If you have naturally sensitive eyes, then you know how tough it can be to find makeup, and especially mascara, for sensitive eyes. Choose the wrong formula and it could cause you to become itchy or irritated, spending time applying the perfect makeup look, only to look in the mirror thirty minutes later and find that your eyes are red, puffy, and watery. We have good news, though—there is mascara out there formulated specifically for you! That’s right, mascara formulated for sensitive eyes will allow you to try out the latest beauty trends just like everyone else. Not sure where to find it? Here, we’re naming our best mascaras for sensitive eyes, as well as other eye makeup tips and makeup options for sensitive eyes.
OUR BEST MASCARA FOR SENSITIVE EYES
We don’t have to tell you that if you have sensitive eyes, using the wrong mascara can leave your eyes in an unfortunate state, with your eye makeup look running down your cheeks. Not with these mascaras, though! All of the following mascaras have been ophthalmologist and allergy-tested and deemed suitable for those who wear contact lenses or have sensitive eyes.
L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Waterproof Lengthening Mascara: If you’re a lover of intense lash length, boy do we have a mascara pick for you! The specially-designed flexible Precision Brush has two sides, the flat side which visibly enhances lash length, and the comb side, which precisely separates lashes for a clump-resistant result.
L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Mascara: Not big on waterproof formulas? No worries. With the same patented flexible Precision Brush, this mascara provides unique lash by lash separation.
L'Oréal Paris Voluminous X-Fiber Mascara: Take your lashes to new lengths with this primer and mascara duo. The mascara is infused with fibers to add extreme volume for a dramatic, eye-opening look.
L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara: One of our best drugstore mascaras, Lash Paradise, is also suitable for sensitive eyes. So, when you’re admiring its pretty pink tube and coating your lashes, you don’t have to worry about your eyes.
L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Waterproof Mascara: Lengthen, stretch, and volumize your lashes—without any irritation!
L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Superstar Mascara: We love multi-tasking products, especially when it comes to our lashes. For a show-stopping lash effect, swipe on a few coats of this primer and mascara duo.
L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Superstar Mascara Waterproof: Need a waterproof mascara? We’ve got you covered: This waterproof formula works to extend and volumize lashes for a star-worthy look.
HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR EYE MAKEUP ROUTINE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Of course, you’ll likely be wanting to wear more than mascara on your eyes, at least from time to time. When that’s the case, it’s important to complete your eye makeup routine for sensitive eyes the right way. Here are a few of our top tips to do just that.
SENSITIVE SKIN EYE MAKEUP TIP #1: LINE YOUR EYES WITH CARE
In regards to sensitive eyes, eyeliner can be one of the most irritating products out there. Choose the wrong eyeliner, and you’ll find yourself rubbing and itching your eyes, smearing your makeup off in the process. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. We promise—you can try out a cat eye or tightlining just like anyone else. The key is using eyeliner formulas that won’t irritate your eye area. Here are our best eyeliners for sensitive eyes.
For a pencil eyeliner…try the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner. This creamy pencil eyeliner is ophthalmologist tested and suitable for those with sensitive eyes or those who wear contact lenses. Equally notable, it glides on evenly and easily and has a long-lasting formula.
For a liquid eyeliner…try the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H, L'Oréal Paris Lineur Intense Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner, or L'Oréal Paris Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner, which are all suitable for sensitive eyes.
SENSITIVE SKIN EYE MAKEUP TIP #2: REPLACE YOUR PRODUCTS OFTEN
While we’ve recommended some of our best eye makeup products for sensitive eyes, they won’t do you much good if you keep them past their expiration dates. This is true for everyone, but it can be an especially good idea to replace your eye makeup products frequently if your eyes are prone to sensitivity.
SENSITIVE SKIN EYE MAKEUP TIP #3: DON’T FORGET YOUR BROWS
You may not think of your eyebrows as being related to your sensitive eyes, but it’s still a good idea to use eyebrow makeup that’s suitable for sensitive eyes. Here are our best eyebrow makeup products—a brow mascara and a brow pencil—for those with sensitive eyes.
L'Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Pencil: With an ultra-fine tip and a spoolie on the other end, this mechanical brow pencil lets you color your brows precisely for a defined look.
L'Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara: This brow gel-mousse glides on easily and lasts all day long thanks to its smudge-resistant formula. If you’re looking to boost the boldness of your brows while also maintaining a natural look, this is the eyebrow makeup for you.
SENSITIVE SKIN EYE MAKEUP TIP #4: USE THE RIGHT EYE CREAM
After you remove your makeup at the end of the night, you’ll also want to reach for a nourishing eye cream—one that won’t irritate the skin around your eyes. Our best eye hydrator for sensitive skin is the L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey Eye Gel. It’s infused with ultra-gentle and nourishing manuka honey to replenish the delicate skin around the eye area with moisture.
Speaking of being sensitive, here are 7 Skin Care Rules for Sensitive Skin.
Discover more tips & tricks
Keep your skin happy
Shop Featured Makeup products