Beauty sticks for lazy girls
What if we told you that you could hydrate, smooth, conceal, and protect your skin with just one product? Would you believe us? Well you should. From working as highlighters and bronzers to doing the job of blushers or eyeshadows, beauty sticks are clever, compact cosmetics which have become increasingly prominent on make-up counters over the past year. And they’re popular because… practicality. For instance blusher and bronzer sticks are much easier to tackle than their powdery cousins and they’re great for applying make-up on the go.
Skincare sticks can help a variety of skin woes, including cleanse, exfoliate dead skin cells, as well as hide enlarged pores, fine lines, and wrinkles all in one easy-to-use bullet. They’re also a lot more practical, when travelling for instance, which makes beauty sticks perfect for the lazy girl within all of us.
Take the Day Off Eye Makeup Remover Stick is quickly going to become your heroine product. Simply swipe this lipstick-size stick over your lids and lashes to remove every ounce of liner, shadow, or mascara after a long day or night out. Tarte frxxxtion stick 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser is a twist-up, vegan friendly cleanser, free of chemical nasties. It can be used as a cleanser, exfoliant and a treatment mask. Apply directly onto damp skin in circular motions along the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. Using your fingertips, continue to massage formula all over the face and then rinse thoroughly.
Benefit Watt’s Up is perfect for less experienced make-up users as it’s so easy to apply. The creamy stick glides easily onto cheek and brow bones, and can be blended in using the sponge applicator at the other end. The barely-there finish suits a variety of complexions and skin tones and its dewy finish will add a much needed glow. Kiko Radiant Touch Creamy Stick Highlighter is another foolproof stick that’s useful for topping up make-up throughout the day and freshening complexion. The shape lends itself to direct application on your cheekbones. Then, simply blend in with your fingers.
Lip and cheeks
Check out Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color’s are chunky double-ended beauty sticks for adding creamy highlights, glow, and colour to your lips and cheeks. With product on one end and a sponge on the other, you can avoid using fingers to blend it in. Try Hollywood & Highlight, for a veil of golden highlights or Venice beach bronze for LA style bronzing. Bourjois Paris ColorBoost Lip Crayon in Red Sunrise feels is as light and moisturising as a balm, but gives a great depth of colour. It’s got a built-in SPF15 as well as being waterproof.