eye makeup 3 Tips for Applying Concealer on Dry Skin

Avoid the flakes, dry patches and caked-on makeup look with these pro tricks.

January 08, 2021
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When it comes to what to keep in your beauty bag, concealer has easily become one of the most important items. It’s a versatile product that can transform your face in so many ways. It can hide blemishes, brighten dark marks, and highlight parts of your face as well as chisel out your eyebrows and lips. But it can be hard to get even the best concealer right if your skin is dry. So to help you avoid the hassle of caked on and flaky-looking makeup, we're offering up some tips on how to apply concealer on dry skin when those frigid temperatures start to do their worst to your complexion.

1. Prep For Your Skin Type

While it may seem obvious, the first step to achieving flawless concealer is properly prepping your dry skin. Even when you’re working with a concealer that’s formulated to offer intense hydration, start by making sure you’ve removed any makeup or residue from the surface of your skin to avoid unnecessary build up. Then follow up with moisturizer and eye cream. And pay attention to the formulas of the products that you’re layering. e mindful of eye creams that have too many ingredients that target concerns like firming and wrinkling if you have really dry skin as those formulas can change the texture of your concealer or foundation. Instead, look for eye creams and moisturizers that offer pure hydration. 

2. Choose Concealers With Hydrating Ingredients 

Hyaluronic acid, shea butter and anything that's really an emollient can work as a moisturizing agent for your skin. Look for something that's a bit more whipped in texture and comforting to the skin when looking for a hydrating concealer. The L’Oreal Paris True Match Eye Cream in a Concealer, is a 2-in-1 product that lets you tackle both prep and coverage all at once. Infused with percent hyaluronic acid, it improves the look of your skin over time while seamlessly covering unwanted under eye dark circles.

3. Perfect Your Technique

The secret to getting an airbrushed look lies in your application technique, which is why using your ring finger when applying concealer is helpful. The ring finger picks up the least amount of product, so it lets you slowly build your coverage. Use your ring finger to tap the formula underneath the eyes. Avoid using your index finger because it’s going to pick up too much product, and it’s too aggressive around the sensitive eye area.  

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Edited by: Shalwah Evans, Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn