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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

Nude by Nature Mineral Cover FoundationNude by Nature Mineral Cover Foundation
Nude By Nature
Nude by Nature Mineral Cover Foundation
$39.95

Average

For the price, I was expecting this to be better. It's quite heavy, and doesn't disperse as easily as some other powder's I've used.
La Roche-Posay Uvidea BB CreamLa Roche-Posay Uvidea BB Cream
La Roche-Posay
La Roche-Posay Uvidea BB Cream
$35.95

Excellet Product

I started using actives this year, and that combined with very pale skin means I need a sunscreen on everyday. I had trouble finding one that would go on under my makeup, without my skin feeling oily all day, and congesting my skin. I love this product. It is SPF 50+, goes on smoothly, and gives great coverage. I hardly use any other makeup over the top, other than a light powder to set it. Highly recommend.
M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid SPF15 FoundationM.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid SPF15 Foundation
M.A.C Cosmetics
M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid SPF15 Foundation
$54.00

Awesome

this foundaton prevents my skin from getting easily burnt because my skin is over sensitive
Youngblood Loose Mineral FoundationYoungblood Loose Mineral Foundation
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
Youngblood Loose Mineral Foundation
$69.75

Awesome

i use this to set my foundation rather than use it on its own and provides a beautiful coverage on top and makes my skin feel silky smooth, covers all my blemishes

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