Forget expensive freckle pens. Use an eyebrow pencil to get fake freckles with this hack

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Freckles no longer lead to playground taunting. In fact, they’re now the most in-demand beauty look of the summer. But if you don’t have natural freckles, don’t worry: There’s a hack to fake it.

On the latest episode of Pretty Beautiful, In The Know video producer Lisa Azcona gives herself fake freckles using an eyebrow pencil. Spoiler alert: It totally works.

To do this beauty hack yourself, you’ll need an eyebrow pencil and a makeup blender. Lisa advises to pick an eyebrow pencil shade that will stand out against your skin tone. Lisa uses the pencil to make random dots on her cheeks and nose, mimicking the look of freckles.

“The trick is to press and then lightly twist the pencil so the pigment transfers over to your skin,” Lisa says.

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She then uses a makeup blender to help “melt” the freckles into her skin for a more natural finish. Finally, Lisa uses some setting spray to lock in the freckles for all-day wear.

“This could either look really fake or really natural,” Lisa says. “We shall see.”

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The verdict? Lisa loves the easy-to-accomplish look — especially since it’s cheaper than the freckle pens Gen Z loves.

“It looks really youthful, and it makes my skin looks sunkissed like I was just at the beach,” Lisa says. “And, in my opinion, it looks pretty natural.”

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