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8 best mascaras for sensitive eyes

On the hunt for the best mascara for sensitive eyes? Mascara is a makeup must for long, fluttery lashes. But if you struggle with sensitive or watery eyes, picking a mascara can be more of a challenge.

Fragrance and other irritating ingredients can wreak havoc with peepers so it’s important to select a mascara that’s suitable for sensitive eyes. Opting for an easy-to-remove formula can avoid irritating eyes further.

Here, we share eight of our favourite mascaras for sensitive, watery or red eyes.

The best mascaras for sensitive eyes

La Roche Posay Toleriane Volume Mascara – £16.15

Part of its range for the most sensitive of skin, French pharmacy brand La Roche Posay has specially formulated this mascara to suit the needs of those with sensitive peepers or contact lens wearers.

The beauty product gives mega volume for featherweight fluttery lashes, using ceramides to strengthen, and carnauba wax to thicken.

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Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Nourishing Mascara – from £18

Available in dark brown or black, Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Nourishing Mascara is a perfect option for sensitive eyes.

Nourishing ingredients include jojoba oil and naturally moisturising glycerin, which are gentle around the delicate eye area.

It’s also ophthalmologist-tested and safe if you wear contact lenses, with shoppers vouching for its sensitive eye credentials in online reviews.

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Glossier Lash Slick – £16

Glossier’s best-selling Lash Slick mascara has garnered many fans since its launch, and is a popular choice for those with sensitive eyes, too.

In keeping with Glossier’s approach to beauty and makeup, the weightless flexible formula enhances the look of your natural lashes with teeny fibres that coat your lashes from root to tip.

The formula is smudge-resistant, fragrance-free, dermatologist-tested, and ophthalmologist-tested, so it’s a perfect choice for sensitive or watery eyes.

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STUDIO10 6-in-1 Perfect Lash Mascara – £25

STUDIO10’s 6-in-1 advanced treatment mascara helps to combat sparse and lacklustre lashes by defining, lengthening, thickening, volumising, hydrating and conditioning. Phew!

The formula has also been developed to be cruelty, paraben, fragrance and alcohol-free.

STUDIO10’s pro-ageing makeup range has been made with midlife women in mind, making it a perfect pick. Pssst… entering the code LIZLOVES at checkout gets you 20% off too.

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Body Shop Natural Form Mascara – £15

Promising your lashes but better, Body Shop’s new everyday black Natural Form mascara helps to lift and lengthen with a lightweight formula that feels gentle all day.

Ingredients include nourishing Fairtrade and organic coconut oil, and the mascara is both ophthalmologically tested and suitable for sensitive eyes.

If you experience irritation especially when removing mascara, you’ll be pleased to know that it simply melts away when it’s time to take off without any faff.

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Victoria Beckham Future Lash Mascara – £29

If you want longer, lifted lashes without irritation when removing, Victoria Beckham’s mascara offering is for you.

The formula is long-wear, smudge, sweat, humidity and flake-proof, meaning there’s no panda eyes in sight.

Despite its long-lasting promises, it is a tubing mascara, which means it rinses away effortlessly with just warm water, so it’s perfect for sensitive eyes.

Not only that, but it is dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, hypoallergenic and safe for contact lens wearers.

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Rimmel London Kind & Free Clean Volume Mascara Black – £9.99

A purse-friendly mascara for sensitive eyes, Rimmel London’s Kind & Free Clean Volume mascara delivers hour after hour conditioning volume and length.

The formula is infused with organic certified shea butter and biotin, and is also free from perfumes which can further irritate sensitive, watery or red eyes.

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delilah Intense Day-to-Night Buildable Volumising Mascara – £25

From one of our favourite beauty brands here at Liz Earle Wellbeing, delilah’s Intense Day-to-Night Buildable Volumising Mascara is paraben-free and dermatologically tested, and is multi-award winning.

The buildable mascara uses a blend of wax for a soft, flexible and comfortable wear. Meanwhile, jojoba extract helps to nourish and strengthen lashes from the inside out.

Plus, you can enjoy 20% off at checkout when you use the LIZLOVES code.

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