When you hear “stick foundation” I’m sure you think of a thick, full coverage, heavy wear foundation. Well, the makeup industry has evolved a lot and right now on the market you can find a lot of stick foundations, suitable for all kinds of skin types. Today I’m going to share with you my favorites and tell you why I think they are so great! Bear in mind, that foundation sticks are much more suitable for normal to oily skin types, but if you don’t have a very dry skin, you could work with them.
Bobby Brown Skin Foundation Stick
This is a foundation suitable for normal to oily skin. It has a good buildable coverage and is very resistant. I love that Bobby Brown has a lot of shades to choose from, so it’s pretty easy to find the right shade for you! You cand blend it with your fingers, sponge or brush, but I find that working it in to the skin with a kabuki brush works the best. If you have a normal-dry skin type, you could wear this, but make sure to hydrate before.
NYX Mineral Stick Foundation
Although this is a stick foundation, it is very hydrating, creamy and very lightweight. It blend super easy into your skin, you cand build it up to a medium coverage and I think this would work great even on dryer skin types. The color range is pretty good, but of course it could be better. I find it to work best with a wet sponge.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Stick Foundation
This is the stick version of the liquid HD Foundation. This works great on normal to oily skin type, it’s creamy, it has a lovely coverage and it looks fantastic in photos! You will find it in a lot of makeup artist’s kits because it works so well. For a more full coverage use it with a sponge and for a more natural finish blend it in with a kabuki brush.
Miss Sporty Really Me Second Skin Foundation
I really wanted to include a drugstore foundation as well. I found this one from Miss Sporty. At first I thought it would be very full coverage and heavy on the skin, but surprise! It’s very lightweight and you can build it up to a medium coverage. I like blending this in with a sponge and not so much with a brush.
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick
This one I find it very powdery, it blends absolutely amazing, has a medium coverage and it really lasts on the skin. I also have it in the darkest shade and I love using it as a cream contour because it blends so well! You can build it up, but for hiding blemishes, you will need a concealer.
Kryolan TV Paint Stick
Well… this is FULL coverage. Kryolan makes professional makeup for TV, theatre and movies, so of course their foundation stick is super full coverage. It’s amazing for photos, events, filming and it blends amazing! It is almost a camouflage foundation (almost!). I would blend it with a brush, but if you want that full coverage look, go ahead and use it with a sponge.
These are my recommendations when it comes to stick foundation, I use them, I like them and as you can see, not all of them are full coverage and heavy on the skin. I hope this post was helpful and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave me a comment here or DM me on Instagram!