Makeup Tips for Embracing and Enhancing Freckles

Navigating makeup can be tricky enough on its own, but it can be even more difficult when you have freckles. Have no fear; we are here with tips and tricks for loving, protecting, and enhancing your gorgeous freckles.

Swap Foundation for Tinted Moisturizer

Tinted moisturizers provide sheer coverage (as opposed to regular foundations with fuller coverage), so you can still even out your skin without completely hiding your freckles.

Our Pick: BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer ($37, shop here)

Easy on the Bronzer

Bronzers are highly pigmented, which can wash out freckles. To avoid this, use a large, fluffy brush and sweep the product where the sun naturally hits your face, such as your cheekbones, temples, and the bridge of your nose.

Our Pick: Mineral Powder Brush ($7.99, shop here)

Be Precise with Concealer

When you have freckles, make spot concealing easier by using a small tapered blending brush.

Our Pick: Mypreface Mini Precision Tapered Kabuki Blending Brush ($6.58, shop here)

Use Creamy Blush and Highlighter

Cream products melt into the skin to create a realistic, natural glow. These products are beneficial when you have freckles because they do what you want them to without hiding your freckles.

Our Picks:

e.l.f Monochromatic Multi-stick ($5, shop here)

Wet n Wild Megaglo Liquid Highlighter ($6.29, shop here)

Easy on the Contour

We love a good contour as much as the next person, but for freckled skin, too much contour can make the skin appear cakey. A little contour goes a long way, so apply with a light hand.

Need to Enhance?

Somedays, our freckles don’t pop like they should. Just take a brow pencil to your freckles to give them some depth. Don’t forget the setting spray to lock in your look.

Our Pick: NYX Professional Micro Brow Pencil ($11, shop here)

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