How to cover up a black eye:
What you going to need is a concealer, foundation, and more concealer. The concealer can be a boo-boo cover-up. You can use a beauty blender to apply the foundation. You may need to apply a second layer of your foundation to get everything to blend out. A morphe foundation brush is good for this. Next, you can apply the concealer like you would normally apply a concealer. Finally, use something like an airspun powder to put on and cover the concealer so it does not crease. And that is it; this is how you cover up a black eye.
Reducing a swollen black eye:
To reduce the swollen of a black eye, you will need to do any of the following.
- Place some ice over the eye every thirty minutes or so.
- Leave the affected eye alone, it will heal by itself naturally.
- Increase blood flow to the area of the eye by doing a heat compress, which is applying a warm piece of cloth to the swollen area of the black eye to permit more flow of oxygen through the blood vessels for faster healing.
If you or someone close to you has a black eye, your first duty is to notify a qualified professional, especially if you do not know what you are doing. If you do feel confident and know how to treat the black eye, the tips mentioned here may be useful in assisting caring for the affected eye.