Freckle Face

In a constant battle with the 'angel kisses' on her face, Sarah Simpson has finally embraced her freckles and not a moment too soon - they are now a very fashionable beauty statement.

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It's taken me over 30 years to love the smattering of freckles which sit happily on my nose and cheeks. As a teenager, I would apply layer upon layer of heavy foundation in a bid to look more like my porcelain-faced friends. But thankfully acceptance has happened, albeit after some time, and now you will see me sporting the sheerest veil of foundation which allows the little suckers to peek through. To my fellow freckle-faces out there, it's time to do the same. Here's how.

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Blending in
Sometimes all that is needed for freckles to look their best is to blend them with your base skin tone - this is where bronzing creams or gradual tans work perfectly. These even out your overall colour and dilute the appearance of your freckles. The end result is a dewy, sun-kissed complexion.

Jane Iredale Tantasia Self Tanner & Bronzer, $87. Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base, $82. Bobbi Brown All Over Bronzing Gel SPF15, $55.

Cover up
While a sheer sweep of foundation is the best for daytime, there may be evenings where you want a little more coverage. Seek out foundations which promise to hydrate and nourish the skin so you don't have a cakey feel to your finished result. 

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Foundation SPF30, $106 (on counter August 8). Revlon Colorstay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & Concealer, $46. MAC Face and Body Foundation, $60.

Freckle Facts
Being that freckles are a cluster of concentrated melanin, sun protection is a must for avoiding further sun damage which is why most of us have them in the first place. Arm yourself with the best skincare to ward off harmful rays and apply religiously, even if the sun isn't out.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense for Face SPF50, $43. Environ Sun Care RAD Lotion, $56. COOLA Face SPF30 Unscented Moisturiser, $50.