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Tattoos look awesome—and these days, it seems like just about everyone has one (or more!). Whether you opt for a design that has a special meaning to you (like an inspirational quote) or you just like the way it looks, getting a tattoo can be a way to show off your personality and your unique sense of style.
Of course, you know that tattoos are permanent (duh)—and obviously you love showing yours off. But if you do have any tattoos, chances are there some occasions in which you may want to considering covering them up for a little while. Perhaps you have a job interview coming up or you’re meeting your S.O.’s parents for the first time—depending on the situation, you may feel more comfortable hiding your tattoos temporarily. Whatever the case, the good news is that it’s pretty easy to conceal a tattoo for a short time with the right makeup products. Phew.
Want to learn how to temporarily disguise your tattoos with makeup? Follow along with our step-by-step tutorial using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit. Just keep in mind that these products aren’t designed to be waterproof and only offer a temporary way to cover up tattoos.
Ready to get to work? Follow these steps to temporarily conceal a tattoo. We promise it’s easy!
Tattoo cover up step 1: Pick the right foundation and concealer pair. When it comes to masking a tattoo for a short period of time, having the right makeup products on hand is key. The first one you’ll want at your disposal is the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation. This long-lasting full coverage foundation has a weightless feel and comes in 12 shades. As far as concealer goes, you’re going to want to use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit, a palette containing four shades of concealer.
Tattoo cover up step 2: Apply the foundation with a makeup blender. Now that you have your foundation and concealer ready to go, it’s time to apply it. The best way to apply your foundation to help temporarily hide a tattoo is by using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation. A makeup blender can help create a more even finish. Apply the foundation to the pointed tip of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, then blend it out onto your tattoo using the rounded edge.
Tattoo cover up step 3: Follow this up with concealer. Next up is concealer! Use the shade from the palette that most closely matches your skin tone. As with the foundation, apply the concealer with a makeup sponge. Put a small amount onto the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender, dabbing the concealer on top of the foundation until you’ve concealed your tattoo.
The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit aren’t just useful for covering up tattoos—make sure to try them out on your face for a fresh-looking, radiant complexion as well!
Step 1: Apply foundation. Using your handy-dandy makeup blender, apply your foundation shade of choice to the tool first, then blend it onto your skin using dabbing and rolling motions.
Step 2: Hide any imperfections. Follow up foundation with the concealer shade from the palette that most closely matches your skin tone. Use your concealer blender to blend it onto any imperfections you may want to help cover, such as dark spots or blemishes.
Step 3: Contour and highlight. Concealer can be used for more than just, well, concealing. Craving a chiseled-looking complexion? Use different shades of concealer to help contour and highlight. Apply a darker shade to your cheekbones and the ridge of your nose to create a slimming effect. Then, apply a lighter shade to your cheekbones, brow bone, center of your chin, and tip of your nose. Just make sure to blend everything in so there aren’t any visible lines!