Loving The Faux Freckle Trend? Here Are 5 Freckle Products To Help You Achieve The Look
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As a personal owner of freckles, I love nothing more than seeing all my freckles finally come back in the summer after being out in the sun for a few hours. They are absolutely adorable and make me feel so confident and cute whenever I see them begin to show up. But whenever it fades back to fall and winter, my freckles disappear along with my tan, never to be seen until next summer. But, to be able to keep my freckles all year long, I’ve gotten into doing faux freckles to bring them back to life when they fade. And it appears that the faux freckle trend is still in full swing even with the changing weather. I’ve seen people use a vast array of products to get this look, everything from your standard henna to root spray (which was initially intended for hair).
So, whether you have natural freckles and want to enhance them or you are lacking in the department but love the natural finish they give a makeup look, we’ve rounded up 5 of the best faux freckle products on the market right now to get the most natural look!
This is the first freckle product that I tried whenever the faux freckle trend started taking off, and I was pleasantly surprised. The product has a pretty liquid consistency, making the application actually a lot easier and natural-looking. I personally liked dabbing the product on the tip of my finger first and then blending it out into my nose and cheeks. But this product is very long-lasting, cruelty-free, and vegan. My only complaint is I wish the bottle were a little larger for the price point, but a little does go a long way. It also comes in two shades, one for light to medium skin tones and one for medium to dark skin tones.
I’ve heard so many people absolutely rave about this product, and it only being $9; I had to check it out. This product comes in pen form and has a felt tip applicator that you dab on your face and blend out with your finger. It also comes in two shades for light and dark skin tones and is very pigmented and easy to blend. So, this is a good option if you are looking for a cheaper alternative.
This one I have seen all over TikTok, and people really love it. Its being waterproof is really handy, and you don’t have to worry about not touching or rubbing your face throughout the day. They have two shades, and it works well when paired with a water-based foundation if you want to wear makeup with it. It is silicone-free, vegan, and cruelty-free, so it’ll be really gentle on your skin and won’t cause any irritation.
This is another fantastic, natural-looking freckle product with a really straightforward application. It is effortless to build, and you can use the finger method, as I mentioned with the Freck product. The bottle is a decent size and can last you up to 6 months or more, depending on how often you use it. Though it is only one color, they claim that it can be used on all skin types, and you can make it lighter and darker depending on how much you blend it into your skin.
This product was so interesting, and the application is something I’ve never seen in a freckle product before. Basically, the applicator is a spoolie, and you are giving a toothpick to splatter the product on your face to give it a more messy/natural look. And if it gets in a spot you don’t want it, you can also easily whip it off with makeup removed. They are three different shades, and you also don’t have to pat the product in to blend it like you usually have to do with these other products. While it may take several tries to get the technique down, it’s overall a lovely product and is the most natural-looking by far.
What do you think of the faux freckle trend? Have you tried any of these products before? Let us know in the comments!