The 9 Best Multitasking Make-up Sticks For Your Handbag

The 9 Best Multitasking Make-up Sticks For Your Handbag

Forget fiddling with fancy tools, make-up sticks mean on-the-go application is super easy. Whether you’re applying make-up on the morning commute or retouching en route to an evening out, these are the versatile sticks to stash in your make-up bag…

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour, £24

Laura Mercier’s Caviar Sticks are legendary for good reason. The buttery soft formula is a doddle to apply yet the shimmering colour pay off is impressive. Create everything from subtle line definition to an intense smokey eye with just one stick. 

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Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF 25, £29

Think foundation sticks are always thick and cakey? Think again. This foundation stick glides on a dream offering a glowy medium coverage. Even better, it’s infused with skincare benefits offering a hit of hydration and SPF25. 

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Milk Makeup Highlighter, £20.50

Packed with a cocktail of hydrators (coconut oil, mango butter and avocado oil) this stick nourishes while it highlights. The application options are endless: cheekbones, nose, Cupid’s bow, collar bones, legs and more.

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Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick, £21

This satisfyingly magnetised stick offers contouring and concealing in one. The buildable cream-to-powder formula is easily blended and never creases or cakes. Available in an impressive 20 shades, there’s one to suit every skin tone. 

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Nudestix Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze, £28

Handily dual-ended - with colour at one end and a blending brush at the other - this radiance-boosting stick is a godsend for those on-the-go top ups. The brightening balm can be used on a cheeks, eyes and lips and easily built from sheer to high-impact coverage. 

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Sisley Phyto Blush Twist, £47.50

This smart stick transforms from solid blush to powder upon contact with the skin. Plus, the smooth, rounded tip makes application effortless - even if you’re without a mirror. 

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Chanel Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick, £35

With a velvety soft texture, this stick creates a healthy-looking glow that feels weightless on the skin. Not just reserved for cheeks, it can also be used on temples to lift facial features or on lips to make them appear a little fuller. 

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NARS The Multiple in Orgasm, £30

Nars’ most iconic shade has been reimagined in one of their handiest product formulations yet. The creamy stick can be used in a myriad of places (on cheeks, eyes, and lip) and in a number of ways - think under or over foundation and built up from very sheer to vibrant colour.

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By Terry Ombre Blackstar, £29

This eye defining stick glides on supremely smoothly thanks to its creamy texture. The pen style applicator makes eye make-up foolproof - use either as a luminous colour all over lids or build up to create a dark smokey eye. 

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