Multi-Purpose, Multi-Functional, TreStique
Simple is best these days, especially when it comes to your beauty routine and the number of products you have to use every day. A relatively new indie line has come along (launched in June 2015) to help you get the most of the makeup you use and is all about multifunctional, sleek packaging and quick and easy to apply and tote. You may have seen one of their items in your Ipsy bag or on birchbox.com?
TRESTIQUE is targeting millennials (who isn’t these days??) but I think us older peeps can find to enjoy about the line as well!
The founders felt that a product in pencil form were the most effective beauty solution so they made everything into something slim. Just check out what I what I tried:
- (Baby) Bronzer Stick in Brazilian Bronze (full size is $34)
- (Baby) Blush Stick in Bora Bora Coral (full size is $34)
- (Mini) Highlight Stick in Maldives Luminescent (full size is $34)
- (Mini) Matte Lip Crayon in Belize Bordeaux (full size is $28)
My take: While the packaging is cute, it’s almost too cute for me and I think I’ve seen the faux pencil look before in some really cheap looking makeup a while back. I do like the simple sleek black look of the pencils so what it lacks in the packaging area, does it make up for it in the actual product arena?
Two did. Two did not. While looking through their site for pricing etc, I noticed that part of the charm of these sticks were that most had an applicator or sponge underneath the bottom end of the stick. I tried and tried to pull the end off of each but none of them would budge. Then I saw that each name of the products I was sent by their PR people was either “Baby” or “Mini” so these are not even the main ones they sell on their website. So essentially I can’t even give these a thorough review since I’m not trying the ones the line is based on.
I do see that you can buy a Mini Essentials set for $55, and a Mini Trios for $32, where you pick minis of a few of the items, all of which is super cute, but in order to get the full feel of the line, I would have liked to try one or two of the items that define the brand with the brush/applicators hidden inside.
So with that said, I’m just going by the actual product inside each stick. My picks are the Matte Color in Belize Bordeaux and the Highlight Stick in Maldives Luminescent. The lippie was a really nice wine-colored stain for those days I don’t want to commit to a long-wearing lippie and the highlighter lasted on my skin for hours giving it a subtle glow where I applied it.
Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.