How Paris Jackson Hid 80 Tattoos for the 2024 Grammy Awards

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When you have 80+ tattoos and want to make a statement, taking them away can have a huge impact. That was the thinking behind the red carpet look for model and artist Paris Jackson at the 2024 Grammy Awards, which required two celebrity makeup artists to achieve. Celebrity makeup artist Tyson Fountaine tackled hiding her many expressive tattoos while Paul Blanch brought a clean sophistication to her to her makeup.

“Paris chose a chic and elegant Celine 2024 dress with cutouts for the Grammys,” says Jackson’s representation. “And we felt it would be more dramatic to cover her tattoos and really let the dress be the center of her look.”

To achieve that, Jackson partnered with CoverFX, known for their high-coverage vegan formulas. Ahead of the red carpet, Jackson shared a timelapse video of the process on her Instagram. “CoverFX meant business when they said total cover cream foundation would have me covered,” she writes.

Before and After image showing Paris Jackson, with tattoos on her arms in left image, without tattoos in the right image.
Paris Jackson’s look for the 2024 Grammy’s involved covering all 80 of her visible tattoos.

“We partnered with Cover FX because their Total Cover Cream Foundation ($31) has been a staple amongst makeup artists famous for its high coverage and high performance,” says Fountaine. “This brand is a master of the base layer as well as a clean beauty brand which is very important to Paris.”

Erasing all 80+ of Jackson’s tattoos ended up being a five-step process.

“I started with the Gripping Primer ($29) to ensure the makeup really stuck to her skin,” Fountaine explains. “Then added a bit of the Power Play Liquid Foundation ($32) and followed with the Total Cover Cream Foundation for maximum coverage.”

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Some of Jackson’s tattoos are darker than others, and those needed a bit of color correcting to completely hide.

“I mixed in the Color Correct Stick in Flame ($24) to cut some of the darkness of the tattoos,” Fountaine says. “I set the coverage with the Pressed Mineral Foundation ($29) opting for an actual powder foundation instead of a traditional setting powder to really lock in the liquids and creams and provide an additional layer of coverage. I finished with the High Performance Setting Spray ($33) to prevent the makeup from transferring and lasting all night.”

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