How to Get Freckles to Stand Out

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How to Get Freckles to Stand Out
Lindsay Lohan is recognised for her standout freckles. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

Love them or hate them, freckles are a part of what makes you unique. These small dots are patches of pigmented skin cells that may appear more prominently in summer than in winter months. Whether you are covered in freckles or just have a few, you can make them stand out by using make-up in warm tones. Use shimmery colours for a chic nighttime look, or matt shades for the office.

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Things you need

  • Light foundation
  • Foundation brush
  • Make-up sponge
  • Warm-toned blush
  • Blush brush
  • Light-coloured eyeshadow
  • Eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Light-coloured lipgloss

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    Apply a light foundation or tinted moisturiser to your skin using a sponge or foundation brush to distribute the product evenly. Using a brush or sponge will help you to control how much product goes on to your skin, allowing you to use a thin layer. This will even out your tone without covering your freckles.

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    Sweep a warm-toned blush across your cheek. Complement your brownish or tan-coloured freckles with a colour such as peach-orange or even brownish-pink. Apply a thin layer using one or two strokes to allow your freckles to peek through the colour easily.

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    Accentuate your eyes. Apply a light-coloured shadow to your lids, avoiding deep or dark shades. Gold or light brown are appropriate, as they do not detract from freckles elsewhere on your face. Draw a thin line using dark-brown eyeliner at the base of your lashes, then apply a coat of mascara.

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    Add a light-coloured gloss to your lips. Warm colours, like browns and deep pinks, accentuate your skin without drawing attention to your mouth.

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