August 4, 2016

Cleaner Sticks, Blur Sticks, Blush Sticks, and Beauty Stick Everything

cleanser and beauty sticks

Cleanser Sticks, Blur Sticks, Blush Sticks, Contour Sticks, Highlighter Sticks, everything seems to come in a portable stick lately and the trend is taking the beauty world by storm.

I predicted blush sticks would take over the beauty world but in reality it seems that beauty stick anything is going to dominate the beauty world for a little while. I mean what’s not to love right? Cleaner Stick? Perfectly portable, takes up next to no room in your bathroom cabinet, and totally mess free swipe, rinse, and go cleansing! Blush sticks? Same thing! Swipe, go, good! How about primer and blur sticks? Swipe ’em on and you’re looking flawless in a flash!

I like the idea a lot but my inner germ-a-phobe isn’t entirely sure about cleanser sticks just yet.

Here are some up and coming beauty sticks to give a try out to!

H2O Plus Elements On The Move Cleansing Stick $28
A solid stick cleanser infused with pearl extract that cleanses skin in a flash!

Maybelline FaceStudio Master Contour & Highlight V-Shape Duo Stick $9.99
Contouring fan girls and guys rejoice this dual sided stick has a light and a dark shade which allows you to add light and shadows to your face quickly and easily. Twist, swipe, and blend your way to a perfectly contoured and shaped face! So easy, a monkey can contour with it!

Catrice Prime & Fine Anti-Shine Blur Stick $7.99
Fine lines, pores, shine? If you said hell yes to any of those three this new blur stick is for you! Swipe it on and the smooth texture will act to create a matte finish on skin while curbing oil! And let’s not forget it acts as a makeup base while blurring finer lines and filling pores!

Laura Geller Easy Illuminating Stick $26
Highlighter should be as easy as swipe and go and Laura’s new illuminating sticks give you exactly that. Swipe ’em on and light reflecting optics add radiance and illumination to your face!

NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick $7.99
Add a flush of color or a little warmth to your skin with a radaint finish! This illuminating stick isn’t only a highlighter but also acts as a blush or bronzer! Best part? The swipe, blend, and go action!

Julep Skip The Brush Crème-to-Powder Blush Stick $24
Blush shouldn’t be a pain to apply! That’s why domed blush sticks like this Julep one make my blush life so much easier. Swipe on, blend out, and look pretty!

Milk Makeup Hydrating Oil Stick $24
Moisturizer should be just as easy to apply as your blush! Swipe this hydrating stick on dry areas around your face or even your body for quick hydration!

Philosophy Instant Miracle Worker Line-Erasing Blur Stick $32
Smooth and perfect your skin with this blurring stick that acts to diminish the look of fine lines and pores while controlling oil and shine!

Belif The True Tincture Cleansing Stick $28
Belif’s new cleansing stick contains natural chamomile flower petals that provide a gentle lather to cleanse skin.

Tarte FRXXXTION Stick Exfoliating Cleanser $22
Tarte takes their stick cleanser to the next level by giving it three functions! Use it as a cleanser, exfoliator, and even as a mask to get your skin clean, smooth, and gorgeous!

Clinique Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover Stick $18.50
Are you a fan of Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm? Now it comes in a stick form exclusively for use around your eyes! Swipe this little guy across lids and eyes and quickly break down your mascara and eyeshadow!

What do you think of the beauty stick epidemic? Love the idea?

Which innovation beauty sticks have you currently purchased and used?

Do share!

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  • kimkats

    They look fun, but I dunno how practical they’d be. Maybe for travelling, one would be nice – it wouldn’t leak!! I’m intrigued by the Tarte one, I have to say….Wish it was about half the price! I’d indulge if it were.

    Someone needs to come up with a whole line of stick cleaners, makeup – whatever, and call it “Stick it!” πŸ˜€

    • Isabella Muse

      I should delete this comment Kim! Someone is going to steal your idea and become a millionaire ;-D

  • Jennifer

    I just got the Tarte stick and I like it so far. I use it for second cleansing. So it’s really not getting as dirty as us OCD people think. it is a little pricey for what you get though. But, honestly I bought it for the novelty of it. Turned out ok.

    • Isabella Muse

      haha I love you jennifer! “It isn’t as dirty as us OCD people think”

  • smurfgir06

    I think they’re great for travel – especially substitutes for things that would normally be liquid. Then you have less things that have to go in that quart bag to go through security.

  • Andrea

    I got a blush stick in one of my ipsy bags and I HATE it, it just rubbed off my makeup underneath (the brand was Trestique). Maybe the concept of stick blush was too new to me and I just didn’t take the time to consider the application process, or maybe the formula is just not good, probably both. But one of my absolute HG items is a stick and I can’t believe I’ve never seen/heard anyone talk about it. It’s the Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer. It’s a stick of skin colored clay that also a stripe of purple and a stripe of green (hence the CC). I don’t usually use it as a primer, I use it in place of foundation when I just want a light/lazy makeup day. I’m obsessed with it!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw that stinks! Guess that’s one I can cross off my list! Oh yeah, that’s an older one, I reviewed it a while back ago πŸ™‚

  • Eden Mugg

    Yes! Everything should be available in stick form-with a travel size version of course!

  • Kara Skofstad

    I really love Julep’s detoxifying cleansing stick. I rub a bit on to my fingers and then massage into my skin. It does an excellent job of removing makeup and doesn’t dry out my skin.

  • DW

    Ellis Faas’ system, though pricey, is jet set elegant. All the product are housed in slender sticks. A cylinder to hold all the sticks is also available.

    • Isabella Muse

      gosh I haven’t thought about Ellis Faas in years! They are indeed elegant!