About the Editor

I'm a 1986 model (this is a car reference, not a statement about my looks, trust me) and have since spent about a third of my life in Europe, South and North America. One of my greatest passions is traveling, another is beauty, so I make it a point to combine them and discover new beauty everywhere I visit. This includes art, nature and beauty products (the order is irrelevant).

Now to the topic possibly most relevant to this blog...

I have VERY reactive, combo to dry sensitive and eczematic skin. In general I suffer from a slew of allergies. Those currently known are:

Polen (of all sorts)

Most lead to eczema except (as far as I know now) polen and mold.

After a whole life dealing with problematic, pathologically sensitive skin combined with many years of experimenting with every skincare, makeup and homemade concoction under the sun (yes, I’ve put my skin through A LOT!), I decided to share with the rest of the world the results of my extensive and still ongoing research.

My aim here is to catalog and share experiences with products that have worked for me (or not!), so that hopefully you have less testing ahead of you. Bear in mind that you might have allergies I do not and therefore you should always exercise extreme caution when trying any new products for the first time. Always do patch tests in the inner part of your wrist or on your neck below your ear and wait 24-48 hours before you slather it allover your face. Also, I will always try to post the products ingredients list so you can already check for known allergies you might have.

This blog is dedicated to helping those who want to feel beautiful even with the most sensitive of skins. Thank you for stopping by and I hope this blog can help you in some way.

If you have any questions, please go ahead and e-mail me at sensitastic@gmail.com !

Thou Shalt...

By James Cook

If you have sensitive skin and would like to avoid eczema rashes, redness, broken capillaries as well as other symptoms that plague sensitive skin while still being able to enjoy all the fun and magic that is the world of makeup. Here are your commandments:


I know it's been a few months since I last wrote and I wanted to apologize for my absence. I'll still be gone for a little bit but hope to get the blog up and running again this Summer!


MAC Studio Finish Concealer

Since my last review was concealer related, I thought I'd go ahead and start a mini Concealer Series. MAC's  Studio Finish Concealer has been a staple for me for a while and although I wouldn't call it my holy grail concealer (still looking for it...) it has some really great qualities and it's definitely worth checking out.

Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in #4 Flesh

Shade #4 Flesh
I was very excited about this concealer when I first discovered it. It does have an incredible amount of coverage and for someone with eyes that are both red from allergies and dark blue from lack of sleep, a good concealer is what sets me apart from mythical creatures such as zombies ^.~

Honeybee Gardens Pressed Mineral Powder

Left to right: Montego, Malibu, Luminous, Supernatural, Geisha

The lovely people from Honeybee Gardens sent me some samples to review of their Pressed Mineral Powder so I have some opinions and swatches to share. Look here for their official info and photos. Since they sent me samples, I don't have photos of the actual full size product to share with you. First I want to start by saying that whatever I say here is my true opinion and this is in NO WAY a paid review. Alright, let's get started.

Dr. Hauschka Eye Contour Day Balm

I recently realized I left this product out of my Winter Proof Your Skin post and I really shouldn't have. Dr. Hauschka's eye balm has been a staple in my skin care routine this fall and winter and it has kept the sensitive skin around my eye soothed and protected. This is a great product for those with very dry flaky skin.