Allow us to borrow some of Madonna’s words—“’Coz we are living in a fast-paced world and I am a fast-paced girl.”
Did you sing with us?
Whether you did or not, we know that for many of you, these words admittedly rang true. There’s fast food, instant messaging, work rush—many things right now require less time as we want them too. Oftentimes, with our daily hectic schedules, it means that we have less time for ourselves so we try to compress our time doing self-care stuff like say, putting on makeup. It’s common to see women trying to put their makeup on the subway, inside their cars, and for extreme cases, on their office desks (though we discourage this when your boss is around!).
Don’t worry, no judgement here. In fact, we are all for that! Better to have rushed makeup than no makeup at all, right? In fact, we’ve come up with a 5-minute skincare regimen to support this, and now, we’re showing appreciation to the best makeup product that allows make-up-on-the-go possible: Stick Foundations.
Here are some of the best high-end ones to keep you looking makeup-ready even when you’re always rushing.
Nars Velvet Matte Foundation Stick ($45)
Easily glides through the skin, Nars’ Velvet Matte Foundation Stick creates a smooth-looking skin and dries into a perfect matte finish. Its lightweight formula feels very comfortable on the face, especially when blended on the face using the built-in sponge.
Burberry Fresh Glow Foundation Gel Stick Foundation & Concealer ($48)
What’s better than a foundation-to-go? A foundation and concealer-to-go! This Fresh Glow Foundation Gel Stick Foundation & Concealer by Burberry ensures that your face will be properly and gorgeously covered. It provides the perfect base for all of your makeup and makes mid-day touch-ups very convenient.
Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick ($85)
Who can luxe up a convenient item better than Tom Ford? Practically, no one. This Traceless Foundation Stick is the perfect example of that, adding in a lightweight creamy stick foundation that hydrates the skin while making it look flawless.
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 21 ($42)
If you need a great-looking foundation that can last up to 24 hours, you won’t need to layer up on any liquid foundation, Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation Stick is good enough. Another great thing about it is the availability of a total of 20 shades—making sure that you’ve got a lot of options to get the shade closest to your skin tone.
YSL All Hours Foundation Stick ($48)
We love YSL’s All Hours Foundation Stick not only because of its portability and ease of use, but more because it’s oil-free. The natural matte finish it leaves your skin reflects how luxe this product is, especially with the perfect finish and staying ability that comes with it.
Tarte Clay Stick Foundation ($39)
You’ll have no hard time blending out this foundation, as Tarte made sure that the creamy and lightweight formula is highly blendable, too. The natural coverage it offers looks like second skin, made possible as the formula seems to melt into the skin to seamlessly cover every inch of it.
Dermablend Quick-Fix Body Foundation Stick ($29)
Dermablend knows it isn’t just your face that needs the quick cover-up at times. Cystic acne, scars, and even tattoos all over the body sometimes needs good coverage with a natural finish. The Quick-Fix Body Foundation Stick does that for you, with a formula that requires just a bit to cover a lot.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation ($25)
Even out your skin’s complexion with Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Stick Foundation and you might never want to use other foundation again. This one just needs a dab or two to give out ample product to cover your problem areas. The result? A gorgeous complexion with a natural finish.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick ($43)
Make Up For Ever’s Ultra HD line has been well-praised by vloggers and stars who are always on camera. So if you love to take selfies, this Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick makes it possible for you to easily put on makeup before you click on that camera for a gorgeous photo.
Smashbox Skin Face Shaping Foundation Stick ($42)
If you want to get the most out of your money, you might want to consider getting the Skin Face Shaping Foundation Stick from Smashbox. The stick product got two sides on it: one end for the foundation that offers medium coverage, and on the other end: a full size contouring stick. Hitting two birds with one stone can be practical when it comes to makeup, too.
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick ($46)
From the name of the product itself, Hourglass promises a seamless finish with this foundation stick. It isn’t just a foundation, too—you can use it as a concealer for your blemishes, fine lines, and dark spots. How do you ensure that it has a seamless application? Well, the formula can adjust to your body temp—guaranteeing a perfect finish.
Image credits: Women’s Health, L’Oreal Paris, SpreadStyle, Feathers & Brushes, Pamper.my, XOXO Joyce, All Things Beauty By Lily, Really Ree, YSL Beauty, Musings of a Muse, Dermablend, Beauty with Neesha, The Fantasia, M|S, Makeupholic World.