(Closed) Hiding a Black Eye?!?!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would just leave it, say you hurt yourself this morning n got a black eye, so went to the ER to get checked for a concussion or whatever. Laugh it off at work. If people see you’re in high spirits, they won’t get any silly thoughts. 

Post # 4
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Depending on how bad it was.. you would probably be able to cover a good chunk of it using concealer, corrector & foundation/powder, but if you don’t have any of those things, there isn’t much you can do.

There are tutorials on how to make concealer using powder & mosturizer, but I don’t know how well it would work.

It would probably cover up most of the bruise, but if its a deep color, you’d need to cancel out the color with a corrector color.

Post # 5
2066 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@ElayneRunner:  just be honest with coworkers if they ask. don’t try to cover it up if you don’t have the makeup! you not going to work AND THEN showing up with a black eye is a bit more suspicious, in my opinion. also, i’m so curious why you went anon with this?!

Post # 6
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

You will just have to roll with it and explain (over and over) what happened.
Try to laugh at yourself, and you might as well tell the truth – people will NOT take well to you avoiding an explination or making up stories.
There will be some people who pull you aside out of concern, don’t get too flustered over it.

Possible fixes: some people apparently subside the appearance of bruises by putting a cloth soaked with apple cider vinegar on it for 5-10 minutes. Just a warning – make sure that doesn’t get in your eye. It’s OK to get in there (won’t damage it) but will sting. I use it on my face sometimes as a toner, and another warning is it’s common to have red skin for 30 minutes after applying it… it goes away eventually.
And if you’re taking painkillers for headaches/cramps/etc, try to use acetemetaphine – most others are blood thinners and can cause you to bruise more easily.


A friend gave herself a 3-month-long black eye from rubbing her eyes too hard a few years ago – that was interesting.

And a coworker gave himself a pretty nasty looking black eye from a basketball bouncing in his face a month ago.

Post # 7
1211 posts
Bumble bee

If you don’t go in today then tomorrow go in with a bruise they WILL assume the worst. Just go in and if anyone asks just laugh your butt off and tell them how badly you lost a tickle fight. It’s nothing to be ashamed about so don’t ACT like your ashamed. I mean honestly going anon to post this will probably make people wonder if you’re really telling the truth. Because why hide if you were just silly and clumsy. Heck I’m clumsy all the time. It’s usually followed up by me barreling into a room going “oh my god boss seriously, I just turned around and BAM walked face first into a door!” followedmy hysterical laughter from both of us cause ya, sometimes I’m clumsy and stupid.

If its really not a big deal stop MAKING it a shady big deal.

Post # 8
8829 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ElayneRunner:  i once got a black eye that was an accident.  i don’t wear makeup either.  i had to go to school then work at the time.  i just went about my day.  if anyone asked, i didn’t go into detail, just said it was an accident and not a big deal.

i didn’t have a bf at the time, but my friends and coworkers trusted me that if i were in a bad situation, i would tell them.


Post # 10
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

@ElayneRunner:  I’d go with the bar fight scenario, and make yourself seem like a total badass. 

As far as covering it, I’ve never really seen a successful cover unless you’re a pro makeup artist. I had this gross massive bruise on my leg a few summers ago and I tried to cover it for an event which just turned out awful. Better to tell a good story about it and not worry! 

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