For years we’ve been covering up our freckles with foundation thinking that they are a flaw. But charming and youthful freckles have made their mark and are one of the hottest beauty trends today. Whether you have it naturally or need to fake it till you make it, we’re here to help. Adding a few dots to your cheeks is not only super simple but also a fun way to embrace your natural beauty. We are here to walk you through the process of getting faux freckles that’ll give you that sun-kissed, healthy, youthful, and fresh look all year round in a matter of minutes. Here’s how you can create the most believable, natural-looking freckles with makeup that will have anyone fooled.
How to draw freckles
Step 1: Use a mattifying primer
Skin prep makes a huge difference in how your face makeup will sit on your face. Start with cleansing and moisturising your face and then use a matte primer to blur large, open pores and help your faux freckles makeup look last while keeping it free of shine.
• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Primer
Step 2: Dot the foundation
The next step of achieving your fake freckles look is to create an even complexion. Dot your foundation all over your face and neck for a seamless base. To ensure a smooth and non-streaky application, opt for the matte foundation and apply it with a makeup blender in rolling and dabbing motions until even. Moreover, it is important to choose the right shade of foundation that matches your skin tone and undertone, and you can now find your perfect shade match by heading to the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool.
• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
Step 3: Apply concealer
Brighten the high points of your face such as the bridge of your nose, centre of your forehead, top of your cheekbones and cover acne scars and dark circles with concealer. For a natural, yet snatched freckles makeup look, apply the concealer using the facelifting technique.
• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Step 4: Lock your base with powder
Use a fluffy makeup brush and cover your face with a thin layer of compact powder. This will help to control shine, oil and sebum on your face and lock the base of your fake freckles look.
• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder
Bonus: Find your ideal concealer and powder shade match with ease by answering a few simple questions on the Maybelline Fit Me Finder tool.
Step 5: Draw the faux freckles
It’s showtime and you don’t have to worry about how to make freckles. Grab the brown eyeliner pencil and lightly dot across your cheeks and nose, go up to your cheekbones. Dot on all the other areas you think would naturally freckle if you spend more time in the sun. After covering the main areas, draw a few random freckles around your face so that it looks very natural. Not sure of your hand at dotting? You can also use the faux freckle stencil. Once you are done dotting everywhere, gently pat each freckle to blend them a little bit. This will make your fake freckles look a bit more authentic. Be mindful - don’t drag your fingers as that can lead to smudging and expose that your freckles are fake.
• Our recommendation – Maybelline Tattoo Studio Gel Eyeliner Pencil – Bold Brown
Step 6: Add a hint of blush
Add some natural-looking colour to your face with a blush. Gently dust colour on the place where you created your freckles with makeup. This will add a sun-kissed warmth to your face and again make your fake freckles look genuine. To take your faux freckles makeup look up a notch, you can go for a rose or pink blush.
• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Mono Blush
Step 7: Seal with setting spray
Once every freckle is in place, complete your faux freckles makeup look with a setting spray. This will help to seal all the makeup products that you have used and prevent them from fading and smudging until you take them off with a makeup remover. Then, you’re done, and all set to rock your fake freckles.
• Our recommendation – Maybelline Facestudio Lasting Fix, Makeup Setting Spray, Matte Finish
To further finalise the rest of your makeup, you can try the Maybelline Virtual Try-On tool. This tool helps you experiment with different face, lip, and eye makeup products virtually, from the comfort of your home, without you having to spend a penny. You can also try the Maybelline Lipstick Finder tool to finalise your lip makeup and find a lipstick shade that matches your freckle makeup look. Once you are confident, follow this easy yet effective guide on how to make freckles and flaunt the look of your dreams effortlessly.