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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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Inika Loose Mineral Foundation
Inika Loose Mineral Foundation

Only foundation I buy

This is by far the best foundation I have ever tried. It gives good coverage (light - full depending on how much you apply), and has a beautiful natural finish. I don't have amazing skin naturally but often get complimented on having good skin when I use this.. Lasts really well through sweating, swimming, sleeping (not condoning that), nights out etc. Plus has some sun protection and doesn't irri...
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout
IT Cosmetics
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout

Good concealer

This conceals and heals pimples well. Quite happy with the product.
Designer Brands BB Creme - Blemish Balm
Designer Brands
Designer Brands BB Creme - Blemish Balm

Good for the price

It's a good product for the price, a bit light coverage but pretty good for a BB cream. Doesn't feel heavy on the skin