Why The Essential 8 Routine Is The Ultimate Timesaver

 

Think about it: Why are we letting our everyday makeup routine stress us out? Why are we spending so much time and effort on products that are difficult and worst of all messy? Oh and also, why can’t we do our makeup whenever and wherever we want? 

The Essential 8 Routine by trèStiQue is all you need for a complete makeup look that you can apply anywhere. Jenn and Jack asked themselves those exact questions and decided it was time to create makeup that actually works for our lifestyles—they wanted to create one routine that everyone could customize to be exactly how they want it. No mess. No hassle. And best of all: no wasted time! 

The result? The Essential 8—the most complete trèStiQue set for a 5-minute face.

The Essential 8 Set is everything you need, nothing you don’t. It’s an expertly curated routine of 8 products with built-in applicators in just-right shades for your complexion—it includes a Tinted Face Stick, Concealer Crayon, Blush or Bronzer Stick, Highlight Stick, Brow Pencil, Shadow Crayon, Eye Pencil, and Matte or Glaze Lip Crayon.

You build your set however you want it and if you need help choosing the right shades, we can help! Just submit a selfie through our homepage and our team of shade match experts will let you know what they recommend.

The routine also comes in an organized, mess-free, specially designed Deluxe Le Pak bag with a built-in mirror. One of our favorite parts about the makeup bag is that it allows all your essentials to stand upright, crayon tips up, meaning you can see everything and easily grab it—no messy rummaging to find anything. All in all it weighs less than half a pound so it’s perfect to take on the go.

Whether you’re a busy mom on the go, have a hectic work day or you’re traveling the world and trying to pack light + still love the makeup you wear—the routine works for everyone! Your makeup routine should be the easiest part of your day, no matter the time and place. That’s what the Essential 8 Set is all about! It’s that simple.

3 Easy To Achieve Holiday Party Looks!

 

 

It’s December, which means it’s time for Holiday Parties!! We worked with our makeup artist, Lyndsey Ariel, to create three easy Holiday Party looks, so you can look polished for the party (in half the time!) Now you just have to find the perfect outfit…

Look 1 – Midnight Kiss Ready
Your pout will be the center of attention in Yesenia’s Bold Lip Look…

 1. Start with our Concealer Crayon (Yesenia’s shade is Bisque) and apply it to any dark spots, under the eye, around the nose and any place that there is some discoloration. Blend with the built in blender on the other end.

2.  Use your Tinted Face Stick (for Yesenia we used Paradise Island Beige) and blend using the Face Blender on the other end.

3. Fill your brow with our Brow Pencil (Yesenia wears Americano) and then use the Brow Gel to set the look.

4. Put our Morimoto Pink Pearl Eye Shadow Crayon on your lid. You can blend with your finger or the built-in smudged.

5. Take your Eye Pencil and draw just on top of the lid (you can darken the look by adding a little under the bottom lid as well!) Yesenia is wearing Swiss Chocolate.

6. Add St. Barths Pink Blush Stick to the apples of your cheeks (build and blend using the built-in Contour Brush to your desired color.)

7. Add our Maldives Luminescent Highlight Stick to the tops of your cheekbones and dab using the Perfecting Sponge on the other side.

8. Now let’s talk Lips! For this look we used Tuscan Wine. It is the perfect holiday lip color! Use the tip of the Lip Crayon to outline the lip and the fill it in using the side of the crayon. We added a touch of shine using the BB Balm on the other side. We put the balm just in the center of the top and bottom lip.

And that’s it…now you have the most kissable look at any holiday party!

Look 2 – Show Off That Winter Glow 
Glow Bold with Deepica’s Holiday Party look…

1. Start with our Concealer Crayon (Deepica’s shade is Toffee) and apply it to any dark spots, under the eye, around the nose and any place that there is some discoloration. Blend with the built in blender on the other end.

2.  Use your Tinted Face Stick and blend using the Face Blender on the other end (Deepica uses Waikiki Tan.)

3. Deepica loves the full brow look so we used our Brow Pencil to fill in her brows (she wears the shade Espresso) and then use the Brow Gel (on the other end) to set it.

4. Take our Himalayan Slate Shadow Crayon and apply it all of over your lid and then use the Built-In blender, to blend it out into the crease. Build the color up as much as you want!

5. Take the Santorini Black Sand Eye Pencil and line your to top lid, winging it out slightly. Also, use the Eye Pencil to line the bottom waterline.

6. Take the Brazilian Bronze Bronzer and add it to the cheekbones and the sides of your nose and then blend using the Contour Brush on the other end.

7.  Add the Maldives Luminescent Highlighter on top of your cheekbone, down the center of your nose and on the brow bone right under your brows.

8. Pick from either Tuscan Wine or Chile Red (Deepica is wearing Tuscan Wine) and line your lips with the tip of the crayon and then fill your lip with the side of the crayon. You can keep the look Matte or add a little shine with the BB Balm on the other end of the crayon by applying it all over the lips.

Look 3 – All Eyes On You(r Eyes!)
Your eyes will leave a lasting impression with Nkenge’s Bold Eye look…

1. Start with our Concealer Crayon (Nkenge’s shade is Toffee) and apply it to any dark spots, under the eye, around the nose and any place that there is some discoloration. Blend with the built in blender on the other end.

2.  Use your Tinted Face Stick and blend using the Face Blender on the other end (Nkenge uses Copacabana Chestnut.)

3. Fill your brows in using our Brow Pencil and set with the Brow Gel (Nkenge uses Espresso.)

4. Take our Aspen Pine Shadow Crayon and cover your lid with it. Build to your desired amount of color (we built up Nkenge’s color for a more dramatic look.)

5. Take our Santorini Black Sand Eye Pencil and add it across the top of your lid and then under your eye across your waterline.

6. Use our Bora Bora Coral Blush Stick and add it to the apples of your cheeks (you can blend with your finger or the built-in Contour Brush.)

7. Apply our Maldives Luminescent Highlight Stick on the top of your cheekbones and dab to blend using the Perfecting Sponge on the other end.

8. Since the look puts focus on the eyes, we decided to use our “your lips but better” shade, Florence Fig, for a touch of color. Use the Matte side of the crayon to fill your lips in and then use the BB Balm on the other end to add shine on top of the Matte.


So what look is going to be your holiday go-to look this year?  Send us a DM with your final holiday look!

Women We Love: Sophie Elgort

We got together with Sophie Elgort, the beautiful and talented photographer (and mommy to be!), to ask her questions about work, travel and the products she can’t live without!

How would you describe your personal style?
Laid back but polished. It can be a dress or jeans…as long as it is body flattering I am open to try it.

Has pregnancy changed your style? Have you been wearing things you never would before or trying new styles?
I have  been wearing a lot of bodycon so people know that it is a bump and not too many cookies!

If you have ten minutes to pack for a last minute trip, what are you must-have items you can’t travel without?
Dry Shampoo, headphones, my small camera, my mini Le Pak with my tréStiQue Essentials, moisturizer, and a Luna or Kind Bar.

You love to travel…what is your favorite place you have been in the past few years. Why?
Tanzania and Rwanda. It was such a different and new experience that I got to take with my family.

Your favorite NY spot to just relax and take a minute for yourself?
My apartment, because I can just turn off and have my sanctuary in the middle of all the chaos.

What is your favorite part about your job?
I really love the different people and collaborating with all the teams and the subjects and being on set with different people. It is always a different day.

You have a non-profit called Through Our Lens? How did that get started and why are you so passionate about it?
My friend Carolyn Pride and I wanted to do our part with diversity in front of the lens. After much discussion, we thought it would be best to start with those behind the lens. Through Our Lens works with high school girls interested in photography that want to get involved in fashion and media. These girls are from low income and racially diverse backgrounds who might not otherwise not have access to these industries.

How do you want people to get involved?
We are always looking for people to partner with and for people to volunteer. We are also looking for camera companies that can donate cameras or people/companies that want to help fundraise so we can continue to support our initiative.

Note: tréStiQue recently participated in a video shoot at Nylon with Through Our Lens. We provided makeup services (and a makeup artist) for the models participating in the mentees’ shoot. It was an incredible day, and one we are very proud to have been part of!

What is something we may not know about you?
As well as being behind the camera, I also love being on air and have done quite a few expert segments. I’d love to be a regular contributor on a show talking about fashion, photography, etc

If you could tell your 21 year old self some advice what would it be from all the experiences you have had?
I am still working on this now, but in terms of stuff for work…to just get stuff done, don’t worry about it being perfect or finding the perfect time to start. Just start, finish and get things done. People can talk about ideas forever and not get things done.  So just try it!

How would you describe your current makeup routine? What are the products you never leave your house without?
A lot of days I don’t wear any makeup. And if I am going somewhere, I often do just the brows and a little mascara. I love the tréStiQue Brow Pencil and Brow Gel. And I always use moisturizer. Morning and night.

Thanks Sophie for the great chat!

What The tréStiQue Team Is Thankful For!

 

The tréStiQue team reflects on what they are most thankful for…

JENN KAPAHI, Co-Founder

I am thankful for absolutely everything in my life. My family most importantly – my husband who is my biggest supporter and fan and my son Roman who is the light of my life. I am thankful for my parents, my two brothers and all my extended family and friends. I am grateful for my entire tréStiQue team and for the opportunity to pursue my craziest dream which was to create this brand from an idea I had over a decade ago.


JACK BENSASON, Co-Founder

I’m most thankful for having such an amazing supportive wife and kids, who are always there for me. Thinking of them makes me full and happy.


EMILY HORN, Director, Social Media & Consumer Engagement

I am thankful for my family. My husband and baby make every day an adventure and I am so grateful for their love and endless energy!


 


 

 CAITLIN FLANAGAN, Manager, Operational Development & Marketing

I am thankful for my amazing family and friends, Seamless, and my (slightly overweight) cat.


KRISTINA CAPPUCCITTI, Assistant Manager

I am thankful for Turmeric Lattes!


 


 


Wishing all of you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at tréStiQue!

Get Clare Galterio’s Day & Night Look!

Clare Galterio is a TV host, co-host of the podcast “Just Sayin”’ and all around (incredibly) busy woman. From her day job, to her evening events, Clare is always on the go! Even though she loves to play with makeup, she is always looking to keep her makeup routine simple. Clare took us along with her on her busy day today, and we got to see her put together two looks (one for day and one for night). Get either (or both!) of her looks using the products and instructions below:

DAY LOOK

HOW TO GET THIS LOOK:

  1. Face: Pick your shade of Tinted Face Stick to use as a base and Concealer Crayon around eyes, nose and to spot correct.
    *If you need help we Selfie Shade Match on our website for free!
  2. Eyes: Morimoto Pink Pearl on the lid and under the eye.
  3. Liner: Santorini Black Sand under the eye.
  4. Brows: Americano (her favorite!)
  5. Bronzer: Brazilian Bronze used to contour on forehead and cheeks.
  6. Blush:  St. Barths Pink on apples of the cheeks.
  7. Highlighter: Maldives Luminescent on cheekbone, under the brows and down the nose.
  8. Lips: Paradise Pink Mini Plumping Lip Balm

NIGHT LOOK 

HOW TO GET THIS LOOK (working off your day look!)

  1. Get your glass of wine!
  2. Eyes: Kona Coffee under the eye (use blender to smoke out) and Venetian Gold on lid (on top of Morimoto Pearl from earlier in the day.)
  3. Liner: Santorini Black Sand on top lid.
  4. Concealer: Porcelain to touch up under the eyes.
  5. Brows: Latte
  6. Bronzer: Brazilian Bronze used to contour on forehead, cheeks, nose and chin.
  7. Blush:  Bora Bora Coral on apples of the cheeks.
  8. Highlighter: Bondi Beach Glow on cheekbones.
  9. Lips: Barbados Berry Mini Plumping Lip Balm on bottom and Tuscan Wine on top

Shop her look (or any products) on our website for 15% (on any order $30 or more) using clare15

Get Serena Kerrigan’s Evening Look

We are so excited that Serena Kerrigan took over our Instagram Story today! We loved following her throughout her work day (as a host & producer at refinery29) and then working with her to create an evening look perfect for The Whitney Art Party in NYC.  See her final look (and how to achieve it) below:


HOW TO GET THIS LOOK:

  1. Face: Pick your shade of Tinted Face Stick to use as a base and Concealer Crayon around eyes, nose and to spot correct.
    *If you need help we Selfie Shade Match on our website for free!
  2. Eyes: Kona Coffee in the crease, Venetian Gold on lid and Tibetan Ivory under brow bone.
  3. Liner: Santorini Black Sand winged out on top of the lid.
  4. Brows: Latte
  5. Bronzer: Brazilian Bronze used to contour on forehead, cheeks, nose and chin.
  6. Blush:  Bora Bora Coral on apples of the cheeks.
  7. Highlighter: Maldives Luminescent on cheekbone, under the brows and down the nose.
  8. Lips: Tuscan Wine

Shop her look (or any products) on our website for 15% (on any order $30 or more) using serena15