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Save Vs Splurge: Cool AF Foundation Sticks For The Girl On The Go

Nidhi Kavle

Senior Beauty Writer

Foundations can jack up a lot of your getting ready time in the AM. Foundation sticks are quick, portable and hassle-free, perfect for the girl on-the-go. Say goodbye to those lengthy morning routines because these sticks are going to be your best kept ‘I woke up like this’ secret. Stash them in your purse for easy touchups on the go and you’ll never look back.

These are the best foundation sticks in the market right now, save or splurge? Take your pick!

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Save: Maybelline New York Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation

Maybelline’s Fit Me Stick Foundation is one of the most budget friendly, matte finish foundation sticks in the market. It has oil absorbing properties and will keep you fresh for upto 10 hours. An extension of the Fit Me range, you have a variety of shades to choose from.

Maybelline New York

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Splurge: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick

A splurge worthy item, the Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick will have you hooked. With 24 shades to choose from, finding your *perfect* match just got easier. The formula is creamy, weightless and blends onto your skin seamlessly. It has extracts of Olive Oil and Shea Butter that help moisturize your skin. This should be your go-to, especially in the winters and more so if you have dry skin.

Bobbi Brown

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Save: NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation

The Mineral Stick foundation from NYX offers a creamy buildable coverage. It is great for highlighting, contouring and works well even as a foundation. It’s creamy and very easy to blend, you don’t even need a brush!

NYX Professional Makeup

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Splurge: Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick

The Estee Lauder Cushion Stick Foundation is liquid foundation in a stick form with a blending sponge included. One stick, three stones! It’s lightweight, travel friendly and all you’ll ever need to look put together. It offers lightweight medium coverage, giving your skin a healthy glow.

Estée Lauder

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Save: Colorbar Full Cover Makeup Stick

As the name suggests, the colorbar foundation stick offers a medium full coverage. A creamy, pigmented formula it doubles up to a concealer as well. Use it to spot conceal or as foundation! It is oil free making it great for acne prone skin and offers a matte finish.


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Splurge: Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick

A definite splurge worthy product, this one’s a must have for the make-up junkies collection. The Vanish Stick foundation offers maximum coverage with minimal product. It gives your skin an airbrushed, flawless finish. The formula is waterproof, and long wearing it adjusts to your body temperature making it look like second skin.   


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You can blend them with your hands, or use a brush. They won’t spill in your carry-on and you can do your makeup in the train, on the bus and anywhere else you please. Go ahead, add 10 more minutes of snooze time to your daily alarm!

Psst! We recommend using a buffing brush with stick foundations for a full coverage, airbrushed flawless finish. Check out the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush here.

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Published on Sep 13, 2017
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