HOW TO HIDE A HICKEY – CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
HOW TO HIDE A HICKEY – MAKEUP METHOD
#1. Green color corrector
First, you need to cancel out the red (it’s basic art color theory, the opposite of red is green). Lightly dab it on with your ringer finger (because it’s the most gentle) until it’s hidden. Warning, don’t put too much on. Caked makeup draws attention. Besides, there are a few more steps to go.
#2. Purple color corrector
If the center is dark and purple, you’ll need yellow to cancel that out. Do the same thing you did for the green. If it works better, apply the yellow first and the green around the outside/red area second.
It should match your skin tone. After the correctors have set, lightly dab or brush the concealer over the area to give it a final hide.
#4. Foundation and Powder
The uber next step (which is optional) is adding a layer of foundation. But this runs the risk of getting cakey or smeared if you don’t know what you’re doing. Tapping on some translucent powder will help set things and not let it smudge during your day.
PROTIP – Don’t wear clothes that will rub and smudge against the makeup.
- Add a cold compress of some kind (ice wrapped in a towel, a cold spoon etc.) as soon as you see you have one. It will help reduce the swelling and redness. Remember, never put ice directly on the bruise. This is a rule for any ice anyways. There should always be a barrier between the cold and your skin.
- Gently brush the area with a new toothbrush to get circulation going and break up the bruise faster (use this in conjunction with ice for maximum effect)
- Adding something warm can promote blood circulation – like a warm towel or heating pad
- Gentle massaging from the center of the bruise and outwards can also help a little.
- Try aspirin, vitamin K, or aloe vera
ONE FINAL WAY ... put a hickey on someplace other than the neck! Yes, you can put one anywhere on the body! This way, the receiver can be comfortable and safe.
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