Loyal liquid foundation users may find this next big thing a little more daunting, foundations that come in a form of a stick. They are known for being the richest of the rich, with such high coverage that people in theatre and performance deemed them as their holy grail — so it’s not something regular makeup users reach out to. But that was in the past; stick foundations now have been reinvented and they may even replace the liquid ones you have on your dressing table.

Convenient, portable and multifunctional — stick foundations are gaining popularity for all of the above. Imagine full-coverage encased in a tube, where you can easily pop it open and glide a few streaks on your face, blend it out with a sponge or brush and you are done. Your base is done and no concealer is needed. Perhaps one of the best thing about stick foundations — they will never spill and get your makeup bag dirty when you’re travelling.

But of course, not everything is perfect. Since you are applying them directly onto your skin, it’s not the most hygienic thing to do and bacteria may grow from there. Just keep in mind to keep it as clean as possible, ensuring that your face is thoroughly cleansed before applying it on your skin and you’ll be alright.

Here are our favourite stick foundations.

Jolin Lee
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.