This is embarrassing, but do you have any ideas on how to cover up neck/chest hickeys in the summer? I’ve been wearing flowy scarves for the past two days in 90-degree heat and I think my coworkers are getting suspicious. And yes, I’ve tried covering them with makeup, but to no avail.
–Anonymous Mauling Victim
When covering a hickey with makeup, you need to treat it like you’re covering a bruise. So your regular concealer probably won’t get the job done. Instead, try a thick yellow-based concealer like Dermablend, or this under-eye concealer from Jane Iredale. The yellow tones will spot correct the blue colors in the bruise. Then, blend with a bit of your normal foundation and cover with translucent powder to set it.
I also find that using a flat brush to apply and then blending it with your fingertips.
Other than that, scarves are a good idea. And while you may think your co-workers are getting suspicious, it’s probably in your head. People aren’t as observant as we think.
But even if they do question you, tell them it’s chilly in the air conditioning and you wanted to add another layer. Just make sure you’re wearing a light linen scarf and not some heavy wool number (unless it’s winter). That just looks suspicious, or like you’re a fashion victim.