Fake Freckles: How To Do TikTok’s Favorite Summer Filter Like A Pro | Purchases


Ah, the facial freckles – the scattering of sunny spots that signify summer for so many of us. But what if you’re not blessed with an au natural ensemble?

Luckily for all, social media has seen the fake freckle trend pick up speed, with 134,000 #fauxfreckles posts on Instagram, a flurry of new product launches and TikTok hacks to make the fake freckle come true. easier than ever.

Heat is here to help, with the best anti-freckle products to buy, tried and tested by our lifestyle writer Ruby Barry and the general public. If you prefer to use what you have at home to create the look, no problem; we’ve got hacks for days, and a quick tip from pro makeup artist and Instagram sensation, Nikki Wolfe of @nikki_makeup fame (with 1.8 million casual subscribers following her every word – us included). Ruby made sure to test all the hacks recommended by the internet to see if they really worked.

First, what are fake freckle products and do they work?

Barry M Freckle Tint

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Introducing Barry M Freckle Tint which comes in two shades – medium light and Medium/Dark – and offers a blurry freckles effect. Simply apply the tint to the area you want to target (remember the bridge of your nose and down the inner part of your cheeks is a winning placement) and dab in with your fingertips. Reviews say “Love love love it it lasts all day and doesn’t fade at all another good thing is it won’t smudge once you take it off with makeup remover I would recommend this to anyone who wants believable pretty freckles that will last all day and make you look sun kissed.” Some reviewers complain about erasing freckles, but Barry M’s makeup artists suggest setting the look with a translucent powder to improve longevity.

Freck Cosmetics for fake freckles, neutrals

Freck Fake freckle

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Another shade worth trying – Freck Faux Freckle. Back in stock after being sold out on Beauty Bay (we told you fake freckles were big business), this savvy formula has racked up its fair share of five-star reviews. One of them says: “Best product”. Natural results. I will definitely continue to buy this. The bottle is tiny but you don’t need much so it will last a while. Freck receives the ultimate beauty award: “I’ve used a lot of faux freckle makeup, but this is BY FAR the best.”

Lottie London Freckle Tint


Lottie London

Tried and tested by Ruby Barry: “I was excited to try the Lottie Freckle Tint, both the light tint and the dark tint. As with the other products, it comes with a fine tip for dotting the product. At first, I couldn’t to get the product to work just using the fine tip as I would do dots and the product would disperse too much as I mixed. on my finger and then using it as a pad to press the product into my cheeks. This worked much better and I got a really cute result. I preferred the dark shade over the light shade because it was drying a little better. “

Ruby tests the Lottie London Freckle Tint

Ruby tests the Lottie London Freckle Tint

Fake Freckles TikTok Hacks

Now that we’ve gone through products specifically designed for creating freckles, let’s talk about how you can use things you already have around the house to try out the freckle look. Plus, we have special tips from the one and only @nikki_makeup herself to help you on your freck-tastic journey.

Freckled eyeliner/eyebrow pencil

First in the art of make-believe, the age-old makeup artist trick of using a brown eyebrow pencil or eyeliner in the same tone as your eyebrows to create freckles.

‘Anything you use on your brows is usually a good tone to create your own fake freckles. So take your eyebrow pencil or gel and eye brush and gently apply to the nose and upper cheeks.

Then press the dots with your finger and keep pressing where the sun hits. In addition to blending, this technique picks up a bit of product and redistributes it, resulting in a freckled imprint that ends up looking much softer,” advises Nikki.

Tried and tested by Ruby Barry: “I tested this hack and it gave me good results. It was simple to do and took about 30 seconds. Although not looking as natural as the other options (because the tip of my eyebrow pen is a little big), it still gave me a nice coverage”.

Charlotte Tilbury classic brown eyeliner

Charlotte Tilbury classic brown eyeliner

Charlotte Tilbury

Tried and tested by Ruby Barry: “Halfway through, I switched from my brow pencil to Charlotte Tilbury Eyeliner in Classic Brown and got much better results because it has a nice little tip.”

Writer Ruby Barry tests eyeliner pencil as fake freckles

Ruby tests the eyebrow pencil/eyeliner hack ©Ruby Barry

Tip for eyebrow stains

TikTokers have plenty of beauty tips, including one that offers a clever way to make your fake freckles last a little longer. The key? Maybelline Eyebrow Tattoo. You can use the semi-permanent gel to sprinkle on a handful of fake freckles for a two-week St-Tropez vibe.

Available in seven shades, the formula is designed as a brow tint that can last up to a few days at a time, depending on how long you leave it on. The website guidelines state, “For day wear, leave for 20 minutes. If you’re looking for super long-lasting results (up to 3 days), leave Tattoo Brow 3-Day Peel-Off Tint on for 2 hours.

Imitation freckles self-tanner

If you’re looking to experiment, double-dip the fake glow with a self-tanner.

The key to making this look natural is using the right brush – a stippling brush is best. It is also crucial to use a fake tan formula with a tinted guide color.

Just spray on a tan pump – we love the Flawless Fake Bake – on a plate then dip the top of the brush in the solution. Then, lightly press the brush on the bridge of the nose and cheeks to achieve the desired freckle effect and leave it on for a good 2/3 hours.

Finally, gently cleanse and a natural-looking freckle effect remains.

So if you’re looking for a fake freckle formula that really won’t budge, this hack might just be worth it and last up to three days.

Crazy Angel Express Self Tanning Liquid 200ml

Express Liquid Tanning

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Tried and tested by Ruby Barry: “To test this hack I used the Crazy Angel Express Tan and since I didn’t have a stippling brush on me I used a fan brush which worked perfectly. I sprayed the bronzer onto a tray, dipped the brush evenly in the liquid, then lightly dabbed it on the freckled spots on my face, washing it off two hours later Day 1 was very mild, but day 2 had transformed into this wonderfully natural look, and defo was my favorite hack for It looked so natural and added a sun-kissed glow to my face I will do it again for sure.

Writer Ruby Barry tests a fake-freckle self-tanner hack

Ruby tests self-tanning hack for freckles ©Ruby Barry

Root Killer Spray Tip

Ok, we know we said the last hack was experimental – but…using root spray? !

L’Oréal Paris Magic Retouch Temporary Instant Anti-Root Spray 75ml

L'Oréal Paris Magic Retouch Temporary Instant Anti-Root Spray 75ml

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Hear us out: Another TikTok trend that’s been doing the rounds was using the L’Oreal Magic Retouch Root Concealer as a freckle spray. The trick is to, from a great distance, spray the root concealer in very short bursts very far away, then dab it onto your skin. Sounds a bit cheesy, but… wow that looks good.

And there you have it, our guide to fake freckles is complete: let the freckle mania begin…

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