November 2

The power of colours

Jorunn Hernes Personal Colour Analyst

The power of colours - and eyebrows

This video is a two-for-one. I'm showing you the transformational power of colour without using makeup, and without looking like an oatmeal granny.

I'm also showing you how to use simple, easy makeup to look even more radiant.

And, at the same time I'm testing out my newest Trinny London products.

I usually use the BFF De-Stress Serum foundation which is light, moisturising and very transparent. And it really is my Best Friend, second only to my knitting pal Karen who never fails to bring new insight into a knitting technique that we're discussing and Sigrid who can turn a simple walk into a lesson in philosophy and mindfulness, so the name is apt.

I lately purchased the Trinny London new, matte foundation called BFF Rebalance, and was excited to try it out. My verdict is that Rebalance is for you if your skin requires a foundation with more coverage, or if your skin is oily and you feel the BFF De-Stress is a little too glowy and moist. 

For me, I think I'll use both. I'll stick to my good old friend Jemima De-Stress for my everyday use, and combine it with Molly Rebalance when I want a little more coverage and polished finish.

Jemima is who I'll bring to the library and Molly is whom I'll take to the Christmas party.

The other new product is Lash2Brow and since eyebrows are the single most important feature to enhance, I'm very excited to review this.

I might almost say that defined eyebrows are more important than lips & cheeks.
(don't tell anyone I said this).

And I really like Lash2Brow! I love the natural but superbly defined look that I'm able create by colouring the actual hairs of the eyebrows. So if you're lucky enough to have eyebrow hairs, this is THE product.

And I'm pleasantly surprised at the way the mascara does not smudge at all, even after a long day. Another important feature is that it comes off easily with just my regular cleanser.

About the author 

Jorunn Hernes

Jorunn is a Certified Personal Colour Analyst, founder of Nordic Simplicity and Scandinavian Style Academy™, the fresh, simple, Scandinavian approach to getting dressed. Jorunn will avoid social settings with more than three people but can be lured out with snacks and the promise to talk about books.

  • I’m so excited to see you addressing Trinny London!! Thanks for the tips! I’ve been enjoying your awesome words of wisdom! Thanks a bunch! Athena(True summer). I bought jeans based on your color efforts a few years ago. Totally worth it!

  • This is an interesting conversation. As I have gotten older, I find that I prefer minimal eye makeup so my eyes appear alert, bright and as wide open as possible. Defined eyebrows — absolutely! But minimal shadow, no eyeliner and mascara only occasionally, usually for evening. For me, less is more.

    • Yes, Nicole, I find the same thing, and I really appreciate these conversations in the comments.
      I am adapting and learning, but find moving away from eyeliner is a big step, as it has been recommended for my Season (Bright Winter) since the dawn of time, or at least since the invention of eyeliner and the rise of colour analysis, as a means to emphasise the eyes. But things (in this case eyes) change as we grow older, and that has consequences.
      As I grow older, the emphasis on radiant, healthy skin, smoothing the skin and redistributing the rosiness by using a good, moisturising foundation, blush and lipstick, and enhancing brows and lashes is probably going to be my go-to formula going forward.
      Maybe it’s time to reconsider smoky eyes, and even eyeliner? I should do a makeup video about this!

  • Hi there, I hope you don’t think this is rude, but I liked everything you did until the point of the eyeliner, which suddenly made your beautiful eyes look smaller and harder. They looked so big and beautiful with just the eye shadow, and probably, mascara. I wonder if anyone else sees this?

    • Hello Trisha! Your comment is not rude at all, it is a very interesting observation!
      My eyes are very small, and while eyeliner is meant to accentuate the eyes (which I was hoping to achieve with a little eyeliner in addition to mascara), it will also make them slightly smaller. The eyeliner I’m using is a burgundy/brown which is slightly kinder than stark black, which is even harder. I wonder if anyone else has an opinion on this?

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