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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? After fake freckles made appearances on major runways the past few seasons, freckles have become the must-have beauty look of the moment. That’s great news for the naturally-speckled ladies of the land—but what about those who weren’t born with freckles? If you’re wondering how to get freckles, you’re not out of luck. 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 naturally! We’ll walk you through the process, detailing both the techniques and the face makeup and eye makeup products you’ll need to fake freckles. Freckled face, here you come!
Jealous of all your friends with freckles? Join in on the fun with this fake freckles makeup 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 Pro-Matte Foundation
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR 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:
Prep your skin for your fake freckles with a matte face makeup primer, which will help to make your makeup last while keeping it free of shine.
Disguise any dark circles, redness, dullness, or discoloration with a color-correcting concealer. Peach hides dark circles, green hides redness, and yellow hides discoloration, so pick whichever shades you need.
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.
Using your fluffy makeup brush, cover your face with a thin layer of translucent face powder; this will serve as a base for your faux freckles.
Next, take your brown pencil eyeliner and lightly dot across your nose and cheeks, reaching up to your cheekbones—all the areas that would naturally freckle if you spent more time in the sun. After you’ve covered those 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 a little bit—this will help make the spots look a bit more authentic. Just be sure not to drag your fingers; you don’t want to smudge your freckles and expose that they’re fake!
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. And you're done! See, wasn't that 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 Lash Paradise Washable Mascara. Place the brush at the base of your lashes and gently sweep it upward to completely coat your fringe. When it comes to your pout, try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Plump and Shine Lipstick, Sheer Lipstick in Guava Plump. Bonus: This lip plumper will give your pout an instant volumized look and moisturized feel.
Of course, once you’re back at home, you’ll want to take off all your fake dots before hopping into bed for the night—you don't want to end up with a speckled pillowcase. Opt for a gentle waterproof 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 fake another popular beauty look. Here’s How to Wear a Faux Lob Hairstyle.
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