Don’t get me wrong, I love all of my tattoos. I’d have more if I could but I promised my mum I wouldn’t have anymore and I don’t want to break that promise. Yet occasionally, I like to cover them up depending on where I’m going and what I’m doing that day. I’m all about having options. So, when I was contacted by Keromask to try the Keromask Camouflage Cream I was intrigued!
Keromask Camouflage Cream is designed to cover up a range of skin imperfections including acne scarring and other scars, problems which do plague me so I wanted to see how well it worked on my face. I have been on a quest for flawless skin for the last 3 years. Having babies has completely ruined my skin although I’m guessing ageing isn’t helping my cause either as I’m on the downward slope towards 40.
I purchased my camouflage creams from Chemist.co.uk at the same time as stocking up on my essentials. My order (including the Paw Patrol toothpaste and Trolls handwash) came within two days so I was impressed with the speed of delivery.
Finding the Right Keromask Camouflage Cream Shade
This was the part that I found the most difficult. Chemist.co.uk had a good range of shades but not the full range – see Keromask.com for that. It was hard to find the right colours just by looking at the screen especially as they are split up into light, medium and dark. I’m generally used to looking at medium shades but in the Keromask range I am definitely in the lighter section which threw me a little.
In the end, I decided to go with Light Shade 9 and Light Shade 13. Shade 9 is definitely more yellow-toned whereas Shade 13 is slightly more red-toned. When they arrived they were still not quite right.
In my opinion, the colours on the website and the packaging where darker then the actual cream so have that in mind when purchasing. However, what I did find was that by mixing them together I could get a better colour. But be careful! The Keromask Camouflage Cream is super pigmented. A little really does go a long way.
I have a few tattoos but the easiest to cover up and photograph was by far my tattoo on my left wrist.
I began by covering it with Shade 9 to see how it looked and honestly, I was a little heavy handed. I didn’t expect it to be anywhere near as pigmented as it was as it is an affordable/drugstore product.
As you can see, even though the colour isn’t right, the camouflage cream does completely cover my tattoo. If I look really hard, I can see it but from a distance it’s completely camouflaged.
I used Shade 13 on the right side of my tattoo and it covered just as well too. This time I used a little less and it looked a lot smoother and less cakey.
As I wasn’t going out, I left it on my wrist to see how long it lasted for and it wasn’t too bad considering how often I wash my hands with two little girls at home. I’ve seen online that some people use a powder to set their camouflage cream, and this may be something that I try next.
‘Less is more’ is definitely the approach with this product. I tried it on my face to hide some of my acne scarring, and whilst it covered it well. I couldn’t really wear it out as the colour was not quite right. It was better when I mixed both shades, but still not perfect. I think I need to try more shades to find a better match.
However, I tried it under my foundation and even though I use a full-coverage foundation, it didn’t look too cakey at all as long as I used a very light touch. I cannot reiterate this enough.
Overall, I quite liked this product, it did exactly as it promised to. I just found the colour selection a little difficult to understand in order to choose the correct shade to make it absolutely perfect for me.
Do you ever buy foundation online? How do you make sure that you get the right colour?
*** I received these products free of charge in the form of a gift voucher designed to by them. As always, all views are completely my own. Check out the disclaimer for further information.