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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 accessory of the moment. Yep, these spots are bigger than nail polish these days. That’s great news for the naturally speckled ladies of the land—but what about those who weren’t born with this pretty feature? 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 curls, you can rock a face full of freckles even if you don’t have them, too! We’ll walk you through the process so that you’ll be covered in cute speckled-spots across your cheeks and nose in no time.
Jealous of all your speckled friends? It’s time to get in on the fun yourself!
What you’ll need:
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit
L’Oréal Paris Pro-Matte Foundation
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender
L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Waterproof Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Dark Brown
Translucent 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 primer, which can help to make your makeup last.
Step 2: Color correct. Disguise any dark circles, redness, dullness, or discoloration with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit. Peach hides dark circles, green hides redness, yellow hides discoloration, and purple hides dullness.
Step 3: Apply foundation. Use a matte (a.k.a. not shiny) foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Pro-Matte Foundation. For the most seamless finish, apply foundation with a makeup sponge, such as the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender. Put a small amount of foundation onto the pointed tip of the blender, then use the round side to dab and roll the foundation onto your skin.
Step 4: Add powder. Using your fluffy makeup brush, cover your face with a thin layer of translucent powder to serve as a base for your faux freckles.
Step 5: Speckle your face. Next, take your waterproof 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, 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 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!
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 Original Mascara in Black. 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.
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.