Get the (Sensitive Skin) Look: Zosia Mamet


So I learned something new this week! Apparently titanium dioxide can cause irritation, and it’s in a ton of makeup products we use all the time.

Last week I worked with Zosia Mamet (she’s amazing and was so so funny on Girls!!). Because of her sensitivity to titanium dioxide, we had to make sure all the products fell in line with what worked for her skin. If titanium dioxide was at the beginning of a product’s ingredient list, we couldn’t use it. If it was on the bottom of the list, or if it said it “contained traces” of it, then it was actually fine.

This is for the peeps with sensitive skin who wanna get the look too!!

Nars Eyeshadow in Bali, Bengal, and Biarritz Blending on the lid into the crease.

Lined the top eye lash line with Stila Smudge Pot Eyeliner in Black. Lower lash line Stila Waterproof Eyeliner in Lionfish.

Added Ardell Clusters onto the lashes.

Coated the Lashes with Dior Mascara.


Dior Air Flash Foundation in Shade 100.

Set with Dr. Hauschka Powder and Dr. Hauschka Bronzer to shape.

Stila Stay All Day Concealer in Fair.

Nars Orgasm Blush.


Nars Velvet Matte in Take Me Home topped with Tower 28 Shine On Lip Jelly in Fire.


What the heck is Titanium Dioxide? It’s a natural mineral found in the earth, and it’s in a lot of makeup as pigment or brightener. Interestingly enough, it helps make product pigments more opaque. It’s mostly used in any powder cosmetic products - pressed powder, eyeshadows, blush. It also has a UV filter, so you’ll find it in most sunscreens too!

Hope this helps you if you have sensitive skin!! Let me know (email if you have any questions about products, ingredients, skincare, or specific skin issues you want to learn how to work around. Happy to do a blog post for ya!!