When hayfever season hits, you need the gentlest and most simple formulations in your beauty routine to prevent aggravating your already itchy eyes, runny nose and red skin. We have selected 10 of the best hypoallergenic makeup products so you can be sure your complexion looks flawless no matter when seasonal allergies attack.
What is hypoallergenic makeup?
Hypoallergenic makeup, and hypoallergenic beauty products in general contain less irritants than regular products, making them suitable for all skin types, including sensitive.
Although they're not guaranteed to work for all skin types, for those of you with easily irritated skin, you'll have a better chance of getting on with hypoallergenic beauty than non hypoallergenic.
10 best hypoallergenic makeup products
- Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation
- bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream
- EOS Blackberry Nectar Smooth Lip Balm
- Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation
- Pixi Eye Bright Primer
- Algenist Reveal Colour Correcting Finishing Powder
- Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Eyeshadow
- Vichy Ideal Soleil Velvety BB Cream
- bareMinerals GEN NUDE Glow Blusher
- La Roche-Posay Respectissime Volume Mascara Black
1.Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum FoundationOne of the best hypoallergenic makeup bases is Bourjois's Healthy Mix Serum Foundation. Considered to be one of the best affordable foundations for glowing skin, it's also dermatologically tested and lasts for 16 hours, so you can be sure you look your best no matter how many times hayfever hits. Enriched with a cocktail of vitamins from ingredients like goji berry and pomegranate, it's one of our favourite summer face bases.
2.bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel CreamIf you prefer a lighter base during allergy season and the summer months, you will love bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Cream. With a sheer and lightweight formulation, it evens out the skin tone without feeling heavy or oily. Plus, it's free from all chemical nasties like parabens, silicone and fragrance and is also hypoallergenic.
3.EOS Blackberry Nectar Lip BalmAlthough not technically a 'makeup' product, the EOS Blackberry Nectar Lip Balm (like all other EOS balms) is hypoallergenic and perfect for allergy season. When hayfever hits, lips can become really dry so it's important to ensure you keep them well hydrated to keep them soft and smooth. The balm contains both cocoa and shea butters to soothe and deeply nourish.
4.Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective FoundationFor those who like to use a heavier coverage foundation all-year round and even when allergy season hits, you will love the Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation. One of our favourite hypoallergenic makeup products, it completely evens out the skin tone and provides a long-wearing and comfortable finish for a natural looking complexion all day long.
5.Pixi Eye Bright PrimerAs hayfever and summer allergens can cause eyes to run, you need a long-lasting and hypoallergenic makeup eye primer to keep your eyeshadows and liners in place all day long. Pixi's Eye Bright Primer does just that and more by creating the perfect base for your eye makeup, whilst also brightening the area to make you look more awake.
6.Algenist Reveal Colour Correcting PowderCombining the benefits of skincare with hypoallergenic makeup technology, the Algenist Reveal Colour Correcting Finishing Powder helps to even out the skin tone, set your face base and minimise discolouration and pigmentation. Eliminating excess shine and oil, the powder gives the skin a naturally luminous glow that looks and feels its best.
7.Vichy Ideal Soleil Velvety BB CreamIf you love multi-tasking beauty products, you will love Vichy's Ideal Soleil Velvety BB Cream. Not only does it provide a light and sheer glow, it has SPF 50 to shield the skin against damaging UV rays and environmental aggressors. Its illuminating formula leaves the complexion radiant and luminous.
8.bareMinerals GEN NUDE Glow BlusherFor a healthy flush of colour without irritating your already itchy skin this hayfever season, try the bareMinerals GEN NUDE Glow Blusher. With different shades for different skin tones, each one contains mineral-based pearls which help to diffuse the light and provide a gentle luminosity to the skin.
9.La Roche-Posay Respectissime Volume Mascara BlackWhen it comes to hayfever season, there is one most important hypoallergenic makeup product you need in your kit: mascara. With eyes that can stream due to excess pollen, you need a mascara that doesn't irritate your already itchy eyes. The La Roche-Posay Respectissime Volume Mascara in Black provides gorgeous volume and length, all while being super gentle on the eyes.