I'm obsessed with freckles. Clearly I'm not the only one, as models with prominent freckles are starting to pop up in campaigns everywhere, and faux freckles — by means of makeup or more permanent measures — have been all the rage for the past year or so.
When it's sunny outside, my fair skin becomes pretty freckly on its own. But once the sun begins to descend way too early and overcast skies make themselves at home during fall and winter, my beloved spots disappear, and I simply feel weird without them.
Natural-looking freckles are hard to emulate with eyeliner pencils and the like, however. That's where my new favorite product comes in.
Hi, have you heard of Freck yet?
It's essentially makeup whose only purpose is to create the effect of having real freckles. That's it. That's the product.
Before you knock it, just know that makeup artists use it on models and celebrities (whose freckles you likely thought were entirely natural) all the time. Here's Lady Gaga wearing it on her recent "bare-faced" New York Times Magazine cover.
Makeup artist Sarah Nicole Tanno used the indie product to achieve this "toned-down" version of Gaga, as she confirmed on Instagram.
I'd been using a kohl eyebrow pencil to trace over my natural freckles, but they stood out just a tad too much. I discovered Freck on Instagram and instantly knew I needed to know if it actually looks as good as this.
Or THIS. Promotional photos of makeup done by professionals are one thing, but real-life results are another.
Freck's applicator isn't a dotting tool like you'd expect, but a thin brush of sorts. It's the product's key to creating realistic faux spots that don't all have the same size and shape.
It's official: Freck, I stan you.
Learn more about it and get your own right here.