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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 Velvet Matte Foundation SPF15
Designer Brands
Designer Brands Velvet Matte Foundation SPF15

Not 100% Sure

Goes on the skin amazingly, however it's a very full coverage formula. I found that with the wrong products on for a primer it started to gather and pull off my skin a little bit. For a full coverage foundation, it definitely does the job, however for my oily and acne prone skin, I saw that it was beginning to irritate my acne; BUT it did give my oily face a nice matte look. Unsure if i would purc...
Nude by Nature Mineral Cover Foundation
Nude By Nature
Nude by Nature Mineral Cover Foundation

10 + years of use

I’ve been using this powder since I started getting into makeup in high school and it does not disappoint. They have since added some extra shades which was handy as I never really found one that suited me in the past. This glides over the skin and the packaging is really sturdy. I have definitely dropped multiple tubs of this on every surface possible over the years and never had any spillage iss...
Inika Loose Mineral Foundation
Inika Loose Mineral Foundation

love this powder

this is great, it gives a nice even finish to my liquid foundation or I can wear it by itself for a light glow