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11 Lightweight Foundation Sticks That'll Cut Your Makeup Routine in Half

A must-have product for lazy makeup wearers.


Foundation sticks have long been lauded as the "lazy person's foundation," and we're here to confirm that that's not untrue. Whether you're running low on time, don't feel like spending the time in the first place or are just notoriously bad at applying foundation, the appeal of achieving a full face in just a few swipes is undeniably real.

The solid foundation route offers a barely-there, lightweight cake-free finish you can't always find with a liquid formula. Plus, they're spill-free and travel-friendly — it's a win/win situation. They thankfully aren't hard to come by, either. Over the last few years, brands high and low have been making over their very best foundation offerings into creamy, couldn't-be-easier-to-use sticks — so you'll be covered, regardless of whether your budget leans more luxury or drugstore.

Should you want in on the routine shortcut, we've rounded up 11 of the best foundation sticks available now, starting at just $8.

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