It's Safe to Say 2017 Is the Year of "Stick" Beauty Products
Every few months, the beauty industry seems to collectively fall in love with a particular type of product, and suddenly, it’s everywhere you look. Remember the oil craze a few years back (and still going strong)? How about the cushion phase? Well, it looks like 2017 appears to be the year of the stick.
From moisturizers to highlighters to hair colour, pretty much every beauty treatment you can think of is now available in a stick or wand format. And we’re definitely not complaining—in addition to being effective, they’re also super easy to use, compact, and a breeze to travel with. Sticks are truly the epitome of on-the-go beauty.
Ahead, check out some of our favourites, and get ready to stick ’em up.
Caolion Pore Glow Moisture Stick ($25)
The way the brand describes this stick might be a little perplexing (solid stick–type mist), but there’s nothing confusing about the way it makes your skin feel. This little guy packs a hefty hydrating punch, kicking dry skin to the curb. It’s meant to take the place of a face mist, only instead of spritzing, you simply swipe some on those dehydrated patches, then tap it in for an instant complexion refresh. Your skin will guzzle it down and get its glow back in a flash.
Nars Velvet Shadow Stick in Grande-Large ($38)
This perfect-for-spring addition to Nars’s insanely popular Velvet Shadow Sticks is one of the most stunning shades we’ve seen all season. The metallic beauty can be used to create a bevy of looks, but our favorite way to wear it is to line your bottom waterline for a subtle shot of sky-blue color. Better hurry though—it’s a limited edition, so odds are it sells out quick.
Agent Nateur & Shiva Rose No. 4 Deodorant ($29)
The always-reliable deodorant stick gets a chic update with this organic number, a collaboration between Goop-approved Agent Nateur and holistic skincare brand Shiva Rose. Made with a mix of oils, sodium bicarbonate, and butters, the rose-and-sandalwood scent not only smells great, but it also won’t irritate your delicate underarm skin. Because stinky, itchy underarms are… wait for it… the pits.
Wander Beauty Rise and Prime Balm and Primer Duo ($57)
In case it’s not already apparent, we love us some double-ended beautifiers. So obviously this moisturizer-primer duo caught our eye. The moisturising balm has hydrating and free radical–fighting shea butter, olive fruit oil, grapefruit seed extract, and propolis. Meanwhile, the mattifying primer is made up of vitamin E and extracts of green tea and willow bark. It’s everything you need to prep your face for a flawless makeup look.
Bumble and Bumble Bb. Colour Stick ($32)
Yep, even your hair can get in on the stick action. Bumble and Bumble’s water-resistant crayons, made up of mineral-based pigments and dry fibers that can be used to hide grays, refresh your roots and even fill in sparse spots. Simply use the balm-textured pencil to color in the targeted area, then use your fingers to blend it in for a natural look. It comes in five different shades—running the gamut of light-blonde to black—and is an easy way to extend your time between salon visits. Careful though—your colorist might think you’re cheating on her.
What's your favourite beauty product in stick form? Tell us below!