The Best Concealers for Every Skin Type

February 24, 2022
Caitlyn Martyn
By: Caitlyn Martyn | by L'Oréal

On days when your acne is acting up or you didn’t get enough beauty sleep, you might need a little bit of help. A good concealer can disguise blemishes, under eye circles and dark spots in a matter of seconds. It sounds pretty easy, doesn’t it? It can be tricky, however, to find the right formula for your skin type. Curious to find out which concealer is best for your skin type? Keep scrolling to discover pro makeup artist Kasey Spickard’s concealer picks for oily, dry or aging skin. 

Best Concealer for Oily Skin

According to Spickard, those with oily or acne-prone skin should pick a concealer on the matte side to make sure that it locks in and doesn't move throughout the day. We love Maybelline New York Fit Me! Concealer for this because it’s oil-free and won’t slip, slide or add shine to your complexion. 


Best Concealer for Dry Skin

“If you have dry, flaky skin, your concealer can only do so much,” says Spickard. “Your skincare routine needs to be doing the work to hydrate, nourish, and moisturize the textured skin.” The NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Concealer Serum is a great option if you’re dealing with flaking or dry patches. The serum-like formula contains skin-loving ingredients like tremella mushroom, cica and green tea to hydrate the skin while offering natural-looking medium coverage. 


If your skin is on the drier side, Spickard suggests trying a hydrating concealer with a radiant finish, like the YSL Beauty Touche Éclat, which imparts a gorgeous luminous finish that brightens the look of dry, dark circles. Plus, it’s easy to apply thanks to it’s pen-shaped applicator. 


Best Concealer for Aging Skin

For aging skin, less is more. “Look for hydrating concealers that aren't going to grab onto texture, fine lines, and wrinkles – which matte concealers tend to do,” says Spickard. “The Lancôme Teint Idole All Over Concealer is one of my go-to concealers for mature skin.”


Best Concealer for Combination Skin

For those with combination skin, meaning your skin is dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, Spickard recommends the Jouer High Coverage Concealer. “This full coverage concealer with a soft matte finish is great for most skin types,” he says. The formula contains hyaluronic acid and resveratrol, which helps hydrate and plump the skin in areas that need a little oomph. 

Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn

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