The Conceal + Correct liquid concealer from Clove + Hallow is probably my most mentioned yet never reviewed product. I swear I feature it all the time, but I’ve never talked about it thoroughly. Finding the perfect green beauty concealer is tricky, so today is the day I break down everything you need to know about this one.
Initially, I was attracted this concealer because it has a doe foot applicator, which is a rare sight in green beauty. Pot concealers are fine, but as someone who always has long nails, they’re not exactly practical. More importantly, Clove + Hallow claims this is lightweight formula that can be built up to full coverage. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- I have dark circles of steel. Nothing can truly conceal them, so I was curious to see how this performs.
I selected the shade 02, which is suited for light complexions with neutral undertones. It is a bit light for me, so I get a very highlighted effect. If I were to repurchase, I would go a shade down. One of the biggest issues with green beauty brands is poor shade range. Not only are there often not many shades to choose from, but they skew light. Clove + Hallow stands out to me as one of the few brands offering inclusive makeup. Their concealer is currently available in ten shades that cater equally to dark, medium and light skin tones.
Below I’ve swatched shade 02 alongside the Hynt DUET Perfecting Concealer in light and the Elate Cosmetics Creme Revealer in fawn. Compared to these two, you can see this shade has a strong peach undertone.
By the way, I think it goes without saying, but if you’re new here, this product is vegan and cruelty free as all products featured!
This concealer has great coverage (the best I’ve found so far), so you only need a small amount. I find there’s always too much on the applicator and it can be a bit messy, which is a minor annoyance but not a dealbreaker. It sets fairly quickly, so I suggest applying to one eye at a time. I’m not much of a brush user, but it does blends well with a sponge or fingertips, it’s just a matter of preference. Once blended, I find it doesn’t need to be set with powder because it dries down. This is great because it lasts all day and doesn’t disappear like other clean concealers, but it sets to a matte finish, which isn’t the most forgiving on my dry skin.
Because of the finish, I prefer to use this concealer for small areas like hyperpigmentation or blemishes. When applied to larger areas, it can accentuate dryness, so if your skin is very dry, I’d pass on this one. For that reason, I don’t love this for concealing my under eyes. It does cover my dark circles well though not completely, which personally I find to look worse than they do naturally, so I don’t bother with trying to conceal them. If you have the under eyes of a normal human, I’m sure this would be a winner, I just need something that’s industrial strength.
With that being said, I do think this is a solid product, especially if you miss the feel of conventional liquid concealer. Personally, I love it for spot concealing, so it will continue to be part of my everyday routine. If you’ve tried anything from Clove + Hallow, I’d love to know your thoughts. I have three shades of their lip velvets (the only true clean liquid lipsticks I’ve seen), so if you are interested in a review and try on, let me know!