They’re Back! 3 Noughties-Style Stick Foundations That MUAs Are Raving About

Less Oompa-Loompa, more dewy and glowing.

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When the words “stick foundation” are uttered, minds tend to wander to that scourge of the Nineties and early Noughties, the PanStik.

Whether you had to use it for your school play or it was your first foray into “grown-up” make-up, you no doubt chose a shade six times darker than your natural skin tone and proceeded to plaster it all over your poor, poor youthful skin.

These days though, stick foundation means something different entirely. With brands like NYX and Bobbi Brown offering some of their best and most buildable formulas in stick version, what was once a necessary evil is now a total game-changer.

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Below are three stick foundations that’ll give you a weightless, dewy glow – without making you feel like you’re 15 again.

NYX Mineral Stick Foundation
At just under €15, this NYX stick is a bargain, but that’s not the only reason we love it. The formula is super-buildable and blends easily. Unlike traditional stick foundations, it gives a gorgeous dewy glow without making you look overly shiny.

NYX Mineral Stick Foundation, €14.75, Boots

Clinique Chubby In The Nude Foundation Stick
Clinique foundations generally over fab coverage, but the blendable stick makes this great for quick touch-ups too. The formula is probably better suited to dry skin, as oilier-skinned types may find it too heavy.

Clinique Chubby In The Nude Foundation Sticks, €32, Boots


Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick
This is the ultimate in stick foundations, and while Maybelline’s Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick was a great high-street dupe, it seems to have disappeared from Irish shelves. So for now you’ll just have to bite the bullet and shell out the €37.50. But we guarantee you this is worth it. Weightless, full coverage with no caking… a total winner.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick, €37.50, Brown Thomas


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