A little while ago I tricked some of my Instagram followers into thinking I had a face full of freckles…when in reality, they were fake! Since then, I’ve had a couple of questions asking me about the product I mentioned, so I thought I would write a little review.
The Freck Beauty Freck OG is a teeny tiny little eyeliner pen with a “patented formula that creates the longest-lasting and most natural-looking faux freckles you can get.”
It comes in two different tones: light-medium and medium-dark. I purchased the miniature size (like I do with any product that offers it, because I have commitment issues and refuse to pay full price for anything I have yet to try…*take a breath*). The mini is only available in the light-medium colour.
It took me a while to figure out how to use it. I’ll be honest…at first, I HATED it and probably would have returned it had Ontario not gone into another lockdown. It’s not cheap at $29 CAD for the mini or $37 CAD for the full-size. Seriously…at 0.045 oz or 1.35 mL (smaller than a perfume sample) it’s kind of a joke. But I am glad I was essentially forced into playing with it more. I’ve always tried to mimic the look of freckles using an eyeliner or eyebrow pencil, but it never looked quite right on my skin. Nor would it last. And despite being itty bitty, a small amount does go a long way.
HOW TO USE IT
Dot the product directly onto skin (preferably after foundation, concealer, blush, etc…but before powder) in small clusters of 3 or 4. Let it sit for a brief moment before using a finger to essentially copy and paste the “freckles”.
Here’s where I struggled…the longer you let the product sit on your skin, the more intense the colour will be, developing almost like henna. It even has quite a bit of a red undertone, which is not the most flattering for everyone. It takes a few trials to find that sweet spot where the colour looks the most natural.
Once happy with the number and appearance of faux freckles, set with a powder to mattify and tone down the colour. This is probably my best tip for making them look real, while also increasing their longevity.
Now I must admit, it struggles to win a battle against a face mask, but what makeup doesn’t these days? A setting powder and spray are your best bets. Otherwise, you can totally expect it to rub off or fade throughout the day.
What do you think about the whole faux freckle trend at the moment? Is it something you can picture yourself incorporating into your beauty routine? I’m certainly a fan, especially for the summer months, and I envy those who have a face full of beautiful freckles naturally!