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FutureStarrHow to Give a Hickey
Oh, the rich symbolism that is a hickey. It’s a tiny, bloody kiss, the scarlet lipstick that you leave on your beloved’s collarbone. It’s that one place on your neck that you can never seem to quite reach, no matter how hard you endlessly tug on your collar bone’s skin. It’s a reminder that you’re imperfect and need rescue.
When you give someone a hickey, you’re really giving them a small bruise from sucking on their skin. Before you plant one on someone, definitely ask for permission, since hickeys are hard to cover up and they might not want a visible hickey on them. Once you have their consent, press your open lips against their neck and suck in to create suction. Keep your lips planted on their neck and continue sucking in for at least a few seconds. The longer you suck on them, the darker their hickey’s going to be. When you're finished, stop sucking and release your lips. That’s all there is to it! If your hickey turns out too dark or big, applying a cold compress while it’s still fresh can help it fade, or you can use concealer to make it less noticeable. To learn how to hide a hickey with concealer or a scarf, scroll down!
If you've ever worn a turtleneck in 70 degree weather or wrapped a scarf so tight around your neck that you had to cut it off you at the end of the day, then you've experienced a hickey. For those who don't know what I'm talking about, a hickey is a mark caused by someone sucking on another person's skin until the small blood vessels burst. It pretty much looks like a bruise, and it can be anywhere on the body, though the most common location is on the neck (hence the turtleneck). Want to become an expert in hickey 101? Read on, because I'm about to drop some tips to help you become a hickey master. (Source: www.seventeen.com)