To quote the immortal lyricists of Def Leppard, love bites — and sometimes it leaves a mark. With Valentine's Day coming up tomorrow, it's the right time to revisit that teenage rite of passage: the hickey. Here are a few nibble-hiding makeup tips to help keep your night of passion discreet — because really, a hickey is hardly a classy look.
- Go green: To counterbalance the purple tones of a hickey, a green corrector is your best bet. Try Physicians Formula Concealer Twins Correct & Cover Cream Concealer in Green ($9) or Maybelline Cover Stick Corrector/Concealer in Green ($6). Over the corrector, pat on a concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone. Blend a thin layer of the products evenly over the area with a foundation or concealer brush, and use a light dusting of setting powder as a finishing touch.
- What if the hickey starts to turn yellow?: As the hickey heals, you might notice a yellow or green cast. In that instance opt for a concealer with pinkish undertones like Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer — Concealer Pen in Bright Idea Pale Pink ($39).