How To Match Your Makeup To Your Tattoos

When people apply makeup, they make sure it matches their skin tone, features, and even their attire. This detailing ensures their appearance is balanced, and their makeup colors don’t clash with anything else. If you have highly-visible tattoos on your arms, shoulders, and neck, you will need to make sure your makeup complements them well too. Here are some tips and tricks to help you with makeup application:


1.Choose Colors Carefully

People with black and grey tattoos don’t need to worry about the color of their makeup because they can wear almost everything. However, if you have vividly colored tattoos, especially on your neck, it is a good idea to choose the colors carefully. For example, don’t use bright yellow or green eye shadow if your neck tattoo is bright pink or vividly red. If you have a visible tattoo close to your face, make sure your eye makeup doesn’t clash with it.


2.Blend Foundation Carefully

No one likes to see the line where their foundation stops, and the natural skin color and texture starts. You need to blend the foundation down the neck to ensure the finish is seamless. But this can be tricky if you have neck tattoos. The last thing you want is to apply a light layer of foundation on the tattoos and dim their color.

Don’t cover the tattoos with foundation or concealer unless you want to cover them entirely. It is a good idea to lightly blend the foundation in areas without any tattoos and make sure there are no harsh lines. You can clean the tattooed areas with a makeup wipe to ensure there’s no foundation on them. This ensures your tattoos pop, but your makeup still looks polished.


3.Make Sure Your Base is Right

A good base and flawless application will complete your look and draw attention to your facial features and your tattoos. Choose a foundation color that matches your skin tone well and prepare your skin for it. Apply generous coats of moisturizer and sunscreen and let the products sink into your skin. If your skin has visible pores or if you want your makeup to last longer, apply a good pore-filling primer before foundation application.

It is best to build up the foundation in thin and even layers to get full coverage. Don’t be heavy-handed and slather it down as the thick application will crease easily and make your skin appear aged or dry. You’re more likely to develop creases after a few hours if your foundation is very thick.


4.Eye Makeup

Makeup application is all about balance and complimentary colors. When you choose your eye makeup, pick colors that work well with your tattoo colors. If you’re going with bold winged eyeliner, choose muted eye shadow colors to ensure the look isn’t too overpowering.



Choose a lipstick that works well with your eye shadow. If you have a bold and vivid eye makeup, choose comfortable nudes for the lips. If you have a simple eye look, pick a bold red, brown, purple, or even black lipstick. If your makeup is too plain, it won’t work well with your tattoos and your face will look bare. Statement lips are a great way to complete your appearance and ensure a well-balanced look.


You can also use makeup to cover your tattoos if an occasion demands it or if you’re just in the mood for something different. You can use a combination of high-coverage foundation and concealer to cover up the tattoos. Make sure you blend the products well and set them with powder to ensure they last.

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