From What Not To Wear to where? Trinny tells us all
As co-host of one of the UK’s most-watched TV shows back in the noughties, Trinny Woodall told women what not to wear. Now she’s the one who’s had the reinvention – back with a huge social-media following and a new make-up range. Louise Gannon meets her
TRINNY WOODALL IS SITTING on a grey-blue velvet sofa surrounded by the cornucopia of gleaming beauty products that has taken over her chic south-west London home. She is talking – at the speed of Usain Bolt – about skin tones, highlighters, her ‘vampire’ face lifts, a wonder vitamin A cream from South Africa called Dermastine, which she got her former PA’s uncle to send her from Cape Town (‘I asked for 10 tubes. It’s miraculous for crêpey skin’).
Her forensic knowledge of the 50 shades of red is extraordinary. As for eye bags, we are talking Mastermind specialist subject. But there is a point to this tsunami of beauty tips. After years of co-hosting BBC’s What Not To Wear, the style show that regularly had four million viewers tuning in to see Trinny and her equally posh friend, Susannah Constantine, give women makeovers, she’s transformed into a beauty guru as well as a style queen.
Thanks to her blogs, Instagram posts, YouTube videos, weekly Facebook Live sessions and her regular advice slot on ITV’s This Morning, Trinny now has around a million followers in the UK, America,