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Despite being travel-friendly, versatile, perfect for touch-ups and spill-proof, stick foundations haven’t had the best rep. This is because older variations were often thick, slightly cakey and hard to apply. However, this maligned makeup item has been making a comeback.

With the natural makeup look trending now (and seriously, who actually has the time to apply a full face of base makeup), these handy sticks help to even out your skin tone and give you a glow in just a few minutes. Plus today’s versions have gotten a huge upgrade. They are creamy, glide on easily, extremely lightweight and give a gorgeous, radiant finish.

Another reason to love them, you use them in a variety of ways. If you want a more subtle look, just swipe the stick over your T-zone, under your eyes and chin. For a contoured look, just apply the foundation in a diamond shape over your face to make your features pop. And if you’re really strapped for time, just glide the stick over your cheeks and blend to even out your skin tone.

This article first appeared in Female.

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