|Above: Meet Trestique.|
Today, I relish the opportunity to discussing two beauty brands that have yet to be explored on Beauty Professor. The first is designed to dramatically streamline both the time and space occupied by your beauty routine and the second is a minimalist hair care duo for soft, shiny and manageable tresses!
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action...
|Above: With magnetic caps and sleek silhouettes, these six units represent a full face of glowing, natural and long lasting makeup.|
The chief tenet of Trestique is simplicity; the product's textures and shades have a universal appeal that is equal parts natural and polished beauty and the innovative packaging makes a spectrum of shade and formula options portable and unequivocally travel friendly. Notably, each product features a built-in sponge or brush applicator, thereby reducing the need for additional tools and heightening the ease of touch-ups on the go.
I had the chance to try six products from the Trestique line and was duly impressed by the creamy pigmentation and blendability of the formulas; I was able to create a fresh-faced look that represents all of my perennial favorites...even skin, bronze cheeks and lids and soft pinky nude lips that remain intact for 6+ touch-up free hours.
|Above: Creamy and highly-blendable, the Trestique line travels like a dream.|
Swatches + Descriptions:
- *Trestique Moisture and Blend Tinted Face Stick in Tulum Nude: Offering buildable light, all the way to medium-full coverage, this unscented base product has a natural, slightly glowing finish that simply looks like "really good skin." Tulum Nude is an excellent match for N/NC 25 skin.
- *Trestique Color and Contour Bronzer Stick in Brazilian Bronze: A neutral tan that effectively adds depth, dimension and warmth to the face, this creamy bronze lushly glides along the face without imparting any discernible shimmer. So beautiful.
- *Trestique Color and Contour Blush Stick in Bora Bora Coral: This cheerful wash of coral is bright yet sheer for an entirely wearable outcome. I prefer to concentrate this on the apples of my cheeks for a believable flush.
- *Trestique Correct and Cover Concealer Crayon in Bisque: Offering a touch more initial coverage than then Tinted Face Stick, this potent wand instantly banishes discoloration and imperfections. I blended a touch of this in my under eye region and was pleased with how well it covered darkness without conspicuous creasing.
- *Trestique Color and Smudge Shadow Crayon in Venetian Gold: I was stunned by the stalwart nature of this eye shadow crayon. Once applied, it does not budge. Venetian Gold is a perfect fusion of bronze, taupe and gold and the satin finish is luminous without being glittery.
- *Trestique Matte Color and Shiny Lip Balm in Nantucket Nude: The matte side of this dual ended lip product is an extremely pigmented pinky nude beige and the glossy side imparts a clear gleam that adds moisture and radiance for hours on end.
|Above: Swatches in direct sunlight (no flash).|
|Above: Swatches in direct sunlight (with a flash).|
|Above: Nantucket Nude alone on the lips.|
|Above: A full eye look in 3 steps...concealer, eye shadow and Tom Ford Extreme Mascara.|
|Above: Meet Shu Uemura Art of Hair.|
In terms of hair care, I've been loving the Shu Uemura Art of Hair offerings, specifically the:
- *Cleansing Oil Shampoo: Despite its potentially misleading moniker (oil?), this formula leaves hair decidedly clean. 3-4 pumps of this softly fragrant elixir create a lush lather that gently cleanses my thick, long hair, leaving it feeling balanced and smooth. I have been using this nonstop!
- *Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil: The scent alone is enough to enchant, but the detangling and hydrating properties of this serum further enhance its value in my current routine. Brimming with the restorative power of Camellia, this oil does it all; it masterfully adds shine, tames fly-aways, enhances manageability, acts as a leave-in conditioner and can be used as a protective styling treatment. Since using two pumps directly after washing, my tangle-prone hair has never been smoother and more voluminous.
|Above: The LE Maison Kitsune for Shu Uemura is a visual masterpiece, no?|
|Above: After a couple of weeks with these hair care gems, they have transcended to "staple status."|
The following images reflect all products in action in various lighting situations...
Style Details: I am also wearing an Icebreaker wool zip up; truly, I can't stop wearing this as it is the quintessential warm up as temperatures drop.
|Above: Last look.|
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Bottom Line: Both the Trestique and Shu Uemura Art of Hair lines are a delight for this beauty lover. Unique and effective, I recommend taking a closer look at their respective offerings if you are on the hunt for impressive new brands in the beauty realm!
Have YOU tried anything from Trestique and Shu Uemura Art of Hair? Thoughts?
Good things ahead including new discoveries in skincare and beauty as well as my spoils from recent Sephora and Beautylish sales! I am also working my way through responding to your comments and emails.
Have a lovely Tuesday...xx,
--The Beauty Professor
** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. © 2012-15 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.