Finding the best concealers for dry skin might feel like an impossible task, especially if you’re in the market for something that checks all the boxes — doesn’t crease, never cakes, and comes in the right shade for your skin tone. While it can take some trial and error to find the perfect one for you, knowing your skin type definitely helps. For starters, those with dryness (hi, and welcome to the club) should look for creamier formulas that hydrate flaky areas instead of accentuating them.
To pull this off, liquid or cream concealers are often your best bet since these formulas tend to “look very natural on the skin and have lasting power on dry skin that enables them to remain flawless all day,” says makeup artist Erika La’Pearl, whose clients include Cardi B. It’s also key that your choice of concealer comes with hydrating ingredients; makeup artist Leticia Meyers looks for hyaluronic acid, a well-known humectant that can help skin retain water, as well as peptides and vitamin E.
Once you find a concealer that seems to meet all of the above requirements, there’s still the task of finding your perfect shade match. “Concealers are not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing,” Meyers tells Allure. “When it comes to choosing the right shade for your skin tone, knowing your undertones makes it a lot easier.” If you’re looking to cover blemishes, find one that matches your skin tone exactly. Looking to brighten the under-eye area? Go a shade or two lighter than your foundation.
For a makeup artist-approved means of application, apply the concealer after your foundation. La’Pearl likes to use a damp sponge, while Meyers uses her ring finger to gently tap and blend for a softer finish — stick with whichever you prefer.
All told, it can be tough to shop for undereye concealers with so many options on the market, which is why we took the liberty of tapping several makeup artists for their expert insight and what they consider to be the best concealers for dry skin. Add to cart, check out, and say hello to your best skin yet.
Our Top Picks:
- Best Overall: Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Concealer, $39
- Best Drugstore: Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Multi-Use Concealer, $11
- Best Luxury: Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Serum Concealer, $39
- Best for Dark Circles: Kosas Revealer Concealer, $30
- Best for Blemishes: Dior Forever Skin Correct Full-Coverage Concealer
- Best for Fine Lines: Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection Concealer, $34
- Best for Sensitive Skin: Tower 28 Beauty Swipe Serum Concealer, $22
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