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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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Nude By Nature
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The Best primer ever!!!

Ok so I’ll be honest, I didn’t even know what primer was until I tried it.
This was the first I had tried and it was amazing.
My make up is so even and the primer helps make it last longer.
I thought I’d try a more expensive brand thinking it will be so much better because it’s a designer band.
Wasn’t I shocked to found out I just paid triple the price for a primer that was really not great.
I now use Nude by Nature EVERYTHING, I love it so much never disappoints.
Sigma F82 - Round Kabuki™ BrushSigma F82 - Round Kabuki™ Brush
Sigma Beauty
Sigma F82 - Round Kabuki™ Brush

Not too bad

This brush is so dense and packed with fibres, it helps buff in foundation so nice on those days when my skin is extra dry. Love it for powder application too
Designer Brands Hydrating Luminous FoundationDesigner Brands Hydrating Luminous Foundation
Designer Brands
Designer Brands Hydrating Luminous Foundation

Coverage is brilliant.

I was a Maybelline FitMe fan for a while, then read the reviews on this product and thought I had to try it. You don't need concealer with the kind of coverage it offers - and I say this as someone with significant scar and discolouration issues. Apply with a wet makeup sponge, set with a good transluscent powder and it does not budge the whole day. Love.
Kryolan Dermacolor Concealer SticksKryolan Dermacolor Concealer Sticks
Kryolan Professional Makeup
Kryolan Dermacolor Concealer Sticks

Best concealer for travel

I'm on the road working long hours for blocks of time and I love this product for this. it comes in the lipstick like packaging which takes up almost no space and the product is the most dense concealer i've ever come across. It ACTUALLY covers my under eye bags! Love it.

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