with good makeup, even leopard can change its spots
Confession time: this girl right here is obsessed with freckles. While I have been blessed with a few beauty marks and pale freckles here and there, for some reason I really like accentuating them with makeup. To me freckles are associated with youthfulness, sun-kissed skin, summer trips to Saint Tropez and my icon Brigitte Bardot. In today’s post we will be chatting about the best (allegedly) freckle makeup product called Freck The Original Freckle.
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About the Product
Freck Beauty Freck The Original Freckle (28 USD; Made in USA) – is described as a natural-looking, long-wearing faux freckle formula that is easy to use. Available in two sizes (Mini, XL) and two shades (light-medium and medium-deep).
Packaging: as you can see, I have a larger size of Freck here called XL. It is a super dainty little tube that matches the size of my index finger (and I literally have baby hands). The packaging is quite simple, yet straight to the point: you get a very fine, brush type applicator (similar to a liquid eyeliner) and 3.15 ml/ 0.11 fl oz of product.
Formula, Texture: now, this is what sets Freck apart from every other faux freckle makeup I have tried in the past - its unique formula. Although it appears pretty liquidy at first (a mix of Rose Water, Glycerin and pigments), it actually sinks in quite well giving you the most realistic freckles of life. Unlike other brands, Freck Beauty managed to create an oil-free texture that becomes one with the skin, as opposed to just sitting on top of it. Little goes a long way, so one tube will last you for a while.
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Application: this bad boy can be applied on top of your foundation or bare skin. You simply dot your freckles wherever you want them to be, let the formula sit on the skin in order for it to develop and then tap on top with a fingertip to [this is what Freck Beauty call it] “copy and paste” your faux freckles. The fine tip of the brush literally does the job for you – you are able to create both very fine and bigger dots in seconds.
The longer you let Freck sit on the skin before tapping it out, the darker the freckles will get. I often give mine about 5-10 seconds to set, this way I get more of that watercolor freckle effect. Then I add more dots, but give them 10-20 seconds to dry, this way they turn out deeper in tone. This kind of variety in shapes and undertones, as well as a random freckle placement, gives you the most believable results in my opinion.
Wearing Freck on the photo above; shot in natural daylight
Wear: now, when Freck is applied on top of “slippery” skincare or makeup products, it does not last as well on the skin as opposed to when your complexion is a touch more satin/matte. Things like face masks can also wipe some of your faux freckles away. The best solution, that I personally found, is to lock Freck into place with a sheer powder. I would recommend Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder for this technique, as it is finely milled and pretty much undetectable (yet it does the job – freckles will remain looking mega realistic). This will be particularly helpful for those of you with oily or combination skin types.
Finish: the most natural-looking, “are they real, are they not?” freckles
While it is not an absolute necessity, if you have always wanted to give yourself some cute-looking freckles, you won’t find a better alternative. Trust me, I have tried them all – Freck Beauty literally nailed the formula. Although it is a bit pricey for what it is, I do think that products like this are the reason why makeup can be so much fun. Similarly to glitter liners, glistening rhinestones or even false eyelashes – yes, you do not need them. But do you want them? If you ask me, I am all about getting creative with my looks, especially when I have enough free time and this is when I will be definitely reaching out for Freck. Absolute gem that deserves A++
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