12 Makeup Products That Won’t Mess With Your Skin

Anyone with a skin concern understands the hesitation that comes along with buying—and wearing—makeup. Those who suffer from acne worry about clogging pores, which leads to more bumps. Others with sensitive skin fear irritation or redness the wrong formula can cause. And for those of us (read: most of us) whose overly busy lives leave us wearing fatigue all over our faces, we need double-duty products that hydrate and fight premature aging. Thanks to recent product innovations, including the rise of natural ingredients, there’s actually more to look forward to than to stress about. Here, we’ve rounded up options that offer flawless coverage and benefit a range of skin issues—and in turn will keep your makeup anxiety at bay.


Achieve (Gentle) Complexion Perfection

Rather than silicones, this foundation consists of an exclusive blend of plant-derived ingredients called Phyto-Pigments, which includes rose petal powder and argan shell powder. Its buildable formula produces flawless coverage. Bonus: It also acts as an age-defying serum.

This BB cream helps blur the appearance of pores and blemishes. Its key ingredients absorb oil, humidity and sweat.

For a radiant glow without packing on layers of makeup, this mineral illuminator provides soft luminosity via pearl powder.

Developed by a team of dermatologists, Clinique's Even Better system includes oil-free makeup that improves your skin tone. Broad spectrum SPF protects against future dark spots.

Say good-bye to visible pores, rough patches, fine lines, excess oil and flakiness with this complexion-improving primer spray. The formula is smooth and lightweight, making the rest of your makeup application a breeze.

For a hint of sparkle without stickiness, this non-sticky lipgloss relies on sunflower oil to nourish.

Microalgae and pigments correct, treat and cover imperfections without parabens or phthalates.

Thanks to a blend of nourishing oils and pigment for radiance, this skin tint is a light reflector. Its key ingredient is orange flower water, which serves to hydrate and treat.

This complexion-correcting moisturizer combines skincare, color and sun protection in one product. Self-adjusting pigments and a special brush applicator create a canvas that's free from signs of fatigue and aging.

Pure coconut water, vitamin E and argan oil help this cheek stain hydrate skin for a healthy glow.

This anti-aging concealer is also filled with SPF for extra protection on dark areas or blemishes. Vitamin C ester supports natural collagen in your skin.

Packed with warm, bronzy tones for healthy looking skin, this lightweight illuminator is formulated with Philosophy's clean-air technology, which helps skin recover from signs of a busy life and aging.