The Best Makeup to Cover up Tattoos


Tattoos are works of art that can tell stories, represent a loved one and just look awesome, but there are days where we want them to disappear. Whether it’s for an interview, a wedding or those times when we’re just not feeling our ink, these products lend a helping hand.

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Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème ($27)

Kat Von D, the tattoo queen herself, has our backs with this one. The makeup artist uses this on both herself and her clients when it’s time to cover up. The line offers 21 shades so you are sure to find your match. (Von D suggests topping this with a setting powder.)

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Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation ($43)

This foundation is perfect for covering those larger tattoos. It’s easy to apply and leaves behind a natural finish, so no one will ever be able to tell you put anything on.

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MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer ($22)

This thick concealer can block out any ink—we recommend using an orange shade, like NC40, to combat darker colors—and is great for those of us with oily skin, as the silica in the product absorbs excess oils. Also, thanks to SPF 35,  you can cover up while also protecting your tats.

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Dermablend Quick Fix Body Foundation Stick ($29)

This foundation is specifically made for
the body, so you can’t really go wrong. The formula is so creamy and
pigmented, there is no chance you will see that “I <3 Mom” tattoo peeking through.

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Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer with Concealer Pencil ($6)

Coverage, coverage, coverage! This product duo is known for its amazing ability to conceal just about anything under the sun and blend out effortlessly. Plus, it’s a less-expensive option that will make your ink completely disappear—what could be better?

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Cover FX Cream Concealer ($14)

Perfect for those with sensitive skin, this option has no fragrance, mineral oil, parabens, gluten, or talc in its formula. It is full coverage yet beautiful on the skin—a great option for a wedding day. 

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Benefit Boing Concealer ($15)

The thick consistency of this concealer will cover all of your delicate tattoos with ease. Plus, it’s stretchy, so it’s ideal for any areas that may crease, such as your wrists, fingers and ankles.

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Dermablend Loose Setting Powder ($29)

Finally, a powder to set all the
creams! A powder is a must to set your covered-up ink. This step ensures the
makeup will stay put throughout the day with no transferring or smudging. We
recommend this specific powder, as the creator had covering up tattoos in mind
when formulating it.

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