Rock Those Frecks!

makeup and freckles

Don’t hide your freckles!

It was a long winter. A long, cold winter. Just as we had about given up hope for any kind of warmth, the sun appeared. And it was beautiful!

We would have done a back-flip (if we knew how). It’s now mid-May, and you might be noticing that the pasty hue that hovered over your skin for the last six months has finally started to darken. You might have even moved up a foundation shade (or maybe you’re due for a foundation check-up).

And then you notice it. A freckle! Those little annual sun-kissed dots that grace your nose every year. For some, they’re annoying. For me, it’s a sign: summer is near. While some may hide these little guys, we say, “rock those frecks!”

Freckles can be a beauty mark — or a flaw. It’s all how you look at it.

You can layer on makeup to hide them, or you can complement them! Gravitate towards bases with sheer to light coverage. I love to use our Camellia brand Luminous foundation. A lightweight, dewy finish that leaves your skin glowing! If you’re oily, you should use a mineral powder. Youngblood’s Mineral Powder foundation is a go-to for a lightweight powder foundation. And YB’s translucent powder is an all-time brand favorite!

When it comes to blush, peach and coral shades work best because they will complement your freckles perfectly. For a vibrant pop of coral, use our Camellia baked blush in Honeybell or Whisper Apricot for a less pigmented coral. For peach, try Teaberry, the perfect everyday peach…a Camellia favorite.

To top it off, use our Satin Glow baked finishing powder as a highlight above your cheekbones. The peach tone will complement your freckles perfectly and give you that effortless, sun-kissed look.

Now it’s time to stop in and see what works best with you. We’re open Mon-Sat 10-7, and Sundays 12-5. See you soon!

— Andrea

Makeup Lessons: How to Contour Cheekbones

In this makeup lesson video, Rebecca, owner of Camellia Cosmetics, shows you how to highlight your cheeks and give your cheekbones contour. This look is ideal for special occasions and for anyone who has natural redness in their face.

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