I don’t wear full coverage products very often so I resisted trying the Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer for some time. However, it kept popping up on my radar and winning awards so I thought what the hey? Let’s try it. Did I need another concealer? No, but this little pot is the brand’s most popular product and I felt that it was my duty to test it out. It can be tricky to find an all-natural full coverage concealer that’s also vegan, so read on to see how it performed and whether I would recommend it for you.
Hynt Beauty is based in the USA and its co-founder Meryl Marshall developed the brand with a mission to create luxurious, high performance cosmetics with safe ingredients. Being a cancer survivor, this was of the utmost importance to her and the experience made her educate herself about ingredients in everyday cosmetics. She was inspired and so Hynt Beauty was born.
The award winning Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer is full of good ingredients such as jojoba oil, vitamin E, oleic acid, avocado oil and cupuacu seed butter which will nourish the skin at the same time as covering blemishes and dark circles. The concealer is available in seven shades ranging from Fair to Deep. I wear the shade Light, recommended for light skin with yellow/beige undertones. It is a lot lighter than I expected but it works really well to brighten the under eye area due it’s yellow base. For reference, I wear the rms beauty “Un” Cover-up in shade #22 which is slightly darker than the Hynt concealer in Light.
Much like the rms beauty “Un” Cover-up, the Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer comes in a glass pot with a screw top lid which holds 6 grams of product. The Hynt logo rubbed off from the lid within a week which is a shame, but obviously this doesn’t impact the functionality of the product or packaging. Now, you might be thinking 6 grams is not a lot of product but this stuff is so pigmented that it will take me a really long time to finish the pot.
Out of the pot, the formula of the concealer is creamy, light weight and as mentioned, HIGHLY pigmented. It’s easy to take out too much product at first so I just gently dab (not scoop) my finger in the pot and this way I don’t go overboard. To apply it, I use a patting motion to work it into the skin and it blends really quickly and effortlessly with fingers. The result is nothing short of miraculous, almost like an eraser for your skin. It’s full coverage without being cakey or drying and it conceals well.
The big question is, does it crease? Yes. I did find that if I swiped the product under my eyes instead of patting it in, it was more susceptible to creasing. I also need to set it with a powder, especially under the eyes, and make sure not to apply too much. After an hour or so it creases, so I just pat it in a little bit more and then it’s fine for the rest of the day. As I said, a little goes a long way so go easy and build up the coverage only if you need to. It lasts a good 10-12 hours on my face and it’s easy to use for touch ups.
You might be wondering how this compares to my concealer of the year from tmf. They are both full coverage, vegan concealers but also very different. The tmf Dream Conceal is easier to use, more forgiving due it’s liquid formula and it doesn’t crease on me. It’s hard to go overboard. With the Hynt Concealer I have to be mindful not to use too much but I do find that it is the more pigmented of the two. At the end of the day, I like them both! If you want a 100% natural formula then go for the Hynt Beauty concealer.
Overall I am really impressed with the coverage of the Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer and now I finally understand what all the fuss has been about. The creasing is disappointing but something that I can deal with. If you have acne scarring, discolouration and pigmentation I highly recommend that you try this product. It’s also pretty affordable considering how pigmented it is and I got mine from the Clean Beauty Market for AUD$35.95.
Next week: A serum that’s perfect for summer.