How great would it be if you could go back in time and tell your younger self just how coveted your freckles would be 10 years down the road? Pretty life changing, right? After making appearances on major runways the past few seasons, freckles have become the must-have beauty look of the moment. Yep, these spots are even more popular than a statement mani these days. That’s great news for the naturally speckled ladies of the land—but what about those who weren’t born with freckles? It’s true what they say—you always want what you don’t have. But just like straight-haired gals can rock a head full of curly hair, you can rock a face full of freckles even if you don’t have them, too! We’ll walk you through the process, detailing both the techniques and the face makeup and eye makeup products you’ll need, so that you’ll be covered in cute freckles across your cheeks and nose in no time.
HOW TO FAKE FRECKLES WITH MAKEUP
Jealous of all your friends with freckles? It’s time to get in on the fun yourself with the following tutorial!
What you’ll need:
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer
L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Color-Correcting Crayons
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Brown
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Powder
Fluffy makeup brush
Get the look by following these simple steps:
Step 1: Create an even canvas
Prep your skin for your fake freckles by using a matte face makeup primer, which can help to make your makeup last while keeping it free of shine.
Step 2: Color correct
Disguise any dark circles, redness, dullness, or discoloration with a color-correcting concealer. Peach hides dark circles, green hides redness, and yellow hides discoloration.
Step 3: Apply foundation.
Use a matte (a.k.a. not shiny) foundation. For the most seamless finish, apply foundation with a makeup blender. Put a small amount of foundation onto the pointed tip of the makeup blender, then use the round side to dab and roll the foundation onto your skin.
Step 4: Add face powder
Using your fluffy makeup brush, cover your face with a thin layer of translucent face powder to serve as a base for your faux freckles.
Step 5: Speckle your face
Next, take your brown pencil eyeliner and lightly dot across your nose and cheeks, reaching up to your cheekbones—the areas that would naturally freckle on their own. After you’ve covered your main areas, apply a few stray freckles here and there so it looks super-natural. After you’ve dotted everywhere you want with eyeliner, gently pat each individual freckle to blend them in a little bit—this will to make the spots look slightly more authentic. Just be sure not to drag your fingers, though—you don’t want to smudge your freckles and expose that they’re fake!
Step 6: Finish with face powder.
Once each freckle is perfectly in place, finish your look off with another layer of translucent powder to ensure that they last through the day. Voila! See, that was so easy!
THE BEST MAKEUP TO PAIR WITH YOUR FAKE FRECKLES
When you’re donning freckles for the day, you want them to be the star of the show. So, keep your eye and lip makeup simple. Wear a volumizing mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara. Place the brush at the base of your lashes and gently sweep it up to the tip. When it comes to your pout, try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lip in Nude Star. Outline your lips with the pointed tip, then fill them in with color.
HOW TO REMOVE YOUR FRECKLES AT THE END OF THE DAY
Of course, once you’re back home, you’ll want to take off all your fake dots before hopping into bed for the night. Opt for a gentle makeup remover, like the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types. Saturate a cotton pad with micellar water, then wipe it across your face to remove your makeup.
Now that you know how to nail the freckled makeup trend, why not polish up on a few other popular looks this season? Our article, How to Achieve No Makeup, Makeup with Highlighter, will let you in on the radiant beauty trend that is gorgeous, glowing, flawless-looking skin. Shine on!