As far as bitter reminders go, not much is worse than a tattoo of an ex’s name or likeness. But Melanie Griffith, who recently split from husband of 18 years Antonio Banderas, appears to be taking it in stride. In a practical move, she reportedly covered up the “Antonio” written inside the heart tattoo on her arm (above) with concealer.
The product is a quick fix for when you would like to forget an ex, need to camouflage for a conservative office environment, or are unsure about getting a tat removed (hey, a reconciliation might be in the cards!). Here are four formulas that will adhere to the skin throughout the day to hide even the deepest of pigments. This way any not-so-subtle reminders of heartbreak will be the last thing on your mind!
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Concealer, $25
Tattoo artist Kat Von D knows a thing or two about tats, and has melded her career with beauty (she launch her own line of makeup at Sephora in 2008). This concealer is specifically formulated for tattoos and is both transfer- and water-resistant, ensuring that it won’t budge.
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer, $6
Hard Candy’s formula is heavy-duty, yet still appropriate for those more subtle markings like dark spots and freckles. It also works to hide dark under-eye circles.
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer, $24
As with all Tarte products, the brand’s concealer is all natural, full of nutrients, and even boasts anti-aging properties. The thick, creamy concealer is also creaseless and seamlessly blends into skin to provide a natural finish.
Lancôme ‘Maquicomplet’ Complete Coverage Concealer, $31
Lancôme’s concealer, while light, expertly conceals deep pigment and its wand allows for a precise application.