Here's the Easiest Way to Create the "Fake Freckles" Look

3 easy ways to achieve the trendy look.

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Faux freckles has become one of the biggest trends in makeup, and we’ve seen everyone from Hailey Baldwin to James Charles try out the popular look, which is why we’re taking a look at four ways to create the fake freckles look. Whether you’re looking for a quick and cheap method that requires little to no precision, or an advanced and time-consuming method, we’ve got you covered.

Keep reading below to learn four ways you can create the trendy “faux freckles” makeup look, and let us know in the comments if you’ll be trying it out.

1. Brown Eyeliner

Using brown eyeliner, make small marks across the area you want to cover. For a natural look, make sure that the spots are all different sizes and shapes to replicate the appearance of real freckles. If you’re feeling up for it, you can also use more than one color to achieve a tonal look that appears realistic.

2. Eyeshadow

Mix a tiny bit of water with your eyeshadow to create a water-like formula and use a brush to apply it to your face. The easiest way is to quickly apply it is by using a small sponge and using it across the face. It will result in uneven and natural looking spots that give the perfect faux freckle look.

3. Oil


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Brands like Freck have created products just to create fake freckles. Freck is buildable and long-wearing, and creates realistic and natural looking freckles that you put on by using the brush applicator. You can also blot the “freckles” to create a more subtle look.

4. Henna


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FINALLY! HERE IT IS: THE SECRET OF MY FRECKLES ? Since this is still one of the most asked questions I get on Insta i decided to do this video for you (although my bestie Emilya already did one). I do my freckles with henna in shade red-brown. You start by washing your face, you can additionally peel it if you want the henna to last longer. After that you start with the real work. You have to apply the henna all over your face (of course you can start with less freckles and then do more the next time when you feel secure). It’s important that you don’t apply the henna too tidy. You have to do some messy dots in different sizes, so it looks natural. Also don’t be shy when you apply it, the result on your skin is always much lighter then the dark henna. Always just do a little bit more freckles than you think! ? The most important thing is the shade. Please only use red-brown, everything else will not give you this natural soft result. I only use the one from Golecha, you can buy it online, but I think every other red-brown shade will work too. Now you have to wait until the henna is completely dry. This takes at least 15 minutes, but I always wait at least around 30 minutes just to be sure. Next step is to rub / wash everything off. I always do a mixture of both. When you’re finished the henna freckles are really light orange, almost invisible for the first hours, so don’t think you did something wrong. It gets darker during the day, especially when the sun is out. Swipe to see some pictures of the freckles after 1 or 2 days. ⭐️ HAVE FUN TRYING THIS ⭐️ Love, Anni | WERBUNG DA MARKENNENNUNG

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If you’re looking for something that is a bit more permanent and will last a couple of days, henna is the way to go. It is time consuming, but will leave you with a freckled appearance for a few days. Using a brush you can apply the formula across your face and let dry, and once washed off it will leave a natural look.

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