Compared to liquid and powder formulas, foundation sticks take almost no time—and even fewer tools—to use. If you hate feeling like you’re wearing a full face of makeup (even when you are), one of these sticks will come to the rescue. When applied properly, these cream-based foundations can feel a whole lot lighter. So if you’re eager to say goodbye to mask-like makeup that weighs a ton, stick to these sticks. Our top two choices below!
SPLURGE: Holika Holika Covermazing Superfit Founstick, P845 This ultra creamy foundation stick by Korean brand Holika Holika takes convenience to heart. Not only does it boast of sleek, pocket-friendly packaging, it also comes with its own flat buffing brush. For a poreless, soft-focus finish, simply glide the product all over your face and work it into your skin with the brush. Can’t spot your exact color match among its 4 shades? Here’s a hot tip: they work just as well as brightening highlights or subtle contour colors. We used the shade Honey as an all-over foundation, and you know what? We’d dew it again.
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SAVE: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Stick, P299 We’ve talked about it so many times, but Maybelline’s Fit Me collection has yet to let us down. We weren’t surprised at all to find that this oil-absorbing foundation stick was as lightweight, mattifying, and easy to apply as advertised. The formula is meant to minimize pores and even out your skin texture. It even features an anti-shine powder core that dissolves excess oil! If you’re a shiny girl on the hunt for a base that blends out in a snap, this might just be the perfect fit.
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What’s your pick: Holika Holika’s dewy dream-stick or Maybelline’s mattifying wand?
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