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Stick It to Me: 10 Beauty Sticks For Summer

Jul 15 2009 - 8:03am

You've got your hot dog on a stick, cue stick, stick of butter, sunscreen on a stick [1] and of course . . . lipstick. When it comes to beauty, I'm a fan of sticks, particularly because they often have more than one use, à la Nars the Multiple [2] ($37), or better yet, the product itself is the applicator, so a swipe here and a dab there gets you results. Here are some more products to get you out of any sticky situation.

Butter London Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm

Do you always have the time for a proper pedicure? Probably not. Butter London's Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm [3] ($30) helps relieve dry, cracked heels so you can feel more confident about busting out the espadrilles, gladiators, or open-toed platforms.

Tarte Glam Gams Leg Bronzing Stick

If you like the look of a tan but prefer not to compromise the health of your skin, bronzers are the way to go. Tarte's Glam Gams Leg Bronzing Stick [4] ($30) 
is made with antioxidants, and gives your stems a nice warm glow. Who wears short shorts? You do.

Kiehl's Ultra Moisturizing Eye Stick

Remember when I told you how I burned my eyelids [5] once after neglecting to put sunscreen around my eyes? Yep, that was an unpleasant way to spend Spring Break '99. Perhaps if I had Kiehl's Ultra Moisturizing Eye Stick SPF 30 [6] ($20), a broad-spectrum sunscreen for the delicate eye area, I might have avoided a painful burn that looked like ill-applied orange eyeshadow.

Burt's Bees Bug Bite Relief

Campfires, barbecues, and outdoor picnics are the norm during these hot days of late. And if you live in particularly bug-hungry parts of the country, you've probably gotten a bite (or two or 20) the past few weeks. This Bug Bite Relief [7] ($6) from Burt's Bees contains menthol and camphor to soothe, and lemongrass, lavender, thyme, and orange oils to ease discomfort.

Bliss Problem Salved

Bliss's Problem Salved [8] ($18) is the epitome of multitaskers — a "20-in-1 wonder balm," to be exact. Use to soothe sunburns, itching, chapped body parts, tame eyebrows, and prevent blistering on the feet — just to name a few.

ReVersital 3-in-1 Microdermastick

Just rub ReVersital 3-in-1 Microdermastick [9] ($80) on damp skin, work in, and rinse. Resurfacing crystals in the stick help cleanse and slough off dead skin, while the bioactive moisturizers hydrate. Created by Margaux Levy, the founder of Freeze 24-7, the stick is a great alternative to microderm appointments.

Roux Temporary Haircolor Touch-Up Stick

Has the sun faded your locks? Or perhaps you're just having too much fun during these warmer-weathered months, and your trips to the salon have taken a spot in the back burner. Roux Temporary Haircolor Touch-Up Stick [10] ($6) comes in a variety of shades, and is applied to the hair just like you'd apply lipstick to your lips — right out of the tube.

Paula Dorf Sweep Away Clean-Up Stick

When it's hot outside, does your makeup have a tendency to smudge a little more often, or perhaps you just have an unsteady hand? Whatever the case, Paula Dorf Sweep Away Clean-up Stick [11] ($12) helps you erase application slip-ups.

Crazylibellule and the Poppies 26 Juin Ile D’Yeu CrazyStick

Crazylibellule and the Poppies recently launched its collection [12] of Roaring '20s-inspired fragrances. The latest one to join the bunch, 26 Juin Ile D’Yeu CrazyStick ($18), blends rose, red orange, green plum, and wild peach — a perfect warm-weather combination. Look for the newest addition to debut on " rel="nofollow">B-glowing [13] over the next few days.

Woody's Big Stick Style Stick

So Woody's Big Stick Style Stick [14] ($18) is marketed toward men, but who says a lady can't use it? I'm a huge fan of using wax for frizzies that need a little taming, especially when warm-weather ponytails and shorter hairstyles are involved. Plus, this stick-on styler, which is made from natural beeswax and hemp oil, is scented with some of the freshest aromas: lime, sage, oak moss, bergamot, ginger, and coriander.


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