If ever there was a cute make-up trend, it would have to be freckles. They are Just. So. Cute.
I mean, come on! A little dusting of freckles can be the perfect finishing touch to a natural look. For some reason, freckles usually make us think of cute children, which means they can really help give you a youthful appearance. And who doesn’t want to look younger?
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 like spending time outside has brought out just a few tiny dots. It’s also a great way to create a no-makeup make-up 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 add freckles with actual make-up, but, like almost all make-up, they can smudge, fade and wash off. It’s also super hard to get them back off without ruining the rest of your make-up. And trust me, you’ll mess up the first time you try.
You can 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.
However, you can now add a light smattering of freckles to any photo you choose! All you need is a selfie, Facetune 2 selfie editor app, and this step-by-step guide.
Step 1 – Open your Facetune2 app and select the photo you want to edit
Step 2 – Scroll along the menu bar and select the Paint function.
Step 3 – Use the colour wheel to select the colour of your freckles – you could pick a funky colour like blue or purple. However, for a natural look, choose a colour 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 colour 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 want to add.
Step 5 – Then, fully zoomed out, use the slider bar to make the colour 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, and you’ll have a beautiful, naturally freckled photo. Freckles can be super cute, and adding just a few can really make your look a little bit 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!