How to Cover Tattoos With Makeup

We all love tattoos very much and we are crazy for heavily tattooed people. Sometimes though, we may face situations where covering our tattoos is required, whether it’s for a job interview or for a photoshoot. Maybe you want to hide that ugly tattoo you got at 16 while you think about a new one to cover it up, or you are an amateur actress and you need to hide that anchor on your shoulder. There can be many reasons why you need to cover one or more tattoos temporarily, and where’s a will there’s a way. Keep reading.

How to Cover Tattoos with Makeup

There are many professional products to hide tattoos, most of them are those kind of foundations makeup artists use. It’s not really safe to use them everyday because they’re very heavy and they don’t let your skin breathe, but it’s perfectly ok to use them once in a while. In this post we’re going to learn how to cover tattoos with makeup using drugstore makeup. You don’t need to spend a ton of money on pro foundations and creams. Watch the video below and read our instructions. Watch the magic happen!

How to Hide Your Tattoo with Makeup

What you will need: Primer – Cream foundation – Foundation brush – Pink or Orange Eyeshadow or Lipstick – Stick concealer – Hairspray -Powder

First and foremost shave the part you’re going to cover with foundation, because we’re going to apply a lot of product so if you have hairs in the area it’s going to be obvious. If you’re a guy and you want to cover a tattoo on your leg, don’t shave it. We mean, an area with no hair will draw more attention than clogged up makeup. Moisturize or put primer on the tattoo. Get your foundation brush, a cream foundation and apply some of it over the tattoo: don’t put too much because this step it’s only needed to give the tattoo the same tone, not to hide it. Get an orange eyeshadow or lipstick (or a pink one; you need to know what your skin tone is, orange or pink;) your product must be matte. Dab the colour on your tattoo with an eyeshadow sponge tip applicator. Spray some hairspray on it and wait for it to dry. Apply another layer. Spray some more hairspray. Dab some stick concealer over your eyeshadow/lipstick and spray a little bit of hairspray again. Apply your concealer directly on it now and blend blend blend! Pat around the outside edge with your finger to blend some more. Spray some hairspray again and apply some more concealer. The last step is applying a powder with a brush: dab the powder, don’t wipe it. Don’t be afraid to add more concealer if you still can see some colour.

Watch the video below to see that this method really works. Have you ever needed to cover your tattoos temporarily? How did you do it? Let us know in the comments below!

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