15 Lightweight Makeup Looks to Let Your Freckles Shine ...


I'm not lucky enough to have freckles, but I've always wished I had them.

Seriously, when I was a kid, I actively wished for freckles all the time. They were all I wanted. I still think they're adorable.

One of my favorite things to do is to count the freckles on Heather's cheeks. I know, awww! She generally covers up her freckles, though, and so do a lot of other freckled women I know. Stop! Embrace your freckles!

You don't have to stop wearing makeup, either, you just have to experiment with a makeup look that will show off your freckles.


1. Heavy Brows and Light Foundation




Light foundation is a must if you want to let your freckles shine. Going with dramatic brows just creates a fab frame for your face – and your freckles.

2. Go for Dewy Skin




This is absolutely magical. A little highlighter should do it, with just the right shade of blush or bronzer.

3. Play around with Plum Hues




Why? 'cause they look pretty, that's why.

4. Swipe on a Coral Lippie




The orange tones in coral will beautifully complement your freckles. If you don't want something quite so bright, you can look for a more subdued shade.

5. Perfect Your Own Personal Natural Look




Brush on a little blush. Apply a little gloss. Add some mascara and light eyeliner. Perfection!

6. Wear Just a Bit of Mascara




Sometimes that's really all you need. Remember, if you play up your eyes, you'll play up your cheeks, and by extension your freckles.

7. Or Go with a Heavy Wing




Same as above. Also, look how gorgeous!

8. Try a Splash of Lip Color




The right shade of lipstick, even if it's light and glossy and barely there, will also play up your eyes – and your cheekbones – and your freckles.

9. How about Some Mauve Eye Makeup?




Don't knock it 'til you try it. Actually, I'm in love with this whole photo.

10. Let Your Eyes Spark




A bold brow, a little eyeliner, and a coat of mascara. Keep the powder light, if you wear it at all.

11. Soft, Subtle, and Simple




There are so many quick, lovely looks that let your freckles show. You can always opt for dewy, glowing skin and subtle eye makeup.

12. Start with Just a Splash of Color




You can let your lips speak for you. Make your lippie the only color you wear.

13. All That Glitters is Gold




Including your freckles. Isn't this pretty?

14. Dark Liner and Bright Lips




Always a killer combination!

15. And We're Back to Light Foundation




Because the last thing you want to do is bury those beautiful freckles under a bunch of cover up, foundation, and powder.

What do you think? Willing to try any of these?