Our Favorite Makeup Products for Eczema-Prone SkinOctober 12, 2020
I’ve been suffering from eczema since I was a child and it’s chronic. This, mixed with the fact that I have combination skin, makes finding makeup products difficult. I like full-coverage makeup that conceals any rough patches with hydrating formulas to keep my skin healthy and nourished. While it’s important to consult your dermatologist about exactly what kinds of formulas you can wear if you have eczema, I’ve rounded up seven of my personal favorites here.
When I started using the Bye Bye Foundation Oil-Free Matte, I was happy to see that it suited my combination skin and helped cover up my eczema with little irritation. It’s oil-free yet helps hydrate my flaky areas and has SPF 50, which is great for protecting my skin from the sun.
Having eczema flare-ups on the face can sometimes mean that my skin ends up looking dull, so a radiant concealer is a must. The Born To Glow! formula from NYX Professional Makeup is one of my favorites because it gives me a hydrated, balmy effect without making me look too shiny.
For a tinted balm that works on my cheeks and lip, the BeachPlease Luminous Tinted Balm is my go-to. It comes in three pretty shades, is super hydrating to the touch and is extremely buildable. It’s also vegan, silicone- and cruelty-free and follows the National Eczema Association’s ingredient guidelines.
A hydrating, soft cream eyeshadow is a must-have for dry or flaky skin. This RMS Cream Eye Polish is formulated with natural pigments and has an oil-base that helps soothe the delicate eye area. It comes in eight shades and is super easy to swipe on for quick application.
Setting sprays can sometimes irritate my eczema, so I always opt for one that’s hypoallergenic, like SOS Daily Rescue. It’s extremely hydrating, cooling and does a great job of keeping my makeup dewy and refreshed. Plus, it’s approved by the National Eczema Association.
This glowy primer not only helps my foundation apply smoother, but it also keeps my makeup from budging throughout the day. The hyaluronic acid and aloe vera in the formula ensures that it’s hydrating and gives my complexion a sheer glow.
Proven to help repair and strengthen the skin’s surface barrier, Cover Creme is great on days when I’m looking for extra coverage. It’s recommended for sensitive skin, is formulated with SPF 30 and leaves my face feeling soft and smooth.