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Trending on the Beauty Shelves: Foundation Sticks

Trending on the Beauty Shelves: Foundation Sticks

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We like to stay on the pulse of all things beauty-related here at Influenster—that's why we patrol the beauty blogs, hit the department stores, and scroll Instagram every chance we get! We're always on the hunt for the hottest new trend. And the latest beauty product to stir up some buzz is a perfect one for both the makeup lover and the jet setters alike: foundation sticks.

What it is: Think your favorite full-coverage foundation packaged into a handy, portable stick!

How it's different: Perfect for the woman on the go, this version of foundation makes it incredibly easy to toss in your handbag or carry-on without the fear of leaks, spills, or the TSA trouble you'd find with powders or liquids. 

Why we love it: Typically, these formulas deliver the same amount of coverage you'd see in a liquid foundation. They're blendable and buildable, allowing you to get ready without a full beauty kit on hand. Mid-day touchups just got much easier! Plus, they're incredibly handy for spot treating—move over, concealer! And depending on your skill level, you can even get a stick in a shade dark to get a little contouring magic in.

Where you can find it: Thankfully, just about anywhere! This tote-able trend has been popping up all over the place lately, from the drugstore to the department store. Take a peek at some of the hot options out there!

Wander Beauty Flash Focus Hydrating Foundation, $40 at Sephora

Wander Beauty caught our eyes as the first beauty line inspired by travel, but the brand has since stayed on our radar thanks to its on-trend products and high-performance standards. With a full-coverage foundation at the tip of your fingers, you can get a complete look done in a pinch!

Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup 3N1, $39.50 at Sephora

Estée Lauder's signature eight-hour foundation comes in travel form with this all in one. Simply twist the tube to get the product to appear and buff it in with the soft, cushion-like applicator. No fancy brushes here! You've already got everything you need.

Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Foundation Stick, $10.99 at Target

With a budget-friendly price tag, Sonia Kashuk's version of the beauty trend is a great option for any foundation stick newbies. Designed to glide onto skin and absorb oil, this is a great option for anyone looking to test the waters without sacrificing quality!

Surratt Beauty Surreal Real Skin Foundation Wand Surreal Skin, $65 at Sephora

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Surrat offers a luxe foundation and brush combo for the beauty pro. The self-setting, oil-free formula and can be brushed on to achieve your own level of desired coverage.

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation, $46 at Sephora

Makeup lover fave, Hourglass cosmetics, just hopped on the stick train with this foundation, which goes on like a concealer but provides coverage like a foundation. Don't believe us? With twice the amount of pigment as normal foundation, this is a highly concentrated formula perfect for evening skin tones and hiding blemishes like the best of them.

Anastasia Beverlyl Hills Stick Foundation, $25, launching in August!

You might have to wait a few weeks to get your hands on this one, but trust us, it's worth the wait! With 24 shades to choose from, in varying shades might we add, there's a good chance you'll be able to find your perfect match with this new stick.

Which foundation stick are you most excited to try? Let us know!

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