5 Trending Makeup Sticks That’ll Revive Your Beat In 0.5 Seconds
There are two types of beauthusiasts in the world – the maximalists whose makeup routines are *literal* rituals, typically accompanied by a two-hour-long get-ready playlist and a cool glass of vino. And then there are the minimalists, modern-day magicians who can skillfully fashion a runway-worthy makeup look with the TINIEST supply of beauty products and tools (so jelly!).
Whichever team you’re reppin’, there’s one makeup item we highly recommend integrating into your stash this summer, especially for those unforeseen SOS moments: Makeup sticks – AKA one-tube-fits-all multitaskers that will have you looking renewed and put together with just a swatch and a couple dabs of the finger.
If you’re looking to replenish your on-the-go or festival beauty kit this season, we suggest adding one or several of these versatile makeup sticks to your arsenal…
New kid on the block, Thread Beauty is already making waves with their trendy, multi-use makeup sticks. Their ‘Blend It’ color chubbies come in 14 stylish, everyday shades in matte, pearly and shimmery finishes to bring a little more life to your eyes, cheeks, lips, and face. These are vegan-free and cruelty-free and contain coconut oil for some added emollient properties. Use these with your fingertips, a beauty sponge, or brushes for a speedy and easy flush.
Over the years, NARS’ range of multipurpose sticks has garnered holy grail status for many reasons. From their foolproof formula to their lightweight feel, use these to subtly play up your eyes, cheeks, lips, and collarbones with ease. If you’re a stan of the clean, model-off-duty makeup look, this is a must-have beauty accessory – our fave shades rn are G-Spot, a rich rose with gold shimmer, as well as Orgasm, a cream-based replica of the brand’s iconic blush hue.
This is one of the newest additions to our HB posse. When it came to its formulation, we wanted to create the creamiest blush that would accentuate and snatch your cheeks, all while looking like second-skin – just to confuse the enemies and have them thinking you’re just naturally blessed with the dreamiest cheeks. Texture-wise, this baby is next-level, offering optimum dewiness and the most edible-looking gleam. Available in 5 summery shades, you can wear them solo for a beautiful monochromatic look or mix, match and layer them to create unique custom blends.
For guys and gals who love a natural color finish, this tint leaves the most gorgeous and dewy veil on cheeks and lip, and it’s also buildable, offering both in-your-face and fresh-faced coverage. A few standout ingredients mixed up in this blend include shea butter, avocado oil, and orange peel wax to help nourish, protect and condition the skin.
For those who are huge fans of NYX’s contouring Wonder Stick, $14, they recently launched a blush equivalent. It’s a two-step dual-ended stick that works to color and sculpt your face. It’s ultra-creamy and extremely pigmented, so go easy with the application as a little goes a long way. Use the deeper shade first to contour and shape your angles, then apply the ligher shade over your cheekbones, blending the color upwards for a striking and stylish ombré flush.
Speaking of ombré blush, have you guys heard about the new buzzy blush technique, ‘blush draping’? It’s been dubbed as the biggest beauty trend of 2022. Get the full lowdown (and get in the mix) here.
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