So your wedding day is fast approaching, and you’re looking for ways to hide or cover up your tattoos? Search no more!
We get it. Permanent tattoos are becoming more acceptable, even in the workplace.
However, for a formal, momentous event such as a wedding day, some choose to cover up their body art.
So what’s a branded gal (or guy) to do?
The answer is simple really — you just have to invest in the best tattoo cover-up makeup you can find!
And that’s just what this post aims to help you with. We’ll take a closer look at the best tattoo cover up makeup brands currently available on the market, helping you narrow down the field of play when it comes to a makeup brand to invest in.
Best Tattoo Cover Up Products
Our top picks for the best tattoo concealer products to temporarily cover permanent tattoos on your wedding day.
1. Studio Finish Conceler
by MAC cosmetics
Worried about slipping and sliding? Fear not because M.A.C’s Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer is totally water-proof, making it sweat and tears resistant and that often accompany the wedding day.
The silica in this concealer’s formula will help absorb excess oils in your skin, ensuring that the tattoo coverage is optimal.
If you have a very dark spot or tattoo, you might want to consider layering this concealer with some MAC Studio Finish Skin Color Corrector in Pure Orange, to help cancel out any black and blue ink.
2. Buildable Liquid Body Foundation
Covering up a large tattoo can be a mammoth task if you’re not using the right makeup product.
Dermablend’s Leg and Body Cover comes to the rescue with a formula that is highly pigmented and suitable for long-wear.
This foundation is easy to apply and has the ability to keep you and your tattoo protected against the sun since it contains a dash of SPF.
3. Bye Bye Undereye
By It Cosmetics
You know all too well how hard it can be to find the perfect foundation for your sensitive skin. It Cosmetics has been dominating the game of concealers for years, and this award-winning formula exceeds expectations. Formulated without parabens, SLS, sulfates, and all of those other things you don’t want in your makeup. To top it off, this concealer is cruelty-free and comes in recyclable packaging.
It’s a perfect solution for covering your tattoo if you have sensitive skin. Plus, it is available in a huge range of shades for skin color options from light to dark. All shade options provide full coverage opitons, which makes the deal even sweeter.
4. Lock-It Tattoo Foundation
by Kat Von D Cosmetics
Who better to trust with covering up tattoos than a tattoo artist herself?
Kat Von D’s Lock-It Concealer is smear-proof and oil free, making it a good choice for brides-to-be that have oily skin, but still want to cover up their tattoos. There were mixed reviews on Amazon, with some customers loving the product while others wished it was a bit thicker.
Pro tip – If you need more coverage (for those extra dark tattoos) then simply apply one layer, allow it to dry, and build up the coverage as needed by applying more layers.
5. Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer
The best thing about Benefit’s Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer is the creamy texture. It delivers a smooth, natural matte finish. It’s great for covering up tattoos on your wrist (which is where creasing can be a problem at times).
To ensure you’re applying the product correctly, be sure to warm it up against the back of your hand!
6. Covermark Leg Magic
by CM Cosmetics
Covermark’s Leg Magic is an opaque foundation that has been formulated to provide maximum coverage. And once it’s on, it stays put!
Choose this makeup and your worries of staining your crisp white dress can be set at ease. One of the best features of this makeup is the fact that it doesn’t require a loose setting powder in order to create a flawless, lasting finish.
A Flawless Finish
We know you’re not into tattoo removal, and just want a decent brand of tattoo makeup to do the job.
Here’s a bonus tip from us – make sure that whatever tools you’re using to apply your cover up product are compatible with your skin. Some makeup tools can cause irritation if your skin is sensitive. For example, Elena from Love and Lavender had a terrible experience with mixing pigment and cream foundation on a metal board. She developed an allergy to almost all metal objects and the worst of all – it happened on her wedding day. It got so bad that she even had to sell her engagement ring (which is a whole hassle by itself). So be careful out there – make sure your foundation is compatible with whatever tools you’re using – you don’t want any rashes on your big day.
Thanks for checking out our mini guide to covering up your tattooed skin. Your on your way towards covering that ink and enjoying your wedding day!