Stick makeup products have come a long way from their infamous thick and cakey formulas, but many people still think they're not as good as their liquid/cream counterparts. So, we're putting a stop to those "beliefs" by listing down the reasons that will make you want to run to the store and by them all.
1. You don't have to worry about accidentally spilling things.
Sometimes a makeup bottle's pump or spray effs up and gets all over your shirt or your bag. With a stick product, you won't have to worry!
2. They're lightweight.
While glass bottles and tubs are beautiful to look at, they are heavy to carry around all day. With sticks, you won't feel a thing when they're in your purse because they come in light plastic packaging.
3. They always double-up as something else.
Whether it's a foundation that also works as a concealer or an eyeshadow that doubles-up as an eyeliner, stick products can do the job in more than one way!
3. You can skip brushes!
FYI, this is an option for every type of makeup product, but we think it's the best way to apply stick products. The warmth of your fingers will help blend the pigment with your complexion for an even and flawless look.
4. They're super pigmented.
Since the products are densely packed with pigments, the shades are more vibrant when applied.
5. They're easy to travel with.
They don't take up so much space, so you can actually bring more!
Finally convinced? Here are a few options you can start adding to your kikay kit!
Its blendable formula will give your skin light to medium coverage. And if your dark circles need assistance, you can always build it up to conceal them!
TRY: Features & Shades Foundation And Concealer Stick, Watsons
This glowy blush will make you look like you just pinched your cheeks and bit your lips!
TRY: Happy Skin Pinch Me Summer-Proof Natural Lip & Cheek Stick, P449, Zalora
The creamy product will give your cheekbones a soft, glistening filter that appears whenever the light hits.
TRY: Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick, P575, The SM Store
This thick tip is great for filling in sparse areas. Just remember to use a light hand to avoid brows that look blocky!
TRY: Sephora Collection Beau Brow, P803, Sephora.ph
This shade is the most effortless way to jump on the warm eyeshadow trend! It's easy to blend and sets to a long-wearing finish.
TRY: Bench Eyeshadow Stick, P199, Bench.com.ph
These basic tints in pink and red will last you the whole day.
TRY: Ever Bilena Kris Matte Matic Lipsticks, P245, Robinsons Department Store
Since there are no stick versions of mascara, we're making an exception for this one. This tube has a blacker-than-black formulation that can be layered multiple times without looking clumpy or spidery.
TRY: Max Factor Masterpiece Lash Crown Mascara, P775, Rustan’s The Beauty Source
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.