To properly cover a tattoo, first you want to identify if you need to use a color corrector prior to makeup application. If the tattoo is new (within 2 years) then you may need to use a corrector to tone down the color. If there is a lot of solid black ink, you will want to use an orange or red corrector to neutralize. If the tattoo is faded, there is no need to color correct. Next, you will want to select a foundation. For larger tattoos, choose a liquid foundation like Leg and Body Makeup. Apply using a body blending sponge and apply generously in a tapping/stippling motion. This will deposit more pigment over the tattoo. If the tattoo is smaller than 6 inches, you can use a body concealer like Quick-Fix Body. Simply swipe on the skin and blend the edges until you get the coverage you desire. Finally, finish by applying a loose setting powder to keep the foundation from smudging or transferring to your clothes. Try Dermablend's Loose Setting Powder for up to 16 hour wear.
How to cover a tattoo without staining clothes.
To ensure your tattoo cover up makeup is smudge and transfer resistant, set your body foundation with the Original Loose Setting Powder. Use a generous amount and allow the body foundation to set for 1-2 minutes. If you have applied more than 1 layer of the product, allow it to set for 3-5 minutes to ensure the tattoo cover up makeup won't smudge.
Is tattoo cover up makeup waterproof?
After setting your tattoo cover up makeup with Dermablend's the Original Loose Setting Powder, the foundation will become water resistant. If the tattoo cover up makeup does get wet, be sure to dab off the moisture, instead of wiping it off of the skin.
Our Quick Fix Concealer is perfect for facial tattoo cover up. For best application, apply your foundation first, then use the Quick Fix Concealer for any areas of skin that require additional coverage. Use a tapping motion to build the coverage to your desired level and then blend the edges into the skin so that the makeup appears smooth with the rest of the face. Be sure to set the tattoo cover up makeup with one of our Setting-powders to lock it in for up to 16 hours of smudge and transfer resistant wear!