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foundation for sensitive skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for foundation for sensitive skin.

If you have sensitive skin, you may have trouble finding foundation that doesn't cause a reaction. But there are still plenty of options out there for people with sensitive skin who want to wear makeup.

CLINIQUEStay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder

ITEM: 1008721

Color: Invisible Matte

1.4K Reviews


Just ok -good for sensitive skins...The employee gave me the wrong shade, used it still for a few days. My sensitive skin tolerated it but it was just ok.nothing special about this matte powder. ...Great for oily Skins...Controls my oily skin and it didn't make me break out at all.

What it is: An oil-free formula that maintains a fresh look and feel, all day and night.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oiliness, Dryness, and Uneven Skin Tone

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, mineral oil, and fragrances.

What Else You Need to Know: Clinique’s Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder Stay has a matte finish with sheer coverage. It’s also dermatologist-tested and non-acnegenic.

Josie MaranVibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 1795830

Color: Unstoppable RG85 - for deep skintones with neutral/neutral red undertones

1.7K Reviews


improved skins texture...I have acne prone skin and this did not break me out at all! ...Most PERFECT foundation for sensitive, dry skin!!...It lasts all day without rubbing off, caking, or drying out. I have very sensitive skin and it has actually improved my skins texture without any reaction or sensitivity.

Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Dry

What it is:
A revolutionary medium-to-full coverage skin care foundation fluid powered by 100 percent pure argan oil and nutrient-rich pigments for vibrant, glowing skin.

What it is formulated to do:
Activate your skin’s vitality with Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid. Like a fresh squeezed juice, Vibrancy utilizes a revolutionary cold-pressed process that preserves the powerful, hand-selected ingredients for the freshest, most effective skin care foundation. Vibrancy energizes your skin with the essential nutrients it craves and is designed to interact and adapt to the movements of your skin with delicate fluidity for a radiant, dimensional finish.

CLINIQUEBeyond Perfecting Powder Foundation + Concealer

Size: 0.51 oz/ 14.5 g·ITEM: 2021111

Color: Clove

35 Reviews


The BEST powder foundation...My skin is also very sensitive and this does not cause breakouts or irritate my skin :). ...I have dry and sensitive skin and have had success with this product.

What it is: A full-coverage powder foundation and concealer in one with a unique, dual-sided sponge for easy on-the-go application.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Pressed powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.

What Else You Need to Know: This product is non-acnegenic, dermatologist-tested, ophthalmologist-tested, and allergy-tested. It’s 100 percent free of fragrance and oil, and is sweat and humidity resistant with up to eight hours of wear.

Jouer CosmeticsEssential High Coverage Crème Foundation

Size: 0.68 oz/ 20 mL·ITEM: 2125086

Color: Alabaster - very fair skin with peachy undertones

352 Reviews


This is definitely for the younger skins...Good for Sensitive Skin...This product work really well for me. I have a skin disorder so not many foundations leave me unscathed but this one didn’t upset my skin AT ALL!

✔ Full

Skin type:
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

✔ Matte

What it is:
A lightweight, long-wearing foundation with supreme coverage and an impeccable airbrushed, matte finish.

Highlighted ingredients:
- Chamomile Extract: Helps to calm sensitive skin through hydration.
- Cucumber Extract: Softens and hydrates the skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Works by binding and holding onto moisture to naturally plump the appearance of skin through hydration.
- Tripeptide Complex: Promotes healthy, more youthful-looking skin.

CLINIQUEEven Better Refresh™ Hydrating and Repairing Makeup Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30mL·ITEM: 2256782

Color: CN 126 Espresso - deep, cool-neutral undertones

28 Reviews


Compared to my go-to Armani Luminous Silk, this foundation seems more like a BB cream. Keeps my mature, sensitive skin hydrated and does provide a slight glow plus no breakouts. ...I tried many fondations and this is one of my favorites handsdown!! I Have dry and sensitive skin , at first when i apply the foundation it is more like a natural finish but once i put a setting spray it becomes more like a light dewy finish and i LOVE it + the coverage is just PERFECT, full but not cakey..

What it is: A full-coverage foundation with up to 24-hour wear that revitalizes skin for a more youthful look.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates fine, dry lines.
- Potent Peptides: Helps keep skin looking smooth.
- Salicylic Acid: Helps smooth the look of skin texture.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This hydrating foundation lasts up to 24 hours with flawless full coverage and a natural finish. It creates a virtually-poreless look. It smooths and hydrates for younger-looking skin.

Bobbi BrownSkin Long-Wear Fluid Powder Foundation SPF 20

Size: 1.4 oz/ 40 mL·ITEM: 2307403

Color: Neutral Almond - dark brown with yellow & red undertones

120 Reviews


OILY SKIN GALS REJOICE!...Only one star off because it IS so matte, that my cheeks (which are dry, I have combo skin) will need more moisture underneath to not look so dry. ...Kudos for Bobbi for making a HEALTHY spf foundation!! This is all mineral based (so it won't cause skin cancer unlike all the non all mineral based ones) Bobbi makes the best foundation for oily skins!

What it is: A first-ever liquid-to-powder foundation from Bobbi Brown that self-sets into a comfortable soft-matte finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Best for Oily, Good for Combination

SPF: SPF 30 and Under

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Power Protein Complex: Helps skin look smooth and healthy.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. This product is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Sweat resistant, transfer resistant, and non-acnegenic, this mask-friendly formula controls oil and stays color true all day while keeping skin protected with environmental, blue light, and UV filters.

ILIASuper Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation

Size: 1 fl oz/ 30 ml·ITEM: 2333664

Color: Bom Bom ST5 - Light with neutral undertones

3K Reviews


I don’t set it with powder because I love dewy finish. My skins is very sensitive, I have rosacea and so far this product have not yet caused any sensitivity or problem....I honestly love this stuff. I have sensitive, acne-prone skin, and it does not irritate my skin or cause any break outs.

What it is: An award-winning tinted serum with light, dewy coverage, mineral SPF, and active levels of skincare ingredients.

Coverage: Light



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Plant-Based Squalane: Hydrates and tightens the look of skin without clogging pores.
- Niacinamide: Visibly smooths skin texture and refines uneven tone.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Makes skin look plumper and replenishes moisture levels.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

Too FacedBorn This Way Matte 24 Hour Foundation

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL·ITEM: 2360097

Color: Snow - very fair with neutral to rosy undertones

975 Reviews


Game changer for combination skin...I have combination skin, oily in most areas and dry in others, so matte foundations are usually either a hit or miss. ...Great for sensitive skin...This foundation is absolutely great, I have sensitive skin with some redness I applied this foundation on top of my sunscreen, I put just a little bit and that was enough for my entire face, is high coverage but still made me look natural which I loved, is lightweight, my make up lasted all day, I really love this foundation and would recommend it to anyone even with sensitive skin.

What it is: An oil-free, long-wear, natural matte foundation that keeps you looking flawless for up to 24 hours.

Coverage: Medium



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Coconut Water: Aids in delicately replenishing skin’s moisture levels.
- Alpine Rose: Helps support skin’s health and resilience.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Gives a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

Tower 28 BeautySunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2484582

Color: 40 Runyon - tan with warm undertones

407 Reviews


A must for sensitive skin...The coverage is light and it has a natural finish. My sensitive skin loves this, no irritations!...Great for sensitive skin...It is also great for sensitive skin which is amazing and safe for all skin types.

What it is: A two-in-one, fragrance-free mineral sunscreen foundation with SPF 30, light-medium buildable coverage, and a natural finish that’s safe for sensitive or problem skin.




SPF: 30

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Non-Nano Zinc Oxide: A sunscreen that protects from UVA/UVB damage and suitable for sensitive skin.
- Prickly Pear Extract: Reparative and helps protects from blue-light pollution.
- White Sage Extract: Reduces the appearance of irritation and helps neutralize free radicals from the sun.

Ingredient Callouts:
This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

Bobbi BrownIntensive Serum Foundation SPF 40

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2501500

Color: Cool Sand - light beige with pink undertones; for light skin.

226 Reviews


Helps visibly improve skin instantly...It blends beautifully, and never clogs my pores which is so rare for my sensitive skin. So far this foundation is my gem....I like that it is more buildable and that it melts into the skin. The foundation does not irritate my sensitive skin and it looks very smooth.

What it is: A serum foundation that is powered by 25 skincare ingredients and leaves skin looking smoother, plumper, and more radiant.




SPF: SPF over 30

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Cordyceps and Ginseng: Replenish skin’s natural energy for healthy-looking, visibly glowing skin.
- A Moisture Complex including Hyaluronic Acid: Softens, visibly plumps skin, and reduces the appearance of fine dry lines.
- Vitamin E and UV Filters: Defend against skin-dulling UVA/UVB rays, pollution, and blue light.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates SLS & SLES, and triclosan.

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