The 7 Best Makeup Products for Sensitive Skin

Makeup may be magic for hiding flaws, but for sensitivity sufferers, it’s not always a slam-dunk when it comes to keeping complexions calm. These new picks provide just the right amount of color and coverage, while not exacerbating easy-to-react skin types.

Stowaway Cosmetics Radiant Complexion BB Cream

With hydrating ingredients including water-retaining red algae, hyaluronic acid and glycerin, this lightweight, easy-to-match-your-shade BB goes on smooth, works to absorb excess oil and keeps skin balanced. $22,


Bairly Sheer Spray-On Face Primer

This airbrush primer is effortless. Just spritz, blend and set the perfect canvas for makeup. The water-based formula is rich in antioxidants, vitamin E and olive extract, yet doesn’t contain fragrances, oil, parabens or alcohol. $13,


RMS Beauty Lip Shine

Sensitive, dry lips need love too, and this coconut oil–powered one heaps it on through a healthy mix of nourishing organic oils and mineral-rich pigments. You can even use it on your cheeks for the slightest pop of color. $25,


Modern Minerals Foundation

Formulated with only natural minerals and free from fillers, parabens and everything else that can do a number on sensitive skin types, this buildable matte foundation makes skin (even really red and ruddy complexions) look flawless. $18,


Natura Bissé The Cure Sheer Cream

This velvety, no-makeup-required moisturizer is like Photoshop in a jar. It adds the most perfect hint of luminosity to your complexion while covering everything, yet looks natural and feels weightless. $180,



Featuring natural gemstones and pure minerals, this soft, non-glittery highlighter makes everything looks subtly better and more sun-kissed, while still allowing your skin to breathe. $29,


Jay Manuel Skin Perfector Foundation

This mega-multitasker hydrates, primes, smooths and evens out skin tone in just one step. It also does a number on oily skin types, yet does so gently, as to not strip the skin of its protective sebum. $38,