As far as foundation formulations go, stick foundations seem to now be the most outdated. Go back a couple of years and it would be pretty difficult to find a foundation stick. As weightless liquid formulas, mineral powders and cushions came to the forefront, foundation sticks faded into the background with many of us preferring the lightweight feel of modern formulations.
Recently, thanks to Instagram makeup trends and a resurgence in flawless, high coverage complexions, foundations sticks have made a comeback in a big way.
Offering flawless coverage, foundation sticks are the perfect product for those who want to create a gorgeous base but don't want to spend time applying their liquid foundation layer by layer to achieve the perfect finish. Ideal for lazy-girls, foundation sticks create a beautiful base in only a few swipes and can be used with your favourite brush, beauty sponge or simply with your fingers.
In addition to being fuss and spill-free, foundation sticks are the perfect on-the-go product and the only base product you will need to touch up your complexion throughout the day. The creamy, flexible formulas blend seamlessly into the skin, creating a divine visage with little to no effort.
The easy to use, long-lasting nature of foundation sticks make them the perfect base to wear and love in the summer months.
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick
The award-winning Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick has gained cult status in the beauty community since it was developed by Bobbi Brown herself soon after the launch of her brand. Formulated with a unique transparent base and skin-tone flattering pigments for a natural-looking finish, the Foundation Stick offers medium-to-full coverage which looks just like skin.
The Bobbi Brown formula features their Smart Technology which helps the foundation to adapt to your skin needs whether that be adding moisture to your skin or balancing oils. Whatever your skin type or tone, the Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick will leave your complexion looking flawless.
NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick
Perfect for those with normal and combination skin types, the NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick applies smoothly on to the skin and leaves a velvet matte finish, keeping oil and shine at bay without leaving your complexion looking flat.
The addition of the touch-up blender at the end of the foundation stick makes applying on the go a breeze. Even if the summer heat means you foundation wears away slightly, touching up couldn't be easier. Simply stripe on the Velvet Matte Foundation Stick and buff into your skin.
Clinique Chubby In The Nude Foundation Stick
Create a sheer, luminous wash of colour or a full-coverage base with the Clinque Chubby In The Nude Foundation Stick. The creamy, moisturising stick blends seamlessly into the skin, adding natural-looking coverage to your skin.
Long-wearing and oil-free, the Chubby In The Nude Foundation Stick layers beautifully, allowing you to build up to your desired coverage without looking heavy or cakey.
Lottie London Full Coverage Matte Foundation Stick
Lottie London Full Coverage Matte Foundation Stick 9g (Various Shades)3 Stars 3 Reviews£7.95
Those with a slighly more oily complexion should opt for a mattifying foundation stick which helps to control oil and shine. The Lottie London Full Coverage Matte Foundation Stick provides flawless coverage with a gorgeous matte finish which lasts all day long.
Enriched with Vitamins C and E, the Matte Foundation Stick glides effortlessly over the skin, delivering full, flawless coverage which can be used all over the complexion or in areas in need of coverage.
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra SPF15 Foundation Stick 9g (Various Shades)4.6 Stars 5 Reviewsfrom£18.00
Suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types, the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick features an oil-free, ultra-creamy formula that leaves a perfect barely-there feel on the skin.
Ideal for all day wear, the Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick wears beautifully throughout the day, maintaining the flawless complexion you build up in the morning throughout the day. Transfer and smudge resistant, the Ultra Foundation Stick is a must-have for the warmer, summer months.