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How To Hide A Love Bite With Makeup

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There are a lot of articles and posts on how to hide acne and blemish marks on the face, so many that now most of us are pros at it.

Flaw-concealing makeup is a great hack for those of us who have a lot of scars left over from our teenage years of acne and angst. And for some, even adult acne.

Concealing the scars really helps boost confidence and makes the photos look picture perfect.

However, what about other, more embarrassing, marks? Yes, there aren't too many posts written about love bites because may be it is an embarrassing topic to touch upon.

Not to mention, how embarrassing they can be when they're noticed in public, like at the work place by our office colleagues or by our parents. *Ouch*

how to get rid of a love bite using makeup

Hence, we make it an aim to cover all of your beauty problems, regardless of how embarrassing they might be. Hiding a love bite can be a tricky affair, in fact a little more trickier than your average everyday makeup hacks.

It also needs the correct tools to the rescue. So, whether you're a girl or a boy, you would need to have these tools handy. Just a concealer will NOT do the trick.

So, here's how to hide those embarrassing love bite marks without having to wear a scarf or a turtleneck all day long. Have a look.

how to get rid of a love bite using makeup

You Will Need:

  • A yellow or yellow-based concealer
  • A green corrector
  • A thick cream concealer
  • Liquid foundation
  • Foundation brush
  • Setting powder
how to get rid of a love bite using makeup

First, apply a cold compress to the area to cool it down and to reduce the redness. The trick to good colour correcting is to find the shade opposite to the shade of the love bite in the colour wheel.

So, yellow negates purple, and green negates red. Dab on the yellow concealer with a brush to neutralize the purple in the love bite. Blend it in properly.

Apply the green corrector to the areas that are red. Green neutralizes red. Blend this properly as well. After this, find a cream concealer that matches your skin tone.

Cream concealers have the thickest consistencies as opposed to crayon or wand concealers. Apply the concealer with a brush on top of the areas you have colour corrected.

Top this off with some liquid foundation to ensure full coverage. Blend it well, as blending is key with all sorts of makeup. And the trick here is BLEND. Finally, set the entire area with the setting powder.

There, your love bite is all covered...shh, and now you can step out with zero embarrassment.

Read more about: concealer, foundation
Story first published: Saturday, August 13, 2016, 21:00 [IST]
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