Beauty in a Snap

Even the smallest innovations can feel momentous when they make life easier. trèStiQue’s versatile makeup crayons are smartly designed to streamline routines—getting you ready with fewer tools and less risk of a mess. Each one has an applicator built in to blend, and features a color-coordinated magnetic cap that gives a satisfying click to let you know it is shut. And it stays securely sealed in your purse or makeup bag. (For anyone whose eyeliner or lipstick has ended up all over your handbag’s contents, rejoice!) Founder Jennifer Kapahi’s career in cosmetics meant she was always on the move. Lots of travel led her to create trèStiQue—her way to help women simplify the primping process without sacrificing a pulled-together look. She made sure her crayons have a creamy, gel-like texture that applies smoothly, blends easily, and leaves a soft, silky finish. The formula is long lasting, too. Jennifer named trèStiQue as a play on the phrase ‘tres chic’. The name is spot on. Those of us in the office who tried her makeup are now loyal devotees.

trèStiQue

Makeup Crayons

Beauty in a Snap

Even the smallest innovations can feel momentous when they make life easier. trèStiQue’s versatile makeup crayons are smartly designed to streamline routines—getting you ready with fewer tools and less risk of a mess. Each one has an applicator built in to blend, and features a color-coordinated magnetic cap that gives a satisfying click to let you know it is shut. And it stays securely sealed in your purse or makeup bag. (For anyone whose eyeliner or lipstick has ended up all over your handbag’s contents, rejoice!) Founder Jennifer Kapahi’s career in cosmetics meant she was always on the move. Lots of travel led her to create trèStiQue—her way to help women simplify the primping process without sacrificing a pulled-together look. She made sure her crayons have a creamy, gel-like texture that applies smoothly, blends easily, and leaves a soft, silky finish. The formula is long lasting, too. Jennifer named trèStiQue as a play on the phrase ‘tres chic’. The name is spot on. Those of us in the office who tried her makeup are now loyal devotees.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer

    Hi Grommet fans! I'm Jenn Kapahi, the co-founder of treStiQue beauty. I am so honored to be featured as today's Grommet and I'm so excited to speak with you all. I created innovative 2-in-1 products that simplify the way women use, apply, and carry around their makeup products.

  • SUSAN
    SUSAN
    6/2/2016 11:25 AM

    I love the idea and wonder if they smudge after application? Are they waterproof or do they resist moisture even a little? In the past I've had trouble with makeup that doesn't stay on or ends up just where I don't want it. Really wouldn't want to purchase and then find out it doesn't work.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 11:34 AM

    @SUSAN Hi Susan! Once the shadow crayon is on you have about 5-10 seconds of playtime to blend it alone or together with one of our other shades before it "sets". The Shadow has been tested for all day 12 hour wear and will not budge or crease once it sets. I also have used it sometimes as an intense gel liner for a fun night out!

    The eye liner can also be a kohl ( worn in the inner eye rim) its good for sensitive eyes but is indeed water resistant and can last up to 16 hours.

    The Highlighter has all day wear as well and layers under or over makeup beautifully- the shimmer is very fine ( not glittery at all) and just adds a nice glow to skin.

    The creamy matte lip has regular wear so it depends on what you eat/drink.. typically about 4 hours or so. Mine always lasts because i layer the gloss balm on top throughout the day. Hope this helps!

  • Marcia
    Marcia
    6/2/2016 11:54 AM

    @Jennifer Hi Susan, I was one of the "testers" of all the treStiQue products we are featuring today and love them all. The eyeliner and eye shadow stay on all day and do not smudge. The Highlighter I use over makeup on my cheeks and nose and it give your face a nice glow as Jennifer mentioned above. treStiQue crayons have been my go to cosmetics since I started using them in February. Perfect for traveling too! Hope you enjoy. Marcia

  • Celeste
    Celeste
    6/2/2016 12:05 PM

    Hi Jenn,

    I love your idea! Do you products require a special sharpener or are do they twist up to retrieve more product? It is hard to tell from the pictures.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 12:14 PM

    @Celeste

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 12:15 PM

    @celeste Hi Celeste! They are all propel/repel so you can twist them up as needed to retrieve more product ( this applies to the shadow, lip and highlight stick) no sharpener needed.

    For the eye liner pencil there is actually a hidden mini smudger and mini sharpener to create a precise point if needed :)

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    6/2/2016 12:15 PM

    This line looks fantastic. I love the simplicity of your products. Could you please let me know if your products are organic & natural & not full of harmful chemicals?

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 12:23 PM

    @Kathleen Thanks Kathleen! I worked really hard for a long time to create a really high performance line of color makeup that is "free of" the toxic chemicals such as talc, parabens, synthetic fragrances and petro chemicals. We are not certified organic but we do infuse our face and lip product with natural ingredients such as coconut oil known for hydration properties.

    As a long time product tester & developer I found the balance of good synthetic ingredients together with natural ingredients to be the most effective when delivering high quality, long wearing makeup that lasts, feels good and works!

  • Carol
    Carol
    6/2/2016 1:01 PM

    @Jennifer I would love to order one of each thing. However I live in Scottsdale AZ.

    and I do not order anything in the heat of the summer, that can be affected by it. It will be sitting in a hot mail truck and a hot mail box. It will be 113 Friday, 116 Saturday. I usually do not order things like this till the end of October.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/2/2016 1:22 PM

    Hi Carol, the best bet, if you wanted to get it now, would be to expedite the shipping to cut down on the duration and chances of melting. If you don't want to do that, it may be more prudent for cooler temperatures so nothing melts.

  • Daylan
    Daylan
    6/2/2016 1:22 PM

    Just curious, are these refillable? With a well designed magnetic closure it seems a bit wasteful to throw away a case that seems sturdy enough to be a reusable part.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 1:28 PM

    @Daylan

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 1:32 PM

    @Daylan good question! they are just like regular makeup components BUT with a magnetic seal and custom shaped crayon cap. The refillable part of our packaging is the tool on the bottom ( for the highlight, shadow and lipstick) that twists on & off for easy washing or replacement when dirty or used up.

  • Emily
    Emily
    6/2/2016 1:38 PM

    Hi Jennifer - I am a true novice when it comes to makeup, but I am looking to learn how to create a natural look for work. I am always traveling for work so need something I can do really quickly and that doesn't take a lot of effort. Are you products pretty self explanatory or do I need a lot of experience and time to use them? Thanks! - Emily

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 1:55 PM

    @Emily hi Emily! Our products are so perfect for everyday and travel wherever life takes you! The formulas are cream-gel based so they glide on so easily and build naturally. The built-in applicators help to easily blend the products without the use of your hands so you can apply anytime/anywhere. They are all totally self explanatory so im confident you will love them! Cant wait for you to try :)

  • Izzy
    Izzy
    6/2/2016 1:51 PM

    I have always been into fitness, and recently started to embrace my girly side as well! I want something simple, kind of like a no makeup- makeup look. Do you think your product will be a good fit for me?

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 2:00 PM

    @Izzy hi Izzy! Sounds like these would be perfect for you. I too am very into fitness- so i carry my treStiQue makeup in every bag.. making post work out touch-ups easy and quick. I love having lightweight, portable products with built- in tools & I think you will too!!

  • Lea
    Lea
    6/2/2016 3:24 PM

    I love the packaging and the range of products. I was curious about the inspiration behind the names for each product and where you get ideas for shades/colors.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 3:32 PM

    @Lea Thanks Lea! I love to travel so i was inspired by the colors of each place i've been and named every shade after a place in the world that i traveled to.

  • Sara Rose
    Sara Rose
    6/2/2016 3:32 PM

    Hi Jenn!

    Loved checking these new products! Reading that all of the products close magnetically I was curious if the products were at all on the heavy side?

    Thanks!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 3:38 PM

    @Sara Rose Hi Sara Rose! Our products are actually super lightweight- when you carry them all together they are actually at least 1/2 the weight if not more than an average makeup bag full of like- as products.

  • Bianca
    Bianca
    6/2/2016 4:33 PM

    OMG I'm such a fan of your product and cannot wait to see what you have in store for fall!!! Can you give me an idea of when my lips will be seeing some fabulous new colors??

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 4:40 PM

    @Bianca I totally suggest the Chile Red lip for fall! It looks good on everyone. For new colors & products be sure to check back on our page on the grommet.com

  • Ingrid
    Ingrid
    6/2/2016 4:35 PM

    Well I would like to say that your brand has transformed my life - as if my kids don't make getting ready hard enough, a shattered eye shadow can really take down your day. Thank you so so much for creating something great for us on the go ladies. You rock!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 4:41 PM

    @Ingrid Thanks Ingrid! So glad you love the products.

  • Debalm
    Debalm
    6/2/2016 4:37 PM

    I love to travel to the beach during the summer and never leave home without my chapstick. I've been using your lip balm non-stop all winter but am afraid it will melt in my beach bag, I would hate to lose my favorite product! Should I be worried?

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 4:45 PM

    @Debalm I would recommend keeping it in the shade. It is packed with amazing natural butters and oils that can get softer in extended heat and sunshine.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 4:53 PM

    @Debalm Also i would recommend always applying the lip balm directly from the top vs the side which helps to keep its shape

  • Gabrielle
    Gabrielle
    6/2/2016 4:41 PM

    I love the product but use the same items and colors every single day. How do I know what shades would work for me? I have medium skin, freckles and bright blue eyes. Any help would be beyond appreciated!!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 4:46 PM

    @Gabrielle

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 4:49 PM

    @Gabrielle I would recommend the highlight stick for adding the perfect natural radiant glow. For your eyes I would do the santorini black sand eye pencil and the marimoto pink pearl shadow crayon. For lips you would look good in all three shades ( the nude is best with a smokier eye and the fig is a perfect everyday rose shade while the chile red would be a great pop of color against your eyes!

  • Aida
    Aida
    6/2/2016 4:57 PM

    Great products!!! Just give it a try-They are all winners :)

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 5:14 PM

    @Aida Thank you :)

  • April
    April
    6/2/2016 4:59 PM

    These look so easy to use! Seems like I could do my makeup with a fool proof application.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 5:14 PM

    @April You bet! the product + the tool makes it quick and simple.

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca
    6/2/2016 5:00 PM

    I love Trestique, it has made putting on makeup so much easier! And the packaging is so cool :)

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 5:15 PM

    @Rebecca Thank you! so glad you've been loving them.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

trèStiQue

Makeup Crayons

Beauty in a Snap

Even the smallest innovations can feel momentous when they make life easier. trèStiQue’s versatile makeup crayons are smartly designed to streamline routines—getting you ready with fewer tools and less risk of a mess.

Each one has an applicator built in to blend, and features a color-coordinated magnetic cap that gives a
satisfying click to let you know it is shut. And it stays securely sealed in your purse or makeup bag. (For anyone whose eyeliner or lipstick has ended up all over your handbag’s contents, rejoice!)

Founder Jennifer Kapahi’s career in cosmetics meant she was always on the move. Lots of travel led her to create trèStiQue—her way to help women simplify the primping process without sacrificing a pulled-together look.

She made sure her crayons have a creamy, gel-like texture that applies smoothly, blends easily, and leaves a soft, silky finish. The formula is long lasting, too.

Jennifer named trèStiQue as a play on the phrase ‘tres chic’. The name is spot on. Those of us in the office who tried her makeup are now loyal devotees.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer

    Hi Grommet fans! I'm Jenn Kapahi, the co-founder of treStiQue beauty. I am so honored to be featured as today's Grommet and I'm so excited to speak with you all. I created innovative 2-in-1 products that simplify the way women use, apply, and carry around their makeup products.

  • SUSAN
    SUSAN
    6/2/2016 11:25 AM

    I love the idea and wonder if they smudge after application? Are they waterproof or do they resist moisture even a little? In the past I've had trouble with makeup that doesn't stay on or ends up just where I don't want it. Really wouldn't want to purchase and then find out it doesn't work.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 11:34 AM

    @SUSAN Hi Susan! Once the shadow crayon is on you have about 5-10 seconds of playtime to blend it alone or together with one of our other shades before it "sets". The Shadow has been tested for all day 12 hour wear and will not budge or crease once it sets. I also have used it sometimes as an intense gel liner for a fun night out!

    The eye liner can also be a kohl ( worn in the inner eye rim) its good for sensitive eyes but is indeed water resistant and can last up to 16 hours.

    The Highlighter has all day wear as well and layers under or over makeup beautifully- the shimmer is very fine ( not glittery at all) and just adds a nice glow to skin.

    The creamy matte lip has regular wear so it depends on what you eat/drink.. typically about 4 hours or so. Mine always lasts because i layer the gloss balm on top throughout the day. Hope this helps!

  • Marcia
    Marcia
    6/2/2016 11:54 AM

    @Jennifer Hi Susan, I was one of the "testers" of all the treStiQue products we are featuring today and love them all. The eyeliner and eye shadow stay on all day and do not smudge. The Highlighter I use over makeup on my cheeks and nose and it give your face a nice glow as Jennifer mentioned above. treStiQue crayons have been my go to cosmetics since I started using them in February. Perfect for traveling too! Hope you enjoy. Marcia

  • Celeste
    Celeste
    6/2/2016 12:05 PM

    Hi Jenn,

    I love your idea! Do you products require a special sharpener or are do they twist up to retrieve more product? It is hard to tell from the pictures.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 12:14 PM

    @Celeste

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 12:15 PM

    @celeste Hi Celeste! They are all propel/repel so you can twist them up as needed to retrieve more product ( this applies to the shadow, lip and highlight stick) no sharpener needed.

    For the eye liner pencil there is actually a hidden mini smudger and mini sharpener to create a precise point if needed :)

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    6/2/2016 12:15 PM

    This line looks fantastic. I love the simplicity of your products. Could you please let me know if your products are organic & natural & not full of harmful chemicals?

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 12:23 PM

    @Kathleen Thanks Kathleen! I worked really hard for a long time to create a really high performance line of color makeup that is "free of" the toxic chemicals such as talc, parabens, synthetic fragrances and petro chemicals. We are not certified organic but we do infuse our face and lip product with natural ingredients such as coconut oil known for hydration properties.

    As a long time product tester & developer I found the balance of good synthetic ingredients together with natural ingredients to be the most effective when delivering high quality, long wearing makeup that lasts, feels good and works!

  • Carol
    Carol
    6/2/2016 1:01 PM

    @Jennifer I would love to order one of each thing. However I live in Scottsdale AZ.

    and I do not order anything in the heat of the summer, that can be affected by it. It will be sitting in a hot mail truck and a hot mail box. It will be 113 Friday, 116 Saturday. I usually do not order things like this till the end of October.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/2/2016 1:22 PM

    Hi Carol, the best bet, if you wanted to get it now, would be to expedite the shipping to cut down on the duration and chances of melting. If you don't want to do that, it may be more prudent for cooler temperatures so nothing melts.

  • Daylan
    Daylan
    6/2/2016 1:22 PM

    Just curious, are these refillable? With a well designed magnetic closure it seems a bit wasteful to throw away a case that seems sturdy enough to be a reusable part.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 1:28 PM

    @Daylan

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 1:32 PM

    @Daylan good question! they are just like regular makeup components BUT with a magnetic seal and custom shaped crayon cap. The refillable part of our packaging is the tool on the bottom ( for the highlight, shadow and lipstick) that twists on & off for easy washing or replacement when dirty or used up.

  • Emily
    Emily
    6/2/2016 1:38 PM

    Hi Jennifer - I am a true novice when it comes to makeup, but I am looking to learn how to create a natural look for work. I am always traveling for work so need something I can do really quickly and that doesn't take a lot of effort. Are you products pretty self explanatory or do I need a lot of experience and time to use them? Thanks! - Emily

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 1:55 PM

    @Emily hi Emily! Our products are so perfect for everyday and travel wherever life takes you! The formulas are cream-gel based so they glide on so easily and build naturally. The built-in applicators help to easily blend the products without the use of your hands so you can apply anytime/anywhere. They are all totally self explanatory so im confident you will love them! Cant wait for you to try :)

  • Izzy
    Izzy
    6/2/2016 1:51 PM

    I have always been into fitness, and recently started to embrace my girly side as well! I want something simple, kind of like a no makeup- makeup look. Do you think your product will be a good fit for me?

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 2:00 PM

    @Izzy hi Izzy! Sounds like these would be perfect for you. I too am very into fitness- so i carry my treStiQue makeup in every bag.. making post work out touch-ups easy and quick. I love having lightweight, portable products with built- in tools & I think you will too!!

  • Lea
    Lea
    6/2/2016 3:24 PM

    I love the packaging and the range of products. I was curious about the inspiration behind the names for each product and where you get ideas for shades/colors.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 3:32 PM

    @Lea Thanks Lea! I love to travel so i was inspired by the colors of each place i've been and named every shade after a place in the world that i traveled to.

  • Sara Rose
    Sara Rose
    6/2/2016 3:32 PM

    Hi Jenn!

    Loved checking these new products! Reading that all of the products close magnetically I was curious if the products were at all on the heavy side?

    Thanks!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 3:38 PM

    @Sara Rose Hi Sara Rose! Our products are actually super lightweight- when you carry them all together they are actually at least 1/2 the weight if not more than an average makeup bag full of like- as products.

  • Bianca
    Bianca
    6/2/2016 4:33 PM

    OMG I'm such a fan of your product and cannot wait to see what you have in store for fall!!! Can you give me an idea of when my lips will be seeing some fabulous new colors??

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 4:40 PM

    @Bianca I totally suggest the Chile Red lip for fall! It looks good on everyone. For new colors & products be sure to check back on our page on the grommet.com

  • Ingrid
    Ingrid
    6/2/2016 4:35 PM

    Well I would like to say that your brand has transformed my life - as if my kids don't make getting ready hard enough, a shattered eye shadow can really take down your day. Thank you so so much for creating something great for us on the go ladies. You rock!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 4:41 PM

    @Ingrid Thanks Ingrid! So glad you love the products.

  • Debalm
    Debalm
    6/2/2016 4:37 PM

    I love to travel to the beach during the summer and never leave home without my chapstick. I've been using your lip balm non-stop all winter but am afraid it will melt in my beach bag, I would hate to lose my favorite product! Should I be worried?

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 4:45 PM

    @Debalm I would recommend keeping it in the shade. It is packed with amazing natural butters and oils that can get softer in extended heat and sunshine.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 4:53 PM

    @Debalm Also i would recommend always applying the lip balm directly from the top vs the side which helps to keep its shape

  • Gabrielle
    Gabrielle
    6/2/2016 4:41 PM

    I love the product but use the same items and colors every single day. How do I know what shades would work for me? I have medium skin, freckles and bright blue eyes. Any help would be beyond appreciated!!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 4:46 PM

    @Gabrielle

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 4:49 PM

    @Gabrielle I would recommend the highlight stick for adding the perfect natural radiant glow. For your eyes I would do the santorini black sand eye pencil and the marimoto pink pearl shadow crayon. For lips you would look good in all three shades ( the nude is best with a smokier eye and the fig is a perfect everyday rose shade while the chile red would be a great pop of color against your eyes!

  • Aida
    Aida
    6/2/2016 4:57 PM

    Great products!!! Just give it a try-They are all winners :)

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 5:14 PM

    @Aida Thank you :)

  • April
    April
    6/2/2016 4:59 PM

    These look so easy to use! Seems like I could do my makeup with a fool proof application.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 5:14 PM

    @April You bet! the product + the tool makes it quick and simple.

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca
    6/2/2016 5:00 PM

    I love Trestique, it has made putting on makeup so much easier! And the packaging is so cool :)

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    6/2/2016 5:15 PM

    @Rebecca Thank you! so glad you've been loving them.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.