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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 Pure PrimerInika Pure Primer
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Great primer

Received this as a sample but I really like. Great texture,smells lovely
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La Roche-Posay
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint Fluid Corrective Foundation
$39.95

Lovely finish

I have used so many foundations and loved a lot of them but the finish on this one is beautiful. You use the tiniest amount it goes a long way and is very easy to apply
Colorescience Kabuki Brush Colorescience Kabuki Brush
Colorescience
Colorescience Kabuki Brush
$39.00

I love this kabuki brush, it's such a classic

I love this kabuki brush, it's such a classic. This one is excellent quality too, and well priced.
La Roche-Posay Uvidea BB CreamLa Roche-Posay Uvidea BB Cream
La Roche-Posay
La Roche-Posay Uvidea BB Cream
$35.95

Ok

I have dehydrated skin and have been steering away from wearing makeup everyday.
I decided try this after being recommended by a friend. I do like it. It was the first step down from foundation before i go to a tinted moisturiser. I do find after its been on my skin for a while i worry if its a bit drying. So i only use on weekends now.

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