The 5 best freckle pens for effortless faux freckles
Sun-kissed, without the sun damage
By Olga Scorer
Content Producer / October 18 2023
Freckles have made a comeback in recent years, evolving from a subtle facial feature to a full-fledged trend. Celebrated for their natural, youthful charm, freckles (or, rather, faux freckles) have become a centrepiece in natural makeup looks.
Whether you're lucky enough to have natural freckles or want to join the ranks of faux freckle enthusiasts, freckle pens have become an indispensable tool in the modern makeup kit. They allow you to effortlessly achieve that sun-kissed, youthful look with just a few strokes.
Championed by the likes of Hailey Bieber and her strawberry girl aesthetic, freckle pens are basically the new lipgloss. Here, we round up our top picks…
ColourPop Freckle Pen
ColourPop offers an affordable yet high-quality freckle pen that's ideal for experimentation. With a solid tip and thin formula, the product is easily buildable to achieve your desired freckle intensity.
$9 at Colourpop
Lime Crime Freckle Pen
Lime Crime's Freckle Pen is celebrated for its longevity and ease of application. The water-resistant formula ensures that your freckles stay put throughout the day, even in hot and humid weather (read: a summer makeup staple). The pen's precision tip makes it simple to achieve a natural look, with or without makeup.
$25.73 at Revolve
Freck OG The Original Freckle
Like the name suggests, Freck’s ‘OG’ Freckle products led the fake freckle movement. The small bottle, fit with a fine-tipped applicator, ensures precise application and buildable results.
$37 at Glam Raider
Loved by the likes of Hailey Bieber, the utan Pen is a customisable solution to long-wearing fake freckles. The formula, which includes DHA, develops to the user’s skin tone for up to 48-hour wear.
$35.14 at utan
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pen
Although originally designed for eyebrows, this versatile brow pen also doubles as a freckle pen due to its firm brush tip. Better yet, it’s available in a number of shades for a truly custom result.
Olga is BEAUTYcrew's Content Producer. When she's not writing about beauty, she's probably watching endless TikTok videos about the topic. Her extra one per cent of brain space is reserved for her two poodles. She can be easily bribed with a good blush or lip tint (take notes, please).