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It can be really difficult to find makeup that is right for your skin type, especially when your skin is sensitive and reactive, or you're suffering through a breakout.These are our best picks for makeup that is free from common irritants, yet give your face a flawless finish.

 

if your skin is sensitive, it's possible that makeup part of the problem - if some ingredients don't agree with your skin they may cause congestion, or irritation. It's often very difficult to pinpoint what is causing the issue, however it is good to look for hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic products that do not contain potentially problematic ingredients. And remember - what works for you may not work for others, and vice versa.

 

If your skin is sensitive or acne-prone, try using foundations, tinted moisturisers or BB creams with mineral-based physical sunscreens. Keep an eye out for Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide - they sound like a mouthful, but they're both mineral ingredients that block the sun naturally. These aren't absorbed by the skin, so are great if your skin is sensitised.

 

Another thing to try is a mineral powder! Many new-generation mineral powders are made with skincare ingredients and emollients, so you may be very surprised at how flattering and hydrating they are - they don't cling to flaky or uneven skin areas, and give the look of natural skin with just a bit of blending. They're also perfect for sensitive skin, and feel like wearing nothing at all.

 

Still not sure about which makeup solution you need to perfect your look? We'd love to help! Simply fill out our makeup product recommendation form and we'll get you in touch with our trained makeup artists.


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Recent reviews on Sensitive & Acne Friendly Makeup products

Designer Brands Hydrating Luminous FoundationDesigner Brands Hydrating Luminous Foundation
Designer Brands
Designer Brands Hydrating Luminous Foundation
$19.99

Good shade for my skin

I wear the ivory and find it blends well with my skin, I also have dry patches and this doesn’t exacerbate them. Not as long wearing as others but still good.
Nude by Nature Mineral Cover FoundationNude by Nature Mineral Cover Foundation
Nude By Nature
Nude by Nature Mineral Cover Foundation
$39.95

Using this powder for years

I've been purchasing this powder time and time again for years. I put a tiny bit over the top of my estee lauder double wear foundation everyday to stop my skin from getting oily, and it creates a lovely finish. If I only wear this my skin can look a bit dry, but if you have great skin this would probably be all you need to use!
Nude by Nature Airbrush PrimerNude by Nature Airbrush Primer
Nude By Nature
Nude by Nature Airbrush Primer
$29.95

My go-to primer

I'm on my 6th tube of this primer, I buy it time and time again. I find it has a moisturising effect and doesn't make your skin feel tight like other primers do. Smells fresh and natural, a good tacky consistency when it starts to dry. I use it under estee lauder double wear everyday and feel it is a good barrier to such a high coverage foundation.
Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Calming PrimerNapoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Calming Primer
Napoleon Perdis
Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Calming Primer
$45.00

Big fan

Does a great job at holding my makeup in place for the day and keeps my face from getting too shiny.

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