If ever there was a cute makeup trend, it would have to be freckles. They are just. So. Cute.
I mean, come on! A little dusting of freckles can be a sweet finishing touch to a look. For some reason, freckles usually make us think of cute children, which means they can help give you a youthful appearance.
Personally, I love adding freckles to photos during the summer months. Spending time in the sun tends to bring out my freckles. So adding them to a selfie gives a subtle sun-kissed look, as though spending time outside has brought out just a few tiny dots. It's also a great way to create a no-makeup makeup look. If you've got freckles popping through, it can make your foundation look more natural and subtle as we see the skin texture underneath.
Now, you can always add freckles with actual makeup, but they can smudge, fade, or wash off. It's also hard to get them off without ruining the rest of your makeup. And trust me, you'll mess up the first time you try.
You could also get henna freckles, which stain your skin and last for up to a week. But it's rare to find this service in salons, and unless you are very talented and can do it yourself, this isn't always an option.
Freckles before Facetune
Freckles after Facetune
However, you can now add a light smattering of freckles to any photo you choose! All you need is a selfie, Facetune, and this step-by-step guide.
Step 1 - Open Facetune2 and select the photo you want to edit.
Step 2 – Scroll along the menu bar and select the Paint function.
Step 3 – Use the color wheel to select the color of your freckles — you could pick a funky shade like blue or purple. However, for a natural look, choose a color that is a shade or two darker than your natural skin tone.
Step 4 – Zoom in as close as you can and gently tap small circles of color into your cheeks, the bridge of your nose, and across your forehead. It's better to make them darker and more intense so you can see them properly. Zoom out regularly to check how many freckles you've added.
Step 5 – Then, fully zoomed out, use the slider bar to make the color lighter until it looks natural.
Step 6 – You can use the Eraser tool to remove freckles if you think you've gone too far. Remember, you want to look natural and sun-kissed.
Remember to save your edits! Freckles can be super cute, and adding just a few can really make your look more summery without having to spend loads of time in the sun. Couple that with adding lipstick to your photos and those freckles are going to pop!