Hiding Your Freckles

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated September 12, 2014)

Freckles are usually pretty cute if you're a little kid. When you're five, you spend all your summer days out in the sun, getting tan and getting freckled. As you grow up, you tend to lose some of that more rambunctious nature, and while you may like to get tan out in the sun, getting more freckles isn't usually what you want. Whether you have a smattering of freckles across your nose or freckles smattered across your whole face, if you don't like them, there are ways to deal with your freckles.

You first need to take inventory of your freckle situation. Do you have only a few freckles? Do you have lots of freckles? The current status of your freckle situation is important in determining how you go about hiding your unwanted freckles. Once your freckle situation is analyzed, you need to be realistic about your expectations. If you have lots of freckles, realize that you won't be able to completely hide them—you can't completely change your skin. If you have only a few freckles, completely hiding them is much more possible.

With only a few freckles, makeup application can do a lot to hide your freckles. You simply need a good liquid foundation and some good powder. Apply the liquid foundation to your face, and make it a little heavier where your freckles are. Once that's completed, you can apply the powder to further even out the makeup. You may be able to see your freckles, but chances are, others won't unless they're looking for them. And besides, if you only have a few freckles, most people won't even have taken real notice anyway.

If you have a particularly freckled face, you'll need to take a different route. What you want to shoot for is toning down the look of your freckles. You won't be able to completely hide them, so don't try. If you try using makeup to completely cover up your freckles, then you'll just end up with loads of cake-y makeup on your face, and while people will notice the makeup more than the freckles, you'd rather they noticed the freckles—they're cuter than overdone makeup.

Use foundation and powder to soften the look of your freckles. If lots of freckles are a part of your skin complexion, the best way to deal with it is to embrace it! The reality of life is that not every woman has or even should have porcelain skin. Freckles aren't ugly, but rather they can add spunk and cute uniqueness to your look. It's okay to want to mitigate the visual effect of your freckles, but don't be ashamed about them.

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