This summer in my Ipsy bag I received this cute little lipstick crayon from a brand called trèStiQue. Now, I had never heard of this brand before, but I have been quite the lipstick aficionado as of late, so I was game to try it out. I was surprised how creamy it was at yet still looked matte on my lips. Impressed, I set it aside on my vanity for future use.
A week or so later, I cracked open my Sephora Play box to find another little crayon shaped stick from trèStiQue. Upon closer inspection, I discovered that this wasn’t a lipstick like I received in my Ipsy, but a highlighter! YAY. I swatched it and was instantly in love with the glow, so I set it with my little trèStiQue lippy to use that afternoon.
I used the lipstick and highlight that afternoon, and then the next day, and the next, and the next…. Fast forward to today, and I am in a committed relationship with my trèStiQue crayons.
OHMYGOODNESS, you guys. This brand does not get anywhere near the amount of hype that they should in my opinion. Since trying out those two little sticks, I now own the tinted face stick, the mattifying duo, brow pencil, full size lipsticks, more minis, the bronzer, blush….the list goes on. Out of love for the products and wanting to test them out, I have aquired one of everything and have yet to find a product that I am disappointed in.
These products are beautiful for travel, tossing in a bag for touch ups, and I LOVE the 2-in-1 capability this brand portrays in the sense that each full size stick has a tool placed in the bottom that perfectly pairs with the product. Sponges, brushes, blotting papers and more are hidden inside the base of the sticks, and are completely removable for cleaning or replacing. This brand screams ease of use and versatility.
Now, some of the reasons I have totally fallen for this brand (aside from the whole coolness factor hehe) are as follows:
1) The cream-gel texture. Something about the way these blend out on my skin is so appealing. The coverage of the Tint, Moisturize, and Blend Face Stick is buildable to medium, but never feels heavy or cakey. I draw a few lines on my face, blend them in, then build a bit more on the places I’m extra red like my cheeks and chin. I like to set it with a bit of powder in the morning on really hot or humid days I am good to go all day.
2). Longevity. These sticks last so long on my skin, and I get a lot of use out of each stick in general too! I have actually just hit the last dregs of my first face stick I purchased this summer, and you best believe I will be digging out every last bit.
3) Good for you ingredients. Nothing in these sticks is going to be harsh on your skin, and dry skin girls will love these something fierce because of the hydrating ingredients added in. Oily girls can still get some use out of these too, though! They are paraben free, synthetic fragrance free, cruelty free, and petrochemical free. Their ingredients are all natural, so they will definitely be good for those with sensitive skin or people wanting to stay away from synthetics in their makeup.
4) Color selection. While they could definitely expand their range to suit even more skin tones and styles, these versitile sticks fit a wife range of skintones and are perfectly suited to those who like a simple look. There are enough deeper lip and eye shades that you can definitely get some drama in there too! You can go from a soft golden eye look with a nude lip to a vampy smokey eye and bold red lip in a couple minutes. They have recently added ansecond shade of highlight, so I am hopeful they will be expanding their shade range!
Their lineup of products includes the ever popular Essential 8 set, which totes the motto of the 5 minute face. It includes the tinted face stick, bronzer or highlight stick, blush stick, concealer, eyeshadow, brow pencil, eyeliner, and lipstick. You can have an entire full face in a makeup bag (that you get for free with the set!) the size of a water bottle.
I purchased this set so I could have backups to some of my favorite products I had purchased individually, and also get some more colors of lip crayons and shadows. This set retails for 175$, which seems like a lot but the value is incredible.
As my new Holy Grail, go to, can’t live without it makeup, I have honestly stopped buying a lot of other makeup since this is now all I reach for. I will be so sad if they ever stop making these. Here’s hoping they are always around! I will be a customer for life!
If you are interested in trying these, you can go to their website trèStiQue.com or sephora.com. They offer a “try before you buy” option, and have various discount codes available through ipsy, FabFitFun, and others.
You can also save 20% when you send in a photo for a selfie shade match! This is a nice little service they provide where you can send in a well lit selfie and answer a small questionnaire and they will provide recommendations for shades in their products.
Here soon, I will be posting again to go into more detail about their specific products, shades, and how I use my crayons. Looking forward drop sharing my TrèStiQue love with you all!