Makeup for Sensitive Skin

While on a trip to Bicol with friends, my skin suddenly broke out. My face turned into a ripe red tomato  because I was covered in rashes all over! I have very sensitive skin and the slightest change in climate, stress,  cat fur, or even pollen emitted by specific plants can cause problems for my skin. I’ve always been on the lookout for makeup that’s suitable for sensitive skin and it’s been a hit and miss for the past few years. My friend Amber mentioned that she was also suffering from a similar problem years ago and recommended JANE IREDALE. Although a bit pricey compared to other makeup brands, she explained that it really was worth the investment because it does wonders for your skin. The only problem–the brand was imported and was only available abroad! Huhuhuhu. Fast forward a month later and I saw a post about Jane Iredale on my Facebook feed. Alleluia!!!:) The makeup gods heard my cries for help! The post was by a college friend Tanya who shared that Jane Iredale was now available in the Philippines via Sole Sister’s Multiply Site. So I pm-ed Tanya without a moment’s hesitation and asked her about Jane Iredale. After a few minutes of my kulits, I was convinced that it was worth trying so I ordered a few basics and in a few days it came to my doorstep. I’m still trying the products out and so far it’s been working well with my sensitive skin. Of course, I was so excited to share this discovery with all my readers too. I receive a lot of emails from girls every week asking for beauty tips for those who suffer from acne, eczema, rosacea, redness, blotching, skin asthma and other skin ailments and I’ve always been hesitant to send a reply because I’m not a skin expert and I too have been struggling with finding good products for my own skin as well. Hopefully these products will work for some, if not all, of you. According to the Jane Iredale site, it’s formulated especially for sensitive skin and should be a good match for those looking for makeup and skincare in one. 
1. Liquid Minerals Foundation
This is unlike any other foundation I’ve tried before. It has an instant cooling effect on the skin and glides on like water. I kid you not! It takes a bit of getting used to at first, especially when you’ve grown accustomed to putting on thick and greasy foundation. It’s blendable and buildable which means you can put on a thin film over your skin for minimal coverage–and add an extra layer if you want heavier coverage. Finish your look by dusting Jane Iredale’s loose mineral powder over your face.

2. Dream Tint SPF 15
Perfect for daily use. This tinted moisturizer provides sheer coverage while keeping your skin hydrated and protected against the sun. If you’ll be heading to the beach or spending a lot of time outdoors, this will give you just the right amount of coverage without looking fully made up.
3. Pommist Hydration Spray
A miracle worker in a bottle! My skin always feels tight and dry during the day so this serves as an instant pick-me-upper. I just spritz a few quirts over my face and I look refreshed in seconds. It’s perfect for low maintenance people like me who just want to look fresh and clean throughout a long work day. According to the site this hydration spray offers the added benefit of pomegranate extract, a powerful antioxidant and UV protector, also known to help protect against skin cancer.

4. Starter Kit in Golden
This was my very first introduction to the Jane Iredale brand, it has a little of everything. A duo concealer for dark circles and blemishes, a glitter powder blush, two pressed powders, a little tube of dream tint, and a mini lipstick. This is actually a great makeup travel kit!

5. Sugar and Butter
Nope, this is not a dessert. Sugar and Butter sounds like I’m describing a roll of ensaymada! Hahaha! This exfoliator and plumper duo is perfect for girls who suffer from chapped and dry lips. It sloughs off those annoying dry bits all over your lips–leaving it soft, supple and kissable!!! After a few applications you’ll be begging your boyfriend to stop kissing you because he’ll be all over for sure!
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9 Responses to Makeup for Sensitive Skin

  1. Yey 😀 I’m happy to have seen this on my feed. I had no idea Jane Iredale is exclusive to a multiply shop… I know that it’s sold at Purebeauty serendra

  2. hi patty!

    u mentioned how ur skin reacts even with a slightest change of climate, pollen, etc… im experiencing it now. rashes all over my legs. 🙁 i’m not really sure where its from. i first thought its from eating chicken. but i stopped and its still there. i spent years in cebu and is not back in my hometown cotabato city. so maybe its the climate? idk. we also have a big mango tree in our garden, and an old dog. so maybe those things, too.

    anyway, i was just wondering what do u use if ur skin gets all itchy na? i just use hydrocortisone lotion but lately, it doesn’t help anymore. 🙁


    thanks Patty!

  3. Hi Agnes!

    It’s always best to visit a derma before trying diff products 🙂 It’s different for each person–some skin ailments could be due to stress, others can be internal, while others are just genetic or even hormonal. So don’t play the guessing game anymore and just visit a doctor 🙂 They would know best! Good luck dear!!!

  4. Hey Patty!

    Finally got to read na your post. Anyway, I don’t wear foundation kasi nga I break out easily. So if you say this is ok with your skin (fellow “mabilis mapikon skin”? Hehe) I guess I’ll give the liquid minerals thing a try 😉

  5. Hi Patty! You can also get the products at Rustan’s. Just bought Purepressed at Rustan’s Shangri-la. I have yet to comment on how it works for my skin but it smells good! 🙂

  6. Hi Patty!

    I’d like to know what your best beauty and body essential are.

    Coping with the curveballs of sensitive skin is really tough especially for a budget-conscious girl like me.

    Super thanks for passionately blogging about REAL life issues such as this!

    😉 Good job!

  7. Hi Patty!

    I also discovered Jane Iredale cosmetics because of my problematic skin (acne marks and dark spots). But I didn’t discover it abroad, I discovered it here in RUSTAN’S! 🙂 Check their booth at Rustan’s Alabang. I know it’s near the Essenses area 🙂 Hope this helps.

  8. I have sensitive skin that often flares up from makeup and other moisturizers but my skin has reacted beautifully to the Lady Soma Renewal Serum. I use it under my makeup, to make it set better and NOT irritate my skin.

    I wash my face minimally now only using an apricot scrub and when i apply the Lady Soma serum, it feels even better. I have reduced breakouts and my new smooth skin that has encouraged me to wear makeup regularly again.

    Before this stuff, i didn’t wear more than some loose powder occasionally.