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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

Youngblood Pressed Mineral FoundationYoungblood Pressed Mineral Foundation
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
Youngblood Pressed Mineral Foundation


Great mineral foundation, leaves skin feeling soft and feels like you’re not wearing makeup at all!
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


Although this foundation blends beautifully with a sponge, I like using my fingers as the foundation lasts longer. It didn't blend very well with the fingers and wasn't smooth on my face. Coverage was excellent and it did last the whole day but I won't be buying this foundation again.
La Roche-Posay Uvidea BB CreamLa Roche-Posay Uvidea BB Cream
La Roche-Posay
La Roche-Posay Uvidea BB Cream

Great BB

I love the product itself and how it applies to my skin, however I have tried two shades and neither has been right for me. I am very pale and like the BB to give me a bit of colour to my face.
Youngblood Liquid Mineral FoundationYoungblood Liquid Mineral Foundation
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation

Great product

If you live in a humid area and you have oily skin I probably wouldn’t recommend but if you’ve got dry/combination skin then get your hands on this!! It lasts forever because you don’t need a lot of the product for it to cover EVERYTHING!

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