If you’ve had a love-hate relationship with your freckles over the years, you’ll be glad to know that sweetly spotted skin has never been more in vogue, with uber babes including Bar Refaeli and Emma Stone flying their freckle-faced flags with pride. There’s been a wash of faux-frecks on the runways, culminating in the slightly mystifying, totally NSFW rainbow freckle trend doing the rounds on Instagram. Each to their own I suppose…
Anyway, my dotty lovelies, the message is clear – your freckles are gorgeous, so don’t you dare go covering them up! We chatted with celebrity makeup artist Antoinette Bekos from AB Pro Lab, who couldn’t agree more. Here’s how she recommends making the most of what your mama (and a dose of Aussie sunshine) gave you.
# 1 – Avoid anything that’s too matte
“Don't choose foundation that's too powdery as it makes the freckles appear light and heavy,”says Antoinette.
#2 – Colour match
“Always choose foundation that matches your skin colour, and not too dark to match your freckles.”
#3 – Light and luminous is the way to go
“Tinted moisturiser or foundation with a luminous finish looks great for girls with freckles. BECCA has some really nice foundations that aren't too heavy.”
#4 – Think creams and tints for cheeks
“Cream blushes with a rosy colour look great against freckled skin. BECCA again has a really gorgeous cheek tint and so does MAC.”
#5 – Rethink your bronzer
“Bronzer is not your friend as there is enough colour in face already, and they are usually orange or too brown which makes the skin look muddy.”
#6 – Beware of rays!
“Protect your skin with a high SPF every day to avoid further pigmentation and sun damage.”
#7 – Make bold lips your signature
“Lips are great to make your feature as the rest of the skin should be natural. Girls with freckles I find can pull off really bold lipsticks like reds, burgundy, plum, orange, and pink, but I'd steer away from browns.”
bellabox’s Top Buys for Freckle-Faced bellas
freezeframe BB Blur – this moisturiser, BB cream and skin perfector perfectly matches to your skin tone on application, adding radiance and blurring any imperfections. It gives a nice glow and medium coverage without blurring out your cutie patootie freckles.
LAQA & Co Cheeky Lip Trio in Cray Cray, Mixtape and Humbe Brag – a perky pop of creamy colour for lips and cheeks.