Warmer weather is upon us, which means it’s time to drop the layers and that goes for makeup too – especially for us freckled ladies. With sunny days ahead it’s time to switch to lighter formulas that will allow for that coveted no-makeup, makeup look and show off your natural beauty. You know, the one where you appear beautifully radiant with only a few beauty components to keep you looking effortlessly cute. If you’re a lucky lady who’s blessed with freckles, this is the perfect season to embrace your lunarcitos and show them off. From one freckled Latina to another, below are six makeup tips to help you embrace your pequitas.
Since this look is all about the skin, you’ll want to begin with a brightening or illuminating primer so that the rest of your makeup goes on flawlessly. Be sure to get one that best fits your skin type as this is the first step to getting your makeup on point.
Try Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter, $19, Sephora.com
To embrace your pecas, it’s best to opt for a light or sheer BB Cream. This way you’ll allow them to shine rather than be covered up with a foundation. I suggest finding one with SPF since you’ll want to keep your face protected from the sun at all times.
Try Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, $36, Sephora.com
Most of us have areas we’d like to either brighten or cover up. For this, use a radiant concealer to either add a little extra coverage or further illuminate. This also allows for your freckles to really stand out and become the center of attention.
Try NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $30, Narscosmetics.com
Now, for that coveted glow you often get from spending too much time in the sun, look to a blush/bronzer rather than the actual sun. For daytime, we suggest a creamy matte blush or bronzer which will appear more natural. However, come nighttime amp the gleam with a blush or bronzer that contains a subtle shimmer.
Try Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer, $30, Fentybeauty.com
Keep it glowin’
And now to top it all off, you’ll want to add a swipe of luminosity with a cream or powder highlighter. It all depends on your skin type or preference. Being I have dry skin, I love a cream highlight for a gorgeous gleam. To make it all about your freckles, I suggest to look for ones that create a dewy, glow from within finish rather than metallic feel.
Try Fenty Beauty Match Stick, $25, Fentybeauty.com
Pop of Color
A dose of color is always a fun addition to a no-makeup makeup look. I love to finish off with a bright lipstick or eyeliner whenever I want to take my beauty look one step further. This way, your makeup won’t distract from your freckles, which ultimately are the highlight of your pretty face.
And last, but not least, use a makeup setting spray to lock and keep it from melting!
Try Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Finish, $22, Urbandecay.com