Stick it up, because makeup sticks are here to stay.
There’s not much reason to dislike makeup sticks. In fact, we’re going back to the origins of makeup here, back when everything was still in its solid form. But while liquids are modern-day innovations, we still can’t help but gravitate towards makeup sticks.
For one, it’s extremely handy and mess-free. With a solid product, you don’t run the risk of spillage or pumping out more product than you actually need. All you have to do is glide it onto your skin and blend it out.
From foundations to blusher, highlighter, and bronzer, makeup stick products are limitless and effortless. Allow us to introduce you some of the latest releases out there, as well as some timeless favourites. Shop them all below.
Everyone’s favourite one-stick-fits-all makeup product returns with more shades in its Blush, Bronze, and Glow range. Inspired by the sun-drenched beautiful people at the beach, these “Beachy & Peachy” shades are going to give you that warm glow you didn’t get from the Maldives.
The Nudies Matte Blush has two new shades: Nude Peach, a soft peachy coral; and Salty Siren, a rosy coral. Meanwhile, the Nudies Matte Bronze has Terracotta Tan, a warm bronze colour and Beach Babe, a rosy bronze. Finally, Nudies Glow is a brightening highlighter stick available in Bubble Bébé, a nude pink champagne look.
Naturally, all shades can be used in many ways — not just as a blusher, bronzer, or highlighter. Be creative and use them on your eyes and lips too.
Stila wants you to “glow on-the-go” with this new product, inspired by the brand’s iconic Convertible Color Dual Lip and Cheek Cream. And you know we love a multipurpose, fuss-free product. The new Complete Harmony Lip & Cheek Stick is a sheer colour stick formulated with babassu oil and Vitamin E. This ensures that it not only glides on like butter on skin, but also nourishes it. The makeup stick is available in four colours plus a bronzer and highlighter to complete your entire makeup routine.
If you love the Benefit Happy Foundation, you’re going to love its stick formulation. We cannot emphasise enough just how much we love stick foundations, simply because it’s so easy to bring with you on your travels; there’s no liquid restrictions, no spills, and certainly no mess. True to its name, this medium-coverage foundation glides on effortlessly and feels like practically nothing on your skin. This is thanks to a formulation of soft and lightweight powders as well as shea butter. The end result — your skin has a natural and matte finish without that cakey look.
We’re all about the glow here, and Fenty Beauty delivers with its Match Stix Glow Skinstick. With a universal ‘Purrl’ pearly colour, this lightweight formula aims to give you a natural and dewy sheen on the skin without going for the kill. More than a highlighter, you can also use it on your eyelids for that glossy look or even as a lip topper.
Sometimes it’s not enough that our face gets all that bronzy goodness — we want to extend it to our bodies as well. That’s where the Marc Jacobs Beauty Glow Away Bronzing Coconut Body Stick comes in handy. This all-over body bronzer doesn’t just blur out imperfections for a smoother appearance, it also has a lightweight and transfer-resistant formula in addition to being waterproof. Now you can actually be in the water without worrying that this comes off.
If you’re looking to splurge, this foundation stick is the one for you. Tom Ford’s Beauty Traceless Foundation Stick is extremely lush, packing a medium-to-full coverage foundation into one handy stick. It leaves a soft-matte finish while covering all the imperfections you want to conceal. The foundation is available in 12 shades ranging from light to dark.