Makeup trends come and go, from shimmering shadows and graphic lineup to creations worthy of any runway, but freckled girls may find these fashions a bit confusing, should you cover freckles with a full-coverage foundation or just focus on acne and dark circles?
There are dozens of questions about what to do and what not to do when it comes to making up a freckled face. That’s why we tell you a little bit more about this type of skin and give you tips to show off a beautiful complexion with impressive makeup without leaving out your little ones.
1. The health of your skin is the basis of any look
The first and probably most important step is to make sure you have a clean, moisturized face so that your makeup is easier to apply and as smooth as possible. If your skin is hydrated it will look healthy and fresh, and your freckles will shine more.
2. Choose the coverage that best suits your skin
It is crucial that the foundation you choose, whether it is full coverage or light, is your skin tone and not your freckles. It is a common mistake for girls with these features to use a very different foundation based on the color of the freckles, which are a darker color.
3. Your fingers are the best tool for makeup
The best way to apply concealer is with your fingertips to achieve an even tone and natural effect in the areas that need it. It’s also a more precise way because you control the amount of product and use what you really need without applying too much and ending up with a doughy texture.
4. Cream blush is the perfect choice
When applying blush or blush it is ideal to use one that is creamy or stick because it blends perfectly with the foundation or moisturizer in your skin and gives a natural effect that does not cover your freckles or make them look dusty.
5. Light-textured foundations are your best allies
The key to making your freckles the stars of any look is to use lightweight foundations and concealers that allow you to create layers and not the heavy texture so that you can cover only the imperfections and let your freckles remain visible.
6. No need to spend on special products
If you don’t have a lightweight foundation and the only thing on hand is a full-coverage one, try mixing it with your favorite moisturizer so you can create the perfect natural look without having to spend on another product. Plus, your skin will thank you for the extra moisture.
7. Highlight your freckles with a brush
Don’t discard the option of highlighting your freckles with the help of a small brush with a fine tip like the one we use to shape the eyebrows. Use a little dark shadow or even an eyeliner pencil of the color closest to your freckles to create an intense effect while looking natural.
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8. Experiment with strong, impact colors
Experiment with intense lipsticks, with bright or deep colors to give you a striking effect in which your natural features are the star. Matte lipstick or liquid lipstick in red or crimson tones is a good choice because they will contrast perfectly with your freckles.
9. The bronzer is the key to an effortless style
When using bronzer it is important that you choose a color similar to your freckles to create a natural effect and get that supermodel look we all want. For brown skin, try to use a color that is only one shade darker to achieve the same result.
10. Be natural and protect your skin at all times
The most important thing, above all, is that you take advantage of your beautiful freckles and show them at all times. Remember to always use at least 30PFS sunscreen to keep your skin protected from sun damage.
Translated and adapted by Limepedia staff.