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mascaras for sensitive eyes

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for mascaras for sensitive eyes.

Mascaras are one of the most important tools in a makeup artist's kit. They can make or break a look, and they can also help you achieve the look of naturally full and healthy lashes. But not all mascaras are created equal. Some people have sensitive eyes, and if you're one of these people, you may want to try a different mascara. Here are some great options for sensitive eyes.

CLINIQUEHigh Impact High-Fi™ Full Volume Mascara

Size: 0.27 oz / 7.6 g·ITEM: 2677672

Color: Intense Black - black

184 Reviews


Great volume with zero clumping. Also great for sensitive eyes. Would highly recommend!...It did not irritate my sensitive eyes at all!...Must have mascara

What it is: An ultra-pigmented, fiber-infused mascara that amps up lash volume to the max.

Formulation Type:

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: The High Impact High-Fi™ Mascara amps up lashes for more volume, instantly. The lightweight gel formula is full of dimensional fibers that are deposited throughout lashes with every swipe, turning up volume to the max. It is ophthalmologist-tested and safe for sensitive eyes.

Clinical Results: In a clinical test on 31 women:
- 230% more volume, instantly

In a consumer test on 166 women after using product for 1 week:
- 98% say lashes look dramaticall

ILIAFullest Volumizing Mascara

Size: .32 oz/ 9.5 mL·ITEM: 2475259

Color: Classic Black

797 Reviews


Great for very sensitive eyes!...I have very sensitive eyes and this mascara has done wonders for me. ...I have very sensitive eyes and this one does bother me by end of day but its no big deal, all mascaras are difficult on my eyes.

What it is: A clean, volumizing mascara that wraps each lash in weightless, buildable volume without flaking, smudging, or irritating even the most sensitive eyes.

Formulation Type:

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Arginine: Supports stronger, healthier-looking lashes.
- Provitamin B5: Nourishes to promote thicker-looking lashes.
- Weightless Wax Blend: Adds full, flexible body without the weight.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: The violin-shaped brush thickens and defines lashes from root to tip with fluffy, flexible fullness you can’t miss. It is also ophthalmologist tested and safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Tower 28 BeautyMakeWaves Lengthening + Volumizing Mascara

Size: 0.29 oz / 8 mL·ITEM: 2606176

Color: Jet - Black

1.2K Reviews


Great for sensitive eyes...I have issues with mascaras and my sensitive eyes so after a ton of research I decided to try this mascara and it is amazing! ...Sensitive Eyes & Straight Asian Lashes APPROVED!...This mascara just changed my life. I have very sensitive eyes, every mascara has made my eyes bloodshot red and itchy.

What it is: A vegan mascara that visibly lengthens, defines, and holds a curl with Aquaflex® Technology for amped up, natural-looking lashes.

Formulation Type:
Curling and Lengthening

Benefits: Long-wearing, Waterproof

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Aquaflex® Technology: Conventionally used in haircare styling, this ingredient actively works to define curl using memory hold (it memorizes the wave of your lash) while leaving lashes touchably soft. Technology helps keep lashes humidity-proof, visibly lifted, and curled.
- Panthenol Vitamin B5 and Castor Oil Blend: Helps keep lashes looking healthy, strong, and conditioned.

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

NUDESTIXLash Lengthening Mascara

Size: 0.28 oz/ 8.5 mL·ITEM: 1648468

Color: Black

153 Reviews


I have been using that mascara for about a year now, now on my third, and it works for a discreet look and with my sensitive eyes. ...Great Natural Look & Good For Sensitive Eyes...I will definitely be using this mascara as part of my regular routine. I have very sensitive eyes and this did not irritate them at all, even after 12 hours of wear.

What it is: A mascara that creates fluttery, full, and naturally defined lashes with a peptide treatment for growth.

Formulation Type:
Volumizing and Lengthening

Benefits: Long-wearing

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Tri-Peptide Booster Complex: Creates longer and thicker lashes.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: The oil-free formula is ideal for sensitive eyes and false lashes as it remains budge-proof and evenly tinted all day long.


Mascara...I received this mascara complimentary from Influenster. I am very particular with mascara as i have sensitive eyes. ...Best non- irritating mascara!...I have non existent eye lashes and never go without mascara. I also have sensitive eyes from allergies.

What it is: An innovative, up to 24-hour visibly lifting and volumizing mascara with two unique brushes and formulas for endless ways to achieve your ultimate lash look.

Formulation Type:

Benefits: Long-wearing

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Berry Complex: Thickens the appearance of lashes.
- Ceramide-Like Structure: Strengthens lashes.

What Else You Need to Know:
Inspired by MAKE UP FOR EVER’s professional techniques for showstopping lashes, Step 1's skinny brush and lightweight formula lifts and separates lashes with ultra-precision. Step 2’s fiber brush and creamy texture adds flake-free volume. Use Step 1 alone for a naturally defined look or Step 2 for immediate, clump-free volu

KVD BeautyFull Sleeve Long + Defined Tubing Mascara

Size: 0.37 fl oz / 11 mL·ITEM: 2693497

Color: Ink Black - blackest black

571 Reviews


If you have short lashes, this is the mascara for you! I love how lengthening this mascara is compared to other mascaras on the market! ...Pretty Good Mascara...It was a good mascara minimal clumps, but I have very sensitive eyes since I have eczema so it irritated them slightly.

What it is: A lengthening and defining mascara that creates flake-proof, smudge-resistant sleeves around every lash for up to 24 hours and removes easily with warm water.

Formulation Type:
Volumizing, Curling, Lengthening

Benefits: Long-wearing, Waterproof

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Acacia Senegal Gum: Helps the formula stretch over lashes for length and definition.
- Berry Wax: Creates lightweight, velvety volume without weighing your curl down.

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 fragranc

CLINIQUEHigh Impact Waterproof Mascara

Size: 0.28 oz/ 8 mL·ITEM: 1487180

Color: Black

413 Reviews


Great for Sensitive/Contact Wearers...My eyes are super sensitive and this is pretty much the best mascara that I can find that is great for sensitive eyes + has staying power. ...Best for super sensitive eyes...My eyes are super sensitive and I have allergies to any product with perfume(most mascaras have that) this is the one that stays on my eyes without flaking until I use a waterproof makeup remover to get it off.

What it is:
A volumizing and lengthening waterproof mascara that resists flaking, clumping, and smudging.

What it does:
This waterproof version of Clinique’s High Impact Mascara stands up to heat, humidity, and the most active day. Ophthalmologist-tested, it is safe for sensitive eyes and contact-lens wearers and come off easily with your favorite Clinique eye makeup remover.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is free of SLS, mineral oil, gluten, alcohol, and fragrance.

LancĂ´meLash IdĂ´le Lash-Lifting & Volumizing Waterproof Mascara

Size: 0.27 oz/ 8mL·ITEM: 2516136

Color: 01 Glossy Black - black

400 Reviews


Waterproof mascara is nice...I have very sensitive eyes and I can wear this mascara for hours!...Great Volumizing Mascara For Sensitive Eyes...I received this product as part of a free sample program, and I loved it! I have very sensitive eyes that tend to water when I wear mascara -- this is one of the only mascaras that didn't trigger that sensitivity, and the only waterproof one.

What it is: A lash lifting, waterproof mascara that targets every single lash for instantly longer, thicker, and more lifted lashes with no clumps.

Formulation Type:
Volumizing, Lengthening

Benefits: Long-wearing, Waterproof

What Else You Need to Know: This mascara has up to 24 hours of waterproof wear and pushes up lashes for an eye-opening effect to create fully fanned-out volume with no flakes. The lightweight formula doesn’t weigh on lashes so it’s comfortable all day and is the perfect mascara for sensitive eyes or contact lens wearers.

Clinical Results: In a consumer test realized on a panel of 103 women:
- 95% saw instant lash lift
- 94% saw instant volume
- 90% saw clump-free lashes


Great for sensitive eyes...I have extremely sensitive eyes and I find this is the only mascara I can use without my eyes getting puffy and watery. ...Very sensitive eyes...I have tried a lot of mascara from drugstore to high end. Even the most waterproof mascaras doesn't stay put for my sensitive watery eyes.

What it is:
A mascara that provides instant, jaw-dropping drama.

What it does:
With every stroke, this mega-volume mascara's over-the-top brush wraps lashes in a volume-pumping formula. The brush's extra-large surface area effortlessly builds bigger, better lashes. A dome tip gives even the tiniest corner lashes a high-volume finish. And, it's not just the brush that goes to extremes—this expert formula comes in an inky Extreme Black.

CLINIQUEHigh Impact Mascara

ITEM: 711275

Color: Black/Brown

2.8K Reviews


I like this mascara because it never burns my sensitive eyes and it looks really natural. ...The Best For Sensitive Eyes...This is the only mascara I use. Most other mascaras burn my eyes, (even the ones that are supposedly good for sensitive eyes) and this one doesn't irritate them at all.

What it is: A mascara that kicks up the visible volume and length of each and every lash.

Formulation Type:
Volumizing, Lengthening

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This mascara creates lusher, plusher, and bolder lashes. The pure, deep color adds to the impact, while the lash definition draws attention to eyes. This product is also ophthalmologist tested, allergy tested, safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers, and free of mineral oil and fragrance.

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