Just because your skin is sensitive, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on great makeup products. As long as you stick to brands that use natural, organic and silicone-based ingredients, you shouldn’t need to worry about your skin flaring up. We give you some of the best makeup for sensitive skin so you can look fabulous without constantly worrying about your skin reacting. The trick is to check the label for ingredients that agree with your skin. We give you some of our top picks.
Powder products are milder on your skin and contain less harsh ingredients than liquid products. Foundations that are thick in texture and provide heavy coverage can inflame your skin. If you must use a liquid foundation, make sure it contains moisturizing properties, which are essential for your sensitive skin and are silicone-based, free from harsh chemicals and fragrance-free.
Less is always more, especially if your skin is sensitive and you are prone to rashes and redness, try and apply the least amount necessary. When it comes to your concealer or any other product for that matter, choose one with 10 or less ingredients to cut down the risks of it irritating your skin while covering up redness. Make sure to do a patch test of your concealer in the store before buying it. Look for one that is oil-free and fragrance-free.
POPxo Picks: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer (Rs. 400), Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick SPF 20 (Rs. 500), The Body Shop Concealer (Rs. 750) and Dermalogica Redness Relief Promer SPF 20 (Rs. 2,780)
If you have sensitive skin, it’s not a great idea to lather on too much foundation, which is why it’s handy to have some translucent powder around to help even out your skin tone and keep everything in place for the entire day. You need a powder that is lightweight, preferably mineral-based and gives you a natural-looking finish without flaring up your skin.
Look out for powder blushers that are non-comedogenic, which means they do not block pores and cause irritation. However, don’t overdo it – if you have sensitive skin, be safe and just add a dab of colour to your cheeks. Using a cheek stain made from natural ingredients is also a super idea for your the sensitive skin type.
POPxo Picks: The Body Shop All ln One Blusher (Rs. 795), Tarte Cheek Stain (Rs. 1,855) and Lancome ‘Blush Lubtil’ Delicate Oil-Free Powder Blush (Rs. 2,056)
1. You should do a patch test on a small section of your face before buying the product. Trying it on any other part of your body will not prove helpful, since your face could be more sensitive and can react differently to the product.
2. Clean your brushes regularly. Dirty brushes WILL cause your skin to flare up.
3. Products to use should include terms on their packaging like hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, dermatologically tested and nickel tested. Also, look out for moisturizing formulas rich in antioxidants.
4. Stick to black eyeliners and mascaras as they have less irritants than coloured ones.