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The Best Mascara for Sensitive Eyes

By Rebecca Jenkinson -
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Ask anyone what makeup item they can’t leave the house without and we all know they’d say mascara. We're certainly guilty as charged! But what happens when you have extra sensitive eyes and even the slightest thing sets off itching, watering and stinging? Whether it’s contact lenses, office air-conditioning or allergies, there’s plenty of irritations around town, let alone heavy makeup.

It’s enough to put you off mascara completely, but never fear: the heroes at Cosmetify HQ are here. We’ve whipped round and come up with our favourite gentle formulas to give you a list of the very best mascaras for sensitive eyes.

La Roche-Posay Respectissme Multi-Dimension Mascara

1. La Roche-Posay Respectissme Multi-Dimension Mascara

First on the list is the dreamy Respectissme Multi-Dimension Mascara by the iconic French skin care and cosmetic brand, La Roche-Posay. Famed for their dermatological testing, they have carefully formulated each product to ensure they're safe for delicate skin. And this mascara is no different.

The formula is both paraben- and fragrance-free, not to mention ophthalmologist tested, which means it has been rigorously tested to keep your delicate eye area safe. But don’t worry, the La Roche-Posay mascara for sensitive eyes still packs a punch. In fact, it adds texture, separates and defines your lovely lashes.

2. Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara

Finding a waterproof mascara for sensitive eyes can be a tricky task, but we’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to (you’re welcome). The ophthalmologist tested Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara lengthens and thickens your lashes without irritating your eyes. It’s also smudge-proof so your bold eye looks stay put all day long.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara - Blackest Black 12.5ml

3. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Mascara for very sensitive eyes doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. The Maybelline Great Lash Mascara is the perfect affordable option. Despite it’s small price tag it has mass appeal as it is an award-winning wand that’s been around for a whopping 40 years. Used by both professionals and beauty lovers alike, it’s time you jumped on the Great Lash bandwagon.

4. RMS Beauty Defining Mascara

Are you searching for a cruelty-free, eco-friendly mascara for your sensitive eyes? Look no further than the RMS Beauty Defining Mascara. This organic mascara is enriched with oils, butters and waxes to make sure your lashes feel hydrated all day long. It also helps boost volume without irritating your peepers.

Origins GinZing Lengthen and Lift Brightening Mascara

5. Origins GinZing Lengthen and Lift Brightening Mascara

Next on the list is this genius formula from Origins, which is perfect for delicate eyes. Free from parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, PABA, petrolatum and paraffin, you can rest assured this formula is sensitive on your eye area.

Enhanced with ginseng, caffeine and carnauba palm, the mascara opens up the lashes for a wide eyed effect. Think fuller, bolder and longer lashes that stand out from the crowd.

6. Green People Organic Cosmetics Volumising Mascara

Gentle mascaras don’t have to mean lacklustre results. You can still create dramatic makeup looks with nourishing, organic formulas such as the Green People Organic Cosmetics Volumising Mascara. This nifty tube contains vitamin E, which is perfect for conditioning your lashes, and natural mineral pigments that add an intense pop of colour.


Gentle Eye Makeup Removal

Finding the best mascara for sensitive eyes is only half the battle. How you take the makeup off is just as important as what you apply to your lashes. So why not try some of these gentle eye makeup removers to keep your skin feeling tip-top?

La Roche-Posay Physiological Eye Make-Up Remover

La Roche-Posay Physiological Eye Make-Up Remover

This makeup remover has been specially formulated for sensitive skin. Simply swipe across your lashes to melt away stubborn mascara without irritating your delicate eye area. The formula is also 100% hypoallergenic and is free from soap, parabens, alcohol and colourants.

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Clarins Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover

Clarins Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover

Your skin is in good hands with this eye makeup remover. It is ophthalmologist tested and suitable for all skin types – even contact lens wearers. No harsh chemicals and no nasties. Just a soothing formulation that will leave you feeling fresh-faced.

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Garnier Skin Naturals 2-in-1 Eye Make-Up Remover

Garnier Skin Naturals 2-in-1 Eye Make-Up Remover

Searching for a gentle makeup remover on a budget? Take a look at this affordable Garnier Skin Naturals 2-in-1 Eye Make-Up Remover, which is extremely soothing on your eyes. Again it is ophthalmologist tested and removes even waterproof mascara in one effortless swipe.

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Struggle with sensitive skin all over your face? Don’t panic. We’ve got your back. Take a look at The Best Face Masks For Sensitive Skin.