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    15 Makeup Recommendations From Actual BuzzFeed Readers Who Have Sensitive Skin

    Brands will tell ya anything, so we asked our readers.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to put us onto their favorite makeup products for sensitive skin. They gave us a bunch of goodies, and we now have a legit reason to spend our dollars on more beauty stuff.

    It's not wasteful if it's an investment in your health. #deep.

    1. Glossier Cloud Paint for a pigmented blush that won't clog your pores.

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    "I have pretty sensitive skin (I can't even wear fragrance!). I really like Glossier's Cloud Paint cream blush formula because it's highly pigmented and it doesn't clog my pores or make me breakout in hives or anything. Also, a little goes a long way so it lasts for a while." —Essence Gant

    Get it on Glossier for $18.

    2. Simplicity Cosmetics eyeshadows when you think you're all out of options.

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    "My sensitive skin is next level. After years of dermatologists, antibiotics, creams, accutane, it turns out I just can't tolerate much, so I go slow and try one thing at a time. Here are some things that've worked for me:

    * Foundation and eyeshadow by Simplicity Cosmetics on Etsy

    * Eyeshadow by Feather River Body on Etsy

    * Mascara and eyeliner by Clinique

    * Eyeliner by Urban Decay

    * Lipstick by Burt's Bees

    * Lipstick by Lipstick Queen" —joanned428f02c6a

    Get them on Etsy for $8.

    3. Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Gel Cream for a solid protective layer.

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    "For makeup I use Complexion Rescue by Bare Minerals. I've found that as long as my skin has a solid first protective layer, I can get by with whatever products I want for the rest of my routine—except any formula that has rose hips (that was a lesson well-learned!)." —adrianah4b704f90e

    Get it on Sephora for $29.50.

    4. Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless for foundation that's affordable and good!

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    "Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Pore-less doesn't give my skin a rash at all!" —sophiem4857f9bad

    Get it on Amazon for $7.99.

    5. Tarte eyeshadow palettes if you have sensitive lids.

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    "My mom has very sensitive eyelids, most eyeshadows cause irritation, but Tarte eyeshadows almost always work out for her, especially if she primes her lids with Tarte primer." —alaynaclairew

    Get it on Amazon for $48.

    6. No7 mascara for a hypoallergenic option that won't cost you a fortune.

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    "No7's mascara is hypoallergenic, and it's not any more expensive than other brands. It saved my life!" —Natalie Schelosky, Facebook

    Get it on Ulta for $8.99.

    7. Erase Your Face Makeup Removing Cloth to clean your face without irritating it.

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    "Not necessarily makeup, but I use Erase Your Face makeup removing cloths to get everything off my face without adding anything else to my skin. These cloths are machine washable, so soft, and reusable up to a few times before you throw them in the washing machine. I have eczema on my eyelids, and these cloths take even waterproof eyeliner off without irritation." —Allison Burko, Facebook

    Get it on Bed Bath & Beyond for $9.99.

    8. Glossier Skin Tint for a most natural finish.

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    "I don't wear much makeup, but I love Glossier's Perfecting Skin Tint, Cloud Paint Blush, and highlighter. Milk Makeup's Flex Concealer is also awesome." —Catlynn Griffith, Facebook

    Get it on Glossier for $26.

    9. Bare Minerals Powder Foundation for coverage that won't clog your pores.

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    "For foundation, I love Bare Minerals Matte! I live in the South, and liquid formulas inevitably lead to breakouts. Powder foundation actually seems to make my skin less zit-prone." —Madeleine Crilly, Facebook

    Get it on Ulta for $28.50.

    10. Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment for soft lips that won't peel.

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    "For people with sensitive lips, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments are great and come in a bunch of sheer colors. I've never had any problem with lip skin peeling with Fresh like I have with other lip balms." —omgitsaclaire

    Get it on Sephora for $24.

    11. Lush Eyes Right for a mascara that doesn't burn.

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    "Lush skin care and makeup are great for my skin! I love their Celestial moisturizer (seriously the most delicious scent), and Eyes Right Mascara. Most mascaras burn when you get some in your eye, but this one is pain-free." —baesjling

    Get it on Lush for $19.95.

    12. Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup for coverage that doesn't clog.

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    "Clinique's Acne Solutions foundation formula eliminated my breakouts through high school. I still use it daily because I'm too afraid to stop using the little miracle." —amyelizabethkitty

    Get it on Sephora for $28.

    13. Stila One Step Correct to prime skin and neutralize blemishes.

    "I've had bad skin most of my life. In my twenties, after I thought I was in the clear, a cystic acne outbreak sent me to a dermatologist. He put me on medication and got me back on track, but I still have to be careful. Plus now I seem to have rosacea and redness, so I have tried a LOT of stuff. I know everyone's skin is different but maybe my experiences can help someone out :)

    Here's the good stuff:

    * Stila One Step Correct

    * Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Makeup , which I like way better than Bare Minerals.

    * Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer and Veil Fluid Oil-Free Makeup, but they're soooo expensive.

    * Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation, which is also expensive.

    * L'Oréal Pro-Matte and Pro-Glow. It's surprisingly good for drugstore makeup. "


    Get it on Amazon for $36.

    14. Dr. G Origin Plus Brightening Balm for moisture and a light coverage.

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    "Dr. G BB cream smells delightful. My skin always breaks out when I take on a new tinted moisturizer or BB cream, but not with this guy!" —rhiannad

    Get it on Amazon for $25.

    15. Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation to avoid breakouts.

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    "I have super-sensitive skin, and I feel like my face breaks out just thinking about foundation. Tarte's Amazonian Clay works really well for me, though. I also recommend Exuviance since their products are specifically formulated for sensitive skin." —Carly Lombardi, Facebook

    Get it on Sephora for $39.


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