2017 has officially seen a huge surge in the popularity of freckles in all forms: glitter, rainbow, stickers, and the OG version, of course. Whether you’re sporting faux dots or are proudly rocking your natural look, it’s time to let freckles be seen and celebrated. We pulled together the best makeup products, tips, and tricks to pair with four trending freckle styles on Pinterest so your dainty dots can always be on fleek.
Dewy Skin + Rosy Cheeks
If you want to maximize your glow while letting your freckles shine through, the key is to blend, blend, blend. “It’s best not to layer several products on the skin, which can end up hiding freckles,” says celebrity makeup artist Ashley Rebecca, whose clients include Jamie Alexander and the gals from Fifth Harmony. Sheer washes of light-as-air formulas give you a noticeable sheen without overpowering your natural beauty. “Use a tapping motion with a wet beautyblender ($20) to blend liquid highlighters like Giorgio Armani Beauty Fluid Sheer ($62) in Color 10 or Benefit Cosmetics Sun Beam Golden-Bronze Liquid Highlighter ($26),” she says. (Photo via Makeup Inspiration)
flushed Cheeks + Bold Lips
The striking combo of naturally flushed cheeks — sprinkled with freckles — and a bold lip and statement eyes results in a beautifully even look. It’s all about complexion perfection since the contrast of your natural skin against the bold eye and lip will be the central focus. “Buffing a sheer powder on the skin like Alima Pure Radiant Finishing Powder ($24) will help control shine and spotlight freckles,” Rebecca says. “Finishing it off with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder ($46) in Ethereal Light on the cheeks will give a beautiful, see-through color and highlight in one.” (Photo via Camille Styles)
Glitzy Freckles + Monochromatic Peach
Glitter freckles are trending for a reason — they’re whimsical and let you get creative with makeup — and if you’re going to sport them, balance is key. “Using a cream product like Bite Beauty Multistick ($24) in Creme Caramel is the perfect monochromatic option for a peachy complexion,” recommends Rebecca. “Plus, it’s a one-stop-shop for eyes, lips, and cheeks.”
After you’ve nailed your muted makeup, the real freckle fun can begin. Carefully add dots of your favorite glitter makeup with a teeny brush (try the Sigma Beauty E10 Small Eye Liner Brush, $15) across the bridge of your nose and cheeks. “Apply the glitter as the last step in your routine, and seal it in with a makeup setting spray like Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray ($32),” she says. (Photo via Mr. Kate)
Bright Blush + Berry Lips
FYI: You can wear punchy pigments on your cheeks if you want to feature your freckles. A healthy, radiant pink wash of color instantly perks up your complexion, and a deep, berry lip is the stunning finishing touch. “I recommend leaving the skin bare for a look that focuses on bright cheeks and lips,” Rebecca explains. “Just add a little concealer where you need it and sheer color to the cheeks with NARS Multiple Tint ($39) in Jeanette to keep up the dewy, fresh appearance of freckled skin.” (Photo via BeautyHigh)
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