How Can I Cover My Black Eye With Makeup?

To cover up a black eye with makeup, apply ice to the area to reduce swelling, blend a yellow-based concealer onto the bruise, and cover it with another concealer that matches your skin tone. For brownish-yellow bruises, use a light green-based concealer instead of a yellow-based one.

  1. Pack ice around the eye

    Hold a crushed ice pack on the black eye for 15 minutes to reduce the swelling in the area.

  2. Apply the base coat

    Use your fingers to dab a yellow-based or light green-based concealer around the bruise. Blend the concealer outward and beyond the affected area. The blended concealer creates a flat, natural appearance. Let it set to dry.

  3. Cover with a concealer that matches your skin tone

    Dab the entire area with a concealer that matches your skin tone and let it set. Once dry, apply your makeup as you normally do.