SUMMER SKIN WITH FRECKLES

Freckles and summer seem to go hand in hand to me. When I was young, I would get freckles across the bridge of my nose and on the tops of my shoulders in the summer sun. I haven’t had freckles in a very long time, but I have always envied those who have them, there is something so beautiful and unique about freckles. Because of how much I adore them, I set out to create the look of false freckles on my own face, knowing it could potentially be a disaster. But thankfully (in my opinion) it wasn’t! I actually am so in love with the effect!
 When I decided to try to create a freckled look, I realized I didn’t even know where to begin. I tried a variety of products from my collection on the back of my hand to see what effect they could give. I tested a few pencils, liners and shadows, but in the end the tool of choice was the Joe Fresh Universal Brow Tint – a light brown brow pen with an ultra-precise tip and sheer coverage. The flexible pen nib made the freckles differentiate in size and opacity (which is exactly what this product does for brows too) and so gave them the perfect natural look! 
For the rest of the face, I knew I wanted to keep it fairly light and fresh, as freckles often have an innocent beauty to them. This look was created with minimal products with maximum impact in order for the freckles to feel genuine. The Kat Von D Lock-It Powder Foundation created an even base but still allowed some of my imperfections to show through which I tend to prefer with this look. A very light dusting of Milani Baked Powder Blush in Luminoso brought a natural flush and highlight back to my skin. A little bit of shimmer on the lids and inner corners with Uninhibited from the Lorac Unzipped Gold Palette was all I needed along with nude liner on the waterline and a single coat of black mascara for the eyes. 

I went a little unexpected but ultimate summer vibes on the lips with the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Life’s a Beach a bright coral which ties in perfectly with the cheeks and I think is a fun twist on this otherwise natural look. It would look equally as good with a nude however.

What are your thoughts on this makeup look?
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