Makeup – Painting Natural Freckles

There are so many ways to paint freckles on Blythe, here’s a technique that yields natural, varied freckles and is good for really subtle skin details.

  1. Gather your supplies: You’ll need brown craft paint (more expensive artist paints have too much pigment, stick with the cheap stuff), a sharp toothpick, and water or acrylic extender to thin your paint
  2. Dip the very tip of the toothpick in the paint and practice making tiny dots. experiment with the load of paint on the pick and the size of the dot you get. If your freckles look too dark or dimensional, thin your paint.
  3. place a few tiny freckles on your blythe’s face
  4. before the paint dries, use your finger to “pick up” most of the paint you just put down. reposition your finger and press it onto her face again. this will “duplicate” the freckle and thin out the original dots.
  5. Getting it just right takes a little practice. Keep a wet tissue handy to wipe it off if you don’t like it. The goal here is to get very faint freckles for this layer.
  6. Allow the first coat to dry. Repeat steps 3-6 one or two more times until you are satisfied with the “depth” of your freckles.  The last layer should be left more opaque (don’t pull much off with your finger). View image full size

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22 responses to “Makeup – Painting Natural Freckles”

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  2. Sue(Purple_Tiger)

    Those freckles really are perfect! Thanks for another excellent tute 🙂

  3. sexydiamond

    hi, i know its very out of place to ask this qn but i just can’t find any better place to ask.

    Qn: why can’t my blythe stand straight like all the blythes i see on website? they can like stand still and pose without the stand. Mine keeps falling down. Why??? is there any was to make her stand?

  4. tomi

    hullo thar^^
    just wanted to tell you how much i like your blog – so full of colourful lovely girls and to thankyou for the great help and inspiration you gave me to customize my ms.

    just this =^.^=

    thankyou =D you rock my socKs!!!!!

  5. Lin

    Cutie cute cute! Thank you!

  6. Brea

    When applying the paint to a matte face, will it wipe off easily if you make a mistake?

  7. Melissa

    brea – if the paint has only been on for a moment, then it should come off with some water on a paper towel.

  8. Milo

    Wow, that really helped! Thanks!

  9. Martyn

    Great tutorials in this site….this is how I found out how to boggle eyes…and now do freckles too!
    Thank you for making it so easy to understand 🙂

  10. Connie

    What kind of paint would you recommend for beauty spots?

  11. Melissa

    connie – I like craft acrylics for freckles and beauty marks – you can wash it off if you change your mind or make a mistake.

  12. Charlotte

    Hiya =]

    really good tutorial!

    do you have to take apart the head to paint the freckles on?
    Or can you keep her in one piece?

    thanks!
    x

  13. Melissa

    Hi Charlotte, yes, you can paint freckles without taking her apart. The technique above works best on a matted face, and matting is much easier if she’s taken apart.

  14. Charlotte

    Ok, thanks for your reply :]
    I will see if I have enough confidence to take her apart.

    x

  15. Hailey

    So helpful! THanks a ton! Can’t wait to try this out.

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  17. Emma

    sexydiamond- I think it’s just that she needs the right shoes to support her 🙂

  18. Crafty Girl

    Are Ashton Drake eye holes a different size? I purchased Cool Cat B-series Pupils and they are swimming in the eye socket! What size should I get? please help

  19. Amy

    I painted on the freckles but found some of them have chipped off or rub off really easily if touched.

    Do the freckles need to be sealed?

  20. RedRain7

    Amy:
    Sounds like you did not matte the face first, or seal the freckles after….

  21. mia

    how do you matte or seal the freckles?

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