How to create fake freckles

Extremely popular on Instagram and in YouTube tutorials, fake freckles are the envy of those who weren’t lucky enough to be born with copper hair. A short guide to imitating these feminine spots.

1

Choose the right product

To imitate a freckle, you need the right neutral shade, neither too warm nor too cold. If you pick a colour that’s too orange, your freckles will look artificial and cartoonish. When you’ve figured out the right shade for you, pick a matching eyeshadow or better yet, an eyeshadow palette.

2

The magic touch

To draw your freckles, create small imperfect dots of different sizes that are placed unevenly on your face. The easiest way to achieve this is to use a very precise eyeliner brush. To get various sizes, vary the pressure you apply on the brush. For a natural look, don’t limit yourself to your nose and cheeks: focus on your forehead, jaw and even eyelids!

Eyeliner Brush
Lise Watier

Eyeliner Brush

3

Don’t forget to blur!

Once you’ve drawn the dots on your face, blend them a bit by patting with your finger, but don’t rub them. You’ll blur the colour and will help your freckles blend into your skin’s natural complexion. You can then add more spots if you want to create a stronger effect on certain areas of your face.

4

Make them last!

Make your look last all day. To get long-lasting results, apply some fixing makeup spray, holding the product about 10 to 15 centimetres away from your face.

Infallible Mega Fixing Makeup Spray, 100 ml
L'Oréal Paris

Infallible Mega Fixing Makeup Spray, 100 ml

Go beyond matte to perfectly polished. Use this powder alone for a sheer coverage and soft matte finish or over your Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation to nix oil and shine.

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How to create fake freckles

Extremely popular on Instagram and in YouTube tutorials, fake freckles are the envy of those who weren’t lucky enough to be born with copper hair. A short guide to imitating these feminine spots.
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