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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

Inika Loose Mineral FoundationInika Loose Mineral Foundation
Inika Loose Mineral Foundation

Decent coverage

I found the coverage of this to be good, there is some sparkle in the mix for light reflection. It goes on well. However, It’s not my favourite mineral foundation.
Designer Brands Hydrating Luminous FoundationDesigner Brands Hydrating Luminous Foundation
Designer Brands
Designer Brands Hydrating Luminous Foundation

Nature's Best Friend

I have just started using Porcelain Ivory, along with the Luminscent Primer in this range. It is just fabulous. I love the fact that this is affordable, cruelty free and that it has all the vitamins etc. in the foundation. Porcelain Ivory is a perfect match (I used the Find Foundation). It make my skin look healthy with a nice glow. I am not a matte person, so when I saw this foundation listed, I knew I had to try it. Very impressed Definitely Five stars.