Makeup Review: Trestique Color + Blend Shadow Crayons

Trestique reformulated their Shadow Crayons, which now promises to be more blendable, more flattering, and longer-lasting.

These stick eyeshadows come with a brush at the other end, as expected of Trestique products. These shadows in pen-shaped packaging can fit the thinnest and smallest clutches, making retouching or actual eyeshadow application quick and easy. The actual eyeshadows are sturdier than other stick eyeshadows I’ve dried. I found that if you need to blend this, it needs to be done urgently to avoid streaking. It feels smooth on the lids, though. I prefer using a softer brush instead of the densely packed brush the shadow came with. I’m able to blend the color easier with a softer and less dense brush. All colors have a shimmer finish to them.

Venetian gives a gold shimmer than can be used to highlight below the brows and in the corner of your eyes. Morimoto is a pink pearl, which works for a light eye look. The darker shade Kona (bronze), Aspen (earthy green), Tahitian (taupe), and Burgundy (burgundy wine) are for when you want depth in your eye looks. I like to use Kona and Venetian together. I use Kona all over the lid and Venetian on the corner of my eyes to provide color in my everyday look. I sometimes even use Kona as an eyeliner.

These are extremely pigmented. The application literally feels like your applying crayon on your lids because they are sturdy. I didn’t mind it that much but if you’re into complicated eye looks that require a lot of blending, these might be too dense for you. If you do simple, fuss-free eye looks, you would have an easier time. I also like how long-lasting these shadows are. Even without an eyeshadow primer and with my oily lids, these stay on the whole day.

These shadows are also vegan, cruelty-free, and are made without paraben, gluten, and synthetic fragrance.

The Trestique Color + Blend Shadow Crayons were provided by @trestique. Available for $24 each at trestique.com

2019 Makeup Favorites

These were the products that I consistently reached for when I was getting ready this year:

By Terry hyaluronic hydra-primer – blurs imperfections and hydrates the skin

BareMinerals complexion rescue hydrating foundation stick – like colored water. this is just so hydrating

First Aid Beauty bendy avocado concealer – this is my second tube. that’s how much I like this

Glossier stretch concealer – this is what I always use when I don’t want to put foundation on and just want some really light coverage

Onomie radical setting mist – I like spraying this on my brush before applying foundation. This just makes everything look better

Trestique highlight and perfect multipurpose stick – the subtle glow it gives is my favorite. It’s also so easy to blend.

Kosas color and light creme: velvet melon – I’ve always been an 8th muse girl but this year was the year of velvet melon for me. The peach tone of this one makes my face look healthy and fun. Like I just spent the weekend by the beach.

Innisfree petal blusher – easy to use, natural-looking, and gives a subtle-looking, pinch-on-the-cheek like blush

Kosas 10-second eyeshadow – I love all the colors but supreme just really takes the throne. It’s metallic, high-impact, yet so easy to apply and blend

Ilia Beauty the necessary eyeshadow palette, cool nude – this is my everyday palette. it doesn’t contain the usual neutrals which I really like but it still works in any setting.

Em Cosmetics fine liner brow pencil-thin, sturdy, and pigmented. Everything I need in a brow pencil

Lilah B glisten and glow skin illuminator – the shade b. captivating just gives my skin a healthy glow. I also like using this on my lids for a creamy-looking shimmer

Benefit Cosmetics they’re real mascara – forever and always

Pat McGrath Labs matte trance, flesh 3 – the most pigmented and longest wearing matte lipstick I’ve tried that doesn’t cake or settle between the lines. Flesh 3 is my go-to when going out

Makeup Review: Trestique Highlight Stick in Maldives Luminescent, Sugar Polish + Plumping Lip Balm in Barbados Berry, and Lip Glaze Crayon in Paris Pink

This trip to Bali has had me a bi dependent on the new goodies Trestique sent over a few weeks ago.

My overall glow was amplified by the Highlight Stick ($28) in Maldives Luminescent. This a creamy formula, which contains coconut oil, easily glides on the skin. It has a sheen that can be buildable depending on the wattage you want to shine. I’ve put this on the top of my cheeks, nose, and lips for a subtle glow. It like applying this highlighter with my fingers as its soft texture is easy to control.

I’ve really been enjoying lip balms lately so I always reach for the Sugar Polish + Plumping Lip Balm ($25). The Sugar Polish lip scrub softens the lips but what‘s getting a lot of use is the Plumping Balm, which used marine collagen microspheres and organic shea butter to plump and moisturize the lips. The lip balm equally moisturizes and colors the lips so this is really a one and done product for me. I put this on and get subtle plumpness, adequate moisture, and intense color. I have the Barbados Berry shade and this looks like a cherry-colored tint that has a slight sheen and it just brightens up my face. The soft formula is a joy to apply and the big tube actually helps prevent applying over the lip lines.

Lastly, the Lip Glaze Crayon ($25) has a primer on one side and a stained gloss, which contains cocoa butter, coconut oil, and peach oil, on the other to smooth, hydrate, and provide a shine on the lips. The primer, I don’t really use but it’s good to support my extremely matte lip colors. For the lipgloss, I have the shade Paris Pink, which actually applies a bit transparent on me so I like using it on top of my lip color, usually on top of the Plumping Balm. It has a bit of slip to it and Lip Glaze is such an appropriate name because it does look like I just ate a glazed doughnut whenever I apply this. Since I’ve been walking around a beach town the past few days, I like using this whenever I want to add to the glowy look I’ve been rocking.

The Trestique Highlight Stick in Maldives Luminescent, Sugar Polish + Plumping Lip Balm in Barbados Berry, and Lip Glaze Crayon in Paris Pink were provided by @trestique. Available at trestique.com

Makeup Review: Trestique Tinted Face Stick and Concealer Crayon

As a person who will sacrifice food, looking alive, and being on time for sleep, the need for quick fixes and fool-proof products is as important as door-to-door delivery of anything and everything.

That’s how I met Trestique, a brand who aims to create makeup that is simple, no-fuss, long-lasting, and time-saving. Their products all have a magnetic seal to avoid accidents inside your purse and all products come with its own applicator so, you don’t have to bring brushes or sponges. The products are also cruelty-free and free of synthetic fragrances, D5, petrochemicals, and talc.

Their Tinted Face Stick ($30) promises to be a cream-gel tinted moisturizer for that no-makeup makeup look. It has a sheer to medium, buildable coverage and contains coconut oil to hydrate the skin. I love how this applies – it’s sheer and a bit powdery but doesn’t appear matte and I can build on the coverage and get it to medium coverage on areas I need to in order to even my complexion. I have the shade, Tulum Nude, and it suits my skin tone perfectly. It applies thinly and feels lightweight but the actual product is a bit sturdy. It can be quickly buffed with the sponge applicator it came with or blended. I found out, however, that this applies like second skin when you mist beforehand or wet the applicator. It also stays on longer. It’s not matte and full coverage so, I will still need to reapply after about four hours because I will have a shiny t-zone after a few hours but the actual product makes it easier to do that.

The Concealer Crayon ($24) is a gel-like cream concealer that promises to be long-lasting and be flexible in terms of coverage. It’s huge and pencil like and the actual product is as sturdy as the foundation. It’s also best blended with the applicator it came with. It tried using a brush with this one and I found that it wasn’t able to blend the concealer as smoothly. Those who are not fans of applying makeup with have an easy time using this because the pencil-size is easy to grip making blending easy. However, it’s not as long-lasting as I would like and I noticed that this doesn’t blend as smooth if my under-eye area isn’t moisturized. I stay in an air-conditioned room most of the day and when my eye area dries up, the concealer would crease or settle on the lines in that area. If I’m having a good eye day, though, this will stay on and not emphasize the lines under my eyes.

The Trestique Tinted Face Stick and Concealer Crayon were provided by @trestique. Available at trestique.com

Makeup Review: Trestique Good Vibes Mascara

A mascara at one end and a curler in the other? Sign me up.

The Good Vibes Mascara from Trestique is the first ever curler/mascara product that promises to curve, lengthen and volumize the lashes. The half-curler works to provide an all-day lasting curl while the mascara defines and separates lashes without any flaking or smudging.

Honestly, I always either forget my mascara or my curler, or both if it’s a really good day, so this really came in handy.

The curler is a bit difficult to use though. It curls just fine and can easily do its magic to my lashes in one push. However, since it’s black, it’s a bit difficult to apply under normal lighting. It takes a bit of getting used to and I had nicked my skin a few times. I had. O problems with its effects, though, so I wish the curler would come in a different color.

The mascara is unlike anything I’ve tried before. I usually go for rubber wands and this one is a brush, which I usually stay away from because I suck at applying mascara. I can easily smudge it in one swipe. So, I stayed away from brush wands altogether.

This one, though, amazingly makes my lashes fluffier. Something I’ve never experienced with other mascaras. It’s a whole new world, honestly. It’s a look I never thought I would go for. I also like that my lashes hold the curl and the fluffiness the whole day. It doesn’t smudge or transfer as well. It was also easy to remove with a cleansing balm. I was glad to receive this as PR because it’s a product I never knew I needed.

The Trestique Good Vibes Mascara was provided by @trestique. Available for $25 at trestique.com