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The Best Stick Foundations For Targeted Coverage

Ultra-functional and convenient, stick foundations are one of the most under-appreciated base products around. Here are the best two-in-one stick foundations for when you need that extra coverage.

Stick foundations are truly one of the best makeup items in the market. Not only are they portable – so you can touch-up on the go – they are also multi-functional. For one, you can apply them as a regular foundation over your entire face

They can also be used in lieu of your regular concealer to hide flaws and imperfections. If you choose shades that are lighter or darker than your own skin tone, stick foundations can also double up as highlighters and contouring wands. 

Our favourite thing about them is how easy they are to apply. Just swipe, blend with your fingers and you’re good to go! If you’re keen to try out stick foundations, here are some of our faves.

Tom Ford Beauty Traceless Foundation Stick, $142
This rich foundation stick has a nourishing complex to treat skin even as its creamy texture effortlessly glides over skin to give a natural, soft matte finish.   Smashbox Shaping Stick Foundation, $60
This is an all-in-one stick gives you coverage and sculpting on the quick. The foundation side gives you medium, buildable coverage, while the soft contour side shapes and sculpts with an angled tip.  Wander Beauty Flash Focus Hydrating Foundation, $62
Its creamy formula calms redness and reduces discolouration and can be used for spot treating imperfections or all-over coverage. Its infused with coconut oil, hyaluronic, and vitamins C and E to hydrate and perfect complexion. Shu Uemura Unlimited Shaping Foundation Stick, $72
Created specially for Asians, this weightless foundation transforms from a cream stick into a soft powder when blended onto skin.  Chantecaille Real Skin+ Eye and Face Stick, $104
This has a lightweight formula that feels feather-light and blurs imperfection. It’s infused with hydrating raspberry stem cell extract and hibiscus extract to moisturise and treat signs of ageing. YSL Beauty All Hours Foundation Stick, $88
This waterproof, night-to-night foundation gives 24 hours of wear and glides onto skin to give buildable medium to full coverage and non-cakey, no-mask effect. M.A.C Studio Fix Soft Matte Foundation Stick, $59
Available in a diverse spectrum of 33 shades, 24-hour longwearing foundation has a hydrating formula and gives medium, flawless coverage. Cover FX Cover Click, $28
The stick version of the brand’s popular Total Cover Cream Foundation, this two-in-one full coverage foundation and concealer gives an all-day radiant finish.  Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation Stick, $21.70
The gives weightless coverage for 12 hours, and has a transfer and water-resistant formula that contains bamboo powder to absorb oil, and lily extract to lighten the look of your pores.