I don't find I have super-senstive eyes, but for some reason: YSL Faux Cils can wreak havoc at times. 90% of the time its okay, but the odd day/occasion I've worn it, my eyes itch and water. There's an MA at Murale who complained to me about the same thing to me.
ON the rare occasion I wear non wp mascara (I layer Maybelline Lash Disc WP with Maybelline FnS WP) it's usually Clinique Naturally Glossy. I finally nailed down that Loreal Voluminous (WP and regular) were the reason my eyes were burning.
I have a real problem wearing ANY mascara. Wondered if there were others that had a tip for this problem. And boy is it a problem! Thanks for any suggestions. I feel like I have tried them all, but would love to hear about anything I have not heard about. I have a problem with all eye makeup actually; it just makes me cry when I try to wear it.
My eyes are really sensitive and I've had problems with eyeshadows too (and skincare).
The 2 mascaras that suit me are Clinique High Impact in black and Paula's Choice Great Big Lashes in black (which is a bit drier than the Clinique one).
Have you tried L'oreal Voluminous in carbon black. I'm a contact lenses wearer. I tried different brands before and even expensive ones and they just burn and sting my eyes. This is the only one that doesn't irritate my eyes.
My eyes can be sensitive as well. Fairy Drops Scandal Queen mascara has worked well for me in the past. I want to try Tarte's mascaras as well, they seem like they might work for me. Also, I always, always would get a huge headache whenever I tightlined, for some reason the eyeliner would give me the worst headache. I found this brand called Himalaya Herbals Kajal eyeliner on Amazon for like $6, seemed like it has all natural ingredients. I purchased it and now wear it on my waterline headache free. So if other eye makeup gives you issues, you might want to check that one out.
I agree with those who suggested Clinique mascaras. My mom has a problem with mascaras making her eyes itchy/watery and she uses Clinique high impact. I think Lancome definicils works well for her as well. Hope this helps!
I have sensitive eyes that are prone to atrocious redness when aggravated. I've had no luck with some of the products mentioned here (Dior Show, Chanel Inimitable, YSL Faux Cils, Clinique somethingorother.)
I swear by the Nars Larger Than Life mascaras. I have gone through seven, and for someone who had never bought a mascara twice prior... you get the idea.
I think a lot depends on what your eyes are sensitive to.. no way of working it out unless you keep persisting.
I'd suggest going to counters early morning and experimenting until you find something that you can tolerate for the whole day.
I also have sensitive eyes, I would not recommend dior it is very perfumed (IMO) and I found it very irritating to my eyes while I did like they look they gave my eyes were killing me about 30 minutes after putting it on. On a whim I got a laura mercier sample from sephora and I really like it so far, I might get one once my sample runs out.