When it comes to tattoos we think they’re great pieces of art work however, there may come a time in your life where you may want to cover and hide your ink. Some brides like to cover their tattoos for their big day whilst others may simply want to conceal their art for an occasion such as a job interview. Whatever the case here at Veil we are here to help with our Tattoo Camouflage Kits. Our kits contains everything you need to prep your skin and conceal your tattoos including a 10g pot of finishing powder, a 30g jar of cleansing cream, a 30ml bottle of toning lotion, 2 spatulas, 4 cotton pads, a free powder brush and of course everything comes housed in a handy re-usable zip bag. Our tattoo kit should last you a long time however, there will probably come a time where you begin to run low on your products, but don’t worry, we have refills available to purchase! Our 3 Tattoo Camouflage Creams in Light/Medium retails at £10.00 as does our 3 Tattoo Camouflage Creams in Medium/Dark and our Tattoo Cleanser and Toner retails at £7.00. So if you ever run out of anything or you just want to add to your kit, check out our range!
Here at Thomas Blake Cosmetics Creams Ltd we often get asked how to remove our Veil Cover Cream. Because our Cover Cream has such great lasting power, especially when our Finishing Powder is applied on top, our Skincare range is perfect for easy, fuss free removal. Check out our quick and easy guide below on how to remove your camouflage makeup.
Step 1: Cleanse
The first step to removing your Veil Cover Cream is to thoroughly cleanse the skin. To do this you should take a small amount of the Veil Cleansing Cream and apply to the skin in circular motions using your fingertips. Don’t forget to pay attention to those nooks and crannies of the face like the sides of your nose to ensure even distribution of the cleanser. Once you’ve applied the Cleansing Cream you now want to remove it with warm water. For this step you can use tools like sponges, muslin clothes and flannels but if you don’t have any of those, don’t worry, you can complete this step with your hands. Got sensitive skin? Don’t worry, our Cleansing Cream is unperfumed for allergy-free use and is gently on the skin.
Step 2: Tone
After you’ve removed your Cleansing Cream, take two cotton pads, pop some Toning Lotion on them and apply to the face and neck using circular movements. This step removes any remaining Cleansing Cream as well as remaining traces of oil and makes sure that the skin is nice and clean. It is also worth noting that our Toning Lotion combines the gentle astringent properties of Witch Hazel and Rose Water, this also gives it a fresh and delicate aroma. And voila! Once this step is complete you will be left with clean, makeup free skin. We recommend following out this routine every evening to ensure that your skin has time to breath when you head to bed. We also recommend repeating this routine when you wake up before you apply your Cover Cream to achieve the best possible application.
Sue shares her story and experience of using Veil Cover Cream:
“When I was born in 1957 I had a large raised Port Wine stain on the left hand side of my face covering a large area around my eye, cheek and nose.
After my Parents initial shock especially my Mum they set about trying to find the best treatment. My parents found a specialist in London (the best in Europe at the time) and it was from his consultation that they were put in touch with VEIL.
They saw various Specialists in London and in the East Grinstead Famous Burns unit.
I had a lot of various treatments as a child some of which I was too young to remember all were for the most part unsuccessful.
Consequently I have been wearing Veil since a baby which is evident in all my baby photos. We have tried other product but always came back to Veil.
My Childhood although happy was always tinged with bullying and a constant barrage of name calling and stares and whispers. As a young schoolgirl I wore Veil on the Port Wine side but not on the other applied by my Mum, this left me with being very pink on one side and white on the other, calls of “Coco the Clown “ were always the normal chant after PE and when I was hot in “Summer”. The worst incident I encountered was when a group of boys pinned me down in the playground and tried to scrub off my makeup to see what was underneath, It was an horrific experience which has stayed with me until well into Adulthood.
It was about the age of 10 when I began to take responsibility for my makeup myself so used to spend hours in my bedroom with Veil and powder and blushers I became very adapt at covering my whole face with minimum on the “good” side and maximum coverage on the “bad” side. I have never looked back. I still got asked questions and I just shrugged my shoulders and casually said I have a Birthmark.
Senior School brought other problems with confrontations with teachers because I had become so proficient at applying Veil and had mastered the art of blending with my normal makeup my birthmark was almost undetectable so the teacher thought I was flouting the no make up policy and despite several visits from my Dad and Drs letters nothing seemed to deter the teachers from picking on me. ”oh how times and attitudes have changed” .
I was never short of boyfriends and I was a very confident Teenager , I got married young had children young and my Birthmark although a nuisance wasn’t much of a problem, my first Husband got used to it and it was only when our marriage failed he was very verbally abusive to my new partner about my birthmark well he already knew and was, and has always been very supportive to the point on insisting I go out with him without makeup ,which is still a real challenge he says I am more beautiful without makeup even now and we have been married for 30 years.
I had extensive laser treatment in 1988 through to 2002 and although the results were initially good and the mark was more even and slightly faded , it has all come back and is even darker than before.
I have used Veil after all the Laser procedures and continued to use it albeit a lesser amount throughout .I will not go through it again it was expensive and painful.
I do not know what I would have done without Veil it has enabled me to live life to the full. Marry, have children , have a customer facing job . Photos are never a problem and unless I tell people no one ever guesses I have a birthmark.
It has taken years to be comfortable in my skin , my motto is never look back only look forward.
The ugly situations I encountered in my life have only made me stronger and the person I am today.
I have also helped many people :-Mums with babies with birthmarks, Brides hiding tattoos for there big day and guys needing to wear short sleeved shirts for corporate golf days where tattoos were not appropriate. All were so grateful for my help.
THANK GOODNESS FOR VEIL A TRULY LIFE CHANGING AND BRILLIANT PRODUCT.”
Amy Elsegood is a young lady from Ripon in North Yorkshire. In 2014 Amy appeared in the media after she shared her “No makeup selfie” with the world where she showed her Port Wine Stain Birthmark. Since sharing her story Amy has inspired many people. Her is Amy’s story:
“I was 7 years old when I first came to veil cover cream, for a camouflage colour match to cover the Port-wine stain birthmark that covered almost half my face. At that point I knew I was different to other children.
Once I got my colour match, I only wore the make up if I was going to school discos or parties. When I started secondary school, I started wearing Veil more and more, until it came to the point where I didn’t like anyone seeing me without make up on.
I tried other camouflage make up, but none of them were as natural, some took longer to apply and even longer to set. With Veil Cover Cream, I can apply in minutes, it provides full coverage and it will last me all day. Even going on holiday, once I apply veil in a morning I can get in and out the pool and be protected from the sun all day.
Using veil cover cream has given me confidence, and gives me a natural look.
I have never let having a birthmark get me down or hold me back, its part of who I am, I have and will continue too, live my life the way anybody should and thanks to Veil Cover Cream, I’m able too.”