It's challenging enough to find the perfect concealer — one that matches your skin tone, covers up unwanted blemishes, and doesn't appear chalky — but it's even more difficult to track down the best concealers for dry skin. Why? Because many concealers contain ingredients that are meant to help treat acne, which often have drying side effects.
The good news is, the three concealers on this list are true beauty unicorns for people with dry skin, serving up flawless complexions without creasing, flaking, or causing irritation. Below, you'll find a budget buy that provides medium coverage and a just-right finish, a full-coverage foundation that does double duty as a concealer, and a 5-in-1 formula infused with skin-brightening turmeric. Check, check, and check!
Before you get to the concealer step, though, it's important to prep your properly skin after you cleanse it; that's the key to ensuring your makeup goes on smoothly and doesn't crease up. After washing your face with a gentle cleanser (dry skin types should go for a cream formula), apply a layer of serum followed by the moisturizer of your choice. If you plan on wearing concealer under your eyes, a hydrating eye cream will provide a nice, smooth base. You can also opt for a moisturizing primer or face oil designed for dry skin — and don't forget about sunscreen, which should come after moisturizer but before primer (or knock out two steps at once by investing in a primer that contains SPF).
Now that you know how to properly prep your dry skin, scroll on to shop the best hydrating concealers on the market right now.