The Best Hydrating Concealers For Dry Skin
The Best Hydrating Concealers For Dry Skin

The Best Hydrating Concealers For Dry Skin

Everyone knows concealer is a make-up bag essential, but at this time of year many can feel quite drying on thirsty winter skin. If this sounds familiar, here are five that promise instant hydration, as well as a smooth and bright finish…
By Rebecca Hull
Photography: ROSE INC

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Radiant Creamy Concealer, £20 (was £25) | NARS

There’s a reason this multipurpose concealer has won countless beauty awards. It brightens, corrects and covers imperfections while nourishing ingredients like grape seed and vitamin E stop it from creasing or feeling too dry. The silky consistency is easy to work with, while the universally flattering shade range means there’s something for everyone. Added magnolia extract helps keep your skin in check – it’s proven to reduce inflammation and take down redness. Whether you want full, medium or sheer coverage, this has you sorted.

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Hydrating Camo Concealer, £6 | E.l.f. Cosmetics

If you’re on a budget, this is the best affordable hydrating concealer we’ve come across. Often recommended by make-up artists, it’s thick but never cakey, and the buttery texture absorbs easily into the skin for impressive coverage. It instantly smooths and evens out darkness, blemishes and pigmentation but the dry down feels breathable – you’ll barely know it’s on once it’s set. We recommend using your fingertips to blend it out – the warmth will help melt the formula into the skin for a truly seamless finish.

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True Skin Serum Concealer, £29 | ILIA

We’re huge fans of ILIA here at SheerLuxe, and especially this concealer-serum hybrid. It uses vitamin C to brighten dullness and sallow tones, while the sheer, liquid consistency offers a subtle glow with flawless coverage. It’s particularly good for concealing dark circles, and you’ll find you only need a very small amount to see a visible difference. Often described as ‘eight hours sleep in a tube’, it gives your skin a healthier-looking appearance  – we love how it melts in so seamlessly.

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Hyaluronic Hydra-Concealer, £38 | By Terry

Full of hyaluronic acid, this concealer is designed to hydrate and soften skin – the coverage is just a bonus. Ingredients like chestnut seed extract help to de-puff and brighten – just as a traditional eye serum would – while the texture is lightweight, smooth and dewy, allowing it to cover dullness and redness without feeling heavy or thick. The shades are also ‘auto adaptable’ which means it’s easy to find the right one for your individual complexion.

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Modern Radiance Concealer, £22 | Vieve

This is one of our favourite concealers of all time. The creamy texture is so easy to blend and build – and a little goes a long way. Instantly, it brightens dull skin but without looking fake or too ghostly. Expect medium to full coverage with a hydrating dry down that looks luminous every time. Extra points go to the doe-foot applicator which makes application a breeze. A little on eyelids works well as a base too – you’ll find eye make-up adheres to it nicely.

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