reliable cleanser removes the day's grime, whether it's makeup, baby mess, pollution, or just the wear and tear of a long day. Trinny even recommends having two cleansers, “ one that takes off makeup, and one that really gets in the pores.”
Next, incorporate an antioxidant like vitamin C to brighten your skin and shield it from environmental factors like pollution and stress.
If you're looking to address fine lines or signs of aging, a high-quality retinol is a must. It stimulates collagen production, reducing fine lines and wrinkles while promoting smoother, more youthful skin.
A good quality SPF is a non-negotiable. Sun damage takes a toll on the skin and here in Australia, it should be top priority to prevent it.
Although not always essential, a quality exfoliator helps to clear dead skin cells, targeting texture and leaving it refreshed and radiant.
Not sure which exfoliator to try out?
“All [acids] fulfil a different thing. So a PHA is for somebody who wants to exfoliate the skin but doesn't want to irritate their skin. A BHA is an oil-based acid, and it will attract oil from your skin. So really good if you're congested. An AHA is an acid with a very small molecule size. So it goes deeper.”
The best fuss-free beauty for busy mums
With your skincare sorted, if you're seeking inspiration for an "out-the-door-in-5-minutes" makeup look, Trinny has you covered.
"I like the fact that I can pick up three products and I can put them on my lip, cheek and eye with my finger and I can have my makeup done in 90 seconds. I'm not sitting there for half an hour trying to get my eye right.”
Don't spend too long blending with this easy-to-use tinted cream that adds glow, evens skin and provides barely-there coverage.
The Trinny London site allows you to Match2Me which means you can ensure perfect colour matches every time.
With just three little pots you can change up your look and instantly look more awake in just a matter of minutes. For a natural everyday look, the Fresh Face stack will leave you looking and feeling your very best on busy days without a tonne of effort.
You can also customise this stack to suit your style and it blends out easily with your fingers so no need for additional tools!
The idea of venturing beyond the basics of fashion and beauty might seem intimidating at times. Trinny, however, is known for her fearless approach to experimenting with colour, texture, and materials, not only in her fashion choices but also in her beauty routine.
"I think there are people who are scared of a bright lip because they just think their lips are too thin or they feel they have lip lines or they feel I don't know what colour suits me," Trinny shares on incorporating colour into her beauty look.
For those eager to experiment, Trinny suggests starting with the "less is more" approach and focusing on one standout element, like a bold eyeliner or a contrasting lip colour.
"It can just be like the thing that makes the look," she adds.