If you suffer from sensitive skin, you know very well that some makeup products just won’t work. It’s best to keep makeup simple, and avoid using products that are packed with fragrance, or could weigh your skin down and cause under the surface breakouts.
Below are just a few suggestions for girls (and guys) who suffer from sensitive skin, and need some safe makeup products to use.
Choose a light coverage beauty balm which features a high SPF and combines the benefits of both skincare and makeup into one product. If you are worried about trying a new foundation for the first time, do a spot-test on your neck and monitor it’s activity over 5 hours.
Dr.Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45, $39
Just like a foundation, choose a primer which will hydrate your skin and keep your makeup lasting all day long. Anything with hydraluron is perfect for sensitive skin, since it is lightweight and doesn’t feel like you’re loading your face with too much product. Let it sink it your skin after toning, then apply a foundation afterwards.
Indeed Laboraties Hydraluron, $34.99
Tarte Cosmetics have created the perfect cheek products which are gentle enough to use any every skin type (even sensitive skin!) and last for hours. Choose from over 16 shades which stay on for over 12 hours, and feature Amazonian clay which gives a really deep, pigmented colour on your cheeks.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush, $26
Cream bronzers are best for sensitive skin, since they are talc-free and bring a more natural glow to the face. Choose one which doesn’t have too much shimmer (this could make you look like a disco ball), but instead something with a matte consistency will make your face look truly sun-kissed.
Nars The Multiple in Portofino, $52
It’s always best to test a few concealers on your neck (in store), and avoid buying online since you never know how the product will interact with your skin.
The Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer is not only build-able to full-face coverage, but it’s light and creamy enough to disguise even the darkest of under-eye circles.
Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer, $44
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