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17 Top-Rated Stick Foundations for Mess-Free Application That Takes Seconds

For those of us who prefer makeup coverage, be it sheer or full, there are a couple of options when it concerns the type of product we want to use. More often than not, we opt for one of two ways and, in some cases, a combo of both: liquid and powder.

And while each of them carries plenty of pros depending on your skill level and personal preference, there are a few cons as well. For instance, liquid foundation can be straight-up messy and hard to evenly apply, especially if you don’t have a sponge or brush on hand. Powder, though it’s the ideal option for a matte finish, can easily look cakey when too much is applied. And when you’re dealing with oily skin, the results are even more horrifying.

However, there is good news. As with most beauty staples, you have yet another option that checks all the boxes in half the time with results that are just as good. Today more than ever, stick foundations are becoming the coverage du jour, not only because they tend to create less mess but because they require less application time too.

Simply swipe, blend and be on your way, whether you’re on the go or just not in the mood for a routine that requires more than five minutes of your time. Stick foundations also aren’t limited to specific skin concerns or times of year; there’s a wide range of options that run the gamut from sheer, tinted moisturizerlike formulas to full coverage with contouring shades to boot. Ahead are the most talked-about versions.


Originally posted on StyleCaster.

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