Let’s admit it, all of us have thought about getting a tattoo at least once in our lives, and some of us have actually gathered up enough courage to get one (or multiple, if you are David Beckham). But there are times when you can’t afford to showcase your tattoos, be it a job interview, a family gathering (with a bunch of judgmental aunts and uncles), or for no apparent reason, you want to look sleek and tattoo-free. And, those are times when you desperately want to get your tattoos removed.
Laser tattoo removal treatments are bank-breaking and some people find removing tattoos even more painful than getting one. But, the good news is, there are a number of makeup products and cosmetics that can save your day.
List of Best Concealers for Hiding Tattoos
Take a look at some of the best tattoo concealers out there which are effective, affordable, and easy to apply. Some of them are specifically made to hide tattoos while others do the job of covering up tattoos just as fine as a tattoo concealer.
#1 Tatjacket Tattoo Cover Up Liquid Concealer:
First in the list is this Tatjacket Tattoo Cover-up Liquid Concealer which, as the name suggests, is ‘made’ to remove tattoos. It is pretty thick but not too much so as to make blending difficult. Also, it stays put, is smudge-proof and long-lasting. The fact that it doesn’t transfer on your clothes somewhat accounts for a drawback as well as it doesn’t come off easily. The shade range is not the most extensive so you may have to play around with two of the shades to get the one that is the closest to your own skin tone.
#2 Mehron Makeup Tattoo CoveRing:
Mehron is a cosmetic brand made for professionals. So, you can’t go wrong with their tattoo cover-up. It requires a little bit of getting-used-to the application technique. If you do not want the concealer to transmit onto other things don’t forget to use a setting powder. This brand also has some how-to videos to refer to for understanding the proper application. The results are remarkable that even you will momentarily forget that you have a tattoo.
#3 M.A.C. Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer:
Not specifically made for covering tattoos, but still equally good is this M.A.C. Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer, which protects your skin from harmful UV rays and conceals perfectly. The shade range is larger than the ones just outlined because this concealer is made for general use. It is liquid and creamy so it is not drying at all. The finish is flawless; the formula is buildable and light on the skin.
#4 Scobuty Professional Concealer Cream:
The Professional Concealer cream by Scobuty is a multipurpose concealer to hide hyperpigmentation, acne, blemishes, scars, post-surgical bruises, and tattoos. Professional makeup artists also use it for color correction or to lighten or darken parts of the skin, which, mostly due to pigmentation, start to look uneven. Achieving a perfect, even and flawless skin is now a matter of fingers and some of the Scobuty Professional Concealer.
#5 Dermablend Cover Creme Broad Spectrum SPF:
Next up is a foundation that is not just an ordinary foundation but the kind that does the job of concealer as well. The application is creamy and the finish is impeccable. It effectively hides everything that you want to hide ranging from mild scars to dark tattoo ink. The formula is extremely long-lasting and contains an SPF of 30 and a mineral sunscreen to give you a clear, protected look. In terms of price tag, it is a bit on the hefty side but the results make it worth the money.
#6 Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer:
On the lookout for a concealer that is matte and waterproof, try this Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer which is made to hide all kinds of unwanted blemishes, marks, and inks on your skin. It is matte, so guaranteed; it is not sticky and yet blends very nicely into the skin. Experts suggest applying setting powder to lock the concealer in and blending well to avoid fine lines.
#7 Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Concealer:
This multipurpose tattoo concealer is waterproof, smudge-proof, and high pigmented. Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Concealer is not made to hide darker tattoos and is suited for medium to fair complexions, but, for people with darker tones or tattoos, this concealer can be used as a base layer and can be topped off with other more effective, concealing makeup products. It is ‘the one’ for hiding out tiny tattoos and the shades available are 21.
#8 Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate:
Marc Jacobs’ Full Cover Foundation is high-end and expensive, but some drops of it go a long way. It is highly pigmented and covers almost everything that is unwanted on your skin. The matte finish stays intact and in order to take it off, you need to double cleanse your skin. The coverage is full and you do not need a concealer after using it.
#9 ToullGo Tattoo Concealer:
Coming up is this ToullGo concealer for those who look for natural ingredients in makeup products. This is especially for people with problematic skin as it doesn’t cause breakouts or irritate your skin. The formula is breathable and doesn’t clog pores. The finish is natural and yet flawless, the kind that doesn’t look like a white cast over your skin.
#10 Forencos Tattoo Waterproof Scar Concealer:
Last, but by no means, the least is this Forencos concealer for people looking for something which is light coverage to hide light coloured tattoos or blemishes. The formula and texture is fine and lightweight and stays put throughout the day. It is affordable and perfect for those who want a medium to light coverage.
There goes our roundup of the best tattoo concealers. Pick the one you think matches your needs and make your body look the way you want It to look.
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