New Year’s Eve Looks Made Simple!

 

 

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, so we reached out to some of our favorite women to create looks that will make getting ready for your evening out easy! Below are three different looks put together by pro makeup artist Kai Kumalee, Photographer and Blogger Nkenge Brown and TV Host (and host of the Podcast “Just Saying'”) Clare Galterio.

LOOK 1: Kai Kumalee 

The makeup artist added a bold limit to a dramatic eye.
Here’s how you can  achieve this unforgettable NYE look:

Step by Step Guide:

  1. First add our Highlight Stick on the top of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, in your Cupid’s bow and the inner corners of your eye (apply in the corners of your eye with your finger or our mini Highlight Crayon) and then blend using our Perfecting Sponge. Kai used the Highlight Stick in Maldives Luminescent.
  2. Then take our Brazilian Bronze Bronzer Stick and add it to the creases of your eye, blending with your finger (as seen in the video). This will help contour your eye as well as help give it a “smokey” look.
  3. Take our Shadow Crayon in Mariomoto Pink Pearl and put it on the remainder of your lid and blend with your finger or the smudger on the other side of the crayon.
  4. Line your eye with our Eye Pencil (Kai used Swiss Chocolate) and then wing the line out slightly.
  5. Lightly line the bottom waterline of your eye with the Eye Liner and then use the smudger to smudge the pencil (so the line is not too dark.)
  6. Add a bold holiday lip shade (Kai used Tuscan Wine – which is the perfect shade to leave a lasting impression!) First add the Matte Crayon to your lip and finish it up by adding the BB Balm from the other side.

Her final look goes perfectly with her show-stopping dress and is perfect for a memorable NYE! Take a closer look:


LOOK 2: Nkenge Brown

 

Nkenge created a subtle and simple eye with a bold lip look to
compliment her gorgeous NYE outfit.
Here are the steps she took to achieve it:

  1. First apply the Tinted Face Stick all over your face and blend (Nkenge uses Copacabana Chestnut.)
  2. Then take the Brow Pencil to fill in your brows (she uses Espresso.)
  3. For her eyes, she applied our Venetian Gold Eye Shadow Crayon with her finger, spreading it across her lid.
  4. She added more depth to her eyes by adding a little Eye Liner (she used Swiss Chocolate) to complement the gold.
  5. She then added her Blush Stick (in Bora Bora Coral) on the apples of her cheeks and blended in using the contour brush.
  6. She took her Highlight Stick and added it to the high points of her face (above her cheekbones and under brow bone) and blended using the Perfecting Sponge on the other side. Nkenge used the Highlight Stick in Bondi Beach Glow.
  7. She wanted to create a bold lip so she took her eye liner (in Swiss Chocolate) and use on the outer corners of her lips. She then filled in the rest of her lip with Belize Bordeaux & Grenache Balm.

We just love this classy (but sexy) look:


LOOK3: Clare Galterio


The TV Host likes to keep her look simple, subtle and memorable!
She left all the drama to her beautiful (and sparkly) dress.
Here is how you can achiever her beautiful look:

Step by Step Guide:

  1. First start by applying our Face Stick to your face and blending using the Face Blender on the other end. Clare uses Paradise Island Beige.
  2. Use our Brazilian Bronze Bronzer Stick and draw lines (as Clare does in the video) on your forehead, under your cheekbones and down each side of your nose. Blend with the Contour Brush on the other end of the Bronzer Stick.
  3. Use the Brow Pencil to first draw in your brows (Clare wears Americano) and then set with the Brow Gel on the other side.
  4. Draw your Blush Stick on to the apples of your cheeks (Clare uses St. Barths Pink) and blend with the Contour Brush on the other side.
  5. Use our Venetian Gold Eye Shadow Crayon all over your lids as well as under your eye just below your waterline under your eye. Then take your Kona Coffee Eye Shadow Crayon and use it as an Eye Pencil on the top of your lid as well as just below your waterline.
  6. Take your Highlight Stick (Clare used Maldives Luminescent) and add to the top of your cheekbones and then blend using the Perfecting Sponge on the other side.
  7. Lastly, use your Mini Plumping Lip Balm in Barbados Berry to give your lips the perfect moisture, plump and color for a unforgettable kiss at midnight!

A big thanks to Kai, Nkenge and Clare for putting together these beautiful looks! Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year’s Eve and a happy 2018! 

 

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