Don't call it a comeback. Although stick foundations experienced a resurgence last summer when many of our favourite makeup brands gave their solid formulas a makeover, fast forward a year later and there's still a handful of good reasons why the product deserves a permanent place in your makeup bag.
On top of being spill-free and travel-friendly, stick foundations cater to the lazy set. (No judgment.) You can shortcut your routine by applying these creamy formulas by striping it on your T-zone, underneath your eyes, and your chin, followed by blending it outward with your fingers, and use it in lieu of a concealer. Even better: On those mornings when you hit snooze more times than you want to admit, you can apply it on-the-go sans makeup tools.
Ready to make the switch to stick foundation and never look back? We've rounded up the best solid foundation sticks to try now.
1. MAKE UP FOR EVER ULTRA HD INVISIBLE COVER STICK
This foundation was made with selfie addicts in mind. The formula was designed to look natural under any lighting. Although it doesn't wear cake-y, the foundation does go on thick so a little bit will go a long way.
Shop it: $67; sephora.com.au
2. TOM FORD TRACELESS FOUNDATION STICK
Leave it to Tom Ford to make foundation sticks luxe. The creamy formula veils skin with a lightweight, matte finish that won't dry out skin.
Shop it: $122; davidjones.com.au
3. HOURGLASS VANISH SEAMLESS FINISH FOUNDATION STICK
Hourglass' foundation stick was made for the minimalists in us all. The 2-in-1 concealer-foundation hybrid offers buildable coverage that erases dark spots, blemishes, and fine lines. What makes it unique is that the formula adjusts to your body temperature so that it actually goes on seamless.
Shop it: $67; mecca.com.au
This article originally appeared on InStyle.