Summer Blush Sticks

May 15th, 2024

May 15th, 2024

As summer quickly approaches, blush sticks have become all the rage due to their compact size and multifunctional usage.  Read on for Warpaint’s roundup of the new and most poular blush sticks to add to your summer makeup kit.

Milk Makeup Cooling Water Jelly Tints, £22

Perfect for use on hot summer days, Milk Makeup’s Cooling Water Jelly Tints are a sheer jelly lip and cheek stain is formulated with a seawater, aloe and vegan collagen for a cooling and buildable pop of colour on your clients or yourself.  The range offers four shades – Burst, Chill, Splash and Spritz – and each stick boasts over 1,000 swipes. Multipurpose, compact and travel friendly, this Tint Stick is the perfect travel partner this summer.  Add it to your kit for £22, available here.

Pixi On-the-Glow Blush, £18

Pixi’s On-the-Glow Blush promises to hydrate and condition the skin while providing a natural-looking tint to the skinThe solid tinted balm is formulated with ginseng and aloe vera, both natural antioxidants, as well as a unique blend of other fruit extracts.  The On-the-Glow stick comes in four shades: Fleur, a light pink tone; Juicy, a bright coral; Ruby, a deeper berry tone; and CheekTone, a sheer tint formulated with a pH-reactive pigment which creates a custom colour on every skin tone.  Cruelty-free and travel-safe, Pixi’s blush stick is a great multi-purpose tool to add to your kit.  Shop here for £18.

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Colour Adaptive Cheek + Lip Stick, £25

Raise the heat this summer with Fenty Beauty’s Match Stix Colour Adapative Cheek + Lip Stain.  The Stick uses a colour-shifting technology which reacts to the skin, adpating the universal rosy tint to leave a flattering shade on every client.  As with any product that Fenty releases, the Cheek + Lip Stick became a viral hit over night – and for good reason.  The formula gives a refreshing feeling, nourishing and moisturising to the touch and perfect for using on its own or over makeup. Pick up Fenty Beauty’s Match Stix Colour Adapative Cheek + Lip Stain for £25 here.

Kylie Cosmetics Powder Blush Stick, £24

Another viral sensation, the Kylie Cosmetics Powder Blush Sticks offer an alternative to the balms and jellies on this list.  The cream-to-powder formula offers a high colour payoff, both buildable and blendable, leaving a soft-matte finish to the skin.  Long-lasting yet weightless, the six stunning shades feature in reds, nudes, corals and pinks which give a flattering and blurring effect to the skin.  Pick up the Powder Blush Sticks here for £24

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick, £30

Inspired by her favourite Ibizan beaches, Charlotte Tilbury’s Beach Stick comes in three sun-kissed shades.  An ode to her special secret beach, Moon Beach is a nude-peach shade, giving a sun-kissed glow.  Las Salinas offers a more rosey-pink flush, while Formentera gives a berry-bronze hue.  The stick’s creamy formula glides across the skin to replicate the look of a week in the sun!  Pick up any of the shades for £30 here.

Jones Road Lip and Cheek Stick, £34

The Lip and Cheek Stick from Jones Road is another powerful product to add to your kit.  This verstaile stick gives off a lightweight wash of colour which is builable according to individual preference, and with eight different shades to choose from, there’s something to suit every skintone and style.  They can be applied directly to skin for a quick look, with a brush for more precise control and even over powdered blush to enhance the colour.  The Jones Road Lip and Cheek Stick is multiuse and multifinish, making it the perfect space-saving product in any makeup kit.  Shop the range of shades here for £34.

NARS The Multiple, £33

Infamous for their blushes, NARS The Multiple has fast become a kit-staple for many, especially for travelling throughout the summer season.  True to its name, The Multiple can replace many items in your kit.  Suitable for use on the eyes, cheeks, lips and body, this blush stick allows for stunning monochomatic looks with just single product.  The cream-to-powder formula ensures lasting powder, buildable coverage and a non-greasy feel on the skin.  The Multiple comes in seven shades included bronzes, pinks and champagnes, leaving a sheer, shimmer finish on the skin.  Shop the range here for £33.

Pat McGrath Divine Cream Blush: Legendary Glow Color Balm, £28

The Pat McGrath Divine Cream Blush: Legendary Glow Color Balm offers a high-end option for blush lovers.  The luxurious, nourhsing balm delivers a radient, glossy finish.  Designed for use on the cheek and the lips, the versatile formula and 10 different shades make this blush stick suitable for all.  A gel-like formula ensures a smooth application and is infused with skincare benefits including squalane, passion fruit extract and shea butter, whilst remaining free from silicone, parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum or phthalates.  ‘Mother’ herself describes it as “the perfect multi-tasker”.  Shop here for £28.

Revolution Fast Base Blush Stick, £6

Rounding off this list is the most budget-friendly option, yet the Revolution Fast Base Blush Stick does not compromise on quality.  Coming in nine stunning shades, the Fast Base Blush Stick offers a sheer wash of colour and beautiful dewy finish, leaving your clients’ skin looking fresh for the summer months.  Its vegan and cruelty-free formula and wide shade range provides options for every preference while the pocket-friendly price makes this stick ideal for any artist wanting to build up their kit whilst not breaking the bank.  Shop here for £6.



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