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The Best Drugstore Foundation Sticks: 29K Reviews
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The Best Drugstore Foundation Sticks: 29K Reviews

Based on 29,205 Influenster Reviews

Foundation sticks are an easy and hassle-free way to touch up your makeup on-the-go. They're portable, compact, and you'll only need one tool–your favorite makeup sponge or foundation brush. If you're in the market for a new foundation stick, consider one of these Influenster-approved affordable options.

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Maybelline Fit Me® Shine-Free + Balance® Stick Foundation
BY MAYBELLINE
4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars43%
  • 4 Stars30%
  • 3 Stars17%
  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star3%
4.0 / 5 (5,987 reviews)
Buy on Target for $6.99
Influenster Beauty Awards Winner 2016
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Patti C. said...
As an Aesthetician/Makeup Artist I use so many different brands of foundation on my clients(mostly higher end). I recently did the makeup for a bridal party of 6 where the bride supplied her own foundation because she loved it so much. I was hesitant during the trial we did with it because she was stressed and her skin was a mess so it wasn't blending the way I would have like on her. I gave her some product to help treat her skin for the next few weeks leading up to her big day and we did another trial a week before. i was ready to suggest that we go with a different foundation if she was still having skin issues. She wasn't, thank god! And I am glad she didn't listen to me the first time around! As I began blending this foundation on her face I fell in love... its lightweight creamy texture provided the med. coverage she was looking for and the shine control lasted right though the night for her! So for me when come across an affordable product with great results I cant help but toot its horn!! I have added this as a staple foundation to my arsenal for this years wedding and summer photo shoot season!!! ...read more
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Maybelline Fit Me® Shine-Free + Balance® Stick Foundation uploaded by Gabrielle K.
Maybelline Fit Me® Shine-Free + Balance® Stick Foundation uploaded by Stephanie B.
Maybelline Fit Me® Shine-Free + Balance® Stick Foundation uploaded by Elissa S.
Maybelline Fit Me® Shine-Free + Balance® Stick Foundation uploaded by Brizeyda C.
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NYX Mineral Stick Foundation
BY NYX
4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars44%
  • 4 Stars33%
  • 3 Stars17%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star1%
4.1 / 5 (2,125 reviews)
Buy on ULTA for $6.99
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Meagan B.Meagan B. said...
I was so surprised with how amazing this foundation is. So so blendable!! It literally just melts right into the skin, the colors are perfect, mostly yellow based which suit me perfectly and I love the fact that it is in a stick form, so quick and easy and never messy. Simple to take traveling or throw in your handbag and never looks cakey or thick, just perfect buildable, blendable coverage! Love love love! I even bought a darker shade to contour with and I swear it is the same colour and formula as my Chanel soleil tan de Chanel. So beautiful, and quicker and easier to use to cream contour! I want back up of back ups of this product! ...read more
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NYX Mineral Stick Foundation uploaded by Yoselinn G.
NYX Mineral Stick Foundation uploaded by Emily W.
NYX Mineral Stick Foundation uploaded by Michelle S.
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Black Opal True Color Creme Stick Foundation SPF 15
BY BLACK OPAL
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars64%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.5 / 5 (528 reviews)
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Patent Purple L.Patent Purple L. said...
Strangely for a self confessed make up addict this was my first stick foundation. Mainly based on the recommendation of celebrated make up artist Sam Fine, and a variety of blog and You Tube reviews where women consistently spoke positively about this product.
Black Opal is a range for women of colour (hurrah) that is not readily stocked in the UK (booooo) which is a real shame. I got mine from Amazon.co.uk, based on very little information about the shade. I figured that if the product was too light I would use it as a highlighter or give it to a friend and if it was too dark, it would be a my contouring product.
Beautiful Bronze is EXACTLY the right colour for the my cheeks. Like many women, my face is not just one colour - the perimeter of my face is darker than the centre of my face, and my chin is darker still. There is never going to be just one colour that works for my whole face... but wait, the best is yet to come. The absolutely without a shadow of doubt best thing about this colour though is that it is not too yellow and it is not too red. The undertone is EXACTLY right for my skin which is not easy to find. I often find the right colour but because it is too red or too yellow it looks slightly off key on my skin. This means that even though the perimeter of my face is darker, a sheerer application in this area does not make me look like I am wearing a mask.
The other thing that I have discovered about stick foundations is their versatility:-

I have used it as a concealer. As Black Opal say ' sometimes you do have something to hide'. My reality is that when I get a spot, I get a scar that is significantly darker than my skin. With good skincare the scar will fade between three and six months after is appears but I need a concealer. This stick foundation is a great concealer, either applied with the fingers after a liquid moisturizer, or but building this product up in the required areas as part of my foundation application.
I have used it as a light to medium foundation with a damp beauty blender type sponge for a sheer application. Great for those days when your skin is looking good and you just want to even out the skin tone
I have used it as medium to full coverage foundation by drawing stripes directly onto my face and working it into the skin with my fingers. Great for those days when you have not had enough sleep and it shows in your face.
I have applied it to the back of my hand and then onto my face with my favorite Louise Young foundation brush (LY34)- this foundation is REALLY blendable and when applied with this brush it gives the most flawless finish.
I found that I did not get significantly oiler during the course of the day with this foundation, but the weather is still cool - I don't know how it will perform in the warmer months, but you will definitely need to use powder to set it as it does transfer but it will last all day. This is a paraben free, mineral oil free and fragrance free product but it does contain titanium dioxide as the SPF when can sometimes cause your foundation to 'flash' a lighter shade in photos.

I am really impressed - not only with my ability to buy a foundation online that is my colour(!) but with the colour, texture and finish of this product. I will be investigating other stick foundations. ...read more
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Black Opal True Color Creme Stick Foundation SPF 15 uploaded by Brittani P.
Black Opal True Color Creme Stick Foundation SPF 15 uploaded by Whitney G.
Black Opal True Color Creme Stick Foundation SPF 15 uploaded by Lakia D.
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Max Factor Pan Stik Foundation
BY MAX FACTOR
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars52%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars13%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.2 / 5 (544 reviews)
Buy on Jet.com for $6.10
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Nikki E.Nikki E. said...
This is a great addition to any makeup kit, especially for photo/video work. The formula is very creamy, yet not too thick that it moves around the face. I would recommend this pan-stick to all normal skin-types who are looking for medium-full coverage! ...read more
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Max Factor Pan Stik Foundation uploaded by Karin S.
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IMAN Stick Foundation
BY IMAN
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars51%
  • 4 Stars32%
  • 3 Stars13%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.3 / 5 (191 reviews)
Buy on Jet.com for $11.13
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Anna P.Anna P. said...
This foundation is very good I like the fact I can modify the coverage amount because it comes in a stick format. The color is a decent match; once you blend it very good. I apply with my fingers with a spritz of my MAC fix plus or I just add some witch hazel in a spray bottle and this helps with blending. Warning if you dont set this foundation with a good powder it will disappear and make you look oily. I use Makeup forever HD powder to set and I use the revlon magic perfecting base as a primer and my makeup does not *budge*. I am extremely oily and this foundation will be my summer go to. ...read more
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IMAN Stick Foundation uploaded by Reanne H.
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IMAN Stick Foundation uploaded by Bianca B.
Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Foundation Stick
BY SONIA KASHUK
3.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars25%
  • 4 Stars31%
  • 3 Stars17%
  • 2 Stars11%
  • 1 Star17%
3.4 / 5 (36 reviews)
Buy on Target for $10.99
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Virginia C.Virginia C. said...
I was looking for a lighter shader to transition from summer to winter and came across this. Even though the price is kinda high it's incredibly worth it! It's so lightweight with medium coverage and feels like nothing is on your skin. I have never fallen in love with a foundation before I tried this one. I recommend it to anyone. And the size of it makes it easy for traveling and quick applications. ...read more
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Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Foundation Stick uploaded by Monica W.
Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Foundation Stick uploaded by Megan W.
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