Save, Spend, Splurge: 3 top stick foundations to suit any budget

We've rounded up the best stick foundations to suit any budget. Whether you want to save, spend or splurge, we've got you covered.

Stick foundations tend to go in and out of favour in the beauty world, but we reckon they're having a bit of a come back at the moment. Baring that in mind, it seemed the perfect time to round up some of our favourites. As with all makeup, stick foundations can come in different finishes, prices and shade ranges. But the good news is, the high street is catching up with the luxe brands and there's something out there to suit any budget.

Here are some of our current favourites.

Stick foundations NARS Velvet Matte

  • NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick €39

Available in 20 shades, this is a fantastic choice for anyone who wants a matte foundation that will wear all day long. As it's a stick formula, you can use it sparingly for a bit of spot/blemish coverage or build up coverage as you wish. We also love the handy addition of a blending sponge that comes within the packaging (great for when you're on the run!).


lancome teint idole stick foundations

  • Teint Idole Ultra Oil-Free Foundation Stick €30

This is one of Miriam's favourite picks when it comes to stick foundations (you can read her full review here). The Cliff's notes on it though, is that it has a easy to blend creamy consistency, semi-matte finish and wears beautifully throughout the day. In other good news, the coverage is "surprisingly full, without being caky". Oh, and it comes in 30+ shades too!

foundation sticks l'oreal infallible

  • L'Oreal Infallible Shaping Stick Foundation €11.99

These have been given the seal of approval but none other than makeup maestro Val Garland.  There are 12 to choose from ranging from pale to much deeper skin tones (something the high street offering often lack). The consistency is creamy, but like the Lancome, leaves skin with a soft focus, semi-matte finish.

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