Sheet masks, ampoules, cushion compacts – pioneering beauty products hailing from Korea continue to dictate the global beauty landscape. The next big K-beauty trend to shake up to your routine? Skincare in stick formulas. The complexion-obsessed Seoul locals have been ordering their high-tech skincare in nifty twist-up applicators for years. Not simply a novelty (though kind of a little bit) stick skincare is hygienic and cooling on contact, while also offering an on-the-go and aeroplane friendly option for the cream addicted.
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Cult Korean brand, Caolin’s glow-boosting and pore-shrinking sticks can be used before make-up or throughout the day when your complexion is looking tired or shiny. Bobbi Brown’s Instant Confidence stick defuses lines and awakens the complexion, truly living up to it’s lofty label, while Kate Sommerville’s Goat Milk eye balm is refreshing and cooling. Su:M37’s Cleansing stick gently breaks down oil and debris while Clinique’s cult Take The Day Off make-up remover now comes in a stick formula for on-the-go touch-up’s and hard to budge smoky eye remnants.
Not to say that make-up is missing out on the sudden stick appreciation. Dior have injected chic sticks into their impressive line-up with colour correctors, primers and contour sticks amongst their It-stick offerings. Chanel’s Stylo Eyeshadows offer high pigment pay-off, blend beautifully and don’t budge. For the face, Clinique have been big players in the stick space with their Chubby line and their recent foundation stick offers creamy, buildable coverage making it a handbag essential. And finally Charlotte Tilbury’s cheek sticks give your skin a back from Ibiza glow instantly.
KATE SOMERVILLE, Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm, $55. SHOP NOW
Clinique, Take the Day Off Eye Makeup Remover Stick, $33. SHOP NOW
CHANEL, STYLO EYESHADOW Fresh Effect Eyeshadow, $47. SHOP NOW
CAOLION, Pore Glowing Moisture Stick and Pore Sebum Control Moisture Stick, $25 each. SHOP NOW
Bobbi Brown, INSTANT CONFIDENCE STICK, $60. SHOP NOW
Dior, Backstage Pros Fix-It Colour, $62 each. SHOP NOW
SU:M37, MIRACLE ROSE CLEANSING STICK, $28. SHOP NOW
Smashbox, Colour Correcting Sticks, $33 each. SHOP NOW
NARS, Sculpting Multiple Duo, $57. SHOP NOW
Charlotte Tilbury, BEACH STICK in LAS SALINAS, $55. SHOP NOW
EARTH TU FACE, Skin Stick, $44. SHOP NOW