Makeup can be confusing if you have a face full of freckles. Should you cover them with heavy foundations if you want a smooth complexion? Or should you focus on hiding certain areas that need to be covered? Or skip facial make-up instead of eyelashes extending mascara, brewing pencils and bold lip colors?
As someone who has freckles that I would like to proudly show to the world, I personally refrain from using foundations – and many make-up artists agree with me in this regard. However, if you apply facial makeup over or around your freckles, you should choose your shades wisely.
eagerness to learn more, for that I've talked to other makeup artists about their best tips on applying make-up to a face with freckles. Continue reading for more advice.
Tips for all:
1. Skin preparation is crucial.
Start by cleansing and moisturizing the skin so that the make-up applied later is gently applied. When the skin is ultra-hydrated and exfoliated, your freckles will look bright and your skin radiant, Make-up Artist Emily Cheng Tells SELF. We recommend Murad AHA / BHA Exfoliating Cleanser $ 39, which contains glycolic, salicylic and lactic acid for a gentle yet effective clean and daytime with La Roche-Posay's Double Repair after-treatment facial moisturizer UV SPF 30 $ 20. (Of course, it is important to wear sunscreen daily and apply again throughout the day to protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays.) Derms usually recommend Sunscreens with at least SPF 30.)
2. Choose coverage products that match the undertone of your skin, not the tone of your freckles.
Makeup Artist Carly Giglio asks SELF to choose a primer that complements the undertone of your skin – not the undertone of your freckles, which are actually rather cool. The undertones of your skin are generally bluish (cool), yellowish (warm) or, in some cases, neutral. Freckles can sometimes make the undertone of your skin more confusing, Make-up Artist . Delina Medhin tells SELF. In this case, she says, "Look at the neck and chest to find out the right primer or concealer color." Some products will help on the label which undertones are best for them.
. 3 Use smaller brushes – or your fingers – for a more concise application of the concealer.
The best way to apply the Concealer is to use your (clean!) Fingertips or tapered mixing brush. Giglio also likes to use a Beautyblender which is available in various sizes to help you spotlight areas.
. 4 Treat yourself to a natural flush by using a cream rouge.
Cream-rouges look beautiful on every skin tone because they look like they live "in the skin" instead of sitting on it, says Medhin. We recommend RMS Lip2Cheek $ 36, which is a cream color and lip color in one. The product is installable and blends in very well with a subtle glow.
Tips if you want to show your freckles:
1. Look for sheer products that can be built in contrast to thick, full-surface products.
The key to your freckle show is choosing clean, buildable products. "Avoid medium- to full-surface foundations, heavy powders or powder rouge," says makeup artist Ashleigh Ciucci versus SELF. "Creamy, products will flaunt your freckles," she adds. This means using lightweight products such as tinted Primer tinted moisturizers and spot concealers – the better.
. 2 If you mix your existing products with moisturizer, they will be sheer.
Can not you mess up with new make-up now? Do not worry. With some moisturizer you can achieve a sharper foundation. Cheng recommends mixing your moisturizer with a light primer, such as Glossiers Perfecting Skin Tint $ 26 or Koh Gen Dos Maifanshi Moisture Foundation $ 70.
. 3 Easily reduce slight spots in freckled areas.
Before concealing freckled areas, spread the concealer over the moisturizer as much as possible so that it does not look cake-like. Makeup Artist Jamie Dorman recommends
Rituel de Fille's Ethereal Veil Conceal and Conceal $ 34, a cream-colored concealer, available in 12 shades, offering more protection.
Another option that Cheng recommends is NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer $ 30 or Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage $ 35, a two-tone concealer that can be adapted to the skin tone , 19659024] 4. Increase your freckles with a brow pin.
You can rupture your freckles by putting a little make-up on them, Cheng says to SELF. By lightly tapping a face pen on your existing freckles, you can get them out even more – as long as the colors match. She recommends Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz $ 21, which has a little hint that is good for precision.
. 5 Play with warm lip colors.
Most freckles are rather cool, which should be taken into account when choosing the lip color. However, if you want to experiment with contrast, the lips are a good place to try it out. Dorman tells SELF that if she works with someone who has freckles, she'll choose a warm lip color to put the cool freckles side by side. It recommends an orange-based red, eg. B. Beauty Pies Futurelipstick Mat in Hot Saucy, $ 25.
Tips If You Want To Cover Up Your Freckles:
1. First use a color corrector.
A heavy makeup cover on freckles that has not been color corrected may look weird, but a color-correcting primer helps to neutralize the colors (in addition to further preparing the skin for more makeup)). Select a Color Corrector based on the color of the freckles, explains Giglio. If the freckles are red, a green correction effect will even help, while a yellow printed correction will counteract or neutralize more deep purple effects. (If this sounds familiar to you, the same technique is used if you want to cover up underwater circles or a blemish). Giglio recommends the Stila Correct & Perfect All-In-One Color Correction Palette $ 45, a versatile, creamy range of five color correctors that can be overlaid with other powders and creams.
2. And if you want to create freckles from the ground up …
Would you like to even give more more freckles? Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencils listed above are great for Fake Freckles or Try It by BBB London Ultra Slim Brow Definer $ 20.