Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer Review – Light

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We’ve all been there: waking up in the A.M. with a red blemish that you swear wasn’t there the night before. Good thing someone invented concealers! (Thank you!) I had always used drugstore concealers, but I was seeking something with more staying power.

Then I saw the packaging on the Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer, and like a magnet, I was attracted. Love the gothic-romantic design on the black box! This little concealer ended up setting me back about 3x as much as my previous concealer…so how does it fare?

Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer Pictures & Photos


Really Red (& Gross) Blemish


Transfer- & water-resistant
Customizable coverage
X Long-wearing formula
? Covers tattoos

Key Notes

  • Name: Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer
  • Amount: 17 ml/0.58 fl. oz.
  • What I Paid: $33 CAD
  • Price Per Unit: $1.94/ml or $58.90/fl. oz.
  • Shades Available: Porcelain, Sand, Light, Medium, Tan, Almond, Caramel, Cocoa
  • Where to Buy: Sephora in-store & website

Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer Review

No tats on me, so I don’t know how the Kat Von D concealer is on ink. But on regular blemishes, it does fairly well. The consistency is silky and not thick. It’s good for pimples and imperfections since it gives you more time to spread it out. And when it dries, it doesn’t feel like clay.

A little goes a long way, too. You just need a little dab to easily distribute it on a large area of your skin. The coverage is pretty natural.

But I find that it’s hard to build coverage on one area. You sort of have to let it dry a bit before applying more; otherwise, the product doesn’t seem to stick as well.

I shelled out more moola on this than the drugstore one because my previous concealer fades too quickly. I switched back and forth between the two just to see if I notice a difference in the longevity. And yes, the Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer does last longer, but still not as long as I want! Both this and the drugstore brand leave any discolorations I work hard to cover up exposed after a few hours.


  • Oil- & paraben-free
  • Cute packaging
  • Natural coverage
  • Easy-to-work-with consistency
  • Doesn’t dry out skin

  • Can be hard to build up coverage
  • Doesn’t last as long as I want
  • Not a wide shade range

Final Verdict: 7/10

I am a little on the fence about this concealer. I like the consistency, the finish, and that it doesn’t dry out my skin or cause it to break out. But it still doesn’t last as long as I hope. It stays put for about 5 hours before it starts to fade. It’s not bad…if you don’t mind reapplying your makeup during the day.

Tip: When choosing your concealer, make sure you pick one that’s 1 shade lighter than your natural skin tone. This will offset any discoloration on your skin, helping to create a flawless complexion.


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