The 10 Best Makeup Stick Products

There’s something so intriguing about makeup that comes in stick form. Maybe it’s the convenience factor (it’s portable and makes touch-ups on-the-go easy), or perhaps it’s the idea that you don’t need a handful of brushes and tools to use it. Whatever the reason is, we’re seeing more and more makeup products coming out in stick form. Here are 10 you should try that don’t disappoint.

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The Cream Eyeshadow Stick

Creamy shadow sticks make doing your eyes super easy and fast—apply it straight from the tube to your lids and use your fingers to smudge it in and diffuse the color. This Crème Eyeshadow Crayon from Jouer lasts for hours on end without creasing or smudging and comes in five shimmery shades that range from light to intensely dark. $24, jouer.com

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All-Over Highlighter

Estee Lauder’s Pure Color All Over Illuminator
can be used anywhere on your body, head to toe, literally. Super creamy and buildable, this highlighting stick gives skin a golden glow, leaving it looking fresh, rested and perfect for summer. $30, esteelauder.com

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The Dual Sided Blush

Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator
features two useful makeup products. One end of the tube houses a cream-to-powder hydrating blush (you can use it on your lips, too); the other, a soft-focus highlighter. $42, wanderbeauty.com

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The Ultimate Brow Prep

The chubby Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Primer is a colorless wax stick that sets brow hairs in place and keeps them there for a defined look that’s sheer perfection. $21, nordstrom.com

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Extreme Coverage

Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer
is perfect for all skin tones because it covers up imperfections while still allowing the natural radiance of your skin to show through. $7, maybelline.com

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Skin-Perfecting Stick

Foundation sticks work wonders at covering up inconsistencies in the skin and producing an overall fresh-faced look. Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick gives light-to-full coverage, depending on how much you apply, and easily blends into skin for a natural look. $80, tomford.com

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The Contouring Stick Kit

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Stick Trio
may just be the simplest way to contour and highlight your face—this is a must for the makeup novice. Replete with three different sticks—a lighter shade to highlight, a darker stick for creating shadows and a bronzy shade to act as a transition shade—the creamy formulas blend in seamlessly so you don’t have to worry about harsh lines. $45, sephora.com

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Matte Meets Shimmer

Whether you use Vincent Longo Chiara Flush Stick to get bronzed skin or achieve more of a chiseled effect, it works with matte and pearl-like colors to create a variety of looks. Skin hydrators and nourishing ingredients like vitamin E, shea butter and jojoba oil prevent dryness and streaking. $34, vincentlongo.com

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The Tinted Lip Color

A true classic, the Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm reminds us of a jumbo marker, but they leave behind a beautiful wash of sheer color that’s the perfect consistency. $17, clinique.com

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For Long-Lasting Makeup

Primer is key to getting your makeup to last all day. The Aqua Glow Perfecting Primer from Stila is a water-based one that glides across skin to cool on contact and create the perfect canvas. $28, sephora.com