Concealers are helpful at correcting and covering everything from dark circles to blemishes, but they also can exacerbate the look of rough, dry skin. And no one wants a concealer faux pas—when it ends up amplifying or irritating dryness rather than hiding imperfections. To prevent this, look for concealers that are liquid or cream-based, as their nondrying textures should help hydrate and cover up the look of flaky skin.
As for choosing the right shade for your skin tone and needs, YSL makeup artist Nour Agha has a simple trick. “When choosing a concealer for the under-eye area, choose a shade that is one or two shades lighter than your actual skin tone,” she says. “As for concealing spots or blemishes on the face, choose a concealer that is the same shade as your foundation.”
Not sure where to go from here? Ahead, discover 15 of the best concealers for dry skin for every skin tone—all of which have been tried, tested, and approved to help combat your dry skin woes.