Whether you’re looking to commute-proof your makeup routine for those extra 20 minutes in bed, or you’re after more control when you contour and conceal, makeup in stick form might be just what you need in your life. They’re mess-free, easy to apply and can live conveniently in your handbag for on-the-go beautifying. Wanna know the top players? Here are our six faves…

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B. Sculpt & Highlight Contour Pen

Sculpt your look to perfection with this precise, double-ended pen that contains both light and dark shades for you to contour your face. The formula is silky smooth, so it’s easy to apply and blends like a dream – just the thing if you’re looking to achieve flawless contour in a hurry.

B. Cosmetics B. Pro Contour Stick Medium £8.99 Buy Now

Maybelline Instant Anti Age Eraser Concealer

This little wonder worker is great for concealing (and reducing!) the appearance of dull, dark under eyes. It’s perfectly pigmented to cover any imperfections without looking cakey and contains goji berry extract to help revive tired-looking eyes. With a soft sponge applicator, you can apply, buff in and blend all in one. Winner!

Maybelline Maybelline Instant Conceal Eraser Concealer Light £8.99 Buy Now

Ardell Eyeresistible Eyeshadow Stick in Make It

Eyeshadow sticks are one of the best inventions for those of you who can’t help but be in a rush – and if you love a wash of eyeshadow, you NEED to keep this one in your bag at all times. It’s creamy, blendable and fully commute-proof, if you don’t manage to get your smoky eye done before you leave the house. We’ll take one in every shade, please and thank you. 

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MUA Luxe Bronzed Shimmer Stick

This is summer skin in a stick. Simply sweep onto your cheekbones and collarbones, then blend for a wash of sunkissed highlight. Looking for a flawlessly natural look? Apply the product before foundation and then buff your base on top.

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e.l.f Metallic Lip Crayon in Rose Gold

Metallic finishes are all the rage for SS19 and you can get ahead of the game with these gorgeous lip crayons. The super-nourishing formula will dose your lips up with moisture while saturating them in a gorgeous metallic hue. We’re here for it.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Elf Metallic Lip Crayon Rose Gold £5.00 Buy Now

Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick

We’re all busy… ALL the time – so anything that makes our makeup routine faster gets a yes from us. This foundation stick (available in 18 shades) allows you to quickly perfect your complexion with a few swipes and a little blending action.

Revolution Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick - F10 £5.00 Buy Now