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  • Writer's pictureIrish Josel Cahinde

Makeup Tips for Women with Sensitive Skin

When shopping for makeup, there's a lot to consider: choosing the right shade, proper application and the right type of foundation.

While you're looking for all of these things, be sure to take into account how your skin reacts to the products you buy.

Many women with sensitive skin are very particular about what they put on their face. If you have sensitive skin, you probably already know this. But whether you're new to wearing makeup or experienced, it's always a good idea to do a little research before trying a new product on your skin.

The main thing to remember is that every woman has different skin and different types of sensitivity. You'll have to experiment a little bit to find out what works best for you. Once you've found the products that work best for your skin type and your concerns,

When applying makeup, try not to use too much at once or within one area of your face at once. The more makeup in the same spot, the more likely it is to cause irritation. For example, if you're very concerned about pores and want them minimized, apply only a small dot of foundation around your nose, which will give you a better chance of avoiding irritation than putting it all over one area of your face.

Women's makeup should be as gentle as possible, free of harsh chemicals and dyes, and contain no preservatives that could irritate the skin.

If you have sensitive skin, don't wear makeup on your eyelids or around your eyes, because that's where make up tends to get most of its stickiness. Instead, use products specifically designed for sensitive skin.

If you're in a hurry and need to do a quick touch-up, try using a clear lip balm with a sheer tint. These products are easy to apply with fingers or fingertips without getting smudged — perfect if you have too much time and not enough makeup on your face.

You don't have to buy expensive cosmetics from department stores to find something safe for sensitive skin. You can also make your own products with basic ingredients you probably already have at home.

Women with sensitive skin have to watch the ingredients in makeup products, which can contain added dyes, fragrances and preservatives that can trigger an allergic reaction or cause irritation, redness or dryness. For all women with sensitive skin, it's important not to use too much makeup at one time. Using too much powder or cream in cold weather can also cause problems.


To help keep your sensitive skin well-hydrated throughout the year, try these tips

1. Start with a clean face. Use witch hazel or an astringent to remove any surface oil or makeup left on the face after washing your face. Avoid using cleansers with fragrance or harsh ingredients that could irritate the skin

2. Make sure the foundation you choose is hypoallergenic. Some foundations cause allergic reactions.

3. Choose a concealer that matches your skin tone and blends easily with your foundation

4. Apply moisturizer before foundation to prevent dryness due to drying effects of the


5. Create a base for your concealer and foundation by blending a small amount of colorless

powder onto your face and blending it into the powders with a brush until it looks natural

6. Be gentle when applying foundation if you are prone to breakouts, which could cause spots under the makeup

7. If you want more coverage, apply foundation with a sponge rather than brushes

8. Apply makeup lightly and in layers to build coverage


The Best Makeup Looks Are Made Up Of Three Elements:

Color, Shape and Tone.

Color can be as simple as a neutral eye shadow or as complex as a shimmering metallic shade. The skin is the canvas. It's the foundation upon which we base our entire look — hair, eyes, lips, cheeks and everything else is designed to complement that canvas. The best foundation for your skin tone is a color that complements it. For example, if you have fair skin, you should stick to warm-toned shadows (golden tones are particularly effective), but if you have cool skin, you should go for cool-toned shadows (pastels work well).

Shapes can be as simple as one line on the eyelid, or they can be more dramatic — like mermaid eyeliner, which follows the curve of your eyes. Your face is comprised of specific shapes — roundness at the top of your cheekbones, a soft chin and round eyes are all examples of this shape. Some shapes are more flattering than others. When choosing your eye shape, for example, a triangle is always better than a heart because it gives the illusion of length. For your jawline and nose shape, however, it's not so straightforward because there are no hard-and-fast rules that apply to everyone. While these shapes can be used as general guidelines when creating makeup looks, they can easily be customized to fit each client's unique features.

Tone is a lot more subjective, but it still has to do with playing up your natural features with just the right amount of highlighting and shadow. Tone plays an enormous role in determining how a particular shade will look on your face — full coverage or sheer, deep or light, matte or shiny — but it's also instrumental in making your skin glow (think: bronzer) or evening out any skin tone imbalances.

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