I’ve been using the Hynt Beauty concealer for just over three months. After testing a few different application methods, I’m ready to share my thoughts.
Let’s start with the basics. This concealer is all natural, non-GMO and vegan. Featured ingredients include avocado oil, aloe vera leaf extract and cupuacu seed butter and you can find the full ingredient list on their site. There are six shades and for reference, I wear “light”. You get 7 g/.25 oz in a glass jar for $24. The price is comparable to other natural concealers I’ve tried (100% Pure concealer review) and the amount of product is fantastic. You definitely get your money’s worth.
Don’t be fooled by the packaging! Concealers in a pot like this typically have a thick consistency, but this doesn’t. The texture is a bit difficult to describe. It’s almost mousse like. It used to be in a tube, but the formula was a bit too thick to squeeze out easily if that helps give you a better understanding.
I tried this concealer because it’s often extolled as the best natural concealer with the high coverage, which I need for my stubborn dark circles. It is definitely the most pigmented concealer I’ve tried. You really do need the tiniest amount. That’s great because it will last much longer, but if you go in with too much product (and it’s easy to do), it tends to spread beyond where you initially applied it and look cakey.
To conceal redness, I find it’s best applied with a fingertip and then blended out with a sponge. For spot concealing, I like to apply it with this tiny e.l.f. brush or the tip of a sponge. It doesn’t pull away from breakouts, so if you’re acne prone, I think you’ll be happy with this product.
The ultimate test is covering my dark circles. I have always had intense discoloration around my eyes and I was really hoping this concealer would do the job. Unfortunately, it didn’t. Honestly, I think I just need to find a color correcting product to apply under my concealer. If you have “normal” dark circles, I’m sure you’d be fine! Mine just happen to be made of steel…
Hynt Beauty also claims this can be used as a tinted moisturizer. To test this out, I mixed it with my daytime moisturizer, Leven Rose jojoba oil, on the back of my hand, dotted it on my face and blended it out with a sponge. I applied two thin layers. It blended with the oil seamlessly and was very easy to work with. It doesn’t feel heavy, which was surprising and impressive considering I covered my whole face in concealer.
This usage is not for everyone though. If you have dry skin, I do not recommend this. It clung to my dry skin like crazy and while it doesn’t look horrible in the photo, it looks pretty rough in person. If you have oily skin, you probably won’t like this either as it has a very dewy finish. Honestly, even if my skin wasn’t so dry, I wouldn’t do this again. It’s great if you’re in a pinch, but I’d rather just have a real tinted moisturizer since it uses up the product quickly.
Overall, this is the best natural concealer I’ve tried in terms of coverage. It’s my go-to for spot coverage and I would repurchase it. I don’t think there’s another green beauty concealer out there that would out perform it.
Have you tried the Hynt Beauty concealer? What’s your favorite natural concealer? Let me know in the comments!