We may not have been able to take 50 Cent too seriously when he sang about magic sticks, but there’s something to be said about having some secret beauty weapons with you for beauty touch-ups on the go. From pencils to chubby sticks and even rollerballs, these are the must-have magic makeup sticks for your portable pleasure.
Maybelline New York Master Contour by Face Studio: Strobing may be the new thing, but that doesn’t mean contouring is out. It also doesn’t mean you need to make yourself look like one of the Kardashians in order to give your face dimension while enhancing your cheekbones. This two-toned contouring stick allows you to contour your face in the most foolproof way possible. Plus, it can moonlight as a concealer in a pinch.
Vichy Teint Idéal Pure Light Face Roll-On: Don’t be put off by the milky-white colour of this liquid highlighter. Once strategically placed and absorbed, this roll-on illuminator adds a natural-looking finish that’s more glow than shimmer (our favourite kind, btw). Work it into the apples of your cheeks or underneath your brow bone for a quick and easy fix.
Joe Fresh Universal Beauty Balm: Need a quick swipe of hydration for your lips? Done. Need an easy way to add a highlight to your cheekbones? Easy peasy. Need a little something to massage into your dreadful-looking cuticles? No problem. This balm doesn’t lie when it calls itself universal. It might actually do everything (except maybe double as mascara).
Rimmel Brow This Way Highlighting Pencil: If you’re feeling (and looking) a little sluggish despite having chugged three cups of coffee, draw a light line of this pencil under your brows and blend in to give the illusion of wider and brighter eyes. What I love about this compact pencil is that it can also brighten the inside corners of your eyes, and it even works as an eyeliner for that almost-white liner trend.