Why Foundation Sticks are Making a Comeback

Adrianna Barrionuevo

Not all foundations are created equal. The makeup staple comes in countless forms, shades, and sizes to meet the needs of different makeup users. Our current favorite is a little bit of a throwback that's having a serious comeback: the stick foundation. 

These underrated cream formulas are not your average makeup must-have from your high school days. Today, the new and improved formulas boast blends including emollients to hydrate and lock in moisture while giving skin an effortless glow. This makes coverage buildable for a look that feels like a comfortable complexion perfector. You can use stick foundationn as a spot concealer or go full coverage with a few quick swipes.

The creamy, weightless texture makes application a breeze and blending seamless, which is kind of ideal for today's girl on the go. After applying your primer of choice, a few swipes across the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose are all it takes—no brushes, Beautyblender, or fancy applicator required. Talk about simplifying your life! 

Its compact size that can fit in the smallest of clutches makes it a bonus, and some of our favorite brands are either coming out with more shade selections or launching a stick version of their best foundation, making it all the more easy to find something to suit everyone's needs today. Needless to say, you can't go wrong with a stick foundation these days. 

Ready to give one a chance? Keep scrolling to shop our tried-and-true favorites.

What's your favorite stick foundation? Tell us in the comments! 

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