How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

Noticing mascara or lip gloss on your daughter’s face for the first time can really catch you off guard! As Circle of Moms member Marie C. shares, this moment came for her when her 10-year-old daughter told her that “she’s the only one that doesn’t wear makeup in her class . . . .I was shocked.”

Another mom, Patrice J., had her surprise moment at the dinner table one night. “As my family sat down to dinner I noticed that my oldest, my 11-year-old, was avoiding my husband and I. So as we made conversation over dinner she looked up and I saw why. She looked like a raccoon. . . . I asked her what happened to your face she said ‘oh my friends put it on.'”

Marie and Patrice are far from the only Circle of Moms members wondering how to handle a makeup suprise. These days, girls as young as nine are telling their moms that they want to wear lip gloss and mascara, and moms say they want to know how to respond. If your daughter has reached this stage, here are seven great tips, all suggested by Circle of Moms members, for helping her develop a healthy, moderate, and hygienic approach to wearing makeup.

1. Explain the Health and Hygiene Issues

Many Circle of Moms members, including Monica W., want to discourage their young daughters from wearing makeup. As Monica explains, “When girls start to wear makeup at such a young age it actually can age their skin. . . The constant applying and removing can be very harsh on the face.” She is teaching her daughter how makeup is made and what’s in it: “Most of us don’t really want to know but if it is something being applied to the face, why not know what you are putting on it?”

2. Communicate, Don’t Just Forbid

If you’re ready to let your daughter experiment, several Circle of Moms members, include Angela H., recommend taking a proactive approach. Angela began by sitting down and having “the conversation about make-up” with her daughters. As she explains, “Every child is different, and forbidding it only makes them use their friends’ make up when away from you. Open communication is the key to trust on both sides. . . . Children feel like you’re letting them grow even by letting them wear simple lip-glosses or body fragrances.

3. Set Limits

Several Circle of Moms members handle their daughters’ interest in makeup by only allowing certain kinds and only at certain times or places. Krista E. suggests allowing makeup for parties, school pictures, and other special events. “In my opinion, 10 years old is too young for daily makeup, except maybe for some lip gloss.” And Alisha A. suggests limiting 9- and 10-year-olds to hand creams, bubble bath and “suitable perfumes made for young girls” as well as clear, flavored lip gloss, nail polish and stickers — “but only on weekends and school holidays.”

4. Allow Only What She Can Pay For

Makeup can be expensive and many Circle of Moms members cite the costs to deter their daughters from jumping on the makeup bandwagon. “I have a 10-year-old daughter that she knows that she is not allowed to wear makeup at school (unless there is a play),” says Joyce S. “She knows that she will be allowed to wear makeup when she can afford to buy it herself.”

5. Start Slowly

Angela H. also required her daughters to prove over time that they wouldn’t abuse the privilege of wearing makeup: “We explained that make-up has steps and responsibilities. We started with face wash and explained that they had to wash and take care of their faces for six weeks without hassling them to do it. Then they were allowed to use clear lip-gloss. After showing responsible behavior with that we moved up to colored lip-gloss. Now my oldest is working on a pale blush.

Many Circle of Moms members agree that going slowly and trying things one at a time, at home, is a smart way to introduce makeup. As Kayla L., who is mom to four girls shares, “We started them with mascara and pale lip gloss at home when they started 8th grade. “We played with makeup at home to find out what was most flattering for each girl. One they were older in high school, we allowed scant eye liner. (No raccoon eyes allowed!) So far we haven’t had to fight too much about them wearing too much makeup, because we’ve always tried to teach them to how to use and wear it, and focused on taking care of their skin first and foremost. You just can’t beat glowing clear skin!”

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How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

Makeup artist Bobbi Brown says she sees a trend of girls wearing more makeup at a younger age. “I used to reserve black eyeliner and a little bit of a smoky eye for 18-year-olds, but there are plenty of 15- and 16-year-old girls that wear it now,” she says. “Ten years ago they would never, but almost every girl now wants black eyeliner.”

Brown isn’t against makeup on young teens if it’s done the right way. “All girls are beautiful—what it takes is time,” she says. “Find what makes you special.” Then, use makeup to enhance that natural beauty.

Brown suggests looking for role models who are truly beautiful, like tennis champ Venus Williams, golf pro Morgan Pressel and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“Strong is beautiful,” she says. “Skinny is not.”

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

Step-by-Step Teen Makeup

How young is too young? Brown says 13 is an appropriate age to start wearing makeup in small amounts. “Middle school is the time to start, not fifth grade,” she says.

  • The first step is to skip foundation altogether. “I don’t think that girls need a full face of foundation,” Brown says.
    Instead, lighten up just the undereye area with a yellow-based concealer.
  • Next, even out skin tone using a tinted moisturizer with SPF. Sun protection—along with eating well, exercising and not smoking—are Brown’s biggest beauty musts.
  • To cover any redness and blemishes, Brown recommends a cover stick. Find one as close to your skin tone as possible—not white, pink or ashy. Apply a small amount, blend with your finger and finish with a dusting of powder.
  • Lips and cheeks can be enhanced with a cream-based rouge. Dab it on as a sheer lip tint and a blend across cheeks for a flush of color.
  • Apply mascara to lashes. For special occasions, Brown says a smudge of shimmer eyeshadow is just right.
  • A clear pink lip gloss is the perfect finishing touch for all skin tones, Brown says. Teens should avoid dark and matted lips.

The end result is a natural look that highlights—not hides—a teen’s best features. For girls who love wild colors, Brown says to experiment with nail polish, not makeup. “Purple, black, blue—anything goes right now with nails,” she says.

Do you allow your daughter to wear makeup? What rules do you have? Share your comments below.

I’m a girl and I recently got a boyfriend for the first time in my life. However now I’m so stressed about the prospect of him seeing me without makeup. And it’s not like I wear a full face mask every day; my routine makeup consists of a BB cream, concealer, mascara and lip gloss, and barely takes 5 minutes. However makeup drastically alters my appearance; I have very short eyelashes, discoloured pale lips, dark under eyes and unsightly blemishes on my skin. I can guarantee that people look at me differently on the rare occasions I step out of the house without makeup.

Hell even my mum who always tells me how pretty I am recently admitted I don’t look pretty without makeup (in more lenient words) and when we Skype she comments on how pretty I look ONLY when I have makeup on.

I know that my beau will inevitably see my bare face at some point, but I’m so afraid he’s be disappointed and feel deceived because I never showed him my real face. If you’re a guy, would you feel disappointed to discover your girlfriend doesn’t look as pretty without makeup?

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Did you tell your boyfriend that he normally sees your “makeup face”, and ask him if he would be okay with seeing you without makeup on?

(A “true” boyfriend would answer yes, because he loves you for who you are )

He should love you for who you are not how a bit of mascara alters your face. If his opinion of you changes because you take it off then you are too good for him.

As you get older you realise it’s not all about appearance. It’s not like you’re going to never wear make up again.

Be proud of your natural appearance. Who cares what others think, you are beautiful.

The amount of make up people wear in this country is quite shocking. even (surprisingly) compared to Americans. My mates from mainland Europe always comments on the amount of make up girls wear even day to day over here, and I didn’t really notice for myself until I visited them in Belgium and Germany and noticed that it’s not only day to day, but even on nights out they wear much more toned down and natural make up.

Trust me if you are that hideous, he wouldn’t go out with you anyway, make up or not. British girls seem to have this issue about always wearing make up.

Reduce the amount of makeup you wear each time you see him until you go completely bare baced, weaning him off if you will.

Also, you can’t polish a turd, so if you don’t look like a turd with makeup on then i’m sure you don’t without it..

She doesn’t need makeup, she’s so beautiful and perfect.

(Original post by Anonymous)
Reduce the amount of makeup you wear each time you see him until you go completely bare baced, weaning him off if you will.

Also, you can’t polish a turd, so if you don’t look like a turd with makeup on then i’m sure you don’t without it..

Simply put. Hes not your boyfriend just because of the way you look.

Physical attraction plays a part yes. But you aren’t going to keep seeing someone you don’t enjoy spending time with them.

Attraction is more than what you look like. I know sure as heck I’ve been attracted to people whom aren’t the best looking in the past.

Dont worry about it because its not a problem.

Yeah, lol broke up with her.

Screw that, makeup is basically deciept. My friends made fun of me for a good month.

(Original post by Anonymous)
I’m a girl and I recently got a boyfriend for the first time in my life. However now I’m so stressed about the prospect of him seeing me without makeup. And it’s not like I wear a full face mask every day; my routine makeup consists of a BB cream, concealer, mascara and lip gloss, and barely takes 5 minutes. However makeup drastically alters my appearance; I have very short eyelashes, discoloured pale lips, dark under eyes and unsightly blemishes on my skin. I can guarantee that people look at me differently on the rare occasions I step out of the house without makeup.

Hell even my mum who always tells me how pretty I am recently admitted I don’t look pretty without makeup (in more lenient words) and when we Skype she comments on how pretty I look ONLY when I have makeup on.

I know that my beau will inevitably see my bare face at some point, but I’m so afraid he’s be disappointed and feel deceived because I never showed him my real face. If you’re a guy, would you feel disappointed to discover your girlfriend doesn’t look as pretty without makeup?

(Original post by Anonymous)
I’m a girl and I recently got a boyfriend for the first time in my life. However now I’m so stressed about the prospect of him seeing me without makeup. And it’s not like I wear a full face mask every day; my routine makeup consists of a BB cream, concealer, mascara and lip gloss, and barely takes 5 minutes. However makeup drastically alters my appearance; I have very short eyelashes, discoloured pale lips, dark under eyes and unsightly blemishes on my skin. I can guarantee that people look at me differently on the rare occasions I step out of the house without makeup.

Hell even my mum who always tells me how pretty I am recently admitted I don’t look pretty without makeup (in more lenient words) and when we Skype she comments on how pretty I look ONLY when I have makeup on.

I know that my beau will inevitably see my bare face at some point, but I’m so afraid he’s be disappointed and feel deceived because I never showed him my real face. If you’re a guy, would you feel disappointed to discover your girlfriend doesn’t look as pretty without makeup?

Try going without one of the products and see if he reacts any differently. I’m similar to you with the dark circles and the amount of make up I wear but my bf actually likes me better without make up on even though I feel the opposite.
Guys focus less on the flaws we see in ourselves, most don’t really care if you have short eyelashes or darkness around your eyes

(Original post by Abdul-Karim)
Yeah, lol broke up with her.

Screw that, makeup is basically deciept. My friends made fun of me for a good month.

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Hi I’m 13 and a gir if you don’t want to put things up there like me you should try rolling up a thick and large blanket and you usually I take all of my clothes off apart from my panties and straddle it and hump away, I find that if you keep your panties on it gives me a more intense orgarsm and also play (rub, pull or slap gentley) with your clit as you feel your orgasm building. xd Hope it helped.

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I get turned on a lot an I usually hump my remote. hope I helped

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What I do is I get shorts on and a bra, I turn out all the lights an get candles then I spray a little bit of body spray, I get my pillow then rub my boobs up n down on it I kiss it like its a hot sexy guy then I jump on it an hump away (while i’m doing it I move my ass up an down)

There aren’t many things that can ruin a perfect face of makeup like two huge parentheses around your mouth (aka those smile lines). Even the delicate skin underneath your eyes can fall victim to tiny folds, but there are a few tips and tricks that will help minimize cosmetic creasing. We turned to makeup expert Fiona Stiles, and she explained the steps that she uses on celebrity clients like Gabrielle Union and Elizabeth Banks.

First, she assured us, those fine lines and wrinkles aren’t so bad. Most are a result of movement, which means that you probably have a lot to smile about. The constant expressions, she explained, cause “makeup to gather in the areas it’s pushed into.”

The pro said that tackling the problem with great skin care is key. “Using the right cream for your skin type hugely impacts the staying power of makeup.” It doesn’t matter if you have dry or oily skin, hydrating with formulas that are tailored to your complexion is crucial.

Stiles also settled the cream makeup versus powder debate once and for all. “I lean towards cream products and powder minimally. Even though creams tend to move around a bit more, powders really ‘settle’ into fine lines and creases.” And there’s one area to always avoid: “Steer clear of too much powder under the eyes. It just exacerbates the problem!” she said.

When applying foundation on her clients, Stiles takes a less-is-more approach. “The more there is on the face, the more product there is to snuggle into creases and lines.” She prefers to use a two-step application technique to get full coverage with the smallest amount of product possible. “I find that a foundation brush and a damp Beautyblender ($20; sephora.com) gives the most flawless results. If two steps seem like one step too many, then opt for the foundation brush. It really does make a difference in how the product sits on the skin.”

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And if you still end of noticing a line or two, “a clean concealer brush can work wonders for freshening up the face!” said Stiles. You can really control the product with the helpful tool, and smooth out any ridges. She also suggested keeping a small amount of blotting powders on hand to help smooth out your look. “They don’t have a lot of pigment in them and just take away the shine without adding more product to the skin.”

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While all of us are currently in self isolation, I am fairly confident that many of us have ditched our daily skincare routines. It’s okay — honestly, you’re not alone.

Although it can be very tempting to do the bare minimum with your skin while you’re home and in front of a laptop or TV all day, the reality is that a lot of factors are affecting your skin. “Stress takes a toll on the skin and can often lead to breakouts and make the skin appear dull,” Helen Phillips, Sephora Collection national makeup artist, told In The Know. Understandably, many of us may be having stress breakouts right about now, but there are ways for us to take care of our skin without breaking the bank.

Tiara Willis, a licensed aesthetician and founder of Makeup for WOC, recommends putting down the snacks and making sure you have a well-balanced diet. “Some things that you can do for optimal skin health is try an anti-inflammatory diet, eating foods like turmeric, ginger, green tea and cinnamon,” she told In The Know. “Also you can try things like tuna, chicken, and leafy greens. If you’re noticing a reaction in your skin, some anti-inflammatory ingredients that you can look for in your skincare products would be like green tea, chamomile, and licorice root.”

For those of us noticing excessive acne breakouts while at home, Phillips recommends products with ingredients such as salicylic acid, clay, sulfur, Benzoyl peroxide and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA), all known to help with breakouts. “I love the Sephora Collection Clarifying Lotion for those spots that pop up.”

Shop: Sephora Collection Clarifying Lotion, $16

Alright, let’s get down to business: According to Phillips and Willis, it starts with a good cleanser. “At night, I always make sure that I clean off all my makeup thoroughly using a gentle cleanser like the Sephora Collection Clean Skin Gel, which both cleanses and tones,” Phillips said. “After that, I apply a micellar water. In the morning, I rinse my face of the previous night’s skincare and use a toner, micellar water or a gentle peel pad to further cleanse and prep the skin for my daytime routine. My favorites for this are the Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water or the Sephora Collection Glow Peel Pads.”

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Shop: Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water, $12

Shop: Sephora Collection Glow Peel Pads, $16

Willis also discussed implementing chemical exfoliants, which can feel daunting to makeup beginners. “After cleansing is when you can exfoliate using a chemical exfoliant. They dissolve the glue holding dead skin cells together and increase cell turnover,” she said. “One of my favorites for chemical exfoliants has been lactic acid.”

People may be afraid to give chemical exfoliants a try, but Willis says that you can have the best of both worlds between chemical products and clean beauty. “There are a lot of natural ingredients that are really good. But if you want real results, you need something that’ll really get into the skin. Typically chemical ingredients are so well-known because they’re more backed up with studies. Natural ingredients are great, but we only have a little evidence to back up those claims.”

Cleansers and chemical exfoliants can vary depending on skin type, but Willis and Phillips both suggest that everyone can benefit from a hydrating toner, which penetrates the multiple layers of skin and allows the rest of your products to work more effectively. “Everyone can benefit from a really good hydrating toner,” said Willis. “You don’t want to overtone because that can dehydrate the skin and lead to a damaged skin barrier. So you want to look for toners that have antioxidants.”

After your toner, follow up with a serum of choice — preferably one that’s hydrating, Willis suggests. “You can use your hydrating serum and then go on with your moisturizer or facial oil after that.”

Phillips and Willis both recommend products with ingredients including naturally-derived glycolic and hyaluronic acid to help resurface and hydrate skin while you sleep. “Retinols and retinol alternatives are also coming back to the forefront of skincare – mainly because brands are now developing retinols that are much less irritating, but still give mega brightening effects,” explains Phillips. “Personally, I use the Ole Henriksen Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum which gives and instant glow to the skin and helps to fight off fine lines and wrinkles too.”

Shop: Ole Henriksen Glow Cycle Power Serum, $58

While this can feel like a lot of steps, it’s important to go slow and ease your way into a skincare routine that works for you. “Products with high-percentage glycolic, AHA, BHA and retinol might leave you brighter and exfoliated, but they can also irritate the skin,” warned Phillips.

“Even deep moisturizing masks can be too heavy and end up clogging pores. It’s all about balance, and now is the time to test out some new skincare to see how your skin reacts. Just remember to take baby steps and don’t introduce too much newness at once – stick with your tried and true skincare and mix in new products one at a time.”

You wear your wrinkles with pride — but you want your cosmetics to help you along the way!

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

Some women want to look older (ha! remember those days?), but these common makeup mistakes always signal a wrong turn. While there a few that will make you reconsider your go-to items, others show how the most subtle change can make a huge (read: age-defying) difference. Check out our easy pro tricks that will make you look and feel your very best.

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

Worse than the sparse arch is a harsh, overdone brow, says Linter. The culprit may be the wrong tool, like an eyeliner pencil that is soft and goes on too strong. “A brow pencil is designed to be hard and go on softly, so your brows look natural,” Manhattan-based makeup artist Sandy Linter says. Try IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil ($24, sephora.com).

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

As hormone levels dip and your skin gets drier, you may reach for a cream foundation. Not so fast: “Thicker, creamier formulas are usually made to provide fuller coverage, which means they’re packed with more pigment,” says Portland-based makeup artist Jessie Powers. “And pigment is basically powder.” If you like a creamy formula’s coverage, try it with a richer face moisturizer or a hydrating primer, like Laura Geller Spackle Under Make-Up Primer ($32, ulta.com).

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

Skin grows more pallid with age, so if you’re wearing a matchy-matchy foundation, it can leave you looking pasty. (Yep, time to ditch the rule that says you should match.) Linter puts life back into her skin with a slightly warmer tone. You can also just mix an exact-match shade with the next darkest hue on the back of your hand, and then apply with a foundation brush.

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

“As soon as you’ve reached the years when you really need a concealer, it can let you down by sinking into lines,” says Linter. To keep concealer from drawing attention to wrinkles, apply it only on the inner halves of your under-eyes to cover up any darkness. Or just skip the concealer, as Linter often does, and use a brush-on highlighter pen like Sephora Collection Smoothing & Brightening Concealer ($14, sephora.com).

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

Forget stroking blush from mouth to ear; that technique only emphasizes gauntness as you get older, says Powers. An instant trick to lift cheeks: Swirl blush ever so slightly higher on the apples.

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

Avoid a cartoonish look and only brush your highlighter in specific, face-flattering areas. “Wearing highlighter in the wrong place can give you the opposite of a luminous effect,” says makeup artist Jami Svay. “Use it where the light naturally touches your face, like the brow bone, bridge of the nose and along the cheekbones.”

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

Oily lids can spell ruin for eyeshadow, but piling on extra will only make your eyes look weighed down. Your best bet: First apply a thin layer of a clear primer like Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($24, sephora.com ).

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

If brown and bone are your go-to eyeshadows, take note: “Brown has yellow or red pigments in it, either of which can actually make eyes look tired,” says makeup artist Laura Geller. Also be careful with once-“safe” shadows like bone; they’re often too light to cover discoloration on lids. Your new go-tos: sage and jewel tones.

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

Avoid tugging at the outer corners of your eyes, says Geller. “This can cause skin to crinkle, and your line will not be as smooth.” Instead, point your chin up and look down, so your lids are half-closed but you can still see them, and use a liquid liner, like Lancôme Artliner ($31, sephora.com), which won’t pull at skin.

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

“Lashes can make eyes look more youthful and awake,” says Powers, but one common mistake is skipping the eyelash curler. Use it to curl each lash at the root, holding for 15 seconds.

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

It’s the easiest way to refresh your look. If you’ve been wearing neutrals since the ’90s, try red. If you’ve been loyal to red, try a pink. Play with the color, but go easy on texture. “Anything that’s severe — a lipstick or hairdo — will age you. So wear a red, but a sheer one,” says Linter.

We’ve all been there.

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

We’ve all been there. You’re having a good time with bae, really getting in the mood, and before you know it you’re waking up the next morning with a giant bruise on your neck. “I picked a pimple.” “I burned myself with a hair dryer.” “You haven’t heard? Turtlenecks in May are the hottest new trend.” All of those excuses have been used a million times over. But, you won’t need excuses if the hickey isn’t even visible! I talked to celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert Neil Scibelli to get the best tips and product recommendations to help you hide your hickey, or get rid of it all together.

how to hide a hickey with makeup

The easiest trick in the book? Using makeup to cover that baby up. Here are Neil’s “three simple steps” for covering up your hickey (and the products that are going to do the best job).

    “I think concealing a hickey is all about color correcting,” Neil says. Your hickey is probably a myriad of colors from black to red so “go for colors like salmon and orange to help reverse the blues and purples.” Neil suggests using a color correcting palette (check out his recs below!) or concealers that have your undertones so they color correct while concealing (Neil recommends It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, $26, ulta.com).

Neil’s Recommendations for Color-Correcters

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

Maybelline New York

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

Neil’s Recommendations for Concealer

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

Maybelline New York

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

Neil’s Recommendations for Setting Powder and Spray

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

How to apply makeup without your parents noticing

how to get rid of a hickey without makeup

OK, so, maybe you don’t have all that makeup on hand (seriously, who has a color correcting palette?). Well, don’t worry, because there are ways to get rid of the hickey so that you don’t even need makeup. Most of these hacks take a while to take effect, however. So, if you don’t have any makeup at all for the time being, it might be good to keep on those turtlenecks and scarves until your neck is fully healed.

Use toothpaste.

It sounds kind of gross, but toothpaste actually does help get rid of hickeys. For best result, do this ASAP after you get the hickey. All you have to do is smear some paste all over the bruised area. Keep it on for a few minutes until the tingling stops. Then, remove it with a warm washcloth. Finish up the process by massaging the area to help the blood circulation.

Use ice.

First, a quick science lesson. Basically, a hickey occurs when the small blood vessels under your skin are broken due to sucking or biting. By putting ice, or something else cold, on the hickey, the blood vessels constrict and the bleeding reduces, helping to heal the skin faster.

To use this method, wrap some ice cubes in a washcloth and place it on your skin for about ten seconds at a time. Alternatively, you can place a metal spoon in the freezer and wrap that in a cloth instead. Avoid placing the ice or frozen spoon directly on your skin, because that can do more harm then good. The more you place the cold compresses on your skin, the faster your hickey will heal.

Brush it.

So, we’ve used toothpaste, now it’s time to use a toothbrush. Grab a clean toothbrush and start brushing the affected area. This will stimulate blood circulation and while at first, the area surrounding the hickey might get red, eventually everything will become less inflamed. After, apply a cold compress to the area.