The Simple Summer Makeup Trick That Makes You Look Younger
Freckles. They can be a controversial topic - a bit of a Marmite beauty look, if you will. But last week, after I spied Kylie Jenner sporting a load of her natural freckles post-holidaying in Turks and Caicos for her 19th birthday, it made me wish I had some more.
I only have a few over my nose, and they've been there for a long time. However, when the sun comes out, or when I'm in hot country, I tend to get a few more (note: sun damage can happen as you get older, which is why I wear SPF 30 every day). While soaking up vitamin D undoubtedly gives me a new lease of life, there's something about the smattering of freckles that also gives me a youthful glow.
We spoke to Bare Minerals' international makeup artist Sarah-Jane Froom about why freckles are so anti-ageing and how to fake them without looking like you've drawn them on.
Keep scrolling for our how-to guide on how to create your fake freckles.
"Drawing on freckles is a great anti-ageing trick when applied to a lightweight dewy complexion; it makes you look really youthful. I would recommend applying Bareskin Sheer Sun Bronzer (£25) bronzing serum across the highs of the cheek and down the centre of the nose where the sun would naturally kiss the skin, this will give you the perfect canvas to draw on your freckles."
"You can either use a fine pointed eyeliner brush with a soft matte light brown eye shadow to dot a few freckles on and across the nose with a few either side on the cheeks, or use a very sharp light brown eyeliner or brow pencil. To finish the look, use a cheek balm with a slight sheen to further create that innocent, fresh-faced youthful glow."
Taking Froom's advice, I used a light brown colour to give myself a few little dots over my cheekbones and nose. I repurposed my eyebrow pencil for the job—Eyeko's Brow Liner Shape & Define (£15). I gently dotted little spots all over my face and then did a couple of bigger ones to give the impression of random freckles, as if I'd been out in the sun. I also used some Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom in Poppy (24) to give myself a rosy glow.
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