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The 7 Best Creamy Concealers for Dry Winter Skin

There’s no cakey finish or flaking in your future.

By: Hannah Baxter

It’s sort of a cruel joke that many acne and anti-aging medications (like retinol and benzoyl peroxide) can irritate and dry out your skin, not to mention the current winter weather wreaking havoc on your complexion every time you step outside. It’s a tough season for us beauty devotees. But when you still want to use your favorite makeup products, like concealer (and truly, why should we have to sacrifice our beauty routines, ever?), finding something that won’t highlight your already flaky, angry skin can be tricky. Luckily, we love that sort of product homework.

First and foremost, you need to thoroughly moisturize. Skin hydration—via oils, moisturizers, or hyaluronic acid, among others—should always be established before applying any makeup product. Trust us, it’s worth the extra five minutes. Once that’s finished, a creamy concealer that blends in well with your skin, has a bit of slip on the application, and still provides enough coverage is ideal. Check out our seven favorite formulas below!


Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer, $26

You can check out our thorough review of RiRi’s new concealer here, but if you’re looking for high coverage, this is our new go-to.

Glossier Stretch Concealer, $18

Formulated with jojoba and avocado oil, this light-coverage concealer is perfect for your under-eye area or the corners of your nose (especially when it’s red from the cold).

it Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye, $26

48 shades of waterproof, high-coverage pigment that contain moisture-retaining hyaluronic acid. Perfect for even the most stubborn of blemishes.

RMS “Un” Cover-Up, $36

A coconut-oil-based, hypoallergenic concealer that never dries out your skin.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, $30

A cult favorite for good reason, this Nars concealer seamlessly conceals spots and keeps skin hydrated with plenty of vitamin E.

Alima Pure Cream Concealer, $28

A blend of beeswax and rich shea butter melt this concealer into your skin for a smooth, brightening finish.

Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer Concealer, $48

The addition of honey to this concealer helps ensure the product never gets cakey over time, but still provides full coverage.

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