Been pondering the idea of having cute, summery freckles?
I’m sure you have many questions.. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!
I’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding fake face freckles to help you decide whether a freckle procedure is right for you!
What Are Faux Freckles?
Like microblading, faux freckles are created using tiny needles; the difference is, the freckles are lightly pricked into the skin. These freckles are often referred to as fake freckles, microbladed freckles, freckle tattoos, and faux freckles; however, these so-called “fake” versions of freckles end up looking extremely natural.
How Long Do Freckles Last?
Also, similarly to microblading, freckles can last anywhere from 1-3 years. However, this heavily depends on your skin type, metabolism, and aspects of your lifestyle such as drinking, sun exposure, smoking, drinking, and skincare.
If you follow the aftercare instructions exactly, your freckles should heal properly and you will get better results.
Why Should I Get Fake Freckles?
There are so many reasons people are getting faux freckles!
- They are a very cute addition to your face, giving a naturally sun-kissed look even in the middle of winter.
- Freckles can also help frame the face and even out the appearance of blemishes.
- For those who draw makeup freckles on daily – this is a huge time-saver and will allow you more free time in the mornings!
- If you are already naturally freckled, you can add faux freckles to enhance your beauty or to darken existing ones.
- Freckles are also available as beauty marks, adding a stunning accent to your face.
Do Microbladed Freckles Hurt?
This will vary from person to person.
Most clients say that the freckle procedure is tolerable without numbing cream – the sensation is more annoying than painful, and any pain that happens is light and brief from the repetetive poking.
Others prefer the procedure with numbing cream. This will eliminate any pain, or sensation at all, in the areas being freckled.
How Long Is A Freckle Appointment?
Depending on the amount of freckles you want, the appointment will generally range from 1.5 to 3 hours.
It’s a good idea to send a photo of your face, and an example of your desired style of freckle pattern, to your artist pre-procedure.
In my freckling appointments, I include consultation, mapping, procedure, and aftercare advice.
How Much Do Freckles Cost?
This will also vary from artist to artist.
Freckles can cost as low as $50 per session, and as high as $200+ per session.
Depending on the amount of freckles; artist’s experience, natural skill, and quality; the price will generally reflect this.
What Exactly Happens During The Appointment?
At Flawless Edge – upon arrival, you will meet me 🙂 and I will give you a few forms to fill out before we get started.
Then, we will have a consultation to decide what style and amount of freckles is best for you. If you have any photos or examples, they are welcome!
If permitted, I will take “before” photos for comparison later.
Then, I get to work mapping out the placement of your freckles with makeup. We start with less, as it’s easy to add more later – but not take away!
Next, if desired, I apply numbing cream to the area. It will sit for about 15-20 minutes.
As soon as you’re numb, I then start the microblading. One by one, I create cute little freckles on your face right where we mapped them!
After the procedure, I apply some Vaseline to protect the fresh freckles, as they begin healing right away. If permitted, I take the “after” photos; and then you’re done!
Sounds fun, right? 😉
How Do I Care For My Freckles?
Aftercare for freckles is very similar, if not the same, as aftercare for microbladed brows.
This includes no sweating for two weeks, no water on the freckles for two weeks, avoiding sun exposure, avoiding makeup on the freckles, not scratching the scabs, not sleeping on your face, and avoiding smoking; as all of these activities will fade your freckles very quickly.
You can read through the full aftercare here.
After they are healed, please do apply sunscreen when in the sun, and book a yearly touch-up to keep your freckles looking fresh and natural.
Do Freckle Tattoos Fade?
On the day of your appointment, your freckles will appear very dark and intense.
This is completely normal, as your freckles will fade out 30-50% after they are healed.
However, some clients love the super dark edgy look, and will book a touch-up to darken the pigment.
Others will stick with a lighter, more natural look, which is the typical outcome of one freckle session.
Why Did My Freckles Fade So Much?
Freckles can fade extensively for many reasons.
Often, if the aftercare is not followed exactly, the freckles will fade.
Freckles can disappear from sun exposure, exfoliation, excess water on the face, excess steam (ie. shower, steam room), smoking, sweating, medical conditions, and other activities and lifestyle choices that may not be known to the artist.
If the artist included freckles of different size, darkness, and placement, some may have faded while others healed into the skin easier.
If your freckles faded away very quickly, it is recommended to book a 6-8 week touch-up to darken them.
All Questions Answered
And there you have it!
I hope this guide helps you better understand faux freckles, and can help you make an informed decision of whether or not microbladed freckles are right for you.
My top priority is to make sure my clients are getting the high quality results they desire. I’ll do everything I can on my end, please reach out if you have any concerns!
And please let me know if there are any burning questions that I missed – I’m happy to answer them for you!
Let me know below; have you ever had microbladed freckles? If so, how did they turn out? How can I help you get those dream freckles?
You can also reach me on Instagram @flawlessedgebeauty. I can’t wait to help you achieve that cute, breezy sun-kissed look!
Here’s to my freckle friends,