Tattoo Cover Makeup

Tattoo Cover: How to tell if it is going bad

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During the upcoming season of weddings, anniversary celebrations, and sleeveless tops and dresses, tattoo cover will become a popular item. If you have some left over product, you might be wondering whether it is still in good condition. Here are some tips to help you figure it out:

Tattoo cover is a thicker, drier consistency then makeup or foundation. If you have used it before you already know to really load the sponge, brush, or your finger heavily with product before starting to apply it.

  • As your tattoo cover begins to dry out, the first sign that it is getting too dry to use is that a ring of separation will form around the outer edge. You will notice a gap between the inner edge of the container and the makeup. At this stage, the product is still useable but see tip #2 for another helpful hint.
  • The second sign of old tattoo cover is a dull appearance on the surface. Tattoo cover contains castor oil. As it ages, after a couple of years, castor oil begins to evaporate, taking the shine with it. At this stage, you could add one drop (yes, just one drop) of castor oil. You can use a drop of mineral oil, if you have it on hand and don’t have any castor oil. But remember, just one drop.
  • The final stage of tattoo cover going bad comes with a rancid smell. At this point, discard the entire container and go to your nearest Cappel’s store for a brand new Mehron, or Ben Nye tattoo cover. If you don’t live near one of our stores, you can order some from our website, cappelsinc.com.

About Steffi Cappel

Stef completed a doctorate in education and after 10 years in higher education, joined him in the family business (which is a lot more fun!). In 1990, Ray and his cousin Rich bought Cappel's Display from their dads, at which time they officially incorporated as Cappel's Inc. The cousins have successfully adapted to the changing party needs of the community and continue to evolve in retail, wholesale, and internet commerce.