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Tattoo Concealer

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ReturnofSaturn Tue 26-Jul-16 17:10:12


Has anyone tried a tattoo concealer and can recommend the best one?
Think I want to give it a go on my forearm tattoos that I now loathe for my upcoming wedding but am sceptical to if they actually work well or not.

TIA smile

pinkyredrose Tue 26-Jul-16 17:33:14

Apparently Dermablend is quite good, think it's a bit expensive though.

I read a post ages ago from a bride who's make up artist covered her tattoo by putting yellow eyeshadow all over it then concealer or foundation (can't remember which) and then powder.

notamummy10 Tue 26-Jul-16 17:35:33

MAC Face and Body!

pinkyredrose Tue 26-Jul-16 17:39:19

These dudes sell concealer for tattoos too, still bit expensive but if you don't need too much it'll probably last.

CMOTDibbler Tue 26-Jul-16 17:48:37

The success of concealing stuff on your arm is not to just cover the bit, but to have some form of makeup over both arms so they look the same.

A MAC assistant showed me how to cover up my huge purple scar on my arm, plus the other extensive surgical scars by using red lipstick on the purple bit (to counteract the colours), concealer, face and body foundation (over both arms), then a sparkly powder which distracted your eye from the overall colour. Was totally amazing and looked good from a distance and close up

ReturnofSaturn Tue 26-Jul-16 18:02:59

Do they tend to smudge though? What sort of powder would I set it with etc

CMOTDibbler Tue 26-Jul-16 19:34:18

The specialist cover products work with their own powder etc - theres a few like Veil who do kits. They stay very firmly, so don't smudge
How big is your tat, and what colour? I think that the larger and more colourful the harder they are to cover successfully.

Dreamqueen Tue 26-Jul-16 19:38:26

dermablend is what I've heard of before.

emsyj Tue 26-Jul-16 19:39:56

You need a red tone first to counteract the blue tones. Then a flesh tone over the top. Blend the edges with foundation - mac face and body is good, and water resistant. Set with powder or setting spray. Airbrushing over the red concealer gives a good finish but you would need to pay a makeup artist for that. You can buy tester palettes of Dermacolor concealers reasonably cheaply from theatrical makeup shops.

emsyj Tue 26-Jul-16 19:42:04

This is what I would use

emsyj Tue 26-Jul-16 19:43:50

Bottom row second colour from the left is the red tone to cancel out the blue tones of the tattoo.

SaggyNaggy Tue 26-Jul-16 19:47:35

Dermablend is the best iv tried but it is expensive.
If its only for occsionl use and only for few tattoos it might be worth a look.

emsyj Tue 26-Jul-16 19:50:02

What area are you in OP? If you are near me I will do it for you. It may be cheaper to just get a makeup artist than buy all the kit anyway. Not that I would charge you!

ReturnofSaturn Tue 26-Jul-16 20:02:41

Sorry emsyj, I live in Canada! But thanks.

Ok yes I'am on an extreme budget. Our wedding is not a big proper wedding at all so I want something that I can use again, for the odd nights out and occasions etc.

When I googled tattoo concealers, a Kat Von D one kept coming up, anyone tried that one?

emsyj Tue 26-Jul-16 20:21:21

Ha yes Canada woukd be a bit far!!!
I have never tried any Kat von D products but you can find a comprehensive library of product reviews on

blue2014 Tue 26-Jul-16 20:23:36

I tried dermablend as a foundation and it was awful! I'd go to a Mac counter and ask them for advice and a trial

SaggyNaggy Tue 26-Jul-16 20:31:57

Weird blue I use dermablend and its fantastic. The only ing I find is that it needs a good dose of the settinpowder to keep it in place.

emsyj Tue 26-Jul-16 20:34:37

Mac don't sell a concealer strong enough to cover tattoos. Dermacolor is what most pro makeup artists would use. It's made by Kryolan, a theatrical and pro makeup manufacturer. Dermablend is a consumer product made by Vichy. I have the foundation to use as a concealer but it is not heavy enough for tattoo coverage. I have never tried their concealers.

Globetrotter100 Tue 26-Jul-16 20:48:36

You don't want the Vichy dermablend foundation or concealer.

You want the original dermablend cover creme product. Totally different and will cover pretty much anything when applied correctly. The accompanying setting powder is good with it (think that's been re-branded as Vichy dermablend but same formula as original) setting all day.

Cocolepew Tue 26-Jul-16 21:06:27

Urban Decay Glamoflague

Cocolepew Tue 26-Jul-16 21:07:44

Oh sorry I dont think that picture is it!
I saw it recommended of the Mrs Gloss fb page.

Cocolepew Tue 26-Jul-16 21:21:59

And its Hard Candy not UD.
<gives up>

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