A Drugstore Makeup Look: Mostly Faux Freckles, Winged Liner and Bright Magenta Matte Lipstick

The faux freckle trend has been around for a while, and I’m giving it a try. Have you tried it yet?

Today I wore a smattering of freckles for fun, and ya know…it’s a little weird to touch up your real freckles to make them blend in and look as “freckle-y” as your fake ones, but hey, ya gotta do what ya gotta do in the pursuit of makeup experimentation!

How to fake freckles

This sprinkling of speckles comes courtesy of a drugstore brow pen in a warm brown shade.

Here’s what I did:

  1. After finishing my makeup (base, blush, eyes, everything), I lightly dabbed the pen on top of any existing freckles to darken them, since they were hidden under tinted moisturizer and concealer.
  2. Next, I stippled a few extra faux spots for funsies.
  3. Then, I waited a couple minutes for the freckles to dry.
  4. When they were completely dry, I diffused the spots a tad by gently dabbing a skunk brush that I’d used earlier to blend my base… It just took the edge off so they wouldn’t look as obviously fake.

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