Faux Freckles…Naturally

“Happiness is any inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life”

Mandy Hale


Hello my lovelies!




My blog title is a big, fat oxymoron, but that is actually what’s going on in this look today, ergo it’s an accurate title all the same. I know that you may be squinting to see any fake freckles on my face at the moment, but that’s kind of the point. First off, I am not shading anyone who applies fake freckles in a more liberal manner, but applying a very harsh and dark application of fake freckles, then calling it natural, is not fooling anyone. I love fake freckles and real freckles no matter what they look like, but, I find that fake freckles are more convincing when they aren’t such a stark contrast to your skin.




I happen to have freckles in various places on my face, some varying in darkness, but for the most part, freckles are basically just faded sun spots, key operating word here being faded. They are not naturally the same color as an Espresso brow pencil in most cases, and that is most often where people go wrong in trying to create a natural faux freckle look.


I’m going to give you some quick tips and tricks on how to create my version of the faux freckle trend, as well as a quick guide on how I did mine!


Let’s get started:





Tip 1 – Use a cream contour/brow pomade:

In my opinion, the easiest way to achieve faux freckles is by using your favorite cream contour or a brow pomade. Using a cream contour for cheeks in general gives off a more natural look than a powder contour, so why wouldn’t the same logic apply here? Plus, locking a cream in place with powder is far easier and will stay put, versus using other powders.


Tip 2 – Don’t go too dark:

Remember that freckles are naturally faded out, so using your deepest contour shade is not going to make this look like you’re naturally sun kissed. Once you place the product on the desired area, it’s best to tap out the product slightly in order to help blend and fade out the freckle.


Tip 3 – No two freckles are the same:

Perfectly symmetrical and evenly sized freckles don’t exist in the real world. I have a larger freckle on the tip of my nose compared the others that are scattered across my face. It’s normal to have asymmetrical features, especially when it comes to freckling.


Tip 4 – If you have freckles already, emphasize them:

It’s a great guide if you happen to have natural freckles! I filled in most of my freckling quite easily with this trick, and it came out much more convincing because it’s how my face looks naturally.


Tip 5 – Cover up a breakout:

This is a really great way to cover up a protruding breakout if you have any. I tend to do this with the pimples that frame my face, which ends up making a lot of sense because the sun hits the sides of your face all the time. Instead of a breakout, you’ve got a freckle!


Tip 6 – Pile on the rest of your face products:

Again, freckles don’t naturally look freshly painted on, so go crazy with your setting powders, highlighter, and the like; the freckles are meant to peek through, not take over.


Tip 7 – Apply bronzer where the freckles are, especially across the nose:

The skin under and surrounding freckling is usually slightly more tanned than the rest of the face (duh, sun), so applying bronzer anywhere that you applied freckles would make sense.  You don’t need to use the same amount as used on the cheeks, but a soft touch of your favorite bronzer will instantly make your faux freckles more convincing.



That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a Fantabulous Friday!


Stay beautiful!




Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own


2 thoughts on “Faux Freckles…Naturally

  1. emilyburnsmua says:

    I looove making a breakout a freckle – it’s kind of the best “life hack” ever haha. The freckles look great on you and you did them so well! Makes me want to give it a go

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