The Best Makeup to Cover up Tattoos
By Allison Levy |
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, 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.)
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.