9 Foundation Sticks Every Busy Girl Needs

What's not to love about a foundation stick? They're way easier for travel, more versatile than foundation in a bottle, and are always there when you need them in a pinch. If you want to hop on the stick trend, here are nine of the best foundation sticks to shop right now.

Sticks are a great option for all kinds of reasons. Whether you're a jet-setter or a student, every busy girl or guy needs one. You can keep one in your purse for easy touch-ups or at your desk if you want to reapply makeup before happy hour. Or, if you're new to the world of contouring and highlighting (or just want an easier way to paint your face), a foundation stick in your true shade, a contour shade, and a highlight shade is a great way to get started without feeling confused or overwhelmed. Finally, if foundation sticks are the best way to really use all the product you're paying for.

Most brands have hopped on the bandwagon for foundation sticks. Some of the cult-favorites of the beauty industry come in sticks, and the formulas and colors are super diverse. Even better? You can find a foundation stick for any finish, and some of the best out there are meant for combination to oily skin.

Below are some of the creamiest, dreamiest foundation sticks on the shelves. Whether you decide to splurge or save, you'll be satisfied with these star picks.

1. Clinique Chubby in the Nude Foundation Stick

Clinique Chubby in the Nude Foundation Stick, $31, Sephora

The beloved Chubby Sticks come in a range of foundation colors for a full coverage finish.

2. Maybelline Fit Me! Shine Free Foundation

Maybelline Fit Me! Shine Free Foundation, $9, Amazon

The anti-shine core is perfect for oily skin tones that want a natural to satin finish.

3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation

Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation, $25, Sephora

This product really lives up to the hype — it's a great creamy foundation stick that finishes matte and it's so affordable, you can't go wrong.

4. NYX Mineral Stick Foundation

NYX Mineral Stick Foundation, $10, Amazon

The great things about sticks? You can build up as much or as little coverage as you need.

5. IMAN Second to None Stick Foundation

IMAN Second to None Stick Foundation, $16, Amazon

IMAN has a great selection for women of color.

6. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick, $46, Sephora

If you have hyperpigmentation, this is a great stick for you. Color-correcting pigments work to even skin tones.

7. Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick, $43, Sephora

Make Up Forever designed this formula to be invisible, even to the most souped-up camera lens.

8. Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup

Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup, $40, Sephora

This cult-favorite formula comes in a stick for touch ups on the go.

9. Benefit Cosmetics Stay Flawless

Benefit Cosmetics Stay Flawless, $42, Sephora

You can rock this matte finish for up to 15 hours without getting dry (or sweating through your foundation). Score.

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