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Be Gentle: The Best Foundation for Sensitive Skin

Leave fretting about makeup irritation behind with one of our 12 favorite products for gals with delicate complexions. This roundup of hypoallergenic and fragrance-free formulas will help you find the best foundation for sensitive skin for you.

Liquid Foundation: Save, $6.99

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The CoverGirl Clean Makeup for Sensitive Skin is a breathable foundation specifically formulated for sensitive skin. It minimizes skin irritation by being fragrance-free and oil-free. Plus, it's hypoallergenic.

Liquid Foundation: Splurge, $22

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This oil-free foundation by Merle Norman both moisturizes and controls shine. The Aqua Balance Makeup is also praised for being non-acnegenic and non-comedogenic, so it won't cause acne or clog pores.

CC Cream: Save, $16.99

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The Aveeno Positively Radiant CC Cream works for sensitive skin types specifically, because it is hypoallergenic. But we also love that it provides natural-looking coverage while leaving you with a brightened complexion.

CC Cream: Splurge, $30

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This fragrance-free formula by Lorac is one of the few CC creams special formulated for sensitive skin. Plus, it's tinted with green and yellow pigments to color-correct skin redness.

BB Cream: Save, $10

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The Garnier BB Cream for Sensitive Skin's soothing formula combats redness and blurs imperfections, leaving you with a naturally even complexion and a radiant glow.

BB Cream: Splurge, $36

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The Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm's botanical formula purifies and calms sensitive skin while concealing dark spots.

Tinted Cream: Save, $29

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The Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream uses marine botanicals to keep skin hydrated and radiant. It also protects from sun damage with non-chemical, mineral-based SPF.

Tinded Cream: Splurge, $49

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The YouthRenew Tinted Cream by Pevonia formula uses flash delivery technology to provide calming and soothing benefits to the skin while concealing skin imperfections, says Dr. Christian Jurist, medical director of global education at Pevonia International, LLC.

Pressed Powder: Save, $13.95

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With its ultra-fine feel, the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder gives skin an airbrushed -looking finish, reducing the appearance of pores and fine lines. It is also hypoallergenic, paraben-free, and non-comedogenic.

Pressed Powder: Splurge, $30

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The Too Faced Candlelight Pressed Powder is a double-duty product that uses Vitamin C to enhance your skin's collagen production and brighten your complexion, plus chamomile to soothe sensitive skin.

Loose Powder: Save, $11.99

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Clinically proven to reduce redness and improve skin, the Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Loose Powder Foundation is sensitive skin-certified and provides breathable, flawless-looking coverage.

Loose Powder: Splurge, $20

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Created without harmful ingredients—parabens, preservatives, talc, or cornstarch—the Cleaure LM Foundation is made with natural ingredients that provide lasting coverage and a lightweight feel.

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