Mineral-based powders are good for giving foundation coverage without irritating sensitive skin. Specific brands such as Clinique, MAC, Makeup Forever and Bourjois are also good foundations for sensitive skin.
Solidly packed mineral powder works well as a foundation without clogging pores or causing other skin irritation. Bare Minerals Ready Foundation provides protection from the sun. Jane Iredale PurePressed Base is free of bismuth oxychloride, which can cause itchiness in sensitive skin.
Beautiful Movements Vanilla Rose Mineral Foundation is also free of bismuth oxychloride, as well as parabens, synthetic dyes and fragrances. The loose powder also contains zinc oxide, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Colorscience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen is another good loose powder option for foundation.
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation also provides protection from the sun. The foundation is gel-based and hydrating to sensitive skin. It provides light to full coverage.
Clinique has a reputation for being gentle with sensitive skin. The Super Balanced Makeup provides moisturizing without clogging pores. The coverage is moderate, and the finish is matte and smooth.
Makeup Forever HD Foundation is gentle enough to work with both dry and oily skin. It provides a soft focus and full coverage, and is especially useful for covering dark circles and scars.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation is a good option for dull, tired-looking skin. The foundation's consistency makes it light enough for sensitive skin.