Receiving hickeys in commonly exposed areas such as the neck can be annoying. While nothing will make a hickey disappear in a few minutes, the good news is that the quick fix is hanging in your closet. Items like turtlenecks and scarves can keep it hidden.How to hide a hickey with clothing
1. Avoid wearing revealing clothing in the meantime
Remember that clothing items with the least amount of fabric in them will be the least effective in hiding a hickey. Adapt your outfit for the days when you have a hickey to hide.
2. Wear clothes with a high collar
Shirts with starched collars are not only sharp-looking but will also help shield a hickey carelessly left on your neck.
3. Hickey-proof turtleneck
These are way more effective than collared shirts which have an exposed front. Turtlenecks cover up the whole circumference of your neck, making them a great option to cover up hickeys placed anywhere on the neck.
Want to cover up a hickey, but you still want to wear that comfortable v-neck shirt? If that is the case then a scarf will be your best friend.
Wear it in moments when you need to hide the hickey and just simply take it off your neck if you’re safe and alone.
5. Hooded jackets or sweaters
Hooded clothing items are also an effective method of hiding hickeys, since they cover most of the head when worn. It may appear a bit weird wearing one indoors, but you can simply make the excuse that you’re feeling cold.
How to hide a hickey with makeup
Makeup is another effective method to hide a hickey. It requires some materials and skills in applying them. However, this can be pretty convenient for ladies who usually have a supply and know how to use makeup.
As for guys, you might have to solicit the skills and the makeup kit of your partner or another lady friend. Nevertheless, here are a few tips to use makeup for that hickey.
6. Use concealer
Concealers are specifically designed to hide blemishes and discoloration, and make your skin tone even. Choose one that matches your skin tone and apply a small amount over the hickey.
You may need to reapply it after a while, so you make sure to bring your makeup with you. You can also apply a setting powder or spray to make the concealer last longer.
Foundation works in a similar way to concealer by evening out your skin color. Apply a layer over the hickey with a brush or makeup sponge and watch your hickey get concealed in no time.
8. Color correcting makeup
If you want to be technical about your makeup, you can color-correct the skin blemish with a combination of different-colored makeups that will balance out the discoloration.
First, determine the color of the hickey. Hickeys usually range from pale red to dark purple, like a normal bruise. After that, you need to choose a makeup color that complements the color of the blemish.
For dark-colored hickeys, you may choose to apply yellow tones to neutralize skin discoloration. Apply a layer over the area until the hickey pales down to your original skin tone.
As a final touch, you can apply foundation or setting powder to further balance out the remaining discoloration.
How to hide a hickey with accessories and other things
9. Wear your hair down if you have long hair
If you have long hair, use it to cover up a hickey by wearing it down. Long hair easily hides hickeys placed on the sides and nape of the neck. Plus, it doesn’t draw attention like extra articles of clothing like scarves.
10. Hide it with a large square plastic bandage
If you want to know how to hide a hickey, but you’re not into wearing additional clothing just to hide one, there’s another solution for your love bite problem.
Get a piece of plastic bandage from your medicine cupboard, stick it over a hickey, and tell those nosy people that you accidentally got a scrape or cut on that area. Problem solved.
11. Wear a choker
If you’re a girl, you can hide a hickey with a big chunky necklace. The farther it comes up your neck, the better. Even if it doesn’t fully cover the hickey, it might be flashy enough to distract people’s eyes away from the hickey.
12. Apply a temporary tattoo
This is a very creative way to hide your hickey. Go get a temporary tattoo and put it directly over it.
This will make more sense if you already have tattoos, or if you’ve been talking about wanting to get a tattoo. If you’re known to be anti-tattoo, then this might not be the best option because people will be suspicious.
13. Body glitter
Just like a temporary tattoo covers up a hickey, body glitter just might do the trick too. It might not cover it up as well as a tattoo, but it will also distract people’s eyes from the hickey.
You might want to use some concealer before you apply the body glitter for the best results.
14. Headphones around your neck
Depending on where the hickey is on your neck and how big the headphones are, this could be an option too. If you’re a person who usually listens to music with headphones, then no one will probably notice the difference.