What it does: When an actor needs to hide color imperfections, blemishes, stains or other discolorations, it requires neutralizing or concealing. These two tattoo cover makeup wheels are designed to include the most often used shades for neutralizing, highlighting and concealing used by professionals.
What makes these unique: Available in both a Light and a Dark skin tone wheel, these shades are formulated with our theatrical base--more intense pigmentation than found in our HD Glamour Creme Corrector Palette, which shares 5 of 6 of the Light Wheel shades. This strength of coverage handles extreme discoloration situations as well as tattoo coverage!
Light Corrector Wheel: Pink Highlight counteracts grey or brown, Extra Highlight, Yellow Highlight cancels deep red and purple, Muted Green removes redness, Orange Neutral neutralizes blue, Soft Orange Neutral is a softer blue neutralizer.
Dark Corrector Wheel: Burnt Orange neutralizes blue, Red Neutralizer removes redness, Deep Red Neutralizer removes redness, Soft Orange Neutral II neutralizes blue, Suntan Red counteracts grey, Deep Muted Green removes redness.
To cover a tattoo, follow these seven simple steps (pictures above)
1) Determine the value of the skin tone; how light or dark is the skin surrounding the tattoo?
2) Mix two or more colors from the wheel to make a "tattoo skin blanket." For example, in the image, Suzanne Patterson mixed Orange Neutral and Red Neutralizer to make a peach undertoned shade.
3) With a 3/8 inch angled brush, like Graftobian's #78078, paint the upper half of the tattoo with the peach color. Using the very tip of the brush, feather out the edges and blend into the skin. Set with Graftobian's translucent powder.
4) Paint the bottom half of the tattoo and powder over again with setting powder. Top with Graftobian's setting spray to lock in the powder.
5) To add back realistic skin tones, use at least three colors that are present in the natural surrounding skin. These three shades will be a base skin tone and two others that can be stippled onto the makeup to make it more realistic. Suzanne mixed up a skin tone base by using both wheels in the shades Extra Highlight, Soft Orange Neutral, and a small amount of Yellow Highlight. Stipple the color over the entire skin blanket and top with setting spray.
6) Mix up a second skin tone. Suzanne used Red Neutralizer, Soft Orange Neutral, and a little bit of Yellow Highlight. Stipple the color over the the skin tone base layer. Powder down and top with setting spray.
7) Add a bit of texture back to the surrounding skin area. Suzanne used a spatula to mix Deep Red Neutralizer with a small amount of Yellow Highlight on a mixing palette. With the angled brush and a small amount of the mixture, dip it into alcohol or astringent and mix it until there is a light wash of color. Using the tip of the brush, stipple some skin freckling in just a few areas to recreate the realistic skin effect. Powder and spray once more.