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Just because you’re indulging in a little rest and recreation doesn’t mean you don’t want to be ready for just about anything on your adventure! Whatever foundation you decide to bring on a trip needs to be something you can slap on and go, and it also needs to keep you covered for long hours of flying or sightseeing. Here are the best stick foundation recommendations that our readers swear by!

 


Best Stick Foundation

Written By: Michelle Nati


 

 

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Traveling with makeup can be a hassle if you don’t bring just the right products. Often, liquid foundation is hard to pack, particularly if you’re flying and can only bring a certain amount of liquid on board any airline, not to mention that a bottle can break in your bag and leave an unwanted mess! Still, you’ll need coverage, and that’s where stick foundation can get the job done.

 

Check out our ultimate guide to travel makeup!

 

 

The Best Stick Foundation Chosen by Readers

 

 

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Maybelline Fit Me

 

Inexpensive, Classic Foundation Is Quality on Budget

 

We’ve got to give credit to drugstore brands – they are on top of their game these days! Maybelline’s foundation is proof positive that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to look like it!.

Readers say it’s buildable for more coverage if you need it or you can just go it alone without primer. Either way, it works to cover imperfections and leaves you with a flawless look.

 

One of the best ways to minimize travel makeup is to choose multi-use products!

 

 

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Tarte Stick Foundation

 

The Best Stick Foundation for All Your Skin Issues

 

Looking to cover hyperpigmentation, redness, and large pores in one fell swoop? This stick foundation by Tarte delivers! This matte, medium-coverage makeup is made from Amazonian clay which has properties to both hydrate and mattify your skin, while vitamins C and E pump it full of much-needed antioxidants. According to readers, this a must-have for travel.

 

 

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It Cosmetics Hello Light Luminizer

 

The Best Stick Foundation for Dry Skin Gives You a Dreamy Glow

 

People will wonder why your skin is so supple when you wear this moisturizing skin illuminator by It Cosmetics, which gives a smooth, textured finish. It has powerful anti-aging ingredients including collagen, peptides, hyaluronic acid, grapeseed, green tea, aloe and vitamins A, C, and E. If you’re prone to dry skin, this is music to your ears!

Readers who have tried it swear they will never go back to what they were using, including one who feels sure she’s found the perfect product. She says, “I love it because it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing anything but it provides decent coverage. At 48, I find heavier creams just show my wrinkles more.”

 

Check out our top five functional and cute travel cosmetic bags!

 

 

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bareMinerals Complexion Rescue

 

Because Coverage Is This Stick Foundation’s Game

 

Say “hello” to your new best foundation friend, made by bareMinerals. Our readers give this product a huge thumbs up because it not only color corrects and keeps your skin even, it’s also a sunscreen with an SPF of 25. It’s so non-greasy and lightweight, you’ll probably forget you have it on.

One reader raves about its complete coverage and says although she was outside for hours on a recent trip and got burned, her face stayed sun free! Another lists it among her favorites saying, “I have been using it for a couple of weeks and really love it! I’m getting great coverage without any concealer, and it seems to last longer.”

 

 

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Nudestix Nudies Tinted Blur Stick

 

Best Stick Foundation Oily Skin Gives You Flawless Coverage

 

If you’re dealing with large pores in your t-zone, there’s nothing more frustrating than applying foundation to cover only to have it sink down into your skin within a matter of hours. Nudestix blurs those pesky areas, leaving you with a look that’s lightweight and blends perfectly to your skin tone.

One reader said the product worked extremely well for her in Turks, and she’s been a convert ever since, while another concurred, exclaiming, ”It does what it says; it blurs!”

 

Hunting for more great products? Here are travel beauty products every jetsetter should own!

 

 

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Lancome Teint Ultra 24H

 

Readers Sing Repeated Praises for This Stick Foundation

 

When you find a product this perfect, you stick with it, and what’s not to love in this highly-pigmented, full coverage foundation by Lancome. One reader, who bought it in a pinch while traveling hails its 24-hours of wear and blendable texture, saying, “Now it’s my everyday foundation!”

 

Check out these clever travel makeup hacks!

 

 

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Bobbie Brown Skin Stick

 

You’ll Love This Award-Winning Stick Foundation

 

Created to look and feel as close to your skin as possible, with its transparent base and skin tone-correct pigments, no one will know you’re wearing anything at all when you use this Bobbie Brown Skin Stick. Anyone you encounter will be amazed at your natural-looking, glowing skin.

Readers give it their vote, calling it “fantastic,” and say you can blend it with your fingers and still get the same smooth finish every time!

 

 

Favorite Liquid Foundations Recommended by Readers

 

While this is mostly a list of recommendations for best stick foundations, some of you may want to stand by your liquid favorites. Check out the ones that readers think are noteworthy:

 

 

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Mary Kay CC Cream

 

Stay Protected and Hydrated With a Legendary Brand

 

Quite a few readers love taking this CC cream by Mary Kay on their trips. It comes with an SPF, so additional sunscreen isn’t needed, which means you can just use your normal moisturizer in the morning and at bedtime yet stay fully protected and hydrated. It’s great for daily, light coverage and a little goes a long way—one tube should last about two to three months.

 

We’ve rounded up the best long-lasting foundation options for travel!

 

 

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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

 

A Tinted Moisturizer for Those Who Love a “No Makeup” Look

 

Laura Mercier adds just a touch of color to enhance your skin and allows you to stay fresh and dewy without having a caked on look. It’s got SPF with nice, lighter coverage that can be used in place of your foundation and wears well all day. One reader says, “I don’t wear makeup but this is my go-to if I want a smoother look. I love the SPF too.”

 

 

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La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral

 

Mineral-Based Sunscreen That Hits High Marks for Blendability

 

Not everyone is a fan of mineral-based sunscreens, but La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios Sunscreen is a reader favorite. It’s not sticky or greasy and absorbs quickly, giving you just a slight tint. One reader rates it with high marks for its “great staying power,” and says, “I also love that the bottle is small. It’s so easy to travel with and lasts forever!”

 

Pack lighter with a capsule makeup collection!

 

 

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Neutrogena Healthy Skin Spectrum

 

Best Liquid Foundation for Sensitive Skin Types

 

This Neutrogena foundation offers all the coverage and sunscreen you need without harsh ingredients that sometimes make the skin too greasy or dry. Readers swear by its long-lasting wearability and ease of application. One reader says, “It goes on like moisturizer, not foundation, and has great coverage!”

 

 

Best Stick Foundation Comparison Chart

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES | REVIEWS RATING | PRICE
The Best Stick Foundation Chosen by Readers
Maybelline Fit Me It’s buildable for more coverage if you need it or you can just go it alone without primer. Check Price
Tarte Stick Foundation According to readers, this a must-have for travel. Check Price
It Cosmetics Hello Light Luminizer “I love it because it doesn't feel like I'm wearing anything but it provides decent coverage. At 48, I find heavier creams just show my wrinkles more.” Check Price
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue “I have been using it for a couple of weeks and really love it! I’m getting great coverage without any concealer, and it seems to last longer.” Check Price
Nudestix Nudies Tinted Blur Stick ”It does what it says; it blurs!” Check Price
Lancome Teint Ultra 24H “Now it’s my everyday foundation!” Check Price
Bobbie Brown Skin Stick “fantastic! you can blend it with your fingers and still get the same smooth finish every time!" Check Price
Favorite Liquid Foundations Recommended by Readers
Mary Kay CC Cream It comes with an SPF, so additional sunscreen isn’t needed. Check Price
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer “I don't wear makeup but this is my go-to if I want a smoother look. I love the SPF too.” Check Price
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral “I also love that the bottle is small. It’s so easy to travel with and lasts forever!” Check Price
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Spectrum “It goes on like moisturizer, not foundation, and has great coverage!” Check Price

 

 

Watch this video to see how to downsize your makeup for travel!

 

Only pack what you think you really will need and use. Watch the video above for tips on how to downsize your beauty products.

However, if something does happen to your makeup or beauty supplies or you forget something, you can buy products at your destination.

 

Get our free printable makeup checklist here!

 

 


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