And to kick start this little segment, i would like to share with everyone a product that is used for the "hiding" of my tattoos!
Anyone that has seen me personally would know that i'm a person with multiple tattoos.And i love my tattoos, in fact, i'm suppose to complete my back piece but i'm juz to lazy to drag my ass to my artist.
You maybe wondering why i would have to cover up my tattoos if i loved them so much? well, it's kind of like an society issue. Please save me that u should walk out and be proud look. Just answer these questions and you will know where i'm coming from.
Say, if your kid or your parents or even yourself is badly injure, would you go to a doctor with a recognized doctor certificate and huge tattoo on him arm or a doctor who is more decent looking? if you are in trouble with the law and badly needed a lawyer would you want someone with a huge tattoo on his or her neck to represent you?
My point here is although we are living in this 21st century's modern society, people are still stereotyping people with tattoos. Therefore, using make up to cover my tattoos are essential in some occasions and even when i wan to change my look, from naughty to nice. *grin*
|Left: MUFE Full Cover Concealer, Right: MAC Mineralize powder|
So while doing my online research for products, i've came across a few suggestions and some of them are Dermablend,Kat Von D concealer,Dermacolor, etc. I was considering between Dermablend and MUFE's Full Cover concealer.
Dermablend seems to be a good cover up concealer to invest in because of what it did to zombie boy in it's ad video and it comes in a bigger tube for larger areas but again it's not available in singapore which means i can't try the color and shipping is going to cost me a bomb. Also, i've seen the making video of the Zombie boy video ad for Dermablend and in the making video, Zombie boy mentioned that he could get away looking like a normal person if people were to walk pass him. So i'm interpreting it as his tattoo are still visible if one were too sit down face to face.
|My tattoo on the ankle|
|Tattoo half covered|
Like any other shelve concealers, the MUFE Full Cover Concealer looks like a normal skin color concealer at first but when applied the really thick consistance of the product could actually cover tattoos. Of course if you have dark colored tattoos, laying of the concealor is needed. As seen on the pics above, thats the tattoo on my ankle and i have got black and red inked on me. And to cover the tattoo completely, i actually had 5 layers of concealor on and using a very light layer of MAC Mineralize powder in Medium Dark to set the concealer. Note that no color enhancement is done on the pics to show the true colors of the cover up.
All i did was to apply the concealer with a make up sponge in a dapping motion, layer by layer and of course letting one layer to dry alittle before applying the next. Then using the same sponge pick up the MAC powder, set the concealer also in a dapping motion and at the same time blending the concealer and powder and the edge of the tattoo into the skin as i dun wan my cover up to end up looking like a birth mark.
Also as mentioned, the Full cover concealer is waterproof and i actually tried running my tattoo cover up under the running shower and i was amazed that the concealer stayed as it is and it only started to melt down after a little massaging.
Another thing i would like to mention about the concealer, is that it can be a little too dry. So making sure that areas i apply the concealor on must be well moisturize, avoid too much powder and using it on smaller areas for example the under eye and blemishes are not advised. Well, maybe you can try mixing it with your regular concealer or foundation if you wanna try using it on the face.
I hope this post has been useful and do stay tuned to the next Show & Tell Monday!