The Best Hypoallergenic Beauty Products

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If you've ever swiped on a new eyeshadow only to end up with itchy, red lids, you know how tricky it is to find makeup that won't make your allergy-prone skin react. Unfortunately, dermatologists say the word "hypoallergenic" doesn't give you much of a guarantee -- there is no set standard to define the claim. To take some of the guesswork out of it, we've rounded up our favorite cosmetics that are free of some of the more common irritants.

Bare Minerals BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation

This lightweight, skin tone-correcting foundation is a mineral-based formula that’s free of parabens and fragrance, and includes a nonchemical (read: less irritating) sunscreen. ($29; bareminerals.com)

Clinique Airbrush Concealer

All of Clinique’s products are fragrance free and subjected to allergy testing. This sheer concealer contains light diffusers to brighten delicate undereye skin. ($20; clinique.com)

Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin BB Bigger! Better! Lashes

Made with 100 percent natural dyes and preservatives, this lash-plumping mascara won't irritate even the most sensitive of eyes. ($10; ulta.com)

VMV Hypoallergenics Skin Bloom Blush

The goal of this rosy pink powder blush, made without fragrance, dyes, parabens, and preservatives, is to give skin a radiant glow, not a rash. ($40; dermstore.com)

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Glitzy

This perfect-for-every-day bronzy pink stain delivers soft color and strong hydration -- free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, triclosan, mineral oil, and even gluten. ($24; tarte.com)

100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Eyeshadow in St. Tropez

Eyeshadow you can almost eat: This rich, metallic brown shadow is colored with fruit pigments like blackberry and raspberry, not synthetic dyes.  ($17; 100percentpure.com)

Almay Intense i-Color Eyeliner in Black Pearl

Almay makeup leaves out a whole laundry list of common allergens, including fragrance, formaldehyde (and its resins), and thimerosal. We feel comfortable lining our highly irritable lids with this pearlescent black pencil liner. ($5; target.com)

Klorane Soothing Makeup Remover Wipes

Makeup remover isn't always easy on the eyes -- many have a tendency to sting. These wipes not only contain soothing cornflower water, but they're also formulated without alcohol, fragrance, or parabens. ($12.50; drugstore.com)

Coola Face SPF 30 Unscented Matte Tint

If the sting of your sunscreen is keeping you from wearing it, it could be the chemical filter it contains. Mineral blockers such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide tend to be better tolerated on cranky skin. This mineral-based tinted sunscreen includes free-radical fighting antioxidants and moisturizers, but not parabens, PABA, petroleum, and phthalates. ($36; coolasuncare.com)

Julep Nail Polish

Did you know that nail polish is one of the biggest causes of eyelid dermatitis? If you rub your eyes, the lacquer on your tips can irritate your lids. Julep Nail Polish is 5-free, that is free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resins, toluene, DBP, and camphor. We're loving Lulu, a soft lavender. ($14; julep.com)

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