How To Pull Off The Pretty Rainbow Freckle Trend

by Alexa Tucker

Freckles are having a major beauty moment as it is, but leave it to the Internet to take it up a notch. Pretty colored spots are the latest and greatest in rainbow beauty dares, and it's surprisingly easy to DIY. Trust me — after checking out the colored freckle trend, you'll want to test them out for yourself.

The dots are popping up on creative beauty vloggers and Instagram stars alike, literally. The WWW has a way of bringing unusual trends into the mainstream, and while we probably won't be seeing these around the office or the gym anytime soon, colored freckles would be a fun, bold brunch or bar look.

It's daring, for sure, but isn't that the fun part? Rainbow freckles turn heads, and when done right, in the best way. Keeping the rest of your makeup simple makes them stand out against a natural palette, but feel free to be bold, too — go big or go home, right?

The sky's the limit with these pretty pops of color. Whether you go for a bright pink or teal, a metallic silver or gold, or a neutral winter white, you've got endless options when it comes to hues, placements and patterns.

Check out these clever takes on the look for serious beauty inspo. Try teals and yellows where you'd normally see freckles...

Or pops of pink around your peepers...

Or gilded gold spots...

Or just a few sprinkled around a bold eye look.

Ready to try it out for yourself? This tutorial breaks it down, using liquid lipstick and makeup brushes.

Not into pink? These five liquid lipsticks stray beyond traditional lip colors. Happy freckling!

Bright Purple

Nyx Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Sway, $6.99,

This lilac hue isn't your average pastel purple.

Orange Crush

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Electric Grandma, $9,

I mean, the name of this shade is Electric Grandma. What more do you need?

Deep Mauve

Laura Geller Luscious Lips Liquid Lipstick in Chili Spice, $21,

This vino-inspired hue would make a statement at a trendy wine bar with the girls (just a suggestion.)

Bold Blue

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Paint, $20,

Freckles with this wild hue will give you anything but the blues.

Glittering Gold

Cosmoholic Liquid Lipstick in Gold Digger, $18,

If only we could all be born with metallic freckles.

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