As its name suggests, stick foundation is the foundation that has a stick shape, most of the time packaged in lipstick tube packaging. Solid size, it is ideal to be carried everywhere, especially in the handbag of working girls in a hurry. It doesn’t require a brush to apply, just your fingertips, making it your best friend for touch-ups at the end of the day.
Several stick foundation options work real miracles for your skin. Here are the 5 best stick foundations to try now.
Top 10 stick foundations
Bourjois Always Fabulous 24 Hour 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer Stick with Blender – Two in one
A zero-defect stick that acts both as a foundation and as a corrector (dark circles and signs of fatigue). The plus: an integrated blending tip for those who don’t like touching up with their fingers. Available in 10 shades.
L’Oreal Paris Makeup Infallible Longwear Shaping Stick Foundation – Special contouring
Its velvety, long-wearing finish makes it perfect for use in contouring (one light shade and one darker shade). The stick exists in 13 shades.
Le Halo 1944 multifunction stick foundation, 1944 – With SPF
With a velvety mat finish, this foundation also offers SPF 50 protection, perfect for people prone to stains, for example.
Nudies Bloom, NudeStix
This stick is super practical with its integrated brush. To be used for the complexion… and also on the cheeks or the mouth.
Fenti Beauty Multifunction Foundation Stick
Available in 20 shades, it’s impossible not to find yours! Use as a foundation or as an essential accessory for contouring.
Guerlain Terracotta skin Stick foundation – Sun effect
The six shades available are enhanced with a touch of gold to wake up winter complexions.
Clinic Chubby in the Nude – Creamy
Its moisturizing formula makes it super comfortable and easy to apply. Without fatty substance, its creamy and powdery texture gives a smooth finish. Available in 10 shades.
Yves Saint Laurent Skin ink All Hours Foundation Stick – Ultra-covering
Foundation with a mattifying effect to even out the complexion. This stick is available in 20 shades. Its plus: it neutralizes areas of shine and absorbs excess sebum.
Lancôme Idol Complexion, Ultra Wear, Stick – As a nomad
A nomadic version of Lancôme’s iconic foundation. Available in 15 shades, this stick is used to sculpt or unify the complexion. Results? The finish is satin and natural.
Sephora Stick Mat Perfection – Smart
This stick exists in 8 shades to enhance the complexion or camouflage small imperfections and signs of fatigue.
Who is the stick foundation for?
Whether you are fond of makeup in 5 minutes watch in hand, between two metro changes or addicted to worked contouring, the stick foundation is made for you. This is undoubtedly its greatest strength: it can be adopted by all, provided you know how to use it correctly.
Those in a hurry will be delighted to apply it with their fingers for an instant healthy glow and a fresh complexion, while others will find the application of their foundation quickly simplified. Just watch this video of worked makeup, done only with a stick foundation: a real wave of the magic wand!
Regarding skin types, the stick foundation is slightly more covering than the others. It is also a bit more oily, which makes it ideal for dry skin .
As for combination to oily skin, choose above all a mattifying formula, and especially non-comedogenic , because the stick foundation is in direct contact with the skin during application. Bacteria should not proliferate because of a formula that causes blemishes.
How to apply the stick foundation?
- For a full complexion makeup: on clean, hydrated skin, apply the stick foundation in broad lines on the face, emphasizing the T zone, which is the area that most needs to be unified. Then blend the foundation using a beauty blender or your usual brush. You can also use your fingers if you wish, to stretch the product for a more natural look.
- To correct small imperfections: once your usual foundation is applied, it is not uncommon to find small imperfections and redness that have been poorly camouflaged. To do this, use the stick foundation as a concealer. Its strong coverage will allow you in just a few taps of the fingers to overcome the most delicate annoyances of the skin.
- In contouring: for those who do not have the right brushstroke with professional palettes, using stick foundation as contouring is the easiest solution to adopt this sophisticated makeup. We can even choose it in two shades: one clear to illuminate, the other darker to sculpt, and the material is blurred in record time. The proof: even Kim Kardashian, high priestess of contouring, is a follower of this method.