Guide to covering up a love bite

The midst of passion, sometimes love bites can occur at visible places e.g. the neck. This is usually not a problem for most of us. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of passionate loving going on.

love bite

However, it might be a bit of a problem if the hickey in question was done by someone other than your significant other. I would think that your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife would be aware of inflicting a minor hematoma on your neck the previous night, temporarily bursting the blood vessels under your skin. It would be…problematic, to say the least to explain away the love-bite so this is The sixthseal.com Guide to Covering Up Love Bites.

Method: Foundation
(Wrong)

love bite foundation

I had thought that using a flesh colored foundation would be sufficient to cover up the incriminating bruise. I got Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Foundation in the Sand color (which is approximate enough to my skin color). It didn’t work very well. It can cover it up to a certain extent, but it’s still rather visible. There is also the need to constantly apply the foundation and it rubs off rather easily.

Method: Concealer
(Correct)

love bite sk2

This is the SK-II concealer that is probably meant for something other than covering up love bites. However, I had shared my predicament with Joyce and she kindly lent me her concealer. She told me that foundation does not and will not actually cover up bruises (or hickies) and using a concealer is the proper method of…well, concealing the incriminating mark.

love bite concealer

I tried using it and it works like a charm! It completely covers up the love bite. Joyce told me that the proper method of application is to rub the concealer on the love-bite and then using a heated finger (generated by friction from rubbing your index finger against your palm) to dab and pat the offending area.

love bite joyce

Joyce is a bit of an expert in these things, being the owner of Envy Health & Beauty. She’s my official consultant on things such as these. ;)

Concealer works very well, much better than traditional methods such as rubbing the love-bite (which sometimes makes it even worse). It passed the eagle eye of my ex-girlfriend, who didn’t notice it at all…and she has an excellent eye for detail. =D

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25 thoughts on “Guide to covering up a love bite

  1. Roland: I asked a friend of mine to do a love bite coz I didn’t have a proper photo for this post. Unfortunately, due to her lack of skillz and the fact that I was writing the post while she was doing it, combined with the fact that I don’t feel much pain, plus my encouragement to her to do a HUGE one so it’ll look better on the blog made it look more like a passionate S&M session. Haha!
    I’ll reply all the other comments tomorrow. I just got back from Sebangkoi Country Resort and I’m so tired that I gotta sleep now coz I have work tomorrow. Hmm…perhaps I should borrow the concealer from Joyce again. ;)

  2. Hi HB,awesome lovebite~
    sorry to disturb you.
    I have some qns pertaining the climbing of mt.kinabalu that last time u visted.how much does the trip it cost (license fee, tour guide, misc etc)?
    Could you reconmend a well tour agent yet cheaper for climbing that mountain.or can leave a contact num for me to contact them to arrange.
    thanks & rgds
    Eugene

  3. Huai Bin, I guess you must be working with [HB: You're right. :) Please don't mention the name on my blog though. Thanks!]. ;-)

  4. the concealer actually works ;) but your love bite is so BIG i think it looks more like vampire sucking your neck. LoL.
    It is still can be seen after concealer, so you can actually put on some foundation to make it looks rather smoother to your skin.
    Wakakaa.. i sounds experience hor, thats what i use to cover my dark circle la! LOL~!!!

  5. butterscotch: It’s not from my girlfriend. It’s from a friend of mine, asked her to do one as a reenacment for this post due to a real event that happened to me. *cough*
    I work as usual…nothing wrong with a lovebite.
    Choonie: Haha! I asked her to do a huge one so it’ll look better. Unfortunately, she did one that’s a little too big, maybe too enthusiastic gua. ;)
    Kim: I told you, I don’t have a girlfriend. Honestly, and no one believes me. :p
    I’m waiting for you to come to Sibu or for my company to transfer me to Miri so we can be together. Er…Mark doesn’t read my blog, does he? ;)
    Seriously though, it’s from a female friend. I don’t have a girlfriend. I would tell if I had one, it’s the official sixthseal.com policy for full disclosure, but I don’t have one right now.
    bengbeng: Hmm…I think I’m the harmless little sacrificial lamb. ;)
    Seriously, ask any girl that has gone out with me. My reputation VERY solid one. Don’t ask the guys who are jealous of me, ask the real people who has gone out with me and knows me. :)
    essentric: I think it’s not about passion. I think my friend has unresolved issues that manifested in her doing an extremally large and rather painful lovebite. Perhaps a psychiatrist would do her good. ;)
    Clare: I think coz it’s re-enacted so it doesn’t look authentic. I asked a friend to do one on me, so it’s not as realistic as one from a passionate love making session. She was sitting on my left when I was writing the post when I asked her to do it and she wasn’t positioned properly. I was writing and didn’t pay much attention (I concentrate 100% when I blog) so when I told her to stop and take a photo, it turned out that the love bite was larger than I anticipated, or wanted. Oh well.
    eugene: The Mt. Kinabalu trip was organized by a friend of mine last time. You can try contacting Sabah Parks directly. It’s usually cheaper to go your own way instead of going in a tour group. I can’t remember the cost, but it was really cheap coz we slummed it and stayed at the budget hotels. It’s somewhere in the archives, the prices and everything. Try Sabah Parks, they manage the mountain and can tell you everything you need to know about how to get there.
    al’sera: Haha! I hate going to the dentist coz I’ve always had this fear of him/her drilling a hole in my tongue.
    This lovebite is damn near impossible to remove due to the size of the area so I won’t even try. The concealer works well though, covered up my previous love-bite from someone OTHER than my girlfriend if you catch my drift, which was the reason I wrote this post in the first place. ;)
    el: No worries, my friend. I’ll email you, it’s interesting that the company you’re working with deals with the company that I’m working in. :)
    Wuching: Yeah, and I still had to come to work today. ;)
    goolooloo: Ya lor! It’s HUGE! But to be fair I asked for a big one, I just didn’t realize that she would do one that’s THIS big.
    You got some good tips there. I’ll keep it in mind and update this guide next time I try it. I am currently unattached so I don’t need to hide lovebites from my significant other. ;)
    e: Yeah, I don’t really mind personally. This guide is written to help other people conceal their love bites from people OTHER than their current significant other, if you catch my drift.
    Can’t have the wife/girlfriend catching you with one when she knows perfectly well it didn’t come from her. ;)
    suituapui: This was done after the Sebangkoi trip. The Sebangkoi post is taking ages to write, coz it’s a really long one. It wants to compete with the Batang Ai post so that STP would give it a passing grade for effort. ;)

  6. A first glance I thought it was a bruise! My brother gave me a big bruise on my arm by punching me in the arm because he can’t handle a small joke about how he used to be in love with a cartoon female. :p

  7. No girlfriend? How could this be? I could have sworn you told me that you had a girlfriend! Something about the Batang Ai Resort post? No? :P

  8. wah i didn’t know concealer can conceal that amount of hickies. amazing. is it a wonder of skii only? did u try any other brands?

  9. jessy: Well, a love bite is technically a minor hematoma so it’s technically a bruise. :)
    Kim: Broke up already. Major conflict in personality. ;)
    I wrote about that in one of the Personal categories.
    xin: I only used SK-II coz that was what Joyce had on her. :)

  10. Haha! Omg. I can relate to this. Concealer works well but after a while, say a few hours, it might come off maybe due to sweating n all that shit. Another option, wear scarves. Hahaha! But HB,I can’t imagine u pulling that look. Teehee!
    Oh, another thg, yesssss.. Imagine not letting ‘someone’ go near ur neck area. Haha. Solution.. steer away from getting close to any1 for a few days. Bwahahaha!

  11. charlz: Hmm…it worked fine for me. ;)
    Okay, there’s another method that uses a battery to rub at the hickey for 10 minutes and it goes away. There’s a video somewhere from the wacky folks that made “How to take off a bra with one hand”.
    I can’t vouch for that method though.
    BTW, I’ve got something better than a scarve.
    It’s called a TIE! ;)

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