3 Easy Steps to Faux Freckles with Makeup

Posted on January 21, 2019

So… freckles are totally having a moment right now and we are obsessed!

But hang on, DIY freckles? Is this even a thing? Well, the team at Red Scout can confirm… it is in fact, a thing…

The widespread appeal of this trend makes so much sense. With the heavily contoured look slowly on its way out... prepare for 2019 to be the year of the ‘freckle revolution.’

Celebrities such as Meghan Markle and Emma Watson are proudly embracing their skin’s natural pigmentation .

A trait which once labelled you a misfit in high school is now sweeping the beauty industry. And not to worry… you don’t need real spots to simulate the ‘faux freckle’ effect . Actually, a bare-face leaves more room for experimentation!

By incorporating ‘faux freckles’ into your summer, makeup routine, you will instantly add dimension to your face, draw more attention to your eyes and give off a fresh ‘no makeup, makeup look’ all your gal pals will envy!

While the application process changes slightly based on skin tone and texture, generally it is very simple and we can see why models such as Emily Ratajkowski, have been donning this look all over Instagram… it takes little to no effort and is surprisingly, super easy to re-create.

Follow these 3 easy steps for a super youthful and summery look in no time !


Use Double Wear Estee Lauder to create Faux Freckles

Step 1: Foundation. For a natural look simply apply 1 pump onto a brush or beauty blender and spread evenly, all over your face. For fuller coverage, build-up the product on your face with heavier application. We recommend Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation AUD: ($58.00) for a flawless finish.

Benefit Zoom Precisely My Brow

Step 2: Eyebrow pencil. Simply dab little spots all over the bridge of your nose and cheeks to simulate natural freckles. For a more natural effect, alternate the freckles in sizes and colour intensity. Make some freckles larger than others and scatter them all over the desired areas of your face. We recommend Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow pencil (RRP: $43.00) for easy application.

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

Step 3: To keep your freckles in place all day, loose setting powder is a must! We recommend Laura Mercier’s Translucent Setting Powder (AUD: $32.50) to avoid chalkiness. A pro tip is to wet your beauty blender then dip it into the powder. This will absorb more product for you to then dab at the area you have applied the freckles.

Depending on the intensity of your desired look, we suggest also blotting your new freckles gently with your fingers. This will dilute the colour and give you a more naturally, sun-kissed, appearance.

And voila! Whoever said eternal youth comes from a fountain… has clearly never tried DIY freckles!

For more tips and tricks on all things beauty, visit our website www.redscoutonline.com .

By Angelica Baer

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