If you have a tattoo (or several), chances are you’ve probably had someone in your life stress the permanence of getting inked as if you had no idea what you were getting yourself into. And sure, they were right, but as permanent as tattoos may be, makeup can serve as a way to conceal your tattoos whenever you want to hide them for a bit. We had the chance to speak with Lancôme Beauty Advisors Marwah Khamas and Olivia Thompson to find out how they recommend covering up tattoos. Check out their makeup advice, ahead.
1. Starting with a corrector, chose a color opposite the tattoo — for example, for a blue undertone tattoo, use the peach or orange corrector.
2. Start in small sections with a pea size amount, patting on the corrector with your fingers, melting it into the skin.
3. Once completely covered, lightly set with your powder of choice (sponges work well for this).
4. Finish with your exact shade of concealer in a patting motion to keep the coverage high.
Mistakes to Avoid
“I think the most common mistake people make when trying to cover tattoos is trying to conceal without color correcting it,” says Khamas. “By doing that, you can still see it peeking through the makeup. You always want to cancel out the colors of the tattoos first, then cover it.”
About the Author:Marisa is an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com where she's responsible for creating content that inspires, informs and influences readers. She's obsessed with trying new beauty products, hoards a crazy amount of lipstick and her second love (besides makeup) is food. Her work has also appeared in Domino Magazine, StyleCaster, Guest of a Guest and Jeannine Morris Media.