For The Advanced Among Us
For those who need coverage that’ll last through a dip in the pool, makeup artist Elisa Flowers turns to this palette to get the job done. “This is what I use when I need to cover a tattoo or multiple tattoos and have the coverage last all day,” she says. The palette, which contains five flesh-toned shades and five colored shades like blue, coral, white, and olive can be mixed and matched to create custom hues.
“Sometimes when you cover up a tattoo with regular makeup, it can turn green or look like a bruise,” says Flowers. “I use the colored shades, like coral, to cancel out black pigment and then conceal with the flesh-toned shades.”
This palette isn’t designed for makeup novices, though, as the shades are activated with alcohol rather than water. “Spray your brush with 99% alcohol and dip it into the product before painting over your tattoo,” she says. “Once it dries, the coverage becomes waterproof and smudge-proof. You could go swimming or get married in this stuff and no one will ever see your ink.”