Temporary Freckle Tattoos Are Taking Over Instagram

Drawing on faux freckles isn’t particularly new. 

Former Made In Chelsea star, Millie Mackintosh, has previously experimented with drawing DIY freckles on for a photoshoot – and we have to say, she definitely rocked them. 

Kendall Jenner also previously shared an Instagram snap of herself, make-up free, sparking a debate about whether or not the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star had drawn hers on or not. Either way, she looked gorgeous. 

For all of us girls that really wish we had a full face of freckles, there’s a brand new product garnering attention across the world wide web. And it’s slightly more permanent than a pencil. 

>Freck Yourself / Kickstarter


Freck Yourself is the new movement which will give you realistic fake freckles, by using a semi-permanent stencil along with a unique formula, and the results will last for approximately 48 hours.

At the moment, it’s only in the early stages, with the LA based founders campaigning for funding. According to Seventeen, the brand has partnered with Cosmetix West, a cosmetics manufacturer that works with the likes of GlamGlow and Philosophy. 

Founder Remi Brixton says on the official Kickstarter page: ‘There’s nothing more beautiful to me than bare skin and fresh freckles… To me, they’re the mark of rebellious dreamers, wild adventurists, and unapologetic natural beauty.’

> Instagram: @freckyourself / @phiphibb


Many users have trialled the product, leaving positive testimonials on the website. And we have to admit that the freckled Instagram selfies look pretty good, don’t you agree?

Twitter users seem a little confused by the idea, according to Buzzfeed

One user wrote: ‘Someone once told me my freckles make me look dirty… now they’re selling freckles???’ 

Another said: ‘I was mocked all through school for having freckles and now there are TEMPORARY TATTOO FRECKLES?’ 

The highstreet is already having a freckle love-in, with Topshop stocking a freckle pencil that’s available now.  

We love freckles, natural or otherwise.