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You Will Need
- Comb or brush
- Pencil with an eraser
- Concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone
- Hot, wet facecloth
- Scarf or turtleneck
Press cold spoon against hickey
As soon as possible, pop a spoon in the freezer for a few minutes, and then press it, suction-like, against the hickey for 15 minutes. This will reduce swelling and prevent any more bruising.
Gently massage the area to break up the congealed blood that is causing the bruising.
Use comb or brush
Not working? Take a comb or brush and gently rub it over the hickey for about 10 minutes to help disperse the clots.
Use lipstick cover
Still seeing red? Get fresh blood flowing by removing the cover of a lipstick, twisting the opening against the hickey, and pulling it off. You’ll hear a pop, and the hickey will briefly be redder before lightening.
Blend a little concealer, in a shade lighter than your skin tone, over any remaining redness.
Apply wet facecloth
If the hickey is still visible after 48 hours, apply a hot, wet facecloth for about 5 minutes. This draws new blood, helping smooth out the skin tone.
Wear scarf or turtleneck
If all else fails, wear a scarf or turtleneck—or stay indoors.