Got a smattering of freckles across your face? Stop trying to hide them! Freckles are a huge trend at the moment. They’ve become so fashionable that some beauty bloggers are even trying to find ways to fake them!
It’s definitely the right time to embrace your freckles. But how do you choose the right foundation? Full coverage hides them completely yet going completely bare-faced won’t give you a smooth and flawless finish. The answer: somewhere in between.
Use a lightweight, sheer foundation
If you want your freckles to be seen, don’t opt for full coverage. Instead, use a light foundation that evens out the skin tone but allows your freckles to shine through. You can also try using a tinted moisturiser or mix a little moisturiser in with your foundation to make it more transparent.
We love Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector with its sheer texture and light diffusing finish.
For best results, pick a foundation that matches the colour of your skin – not the colour of your freckles.
Create a dewy finish
Any foundation that is too matte will make your freckles look dull. Freckles give your skin a warm glow , so you can enhance this with a dewy or semi-matte foundation.
Try L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation – this has a demi-matte finish with a lightweight, creamy texture.
Tidy up your freckles
If you have a lot of freckles, you may want to tidy them up a little with concealer.
Nyx Professional Makeup Wonder Pencil is an excellent product. It’s a concealer pencil, so it allows you to really get in there and spot conceal just a few freckles at a time.
Or perhaps your foundation has covered your freckles a little too much? Bring them back to life by darkening them with Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Pencil in Soft Brown.
Colour on your cheeks
Blush is essential to give your face a healthy, natural glow. Freckled girls should avoid brown toned blush, as this will make freckles look muddy. Instead, opt for pink or peach blush and dust lightly on the apples of your cheeks.