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How to Get Rid of a Blue Lip

Updated July 20, 2017

Light or dark bruising on the lips can result in a distracting and embarrassing blue colouration of the mouth. Whether you've been hit or accidentally bit down on the sensitive area, you can reduce both swelling and the blue bruising.

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  1. Wrap an ice pack in a paper towel and place the ice pack on your lip for about 20 minutes every other hour. The towel will prevent the pack from getting too cold on your lip. Icing the bruised area can help reduce swelling and the blue colouration.

  2. Apply lipstick as an easy cover-up for your bruising. Use a small amount that doesn't look like an obvious concealer. Dab your choice of shade onto your index finger and spread it lightly over the bruised area.

  3. Use plain concealer for men or women who prefer not to apply lipstick. Dab the concealer onto your index finger and spread lightly over the bruised area.

  4. Tip

    Apply both concealer and lipstick gently to avoid worsening any bruising or swelling.

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Things You'll Need

  • Ice pack
  • Paper towel
  • Lipstick
  • Concealer

About the Author

Madeline Bates has been writing professionally since 2008. Among the publications her work has been featured in are "The Abingtonian" and "Temple News." In addition to these publications, Bates submits her work regularly to literary magazines such as "Hyphen." She is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in journalism and photojournalism at Temple University.

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