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Tattoo Camo: Tattoo Coverup Makeup Review

From time to time you may find you need to cover up your tattoo. Maybe you are getting married or are in a wedding and you want to hide it. Maybe your family doesn't approve of tattoos and you want to hide it from them. Or perhaps your job requires you to cover any tattoos. Whatever your reason, a good concealer made to cover tattoos will do the job. 

My favorite is Tattoo Camo. I've used it to cover tattoos, spider veins, bruises and dermatofibromas. The coverage is amazing!
tattoo concealer
Now you see it                                                                                      Now you don't!

The Products

It is a thick full coverage cream concealer that comes in a 20 gram pot that blends easily with the skin texture. It is available is 6 colors.  I have 8 and 15 and mix them to create a close color to match the skin I am covering. Here are some swatches. They aren't exact but give you a general idea of how they look. 
tattoo camo swatches

8 Ivory is the lightest
5 Cream is a light beige
2 Warm Beige is a warmer slightly darker beige
12 Sunkissed is a tan
15 Walnut Shell is a darker tan (even though it doesn't look it)
19 Almost Cocoa is the darkest tan shade

I believe the formula may have changed from when I last purchased it. It has been difficult for me to find ingredient lists online. All the ingredients I list in this post are from the original formulas. Here are the ingredients for the original color 15 formula. 

Concealer Ingredientscyclopentasiloxane, caprylic/capric triglyceride,ethylhexyl isononanoate, petroleum, diisostearyl adipate, propylene carbonate, tribehenin, ozokerite, phenyl trimethylsiloxysilicate, silica, talc, boron nitride, polydecene, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, disteardimonium hectorate, nylon-12, acrylates crosspolymer, tocopheryl acetate (Vit. E), ascorbyl palmitate (Vit. C), BHT, propylparaben, [=/-(may contain): titanium dioxide (77891), iron oxides (77491, 77492, 77499),ultramarines (77007), bismuth oxychloride (77163)]

Translucent Setting Powder
The concealer comes with a translucent setting powder in an 11 gram pot. The powder sets the concealer in place.

Setting Powder Ingredients: talc, zinc stearate, zinc oxide, methylparaben, propylparaben, ethylparaben, trisodium EDTA, (may contain) mica (977007), titanium dioxide (77891), carmine (75470), ferric ferrocyanide (77510), iron oxides (77491, 77492 77499) ultramarines (77007) 

Magic Shield Setting Spray
Seals the concealer and Setting Powder. Helps prevent the concealer from smudging and rubbing off on clothes. It comes in a 56ml pump spray bottle.

Setting Spray Ingredients: ethyl alcohol, deionized water, octlacrylamide/ acrylates/butylaminoethyl methacrylate copolymer, va /crotonates/ vinyl neodeconate copolymer, aminomethyl propanol, triethyl citrate, peg/ppg 5/3 trisiloxane, methyl gluceth-20

Remover Tonic
Removes all traces of concealer, powder and setting spray.

The Application:

Start with clean dry skin. Don't apply moisturizer. Apply with a concealer brush. Blend in edges with a brush, a sponge or tap with your fingers. You can use a sponge to pat over the surface to remove any brush marks and create a more skin like texture. Allow it to dry a few minutes. Apply another layer if you can still see your tattoo. A few thin layers are better than one thick one.

Setting Powder
After applying the concealer and letting it dry a few minutes, apply a generous amount of setting powder with a powder brush tapping it into the makeup. Gently dust away the excess. 

Magic Shield Setting Spray
Next, apply the Magic Shield Setting Spray. Spray it on the concealed area 10-12 inches away. Let it dry. You can spray another layer for extra protection.

Click here to watch How to Cover a Tattoo

Remover Tonic
This is a liquid to remove all traces of the Tattoo Camo concealer. I have not tried it. I use plain old soap and water to remove it.

The Review

Tattoo Camo gives great coverage and is 95% waterproof. It will last all day but wears off slightly. I covered a friend's ankle tattoo. She took a shower but didn't soap up the area. She even slept with it on. The next day, the makeup was a little worn off but her tattoo was still mostly covered.  It blends easily with the skin. However, it will transfer a bit to clothes rubbing against it or sheets if you choose to sleep with it on. 

The concealer is creamy, thick and opaque giving good buildable coverage. Just be sure to let the layers dry between applications. It blends easily with the skin and I have not found it to be drying. 

The setting powder is a fine milled silky feeling powder that helps keep the concealer from wearing off. It doesn't change the color of the concealer very much, maybe it makes it a pinch darker. 

The Magic Shield setting spray leaves a clear barrier over the concealer and setting powder. It is important to spray it 10-12 inches from the concealed area. If you spray it too close, it will drip over the skin, leave visible shine and look crinkley. It takes a few minutes to dry and will feel sticky until its dry. It leaves a film that feels even so slightly tight on the skin and it has a barely there sheen to it. Two layers of spray is fine, but more than that may create noticeable shine. Wipe the spray nozzle after using it to keep it from clogging and ensuring a even mist when sprayed.

These products are not tested on animals but not all of the products are vegan.

What I don't like about it:

I don't like that it contains parabens and BHT. These are preservatives that have been used in cosmetics for years.

Parabens have been classified as xenoestrogens- agents that mimic estrogen in the body which can cause cancer.

BHT is butylated hydroxytoluene which is a toluene based preservative. Toluene has been removed from many nail polishes due to possible health risks. BHT is also used as a food preservation. Read your food labels friends!

The amounts of these preservatives in cosmetic products are small. I've have been moving to products that don't contain them. However, this a specially product that generally is not used daily and is only used is a relatively small area. It's not like a body lotion which contains parabens that is used on the entire body. A small amount of product, a small amount of preservative exposure so I will keep using it on occasion.

One Tattoo Camo Kit comes with 1 concealer and 1 setting powder for $34.95.

The Special Double Tattoo Camo Kit comes with 2 concealers and 1 setting powder for $59.95.

The 56ml Magic Shield is $21.95.

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       Have a Beautiful Day! 
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