I enjoyed helping my friend with the finishing touches for her wedding, but between the heat, the dress I had on, and the organizing, my liquid foundation wasn’t working for my oily/combo skin.
I don’t know about you but after that day, I decided to kick liquid foundation to the curb and switch to a stick foundation instead during the Summer.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love a liquid foundation but stick foundations takes it to another level especially during the heat.
I already have oily to combination skin, so I don’t need an added glow in the heat.
My first stick foundation I tried was Clinique Chubby Stick Foundation. It gets the three S’s: soft, smooth, and silky. It glides on like butter. They have 8 shades. It’s definitely full coverage but gives you that natural feel and look. This foundation is for all skin types and in the Summer it doesn’t budge.
Recommendation rate: 5/5
I’m currently using Sephora Make No Mistake Stick Foundation and Concealer stick. It’s great but it’s no glide on. It’s drying but it gets the job done. I tried it out because it was during the pandemic and other brands were out. I don’t regret my decision to at least give it a try and I was specifically looking for a stick foundation.
It’s not patchy. The color I use is Koa, which isn’t shown on their website so I guess they’re out. I have caramel skin with warm/golden undertones...just FYI.
This foundation is great for oily/combo skin so I’ll say it keeps me shine free and it’s medium coverage.
Price: On sale for $8.
Recommendation rate: 3/5
The last three I haven’t tried but can’t wait to. I’ve added these because I’ve either used their other products before or they’re new and I haven’t heard of them until now.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation is one I know is great! Their orange concealer is amazing! It’s my holy grail concealer. Their newest one is Ultra HD Self-setting Concealer. I would usually use this to make my skin tone more even before applying my foundation.
This foundation is great for all skin types. It’s long-wearing, buildable coverage, and gives a natural finish. There are 19 shades.
Recommendation rate: 5/5
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear 5-in-1 Foundation Stick with a built in Kabuki brush
This foundation is 24 Hour wear, full coverage with a velvet matte finish, great for oily skin, non-transferable, and fragrance free. These attributes make it “5-in-1.” Sounds like my kind of foundation. It comes in 22 shades.
Lastly, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty All Hours Foundation Stick.
This is a buildable coverage foundation, oil free with its cream to powder formula, keeps you matte all day, and is weightless.
Price: $48 Use code: LASTCHANCE to get this foundation for 50% off.
I hope you found these options very helpful in choosing the right foundation for you or even trying something new.