I only really wear make-up if I’m going to work or going out, and am lucky in the respect that I rarely suffer with blemishes and dark circles only really appear when I am ill or have had a late night; so for much of the year I use the Lavera Natural Concealer which is super, super light and mostly provides enough coverage for me. As the winter draws in, I do find myself needing a concealer with a little more oomph and this year I’ve found myself turning to this…
I’ve had a pot of Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer (£24.00) in my kit for a while now and have been using it on some clients over the past few months. I also recently discovered a couple of sample sized pots (from Glow Organic) in my studio whist having a tidy up, so have popped these into my own make-up bag and been using them on myself. In both cases I am totally loving using it.
A medium to full coverage concealer yet with the texture and weight of a much sheerer product. It covers spots and other blemishes as well as under-eye shadows. The texture is beautifully creamy and it blends easily. I generally apply it with a small brush on other people but with fingers on myself and both are perfectly good tools for application. It is worth noting that in my experience, a little goes a long way so don’t overdo it first off. Begin applying small amount and build up if required – for more persistent spots you can always lightly powder between layers to ensure coverage and staying power.
As with so many natural and organic products it is packed full of ingredients which are beneficial for the skin. Vitamin rich Avocado oil is great for calming irritated and sensitive skin and is accompanied by the equally soothing Aloe Vera Leaf which is also an anti-inflammatory and also encourages keratin production. It also contains Cupuacu Seed Butter which is full of skin-friendly fatty acids – another positive addition to the formulation.
There are seven shades in the range: Fair (which is has a strong pink undertone); Light (light with a yellow/pinky beige undertone); Medium (designed for medium skin with yellow undertone); Medium Tan (for olive skin with a warm undertone); Tan (for darker olive or tanned skins with warm undertone); Dark (dark skin with a slightly pinky undertone and Deep (for dark skin with a yellower undertone). They all mix well if you find yourself between shades too.
The finish is certainly on the dewy side and so I tend to avoid using it on guys as I personally find it a little too much (I generally find the shades in the Viseart Corrector palettes better for men). It’s dewiness also means that it can be prone to a little creasing, especially around the under-eye area, so don’t be afraid to give a light dust of powder afterwards if you need to.
I know this concealer is a popular choice for many of the green Make-up Artists I know. Have you tried it yet?
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triisostearyl Citrate, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Cera Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, (Mixed) Tocopherols (Vitamin E-Natural Preservative), Tocopheryl Acetate, Oleic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Boron Nitride. May Contain +/-: Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499.
Free from GMO, synthetic fragrance & petroleum derivatives
Images: (1) Hynt Beauty ; (2) LJS – OMUA