When bh member swoopingbuzzards started a forum thread claiming she was having difficulty finding a powder foundation for her sensitive skin, we ‘swooped’ in to help.

What we want to stress to all of the sensitive-skin senoritas out there is that there are many brands that can cater for your skin concerns, and deliver totally flawless, irritation-free results. If your delicate skin is prone to allergies and redness, you could try products that don’t include parabens and sulfates, as these ingredients can irritate some people. Instead, look for products that contain ingredients with soothing properties, like green tea and aloe vera.

(Keep in mind there are differest degrees of sensitivity, so it's best to do a patch test first if you're not sure.)

We took the liberty of grabbing a few of our favourite powder foundations that cater to those with sensitive skin – and there’s definitely a powder to suit every budget – so everybody wins!

Check out our favourites below…

Clinique Superbalanced Powder Makeup SPF 15

Almay Wake Up Makeup™ Mineral Powder Foundation

Inika Mineral Foundation

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Natural Mineral Foundation

Aveda Inner Light Pressed Powder 

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc Free Loose Powder 

Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics Natural Calendula Tinted Face Dust, $39.90, 02 9130 3582

ASAP Pure Mineral Make-up

Mahya Mineral Make Up Foundations

Nude by Nature Natural Mineral Cover

Jane Iredale Amazing Base® Loose Minerals SPF 20


What's your best tip for treating sensitive skin?