First things first: freckles are freakin’ gorgeous and there’s no reason to cover them up with makeup. And, if you do wish to cover them up, that’s completely okay too.
Having said that, applying makeup over freckles can be tricky. A full-coverage foundation can make your freckles look muddy, whereas, going heavy with concealer can attract more attention to what you’re trying to cover.
So, what’s a girl got to do? Simply follow these 4 makeup tips that will help you embrace your freckles like a boss.
#01: Get your hands on sheer makeup products
Full coverage foundations can make your freckles look muddy. Therefore, stock up on sheer foundations, blushes and tinted primers. You can also use a BB cream such as the Ponds White Beauty BB+ Cream - 01 Original which will help you achieve an even tone and natural finish.
#02: Conceal only problem areas
Try spot-concealing to cover freckles on your face. Just take a creamy concealer and dab some on the problem areas on your face such as blemishes or acne scars. It’s the best way to create perfected yet natural-looking skin.
#03: Play up your lips
Pulling off deeper lipstick shades and vibrant eyeshadow hues become a breeze for girls with freckles. With a sheer, neutral face coverage, it’s ideal to play up either your eyes or lips for a balanced look. Therefore, don’t shy away from wearing a statement red lip or a bold graphic coloured eyeliner. You’re certainly going to slay!
You can also get your hands on some warm-toned lip colours such as the Lakmé Absolute Matte Revolution Lip Color - 403 Coral Pink, the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color - MR6 Vermilion Fired and the Elle 18 Color Pop Matte Lip Color - Selfie Red.
#04: Say yes to bronzer
If you’re a girl with freckles, then you have the license to go all out with a bronzer. Complement that naturally sun-kissed glow with a dash of bronzer. Don’t forget to reach for a creamy texture though.
With your bronzer stick, all you need to do is create a ‘3’ starting from your forehead, sweeping across your cheekbones and ending along the edges of your jaw. Blend in well to make it look seamless.