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With today’s busy schedules, we’re constantly looking for ways to save time and cut back, especially when it comes to our morning beauty routine. Whether it means being able to sleep in a few extra minutes, catching that earlier train into work or finally making it to that morning fitness class before you start your day, time is valuable. One solution to cut back on your prep time in the morning — getting glam on the go. What you need? A good stick foundation.


If you’re new to the world of foundation sticks or just looking to discover something different, we rounded up a few of the best ones, ahead. 


Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick SPF 21

Whether you use it as a concealer, contour or foundation stick, this longwear formula is a must. It promises full coverage while protecting your skin with SPF 21 and has top-rated reviews to back it up. 

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L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Foundation Shaping Sticks

For medium to full coverage, this foundation stick is the way to go. It melts into skin for smooth and even coverage that doesn’t drag across skin uncomfortably or cake midday. 

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Maybelline New York SuperStay Multi-Use Foundation Stick Makeup

For the ultimate timesaver, this multi-tasking stick foundation comes with a built in blender on one end. The cream-to-matte formula goes on super pigmented but is easily diffused with the blender for customizable coverage.

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Dermablend Quick-Fix Body Makeup Foundation Stick  

Known for its incomparable maximum-coverage formula, this foundation stick provides up to 16 hours of water-, smudge- and transfer-resistant performance. The creamy texture blends so naturally into skin that it’s heroed for its ability to seamlessly cover even dark, pigmented tattoos.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation 

Formulated with oily and combination skin types in mind, this ultra pigmented cream foundation stick gives you a natural matte finish. Whether you blend it with your fingers or a foundation brush, it’s coverage is unparalleled. 

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Milk Makeup Flex Foundation 

If a lack of hydrating formulas is your biggest qualm with stick foundations, this one's for you. It contains blue lotus and chamomile to moisturizer and soothe skin while still offering medium coverage and a natural finish. 

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