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An edit of the best foundations for sensitive skin

An edit of the best foundations for sensitive skin

If you have sensitive skin, it can be difficult to find base products which allow you to achieve the flawless finish you dream of which do not cause any irritation.

As fragrances and other ingredients can cause redness, breakouts and other issues for sensitive skin, those with sensitive complexions should opt for a foundation which has been formulated with skin sensitivity in mind.

To help you find the perfect product for your skin, we have curated an edit of the best foundations for sensitive skin which promise to perfect your complexion without causing any unwanted irritation.

6 best foundations for sensitive skin

  1. NARS Cosmetics Sheer Glow Foundation
  2. bareMinerals Original Loose Mineral Foundation
  3. MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation
  4. Chantecaille Future Skin Oil-Free Foundation
  5. Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation
  6. RMS Beauty ‘Un’ Cover-Up
  1. NARS Cosmetics Sheer Glow Foundation
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    NARS Cosmetics Sheer Glow Foundation

    Loved by beauty influencers and editors alike, NARS Sheer Glow Foundation effortlessly creates a natural-looking radiant base. Ideal for dry and sensitive skin, the hydrating, non-comedogenic formula can be built up to a medium to full finish for the ultimate glowy complexion.

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  2. bareMinerals Original Loose Mineral Foundation
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    bareMinerals Original Loose Mineral Foundation

    A cult-favourite and known for being kind to even the most sensitive skin, bareMinerals Mineral Foundation uses just five mineral ingredients to perfect your complexion. The lighter-than-air powder feels so lightweight on the skin and is free from all common irritants including mineral oil, talc and chemical sunscreen.

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  3. MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation
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    MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation

    With a water-based formula and ultra-light coverage, MAC Face and Body is loved by makeup artists and used to cover up imperfections on both the face and body as its name suggests. Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, this cult foundation is perfect for even the most sensitive of skin types.

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  4. Chantecaille Future Skin Oil-Free Foundation
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    Chantecaille Future Skin Oil-Free Foundation

    Enriched with Aloe Leaf and Camellia Extract, Chantecaille Future Proof Foundation refreshes, hydrates and soothes the skin while imparting coverage making it perfect for sensitive skin. The unique gel texture feels instantly cooling on the skin and can be built up from a glowy, sheer finish to a medium-to-full flawless base.

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  5. Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation
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    Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation

    With 32% pigment for flawless, long-wearing coverage, Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation is the perfect full coverage base for those with sensitive complexions. Ultra-blendable and antioxidant-rich, the creamy foundation glides onto the skin blurring imperfections and pores for an airbrushed finish.

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  6. RMS Beauty 'Un' Cover-Up
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    RMS Beauty 'Un' Cover-Up

    Ultra-blendable, RMS Beauty ‘Uncover’ works beautifully as both a foundation and a concealer on sensitive skin. The hydrating formula melts into the skin, covering blemishes and any redness without dulling your skin’s natural luminosity. With a second-skin finish, ‘Uncover’ enhances your skin and does not hide it.

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