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Check Out The Crazy Ways People Have Tried to Get Faux Freckles

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Faux Freckles

Red hair…trending!


Bleach blonde brows… trending!

After years of being bullied, redhead features are the hottest trend. Of course, not all redheads have freckles, but many do. The freckle trend is continuing to blow up, especially with summer around the corner. There are several reasons why people may choose to create faux freckles:

1. Aesthetic appeal: Many people find freckles charming and associate them with a youthful, natural look. Faux freckles allow individuals to temporarily mimic the appearance of freckles, adding a touch of whimsy and character to their makeup look.

2. Trendiness: Faux freckles have gained popularity through social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, where influencers and beauty enthusiasts showcase their creativity with makeup techniques. As a result, many people may try faux freckles to stay on-trend and experiment with their makeup routine.

3. Personal expression: Makeup is a form of self-expression, and faux freckles offer individuals a fun and creative way to express their personality and style. Some people may use faux freckles as a form of artistic expression or to enhance their natural features.

4. Enhanced natural look: Faux freckles can create a more natural-looking makeup finish, particularly for individuals who want to achieve a sun-kissed, outdoorsy vibe. By strategically placing freckle-like dots on the cheeks and nose, individuals can achieve a fresh, youthful appearance.

5. Covering imperfections: For some individuals, faux freckles can serve as a way to camouflage blemishes, acne scars, or uneven skin tone. By strategically applying freckle-like dots, they can draw attention away from imperfections and create a more even complexion.

Here are some of the craziest (and smartest) ways people have tried to get faux freckles. 

Broccoli Faux Freckles

Using broccoli for faux freckles might be the wildest one of all, and we’ve seen plenty of people try this and have it flop, but for some, it’s working.


hack for the perfect faux freckles with fake tan 🥦🤍 no broccoli was wasted 🫶 #broccolifreckles #fauxfreckles #faketanfreckles @St Moriz

♬ original sound – EXCLUSIVE EDITION


Respondendo a @Rute Ester testando truque de fazer sardas com brocolis e pra piorar, o meu ta estragado akakak #hacks #beautyhacks #fakefreckles #makeuphacks

♬ original sound – harley

Root Spray

Another crazy trick people have been trying is using root spray. This one has created plenty of failures, but if done right, it seems like it might actually work!


Replying to @c0rpes.of.trinity freckle hack #frecklesgirl #magicrootcoverup #rootcoverup #frecklespray #frecklestutorial #frecklesmakeup #fakefreckles #fakefrecklestutorial

♬ original sound – Mireya Rios


Trying out the faux freckle hack 🧍🏼‍♀️#makeup#fauxfreckle#hack#sprayonfreckles#fail#fyp#viral

♬ original sound – Chloe Dillon

Electric Toothbrush

Liquid bronzer seems like a great product for creating faux freckles, but getting the freckle effect with an electric toothbrush is wild.


Would you try this freckle hack?!✨ #freckles #fauxfreckles #fauxfrecklestutorial #freckleshack

♬ original sound – Ash 💓

Beard Dye

We love beard dye, for eyebrows! But for faux freckles? This is a big fail!


I will master this! #fauxfreckles #bearddyefreckles #fauxfreckleshack #makeuproutine #skincareroutine #grwmchitchat #grwmvlog #dayinmylife #makeuphack

♬ original sound – Alysa

Bonus Faux Freckle Techniques

Looking for some faux freckle techniques that seem to work pretty well? Check out these: 


Trust me just get it #frecklestutorial #frecklestamper #freckles #freckleshack #makeuphacks #makeuphack #frecklemakeup #makeup #beautytok

♬ original sound – Ksenia


freckle hack

♬ original sound – ava 🙂


Another henna freckle transition as you love them so much #henna #hennafreckles #fakefreckles #fauxfreckles

♬ Kali area codes – Kali

And of course, for those who really want to commit…freckle tattoos are a thing:


Replying to @stephaniexdianne she’s so stunning…I can’t even…#cosmetictattoo #freckletattoo #frecklesgirl #frecklestutorial #frecklehack #freckles #fauxfreckles #frecklefilter #facetatt #facetattoo #pmutraining #pmuartist

♬ Love Lost – Mac Miller & The Temper Trap

Freckle Pens

Even redheads born without freckles are jumping on the faux freckle bandwagon, but these redheads know the best way to achieve the faux freckle look is a freckle pen. It’s made for creating faux freckles and won’t damage or irritate your skin. If you’re a redhead ‘by choice’, a freckled redhead, or just someone who wants to embrace the freckle life, here’s your best bet. 


It also stains so long lasting !!! I love that it doesn’t turn gray either @saltyfaceofficial #fakefreckles #makeupforredheads #fyp

♬ original sound – kylei halbakken


What do we think?!? : #freckles #fauxfreckles #ginger #redhead #makeupreview #tiktokmademebuyit

♬ Chopin Nocturne No. 2 Piano Mono – moshimo sound design


What do we think?!? : #freckles #fauxfreckles #ginger #redhead #makeupreview #tiktokmademebuyit

♬ Chopin Nocturne No. 2 Piano Mono – moshimo sound design

Rock it like a Redhead! 


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