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The best mascaras for sensitive eyes

The best mascaras for sensitive eyes
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Just like sensitive skin, delicate and sensitive eyes need products with gentle formulas to avoid irritation and discomfort.

Whether you wear contacts, have dry eyes or suffer from allergies, wearing eye makeup can cause further irritation and leave your eyes red, itchy and sore[1]. Choosing a hypoallergenic formula is the perfect way to still define, lengthen and enhance your lashes without using any harsh ingredients near your eyes.

Instead of irritating ingredients and fragrances, hypoallergenic formulas are often enriched with gentle pigments and conditioning extracts to treat your lashes when worn.

We have selected five of the best mascaras for sensitive eyes to help you care for your eyes and avoid irritation without compromising the volumised, dramatic finish we all look for.

8 of the best mascaras for sensitive eyes

  1. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Volume Mascara
  2. MAC Extended Play Lash Mascara
  3. Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara
  4. INIKA Long Lash Vegan Mascara
  5. Lancôme Hypnôse Waterproof Mascara
  6. Lily Lolo Natural Mascara
  7. Burt's Bees 100% Natural Nourishing Mascara
  8. PUPA Vamp! Waterproof Mascara - Extra Black
  • 1.La Roche-Posay Toleriane Volume Mascara

    La Roche-Posay Toleriane Volume Mascara
    4.2 Stars 10 Reviews
    £16.50
    Specially formulated for rhose with sensitive eyes and contact lense wearers, La Roche-Posay Toleriane Volume Mascara coats each and every lash for an intense, eye-catching finish. Without weighing down the lashes, the richly pigmented formula layers beautifully allowing you to achieve fullness and volume without causing any irritation.
  • 2.MAC Extended Play Lash Mascara

    MAC Extended Play Lash Mascara
    4.23 Stars 53 Reviews
    £16.50
    With a petite, straight brush, MAC Extended Play Lash Mascara grabs and coats even the tiniest of lashes to create the ultimate finish. Defining, lengthening and volumising your lashes in one, the intense carbon black formula coats each lash from root to tip. Ophthalmologist tested, MAC Extended Play is suitable for sensitive eyes and is flake and smudge-resistant to prevent any irritation.
  • 3.Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara

    Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara
    4.05 Stars 22 Reviews
    £20.00
    Waterproof formulas are loved by many for their ability to stay in place all day without smudging or running. Their staying power and long-lasting finishes makes many formulas perfect for those with sensitive eyes. Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara thickens, volumises and defines your lashes for a full, fluttery finish. Resisting heat and water, the mascara creates a wide-eyed finish which lasts.
  • 4.INIKA Long Lash Vegan Mascara

    INIKA Long Lash Vegan Mascara
    4.6 Stars 5 Reviews
    £23.00
    Infused with caring, conditioning ingredients including Vitamin E and Magnolia Bark Extract, INIKA Long Lash Vegan Mascara helps to boost the health and vitality of your lashes while creating an eye-catching finish. Certified organic, vegan and cruelty-free, the formula is free of any harsh or irritating ingredients making it suitable for even the most sensitive of eyes.
  • 5.Lancôme Hypnôse Waterproof Mascara

    Lancôme Hypnôse Waterproof Mascara
    3.83 Stars 6 Reviews
    £27.50
    With a long-lasting waterproof formula, Lancôme Hypnôse Waterproof Mascara is perfect for contact lense wearers and sensitive eyes. Without smudging or flaking throughout the day, the mascara creates dramatic lashes which perfectly complete any eye look. Infused with Provitamin B5, the conditioning formula expertly coats and curls each lash without leaving a crunchy or brittle feel for a defined, volumised finish.
  • 6.Lily Lolo Natural Mascara

    Lily Lolo Natural Mascara
    £9.38
    The rich, matte black formula dries quickly to prevent mascara transferring onto your under-eye concealer as you are doing your makeup. This vegan mascara is suitable for even sensitive eyes so you can go ahead and create the perfect doe-eyed look.
  • 7.Burt's Bees 100% Natural Nourishing Mascara

    Burt's Bees 100% Natural Nourishing Mascara
    2 Stars 2 Reviews
    £12.99
    Infused with Jojoba Oil and naturally moisturising Glycerin, the mascara nourishes and conditions, whilst promoting longer, healthier-looking lashes with lasting results. Expect luscious lashes that appear defined and enhanced.
  • 8.PUPA Vamp! Waterproof Mascara - Extra Black

    PUPA Vamp! Waterproof Mascara - Extra Black
    2 Stars 1 Reviews
    £18.00
    Synergising a water-resistant Hydrophobic Polymer and an innovative plastic film coating, the creamy, buildable formula delivers ultimate impact and definition for an intense, smudge-proof finish. Its specially designed brush and rounded tip capture even the shortest lashes to reveal bigger, bolder results.
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