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Sticky Situations: 6 Makeup Stick Picks

Feb 15, 2017 02:00PM ● By Becca Newell
By Becca Newell

For us, convenience is key when it comes to cosmetics. And there isn’t a beauty product more stress-free and portable than makeup in stick-form. Not only is it easy to apply and blend, it makes on the go touch-ups a breeze! Here are our six stick picks for a fresh face.


NYX’ Bright Idea Illuminating Stick in Chardonnay Shimmer, $8,

For added radiance, swipe this across the cheekbones, under the brow, and anywhere else in need of a little brightening. The creamy-soft formula applies easily and sets instantly—perfect for strobing!


Maybelline’s FaceStudio® Master Contour V-Shape Duo Stick in Medium, $10.99,

Create the illusion of structure and lift with this two-in-one contouring stick, which glides on smoothly for easy and precise application.


Wander Beauty’s Eyes on the Fly Dual Cream Shadow and Eyeliner in Shell Beach-French Press, $32,

This eyeshadow-eyeliner duo provides crease-proof, long-lasting coverage that highlights and defines the eyes. The silky formula, enriched with vitamin E, calendula oil, and rosehip oil, helps to nourish and condition skin.


Tarte’s Colored Clay CC Primer in Light, $34,

A perfect complexion is minutes away thanks to this clay-infused color-corrector that brightens skin and neutralizes redness. The oil- and talc-free formula blends effortlessly for an even, airbrushed finish that rids skin of any imperfections.


NUDESTIX’ Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm in Luxe, $24,

A hypoallergenic balm that hydrates skin while adding a vibrant dash of color to lips and cheeks. Formulated with plant oils and Vitamin E to moisturize and protect skin.


Caolion’s White Cake Cool Water Cream Stick, $39,

Apply this travel-size moisturizer to dry, flaky skin for instant relief and brightness. It’s soothing formula, featuring hyaluronic acid and botanical extracts, doubles as an eye balm to help de-puff tired eyes.