In the un-retouched images to the left and right, model Amanda’s small tattoo virtually disappears without any Photoshop magic required.
For this demonstration, Andrea used Cinema Secrets Makeup Powder and Super Sealer Spray to set. She airbrushed with Kett product.
While it’s beyond the scope of this short article to provide an in-depth tutorial on covering up tattoos, we do have some general information and tips for the do-it-yourself types out there:
Begin with a product like Super Sealer before moving on to concealing the tattoo. The Sealer will protect your makeup handiwork from sweat and mother nature’s elements. When you’re all done with your cover up, spray again with Super Sealer to protect the finished work.
Concealing is achieved by using opposite colors. For tattoos, Blue Corrector (orange in color) makeup is used to contradict the blue-black tones of ink.
Your natural skin tone is actually comprised of not just one, but several different colors. In order to properly conceal and achieve the best result, a 5-in-1 Foundation Pallet in your skin tone range should be used after concealing. Mix/muddle the foundation colors together to trick the eye into seeing a more natural result.
And as always, when in doubt: Hire a pro.
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Reposted from my article for BeautyLook Magazine