Our testers singled out this Laura Mercier foundation as one of the rare foundations for dry skin that makes you look extra dewy, rather than a cake-y mess. That might be because it contains hyaluronic acid and glycerin, two derm-recommended hydrators, but as a cool bonus, it also contains some light-reflecting particles to give you a dazzling highlighter effect. With 30 shades in all, there’s a range of options for finding your perfect color match. See the full ingredient list here.
Bonus Points, Per the Experts: This product contains glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which our derms suggested you look for in makeup if you’ve got dry skin.
Best Liquid Concealer for Dry Skin: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer
The delicate skin around your under-eye area is tough to cover up without any crinkling or creasing, but our testers were very happy with the coverage of this Fenty Beauty concealer. Fenty Beauty being Fenty Beauty (thank you, Rihanna), it comes in a whopping 50 shades and is light and creamy enough to seamlessly buff over dramatic under-eye circles. One tester, below, even raved that the product was so hydrating that it made her look like she’d been wearing eye cream.
Best Stick Concealer for Dry Skin: Marc Jacobs Beauty Accomplice Concealer & Touch-Up Stick
This Marc Jacobs concealer stick was a hit among our testers for its soft finish that gently blurs over dark circles and blemishes without looking chalky. It’s formulated without parabens or sulfates, and with added glycerin (a known hydrator) to help it glide over skin. It’s also really nifty that this product comes in a twist-up stick, so you can spot-treat specific areas on your face when you’re on the go.
Best Tinted Moisturizer for Dry Skin: Neutrogena Protect and Tint Tinted Moisturizer
If you’ve been searching for a multi-tasking tinted moisturizer with SPF (the dream) we’re happy to report that this drugstore one from Neutrogena won us over this year. It’s an oil-free sunscreen (so you don’t have to worry about your forehead looking shiny by lunchtime) and contains wonder ingredients like squalane for extra hydration. Our testers reported that it was easy to blend into dry skin, and lightweight enough to layer under more sunscreen without pilling.