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If you have yet to try a foundation stick, you’re seriously missing out. The handy makeup item is a hybrid between your favorite concealer stick and your go-to liquid foundation. Foundation sticks are blendable, buildable, and, best of all, completely mess-free.

Whether you toss it in your purse for quick touch-ups throughout the day or for on-the-go morning makeup, check out some of our favorites below.

Cover FX Cover Click Concealer + Foundation $9

This works as an all-in-one foundation and a concealer. It’s available in 24 shades, so you’re sure to find the perfect match for all-day coverage.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick $46

This water, sweat, and humidity resistant foundation is perfect for summer. It provides light to medium coverage and helps control oil and shine — making the higher price point totally worth it.


You’ll want to add this oil-absorbing powder foundation stick to your list of gym bag essentials. It features an anti-shine core and promises to keep skin shine-free for at least 10 hours.

Clinique Chubby in the Nude™ Foundation Stick $25

Clinique’s foundation stick is ultra buildable, which is necessary for tiny touch-ups and the long-wearing and oil-free formula makes it suitable for all skin types.

tarte Clay Stick Foundation $39

This foundation uses tarte’s signature Amazonian clay to help balance and even out the skin and features a vegan formula for a matte finish that provides coverage for more than 12 hours.

NYX Mineral Stick Foundation $10

The blendable and buildable formula of this foundation stick makes it great for contouring and highlighting, so stock up on multiple shades!

Estēe Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup $21

Formulated for those with dry skin, the ultra-hydrating formula provides sheer to medium coverage and a radiant finish.

NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick $45

The best part about this foundation stick is the sponge-tip blender. It’s convenient for midday touch-ups and easy to toss in your purse before a long night out.

Smashbox Studio Skin Shaping Foundation Stick $42

We love a good contour, and this double-ended stick makes it easy to cover up and sculpt at the same time.

Flesh Beauty Firm Flesh Thickstick Foundation $18

Get medium coverage that’s luminous and dewy with this creamy formula available in 42 shades (yes, 42!). Pro tip: Use the darker shades to contour and add definition.

xx, The FabFitFun Team