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.

MAKE UP FOR EVERMini HD Skin Hydra Glow Skincare Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 0.4 oz / 12 mL·ITEM: 2738201

Color: 4N62  - Almond - for deep skin with neutral undertones

58 Reviews

$22.00

I’ve tried sooo many foundations for dry skin and this is by far my favorite! ...Beautiful foundation . Hydrating and leaves my skin radiant and dewy .

What it is: An 86 percent skincare-based foundation with medium coverage and a naturally luminous finish that hydrates, smooths appearance, and visibly plumps and brightens skin rapidly and over time.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hydra-Skin Booster Complex™: Mimics the hydrating effect of a sheet mask.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.

What Else You Need to Know: Inspired by skincare sheet masks

Laura MercierTranslucent Pressed Setting Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2107845

Color: Translucent

88 Reviews

$47.00

Kind to my rosacea-princess-skin; great product...It's light and I can see my skin through it, so what I end up with is "my skin but better."...I also have dry skin so I was worried it would further dry my skin and make my foundation look cakey, but it doesn’t at all.

What it is:
A high-performance translucent powder that sets makeup for lasting wear without weight or texture, in a convenient, portable compact that's perfect for touch-ups on the go.

What it does:
Prolong the wear of your makeup while staying color-true throughout the day with this high-performance, translucent powder. This lightweight formula sets and perfects makeup with a shine-free, natural-matte, velvety finish for up to 12 hours. This no-flashback formula means you'll look great in photos, and it creates a soft-focus effect to smooth away the look of fine lines and imperfections. It’s available in two shades designed to look and feel natural on all skin tones.

MAKE UP FOR EVERHD Skin Hydra Glow Hydrating Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL·ITEM: 2738557

Color: 3R48  - Cool Maple - for tan skin with rosy undertones

515 Reviews

$47.00

Great for sensitive skin....The foundation had no problem wearing all day long. The foundation feels very hydrating and worked well without irritating my sensitive skin....I’ve been loving the finish of this foundation on my dry sensitive skin. A healthy glowy look is what I look for when choosing foundations and this one has been amazing and it wears nicely throughout the day.

What it is: An 86% skincare-based foundation with medium coverage and a naturally luminous finish that hydrates, smooths, and visibly plumps and brightens skin. 

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Natural and Radiant

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hydra-Skin Booster Complex™: Mimics the hydrating effect of a sheet mask.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.

SaieGlowy Super Skin Tint Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2637411

Color: 7 - light skin tones with neutral undertones

800 Reviews

$40.00

Perfect color match and unbelievable finish! I have dry, sensitive skin- it’s been hard to find a foundation that suits my needs. ...Great for sensitive skin. Truly worth it. Attaching an unedited photo of complexion with this holy grail of a product.

What it is: A lightweight skin tint foundation with medium coverage that brightens skin for a dewy, luminous finish.


Coverage: Medium


Finish: Natural


Formulation: Liquid


Highlighted Ingredients: 

- Hyaluronic Acid: Attracts and binds moisture to smooth and hydrate skin

- Rice Bran Peptides: Reduces the appearance of fine lines, pore, helps fade dark spots brightening skin tone.

KosasRevealer Skin-Improving Foundation SPF 25 with Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL·ITEM: 2512366

Color: Light Cool 150 - Light with cool pink undertones

1.8K Reviews

$42.00

Definitely goes for sensitive skin...I thoroughly enjoy the skin shine and healthy glow. Very little goes far....Great for sensitive skin!...As someone with dry sensitive skin, this is a miracle in a bottle! The olive undertones are also beautifully done.

What it is: A skin-reviving, SPF treatment foundation that blends like a second skin with a natural dreamy finish to blur, visibly smooth texture, and minimize pores.


Coverage: Medium


Finish: Natural


Formulation: Liquid


SPF: SPF 30 and Under


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Niacinamide and Caffeine: Visibly brighten, smooth, and even skin tone.

- Squalane, Arnica, and Pro Vitamin B5: Soothe, calm, and balance skin’s ideal oil and moisture levels.

- Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid: Visibly plump, firm, and hydrate.

Tower 28 BeautySunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2484533

Color: 15 Melrose - light with warm undertones

1.2K Reviews

$32.00

Great product for sensitive skin. This Great product for sensitive skin. ...Best tinted spf for sensitive skin!...Gives a great glow and works on sensitive skin!

What it is: A two-in-one natural finish foundation with 100 percent mineral SPF 30, light-medium buildable coverage, and no pore-clogging ingredients, making it safe for problem-prone or sensitive skin.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Liquid

SPF: SPF 30

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Non-Nano Zinc Oxide: Protects from UVA/UVB damage and is suitable for sensitive skin.
- Pricky Pear Extract: Protects from blue light pollution.
- White Sage Extract: Is soothing and neutralizes free radicals from the sun.

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

ILIATrue Skin Medium Coverage Serum Foundation with Niacinamide

Size: 1 / 30·ITEM: 2527653

Color: Chios SF6 - medium with neutral undertones

892 Reviews

$54.00

Sensitive Skin Approved...I can wear it all day and feel fresh faced. My sensitive skin isn't bothered either!...Worked well for my red, sensitive skin...I have super sensitive skin and a lot of redness. I haven't used much foundation since the pandemic started.

What it is: A weightless foundation with buildable medium coverage and a natural, skin-like finish—now with active levels of skincare ingredients.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide: Visibly smooths and refines uneven texture and tone.
- Allantoin: Soothes the look of irritation and redness while supporting skin’s health.
- Aloe: Calms, nourishes, hydrates, and adds a featherweight feel.

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

LAWLESSConseal The Deal Long-Wear Full-Coverage Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2531200

Color: Sandalwood - tan with golden undertones

432 Reviews

$39.00

I have very sensitive skin and have had no issue with this foundation. ...The best foundation ever!...I have very sensitive skin and this foundation does not irritate my skin.

What it is: A long-wearing, lightweight fluid foundation that delivers modern full coverage with a self-setting, natural-matte finish. Vegan and silicone-free.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Nasturtium Flower Extract: Limits free-radical damage caused by blue light.
- Goji Berry: Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and widely used to reduce visible signs of aging.
- Bisabolo and Ginger Extracts: Soothing anti-irritants suitable for dry, sensitive skin.

LancômeTeint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Foundation​ with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL·ITEM: 2589232

Color: 515W - Deep with warm golden undertones

3.8K Reviews

$57.00

Very natural and smooth foundation. Easy to apply and great for sensitive skin. ...Great for sensitive skin...I like that this foundation is full coverage but it’s also oil free and suitable for my sensitive skin.

What it is: An up to 24-hour, healthy-looking glow serum foundation with buildable medium coverage and SPF 27, plus hyaluronic and mandelic acids to hydrate and smooth skin for a natural-looking glow finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Liquid

SPF: SPF 30 and under

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and visibly plumps the skin.
- Mandelic Acid: Smooths and refines the skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan.

What Else You Need to Know: This skincare-inf

Urban DecayFace Bond Self Setting Waterproof Foundation

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2741833

Color: 16 - light medium cool

2.2K Reviews

$40.00

Amazing foundation, will deffo buy again...It’s lightweight and ideal for sensitive skin. So worth it!...Not for sensitive skin!...Personally, I was not too much of a fan of this foundation. It could be because I have sensitive skin, but it made me breakout within a few hours.

What it is: A lightweight waterproof foundation with the skincare benefits of a serum and self-setting powder for blurring effect in a medium-coverage, matte finish.


Coverage: Medium


Finish: 
Matte, Natural


Formulation: 
Liquid


Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily


Highlighted Ingredients: 
- 3% Niacinamide: Clinically tested to improve skin’s texture feel after 4 weeks.


Ingredient Callouts: It is cruelty-free.

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