Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer
Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer ($25) is an oil and paraben free pigmented concealer that is transfer-proof and water resistant. It’s described as being heavy-duty and multitasking as it not only hides dark undereye circles and blemishes, but even tattoos.
Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer is available in (8) shades: 16, 18, 22, 24, 26, 28, 34 ad 36.
I received a sample of the shade 22, which is a soft beige, suitable for medium-light skin tones.
Because this concealer claims to be heavy enough to cover tattoos, I expected it to be a thick, somewhat dry consistency concealer (maybe something like the Make Up Forever Full Coverage Concealer). I was rather surprised to see that the consistency is actually pretty light (almost whipped) and very creamy. It also smooths out really well on the skin.
I’d consider it a medium coverage concealer, but it can be built to a fuller coverage when layered. One layer is never adequate coverage for me, but I like the fact that when I apply a few layers, it doesn’t look heavy or unnatural. It also covers blemishes pretty well. After my foundation, I usually pat it on and then set with a powder puff.
You really don’t need much, and I’d recommend starting out with less product than you think you’ll need and go back to add more if necessary.
My favorite brush to apply this particular concealer is the MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush, although any standard concealer brush works fine. I sometimes like using my fingers as well, but a brush seems to provide more coverage.
The only downside I’ve experienced is that it makes my undereyes feel a little heavy and dry. I always moisturize my undereye area with Argan oil, so I don’t have any issues with it actually making my undereyes appear dry, but it’s a concealer that I can feel on my skin.
It lasts really well throughout the day with minimal to no fading.
I decided to put it to the test with covering a tattoo, as some have said it doesn’t really work, while others have said it does. Note that on the Sephora website if you look at the “suggested use”, it mentions a 4 step process to cover a tattoo which requires a pink base to neutralize the tattoo before applying the concealer. Meaning, it may not cover a tattoo on it’s own.
Despite it not being completely full coverage, I still like the blendability and the way it looks on my skin. I’ll most likely purchase a full size tube as I like switching up my products.
Have you tried this concealer? What’d you think about it?
- A small amount of product goes a long way
- Lightweight, creamy consistency blends easily
- Medium coverage – builds easily without looking heavy
- Isn’t full coverage with one layer – has to take several layers for absolute full coverage, which can be a pain.
- It feels a bit heavy under my eyes.
- Won’t cover dark tattoos on it’s own unless you apply layers and don’t blend them, causing it to look thick and unnatural.
Price: $25, Sephora.