How To DIY The Foil Freckle Trend With This $7 Liquid Liner From NYX Professional Makeup
Looking for fun ways to accessorize with your beauty routine this festival season? Give foil freckles a try! We share how to DIY one of the season’s coolest beauty trends with a $7 (MSRP) liquid liner from NYX Professional Makeup, ahead.
Summer is the ultimate season for skin care-inspired beauty trends—and this year is no exception. Say hello to your newest—and coolest—beauty obsession: foil freckles. From the likes of temporary metallic tattoos, foil freckles are faux beauty marks that add some freckled flare to your summer beauty look. Want to know how to recreate this trending look? Keep reading for a DIY tutorial using a liquid liner from NYX Professional Makeup that costs less than ten dollars!
As beauty editors, we love a beauty trend that doubles as an accessory, and this year’s foil freckle trend has us looking for every excuse to spackle our faces with metallic gold and silver. Whether you’re headed to a music festival, summer solstice celebration, or Fourth of July pool party—they do sort of resemble fireworks!—foil freckles can give your look a whimsical edge. The best part? To make your freckled dreams a reality, all you need is an uber-affordable metallic eye pencil that can be found at your local drugstore. Here’s how to get started:
First thing’s first: the liner. To recreate the foil freckle trend, you’ll want to use a metallic liquid liner in either silver or gold—depending on the look you’re going for. One of our favorite liners to get the job done is NYX Professional Makeup’s #LOTD Lip Of The Day Liquid Lip Liner in Python (shimmering gold) or Magnetic (shimmering silver). Not only does this drugstore eye pencil cost less than $10, it’s also highly pigmented (ideal for the foil freckle trend) with an easy-to-apply liquid formula that—most importantly—offers long lasting and smudge-proof results. When recreating the foil freckle trend with a liner, it is important that you choose one that won’t smudge, since the freckles sit so close together.
Editor’s Note: Not into metallic? You can still have fun with faux freckles! Choose a liquid liner in a lighter brown and create natural-looking faux freckles using the technique, below.
Once you’ve got your liner, it’s time to freckle. To start, make sure your canvas is clean and ready for freckle application. We like to rock this trend on top of our everyday beauty look, but you can always add some sparkle to your bare face, too. Before making your first mark, decide where you want to apply the freckles. Do you want to spackle them on just your cheekbones? What about across your nose and cheeks? Once you’ve made your decision, start with small specks that are close—but not too close—to each other. After you’ve made a few marks, switch it up by marking in different directions to create unique shapes (similar to real freckles!) and patterns. After you’ve covered your bases on one side, continue onto the other side for a complete foil freckle look. Follow up with a long-lasting setting spray and voilá!