You may or may not have heard, but freckles have never been more celebrated than they are in today’s world of natural beauty, and rightly so. They make for the perfect makeup accessory and deserve to be highlighted in all their natural glory – hence their consistent appearance on some of the world’s most popular, high-fashion runways of today.
Alas, not all women are born with these natural beauty spots but this doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with faux freckles – if makeup allows for anything, it is creativity! But the trick to wearing faux freckles makeup is keeping the rest of your face simple to highlight all the right bits of your face.
For now, let’s get into the best type of makeup to wear with your faux freckles:
It’s best to keep things simple when it comes to the rest of your face makeup. Opt for a mattifying primer as your base to keep things in place all day. Make sure to colour correct in the areas that need it, then apply a light layer of your foundation. Use a translucent face powder over the top of your foundation before you apply your freckles, we recommend the Maybelline Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder in Translucent.
Again, keep things basic when it comes to eye makeup for your faux freckle look as you want to highlight your new beauty spots and not detract from them. Create a natural, bright eye with the Maybelline Original Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, or if you prefer, go eyeshadow-free and opt for a simple flick of eyeliner across the lid and lashings of mascara with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara.
This is where you can go a little bolder if you choose; otherwise, a toned down nude lip also works perfectly for this faux freckle look. A good rule-of-thumb is to go with a bold, statement lip for an evening look using a rich, luxurious red shade from the L’Oréal Color Riche lipstick range, or a more muted, glossy nude lip for the daytime. Don’t forget to finish off your entire face with the NYX Professional Makeup Matte Finish Setting Spray to ensure your makeup doesn’t budge – or smudge, from day to night.
Have a bit of fun this summer and try your hand at faux freckles – start off with a few hand-drawn dots and work your way up to a fuller face of freckles if you’re feeling brave!