Style Files: Camouflage makeup for skin discolorations and tattoos

Jill Glaser, Founder/Owner of Make Up First School in Chicago

Make Up First ® School for Makeup Artistry

100 North LaSalle Street – Suite 1010

Chicago, Illinois 60602

(312) 621-0801


  • Sanitation is high priority when working on a clinical application; sanitize hands, the tools being used and the products.
  • Step one: Select a foundation that matches the surrounding skin tone; the foundation must be WATERPROOF and LONG LASTING.
  • If using more than one color, keep it simple, and stay within the same product line to ensure compatibility of products.
  • Use a powder puff, loaded with translucent setting powder in between each layer and finish with an alcohol-based setting spray.
  • When covering a tattoo, we use color theory to neutralize the ink, and then add the foundation, powder and setting spray.