The 5-Minute Makeup Crayons


Makeup Crayons really seem to be having a moment right now and their quick and easy nature definitely appeals to me, especially now Summer is coming and I'll be travelling quite a bit. I've done a little round-up of my favourites and I hope it's useful if you were looking for some suggestions to check out! 

Clinique Chubby in the Nude Foundation Stick | £23

I've actually never tried a foundation stick before, despite the Bobbi Brown and Makeup Forever ones being so talked about. For whatever reason, Clinique's new Chubby Stick offering appealed to me (perhaps due to the lighter coverage) and I picked this up in Grandest Golden Neutral, which is pretty much spot on for me. It's fairly light coverage but looks very natural on the skin and isn't too dewy or greasy at all. I do a few swipes down my nose and across my cheeks and forehead then buff it into the skin. I then add in a little extra coverage where I tend to need it: on the t-zone and under the eyes. I find this has decent (but not amazing) longevity and it's really easy to just throw in your bag for on-the-go touch ups.

No7 Instant Radiance Bronzing Highlighter | £9.95

This has to be one of my favourite cream highlighter products; it's seriously underrated! There's also a lighter pink-toned version for pale-skinned ladies but I have this gorgeous golden-bronze shade. It has the most natural, subtle metallic sheen and applies to the skin beautifully. It isn't overly glittery or greasy at all. I just dot it onto my cheek bones and dab it in with my fingers for a natural, sun-kissed glow.

Rosie for Autograph Starstruck Killer Contour* | £15

Ok, contouring isn't exactly necessary for a quick and easy makeup look but when it's this effortless, it's much easier to justify spending that extra minute or two to do it. This has a gorgeous formula; it isn't greasy but blends out so easily and doesn't go patchy or wear away throughout the day. Unfortunately there is only the one shade but I really like this colour, as it's warm but not overly orange and is cool enough to give really natural definition. I tend to dot this under my cheekbones before blending out with a synthetic contour brush.

KIKO Velvet Touch Creamy Stick Blush in 02 Golden Peach | £7.90

I've mentioned before that this is one of the only cream blusher formulas that works on my combination skin. True to its name, it has a velvet finish so doesn't dissolve into a greasy mess. It's beautifully pigmented and again, as the name suggests, it's a gorgeous peach tone with a very subtle gold shimmer running through it. I tend to dot this straight onto my skin then dab it out with my fingers. It's so quick and easy to apply in a matter of seconds, yet stays on my skin all day long.

By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon | £29

You definitely don't need to splurge so much on an eyeshadow stick as KIKO have a virtually identical dupe for under a tenner (read my comparison of the two here), however mine was getting disgusting (they are well-loved...) and this is that tiny bit better! It has such a creamy, beautiful formula that practically melts onto the eyelids. The pigmentation is insane so it literally takes one swipe on each eyelid and a couple of seconds to blend out the edges. Bronze Moon is a gorgeous neutral-toned deep bronze-brown and it has this amazing, dewy finish that looks so multidimensional on the lids. These set in place after a few seconds and have amazing staying power once they do.

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Balm in Curviest Caramel | £17

I absolutely love the creamy, pigmented formula of the Intense Chubby Sticks. This is a gorgeous, flattering everyday pinky-brown nude that's just so comfortable and hydrating on the lips. You can apply something like this in a couple of seconds, even without a mirror. Although it isn't the longest lasting formula, it fades evenly and naturally.




All you need is a little concealer, mascara and brow action and you're ready to go!

What are your must-have crayon makeup products?



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41 comments

  1. I've never tried a stick foundation I sort of doubt that they'd work which seems silly before trying one but maybe I should have a look at Clinique's! I also keep trying to buy the No7 highlight you've mentioned here, but whenever I go into Boots it's out of stock which sucks!

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  2. I would have bought the new Clinique foundation but swatching even the lightest shade was "hello orange" on me. I adore No7's Pop & Glow blushers but my favourite has to be Clinique's Amped Up Apple - I've almost finished a 3g sample and that is rare feat indeed. X

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    1. I have Amped Up Apple too! Definitely one for my dry skin days though as it doesn't last at all on me when I'm oily :( such a pretty shade though xx

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  3. Lovely picks! I particularly love the N°7 Bronzing highlight, I feel like the whole N°7 brand is underrated, whenever I go to the UK, I always make sure I purchase at least one product from them as I've yet to be disappointed by them so far!

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  4. I would love the Clinique foundation stick! I have heard so many amazing things about it! I have a lovely Clinique eyeshadow stick and it's such a perfect shade! I need to try more!
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  5. That Kiko velvet touch looks really good.


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  6. I am not sure about stick foundation due to the thick consistency, I feel like they are not really easy to blend in. Also cream highlight/blush products don't seem last on my oily skin, so I stick to the powders! x

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. As I said, the Clinique one isn't like that at all, which is probably what made me buy it when the MUFE and Bobbi Brown ones didn't really appeal. The KIKO blush stick is suitable for shine-prone skin as it has a velvet formula xx

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  7. I love makeup in stick form! It's just so convenient. I have to get my hands on that No 7 highlighter. It looks lovely. I've heard mixed reviews on the Clinique foundation stick so I'm on the fence. Great post :-)

    JennyLovesBeauty

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  8. lovely :)
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  9. Great picks hun. I really want to try the Clinique contour and highlighting chubby sticks xx

    Amanda - www.dreamingxprettyblog.co.uk/

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  10. Ooh I really want to try the Clinique one as it sounds perfect to chuck in my bag and use for touch-ups x

    Laurzrah 

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  11. I only have one stick/ crayon style beauty product and its a highlighter from collection, I do like it and it gives a easy effortless way of doing your highlighter but I'm still try to play around to find out the best way to use it.
    I love the By Terry eyeshadow sticks they look so beautiful but just a bit to pricey for me to justify right now, but they really are gorgeous!
    Charlie from Lotties Thoughts xx

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    1. The KIKO version I mentioned is £7 and it's literally identical to the By Terry (I linked the post with comparison swatches above) xx

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  12. Bronze Moon is such a pretty shade! I have one of the Kiko dupes :) love the look of the Rosie contour stick!

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  13. I LOVE the look of that No 7 highlighting stick. I've got dry to combination skin and really want to start using more makeup crayons as powder really just doesn't work with my skin

    Steph - www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

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  14. I love quick crayon packaging, especially for summer- so fun and easy! I definitely need more Clinique Chubby Sticks and By Terry Ombre Blackstars in my life :)

    -Jen

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    1. Yes, they're so perfect when you're in a rush! xx

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  15. I'm intrigued by the Clinique one. The No7 highlight looks stunning, I'm definitely going to get it when i have a voucher. And the Rosie contour stick sounds right up my street! xx

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  16. I have to say I'm definitely laking when it comes to makeup crayons as I haven't trie out many versions. I do like the Collection highlighter version and KIKO eyeshadow sticks though, very handy to use x

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  17. i have been getting into using makeup crayons, i have especially been enjoying using the stick highlighters as they are so easy to use! i really want to try the clinique foundation stick as it sounds perfect for when you're in a rush!
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  18. I absolutely love eyeshadow sticks! I don't have any from By Terry though, but do have some from Kiko, Laura Mercier, and Marc Jacobs-- they're amazing!

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    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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    1. Laura Mercier's formula is also fantastic - I always forget how much I love them! xx

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  19. I love me a quick crayon stick product. No7 have some fab products and are most definitely overlooked and underrated. xxx

    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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  20. The chubby stick name is so freaking cute that the name alone makes me want to try it. I've only tried a lip product in crayon format but I see the appeal. I need to try more products, specifically face products :)

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

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  21. Yay, makeup crayons are like adult crayola, haha :D! I have a no7 voucher at the moment, so definitely going to pik up the pink-toned version of the highlighting crayon :)

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  22. What beautiful swatches! I have a few crayon products, but none are this gorgeous!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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  23. I love makeup crayons! Theyre great for when you're in a hurry. I really like the No 7 eyeshadow ones, like the bronzer I think they're underrated, I always reach for them especially when I'm in a hurry! x

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    1. I've heard great things about their formula! No7 is quite underrated as a brand, I think xx

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  24. I had no idea that Clinique had a foundation stick! I must've been living under a rock. I love my Bobbi Brown one, so will have to check out Clinique's version when I start running low of my Bobbi Brown. I'd love to find a highlighting crayon that I'm not allergic to. Everything I've seen so far has something I can't have in it. I'm hoping I'll have some joy with the Rosie Huntington-Whitely or the Kiko offerings. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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  25. I really need to invest in some crayons, I need products that are easy to apply nowadays. I've heard really good things about the Clinique's chubby stick range too! x

    Just Little Things

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    1. the range is well worth checking out :) xx

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  26. I have a cream blush stick from Barry M and I love the concept of it, but it's really not easy to blend so I don't get much use out of it. For me blush is one of the first thing that fades so I'd definitely like something for easy on the go top ups, might have to try this Kiko one! I feel like the only person that didn't like my Ombre Blackstar though :(

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  27. I love the intense chubby sticks, they're so pigmented! A stick highlighter by Flower is one of my favorites x

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  28. I've heard good things about Clinique's Chubby Sticks! Will definitely be trying out more makeup crayons in the next few months as part of my morning routine :-)

    Liyana | Rouge & Ruche

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  29. Love your picks, I had No.7 highlighter stick and loved it so much, but my mum loves it more so I gave it to her. Its beautiful!
    And I'm loving that Clinique curviest caramel shade, it's stunning.

    Sam || Ditch the foundation this summer season

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    1. It's one of my most-worn everyday lip shades :) xx

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  30. I've been looking out for a contour stick for a while now, that one sounds perfect and I'll have to pick up that Clinique lip shade as well now!
    Thanks for sharing a great review of all of these products ...

    I'm pretty obsessed with your blog now, so glad I found it!

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  31. Thank you for your comments! xx

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