Freckles are wonderful. Sure, I’ve spent my time with lemon juice and dark spot correctors, but when it comes down to it, freckles are the best summer accessory. But they can generate a particular cosmetic conundrum: How do you wear makeup without making your freckles look weird? Foundation or heavy makeup can make your freckles look chalky, and the semi-visible freckles just emphasize the thickness of your foundation. You don’t want to look too caked-in, especially during the summer, and freckles are too cute to not make the most of. So here are 12 beauty tips that will help make the most of your freckles.
1. How to enhance freckles
Freckles make makeup more difficult. Foundation covers them, but not completely, so you can easily just wind up looking chalky. Here’s how to play them up and make the most of them.
Honestly, I never thought I would recommend orange lip gloss for anything, but if you have freckles, orange lip gloss is weirdly perfect for summer. You will look all summery and beachy, and your freckles will stand out nicely.
8. Fake freckles
I never thought I’d suggest fake freckles, but this woman’s actually look pretty realistic.
Topshop is actually making a special pencil for drawing on freckles. Apparently the key is a “marbleized formula” that makes it so no two freckles are exactly the same shade, because real freckles aren’t.