Some consider moles beauty marks and wear them proudly, but not every mole or dark spot is attractive enough to earn that name. When you’re wondering how to cover a mole with makeup, the best solutions feature a mix of makeup techniques and heavy duty concealers, including tattoo concealer. Find out how to create your perfect makeup and hide the mole with a few simple steps.

Preparing for Good Coverage

Whether you plan on using your usual foundation or concealer or trying out some more heavy-duty products, even ones designed for hiding tattoos, it’s very important to prepare your face for makeup the right way.

After cleansing and moisturizing your face (preferably with a product with the right SPF), you should also consider using toner and primer. Toner can clear your skin correctly and prevents any buildup of dead skin cells and dirt in your pores, things that may have not been removed completely by your facial cleanser.

Using a foundation and concealer primer is also a good idea, because covering a mole might involve a little more product than what’s usually used and you want it to stay put no matter what throughout the day.

Covering a Mole with Makeup

Dark spots are usually much easier to cover with makeup than raised moles. You simply need to find the right concealer (with either green, yellow or purple undertones) to balance out the color of your mole. For raised moles, you might need heavy-duty foundation and concealer, products you don’t like using regularly. The finished effect might not be as good as you want, but you should first try it out with makeup products you already own before purchasing special ones.

Start by dabbing a bit of concealer on the mole, blending in circular motions. Cream concealers work best and they should match your skin tone (with any corrective effect). If you use concealer that’s too light, you’ll make the area stand out and that’s the opposite of what you’re trying to achieve. Whether you’re using a brush, a makeup sponge or your fingers, blend well.

Continue by applying foundation on your face and neck. You should always use a small foundation brush on the mole, that allows you more freedom to blend the concealer and the foundation correctly. If you’re not getting the effect you wanted, you can add concealer again, but never before powder. Use a small powder brush on the area, follow it up with concealer and blend well before applying the final layer of powder all over your face.

If you’ve already tried heavy-duty concealer and still didn’t get the desired results, you need to try out a few products designed especially for tattoo concealing and theatrical or TV makeup.

Best Heavy-Duty Concealers to Cover a Mole

Best Camouflage Concealers

If you’re experimented with a few regular concealers and they haven’t been able to offer enough coverage to hide your mole, try some of the best products that are strong enough to completely hide tattoos.

Make Up For Ever: Full Cover Concealer

With long lasting and waterproof coverage this concealers for everything from scars to burns and it available in 12 different shades. The key to using it correctly is blending thoroughly.

ColorTration Camouflage Makeup

The first liquid cover makeup is a great choice to camouflage any skin problem and can become your favorite concealer since it also works on dark under eye circles and even scars, if you apply it the right way, with a brush.

Kat Von D for Sephora Lock-It Tattoo Concealer

Tattoo expert Kat Von D has an entire line of camouflage makeup for Sephora. Available in 8 shades, this oil-free formula isn’t just perfect for temporarily covering body art, but it also works on moles and under eye circles.

Cover FX Conceal FX Camouflage Concealer

Paraben-free and dermatologically tested, this heavy-duty product also protects your skin from sun damage with a 30 SPF. If you have sensitive skin, this is the best choice to cover a mole with makeup.

MAC Select Cover-Up

Blending is the key for this heavy-duty concealer often used for TV makeup. It might not be the best product for covering tattoos, but it offers plenty of camouflage. 

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