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Rio Skin Camouflage and Tattoo Concealer Make-up Set

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2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
Price: 29.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Professional corrective cosmetic make-up technically advised by the British Association of Skin Camouflage (BASC)
  • Specially formulated creams for adhesion to all skin types including scar tissue
  • Includes red and yellow base pigmented creams that blend to easily match virtually all skin tones for a natural looking finish
  • Suitable for both men and women with all skin types
  • Comes with step-by-step DVD and instructional booklet showing camouflage tips and techniques
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Product Description

Product Description

Rio Skin Camouflage make-up--so natural only you will know

Rio Skin Camouflage is a professional corrective cosmetic kit designed for home use. Applied to a variety of non-infectious skin conditions such as vitiligo, acne scars and age spots, birthmarks and tattoos, the results are truly amazing. It will also make scar tissue less noticeable and can even be used to add imperfections to the skin to make the final effect look natural.

Rio Skin Camouflage can be used alone or as the ideal base for applying your own make-up. With a little practice you will easily master the techniques of skin camouflage, bringing with it psychological benefits and boosting your confidence. Rio Skin Camouflage is unlike normal cosmetic make-up foundations. When it is applied it will mimic your normal skin and hide your skin condition or tattoo. The creams are fragrance free with a unique opaque coverage, created for maximum coverage and giving a truly long lasting, even finish. The Rio Skin Camouflage is technically advised by the British Association of Skin Camouflage.

skin camouflage colour matching
First create the skin colour match by mixing a colour and testing the match against your skin

The application

Before you start, it's a good idea to watch the step-by-step DVD for great tips and techniques on how to use the kit effectively. Rio Skin Camouflage is suitable for both men and women, and for all age groups. The same procedure is used on all skins.

Skin colour match

First, create the skin colour match. This is the most difficult and time consuming part of the process. Wash your hands and the area you wish to conceal before you begin, removing any oils from the skin surface with a mild skin toner. Squeeze a small amount of cream that most closely matches your skin colour into your palm. With your little finger, swirl the cream around. Lightly dab the camouflage onto your skin next to the area you wish to camouflage.

It may be that your initial choice of colour is too light or too dark. If so, remove. Blend adding a lighter or darker cream and re-test. Once you have created the correct colour for your skin, make a mental note of the ratio you have used. For larger areas you may find it easier to pre-mix a larger amount than needed and keep the remainder in a sealed container.

fingertip application
You can apply Skin Camouflage cream easily with your fingertips
Fingertip application

Use your fingertips to dab the cream onto the area until it is fully covered. Do not to rub the cream onto the skin as this may aggravate some skin conditions. If you wish to cover a large area, it may be quicker and easier to use the sponge.

brush application
Use the fine brush if you only have small areas to cover
Brush application

If you only have small areas to cover, you may find the fine brush supplied in the kit is more accurate. When camouflaging a narrow scar, you may find it easier to use a thin, square ended brush to paint the camouflage skin match colour straight onto the scar only and not onto the surrounding area. In some instances this is not easily achieved, for example, if the scar shape is too irregular. In these cases carefully blend the camouflage over the immediate surrounding skin as you would with other large areas of cover.

Blurring, fixing and blotting

With a clean finger, gently tap the camouflage with a clean finger to blur the edges. This will blur the margin and help sink the camouflage into the area.

Fixing and blotting the camouflage help to make it water and smudge resistant. To fix, use a good quantity of powder to cover the camouflaged area using a puff. Press and roll the powder over the area. Wait a couple of minutes then brush off any excess powder. Brush in the same direction of hair growth to ensure hairs lie flat to the skin. Any cream attached to hairs should brush off.

If further coverage is needed, allow a few minutes for the first application to dry and set and apply additional camouflage cream as required. Do not overload with too many layers. Applying camouflage too heavily will make the area obvious and unnatural. Dampen a flannel sponge and gently press over the camouflaged area. Blotting removes any chalkiness the powder may have created, and accelerate the setting of the camouflage creams.

camouflaging tattoos
Skin Camouflage can be used to disguise even strongly coloured tattoos
Camouflaging tattoos

For most tattoos simply using the skin colour matched camouflage will be sufficient to hide the tattoo. However, with strongly coloured designs you may wish to try applying a thin base layer of the complementary colour to cover the tattoo area, before applying your skin colour matched camouflage cream.

If you are having difficulty camouflaging highly coloured tattoos, using some additional pigmented creams (generally available from theatrical make-up shops) together with the complementary colour theory may help. The complementary colour theory uses the principal of opposite colours on the colour wheel to cancel each other out. For black tattoos the complementary colour is white, for a green and lilac tattoo you would use a pale terracotta pink colour.

Apply a thin layer of the complementary colour to cover the tattoo area, and set with fixing powder. Then apply your skin colour matched camouflage cream as normal. Using the complementary colour in this way can have dramatic results.

After care

About 30 minutes after application you can be confident that the camouflage is waterproof and smudge resistant and you can swim and shower just half an hour later. Rio Skin Camouflage is designed to remain on the skin for 6-8 hours and can be removed and re-applied without any damaging effect to the skin. You may find it necessary to re-apply the powder after a few hours. Re-applying powder will also keep the camouflage matt. Use a cream based remover and cotton wool pads to remove your camouflage. Soap and water will lift the camouflage, but not totally remove it. Be careful when in contact with any oil based products, such as bath oil and aromatherapy massage oils as these will also remove your camouflage.


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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 399 g
  • Item model number: CAMO
  • ASIN: B000R567W8
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 April 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,415 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rio Skin Camouflage Concealer Make-up Set 5 Sep 2009
At last I have found somthing that really works to cover up my old tatoo, also excellent value for money.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works very well 1 Feb 2009
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Dvd very helpful, very good value for money. Full range of products so able to mix exact skin tones. Would recomend to friends.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not perfect but would purchase again! 16 Sep 2011
Doesn't cover everything, bit pricey for something that is basically just a good concealer, makes skin look a little chaulky, very fiddly and time consuming to match the right colour for you. Although saying all this I would buy it again because personally I haven't seen any other products like this for as cheap as this.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not too good for Asian / Oriental skin 29 Jan 2011
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Had high hopes for this product, I'm oriental and as per another review from a coloured lady, this is not suitable for anyone with coloured skin. I matched the product the best I could and have used nearly all the colours just to get the close(ish) match so have wasted a lot of the product. I used this to cover tattoos on my arms, dark colours like purple and black. I did everything as per the instructions and went out on a hen night in my nice dress but with jacket over the top. By the time I reached my venue the concealer was starting to rub off and you could clearly see I was trying to hide my tattoo. By the end of the night, only 4 hours later, my tattoos were clearly showing. I do feel annoyed that having paid so much money for this item, it didn't work for me and have nothing to show for it as you are not allowed to return it after opening. I would not recommend this product to anyone with coloured skin and will stick to other well known brands like Dermablend which from experience stays on the skin for much longer. So in summary the colour range and coverage wasn't good and you must avoid contact with clothing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fail!! 1 Mar 2012
By Helen B
Really, really not good stuff. I'm quite pale, but the shade mixing just did NOT work for me, either it was too bright white or it was too brownish, it just would not remotely blend to my colour. Ended up buying some Dermablend (which is what I was seeking in the first place on here but got swayed by this - 30 quid down the drain, awesome >_< ), which is way, WAY better, the coverage is good, it's less messy to apply and easier to reapply through the day, and the shades are far more actual skin coloured than these. Save yourself a tenner, get down to boots, you can try the testers and get the right shade for you.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wasn't impressed! 28 Aug 2011
By Jodie
I was really looking forward to receiving Sheer Cover. I have a lot of freckles on my face and pound foundation on every single day to try and cover them. No foundation I've had has worked very well for me and always comes off my forehead mainly and reveals whats underneath. Sheer cover sounded like it would definately be the product for me... but I was wrong! The product is a horrible texture and does not cover anything! It's like the product in the box is something completely different to what they advertise. It didn't look good on my face, it looked like a horrible foundation, and failed to cover my freckles so I thought maybe I could put it to some use and cover the small tatoo of my ex boyfriends name on my wrist.. again didn't work! I mixed up a colour to suit my skin colour,but a little darker, and that didn't help at all. Waste of 40 quid and would love to be able to send back and get my money back for this.. Oh and last of all.. The 'fixing powder' .. it's just talc.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars does not cover completley 1 Nov 2011
By annette
took about an hour of mixing to find a colour match, then aboout 20 minutes to apply after about 1 hour it was fading and the tattoo was becoming visable i wouldn`t recommend
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hard to get right colour. 15 May 2011
By Ruthie
I found it impossible to get a colour that matched my skin, the make up was so obvious. I tried lots of different colour combinations and quanities and just couldn't get it right. A complete waste of money and time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me
I have used twice now, both times different results. The first time I tried the product I really took my time to try match to my skin tone, I am quite pale. Read more
Published 1 month ago by V. Little
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as i though it was going to be
I bought this to cover an unsightly Tattoo on my neck. I found the product very heavy on the skin and when i put makeup over the top it smudged the product undermeath away. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tracy Cross
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
Only gets a star at all cause it arrived on time. Does by no means cover a tattoo. Totally useless and would not recommend at all. Waste of money.
Published 2 months ago by Julie
4.0 out of 5 stars abby
I do like this product.. I use it as a foundation, but can have a shiny look to it, so I use the nude colour which you can buy from the rio website for 6 pounds per tube and lasts... Read more
Published 4 months ago by abby
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't last
Takes aaaaages to apply, and does not really last well. Disappointing that it comes off so easily. Doesn't do what it says on the box.
Published 7 months ago by Rhiannon
5.0 out of 5 stars great
love this make up , covers anything still allowing face to not looked caked in make up, good, could be a little cheaper
Published 7 months ago by K Sheff
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I honestly thought I was going to be happy with this product but it has failed me, which is sad. Not only is this product expensive, but also the texture is far too thick and feels... Read more
Published 7 months ago by K
4.0 out of 5 stars good product
A good product and fairly easy to match a colour to the skin tone, but don't expect to much from this product, you could still see a little of the tattoo, but generally goes on... Read more
Published 8 months ago by vikki little
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as expected.
I bought this product to camouflage a tattoo on my hand. The product took too much time to mix and match to my specific skin colour.
Published 10 months ago by John Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Confidence builder in the pool
I bought this because I never go without makeup. I used it for when we were swimming in the pool on holiday so people would not stare at my uneven very red skin tone. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Photomad
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