7 Top-Rated Stick Foundations For Every Budget

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* Medium to full coverage foundations
* Easy to apply stick designs for the on-the-go application
* Travels easily and doesn’t make a mess

Stick foundations are a great option when you are short on time, want full coverage or are traveling and want a convenient and easy way to create a flawless canvas without the hassle. The beauty of a stick foundation is that not only can it be used as a foundation, but since they are buildable, they can also be used as a concealer and are perfect for highlighting and contouring the face depending on the shade. In addition, they’re also ideal for keeping in your purse for easy and mess-free touch-ups wherever you are.  Continue reading for some of our favorite options that are sure to become some of your new faves as well.

1. Maybelline Shine-Free Foundation Stick

The Shine-Free Foundation Stick by Maybelline’s Fit Me line is a gel stick formula that has an anti-shine core with ultra-lightweight powders built-in to instantly dissolve oil. The stick goes on creamy, blends easily and transforms to a matte powder finish.

Fit Me Foundation Stick Maybelline Image Courtesy Ulta


2. Makeup Revolution Stick Foundation

Makeup Revolution’s makeup is on par with some of the more expensive stick foundation options for far less money. Their stick foundation melts into the skin, blends seamlessly, leaving you a fresh and dewy finish. Portable and easy to apply, this foundation is available in multiple shade ranges and can easily be applied with fingers, a beauty sponge or foundation brush.

Stick Foundation Makeup Revolution Image Courtesy Ulta


3. Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation

The True Color Stick Foundation by Black Opal provides light to full coverage with a soft matte finish. Achieve natural looking skin while concealing imperfections and protecting the skin with SPF 15 and Vitamins C&E.

True Color Foundation BLK/OPL Image Courtesy Amazon


4. FLESH Thickstick Foundation

Flesh Beauty is a newer brand created by the former Editor-in-Chief of Allure magazine and designed to complement different skin tones with a 40 shade foundation range. Their Thickstick is a multi-purpose foundation that is super portable and creamy while letting you cover, contour and highlight all while giving you a luminous, light and dewy finish.

Thickstick Foundation Flesh Image Courtesy Ulta


5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation

Anastasia Beverly Hills has created a highly buildable, cream stick foundation that creates a flawless, natural looking demi-matte finish. Create a light, medium or full coverage look that layers easily while being quick and easy to apply. This stick foundation can also be used to highlight and contour with ease.

Stick Foudation Anastasia Beverly Hills Image Courtesy Sephora


6. Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick

The super popular Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick is a weightless, long-wearing formula that provides up to 12 hours of coverage. This particular foundation contains double the amount of pigment versus traditional foundations and has the ability to adjust to your body temperature so that it melts effortlessly into the skin. Fast and easy to apply, this stick travels and wears well and might be the only foundation you ever need.

Seamless Finish Foundation Hourglass Image Courtesy Sephora


7. Tom Ford Foundation Stick

Tom Ford makes anything he creates feel luxurious, and his Traceless Foundation Stick is no exception. Rich in hydrating ingredients, this is a versatile and buildable full coverage cream foundation that will create a smooth, natural, undetectable finish on the skin. This foundation can also double as a concealer to instantly diminish imperfections while leaving a matte finish.

Traceless Foundation Stick Tom Ford Image Courtesy Sephora


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