Thursday, 27 June 2013

Tattoo Cover kit by Veil reviewed

I have always been interested in learning new skills, especially when it comes to applying makeup. My sister said to me once she regretted having her tattoo done because she doesn't want it on show if she gets married one day. So when I was reading some wonderful blogs from the #bbloggers feed last Sunday and I stumbled across a blog by the lovely Andrew James MUA who reviewed a Tattoo Cover up kit I was excited! I went straight over to and bought myself the same kit.

The Kit Contents

5 different shades of cover cream so that you can mix together to get your perfect skin tone match, 1 x 10g pot of finishing powder, 1 x 30g jar of cleansing cream, 1 x 30ml bottle of toning lotion, an empty jar for mixing, 2 spatulas, 4 cotton pads and a powder brush. You get all this in your kit plus a cute re-usable zip bag with pockets just the right size to keep the powders secure. It's priced at £34.97 plus postage.

The creams are highly pigmented and ever so smooth. They look exactly as they do in the pots so I didn't do a swatch test, just no need when I was going to test them to cover my tattoo. I started by mixing the lightest colour Oyster with the white. I found the small pot very small indeed and so had to switch to my palette to mix the creams. It was very hard to get the right colour. My skin tone is pink to fair so the Oyster cream was the lightest of the creams in this kit. I'll need more practise at mixing to get the right colour or maybe Veil could suggest to me a lighter colour? It would be very much appreciated.

Below is my first attempt at a cover up. My tattoo is only small and it will be the only time you see it covered because I adore it and always want my doggy on show ^o^ Veil covered well and I was very happy with the result accept from how dark it was. Considering I have never done this before I was suitably impressed. I just need more practise with colour mixing and getting a cleaner, blended edge. I kept going further and further away from the tattoo.

The staying power is amazing! I had this on most of the day and when I tried to shift it I had to scrub at it with makeup remover. It's waterproof naturally so if I were to use it on a bride god forbid she got caught in the rain, her hair maybe ruined but at least her tattoo cover up would be fine.

oX Wendy Xo