Hi loves! I finally found a great natural concealer, so I had to share! For years I’ve been using this concealer from Tarte. It’s incredible for acne coverage, but I had a few ethical reasons for wanting to switch to another brand. I tried a lot of products to replace it, but nothing even came close until I ordered Hynt Beauty’s Duet Perfecting Concealer.
First off, the ingredients are mostly clean. The EWG rated it a 2, which is a great score! It’s organic, vegan, and free of toxins and petrochemicals. Plus it has added skincare benefits with aloe vera, avocado oil, cupuacu seed butter, and botanical extracts.
The consistency is very thick and creamy, and the finish has a natural sheen to it. That’s something I love in a concealer, but I know it’s not for everyone. Here’s a sample of the color “light” on my wrist (not blended at all).
This would definitely be considered a high-coverage concealer, even capable of covering a tattoo. I only need a tiny speck to cover a blemish. I also love mixing a small amount with moisturizer to use it as a foundation.
It is long-lasting, but it took a little bit of experimenting to get it that way. With too much moisturizer or serum underneath, the concealer slips and wears off quickly. Without enough moisturizer, it can look dry and flaky on the skin. After some trial and error, I am super happy with the results!
As a bonus, I LOVE that it’s packaged in a recyclable glass jar! Overall, I would highly recommend this product. There are only 6 shades to choose from, but you can order 2 samples for $6. A little goes a long way, and my pea-sized samples actually lasted me several weeks!
I also wanted to leave you with a few tips for acne coverage:
- Exfoliating and moisturizing are the key to natural makeup coverage! Nothing worse than flaky clumps of skin under makeup. To exfoliate, I love the Spin for Perfect Skin Brush used with a gentle cleanser. My favorite way to moisturize is this mask from 100% pure. I love it so much I use it as my daily moisturizer!
- Experiment with different applications. The right brush or beauty blender can make all the difference in how your products apply. Lately I’ve been applying concealer with this brush, and then tapping it out with my finger to blend it seamlessly into my skin.
- Go light on the powder! It took me way too long to realize this. Loading up on powder can often draw attention to the issue and cause creasing and lines to form throughout the day. Personally I’d rather have a hint of acne than a cake-face of makeup. Let your foundation and/or concealer do most of the work, and use a small amount of powder to set it in place.
- A spritz of rose water or witch hazel helps set makeup so it looks more like skin! It also adds the prettiest glow ✨ I started doing this last year and have gotten so many compliments on my skin (even during breakouts)!
Let me know if you have any additional tips! Sending love to all my natural beauties. xo