Faking a beauty mark is a fun way to change up your look. It can add a sexy statement to a smoky eye (think Angelina Jolie—we love her beauty mark just over her right eyebrow) or turn back the hands of time to help you look like your favorite vintage beauty (Marilyn Monroe anyone?). Whether you want a modern looking mole or a retro remake of a mark, you’ve got to use the right type of makeup and tools to get a realistic, lasting look.
Drag out the beauty bag, you’ll need these 4 tools:
- Angled eyeliner brush
- Powder eyeliner
- Eyelash adhesive
Step 1: Decide where you want your faux beauty mark. Some suggested spots include over the right eyebrow, slightly to the right of the arch; on your cheek, just below the center of your eye; or Marilyn Monroe style on your lower right cheek angled up and to the right a bit from the corner of your mouth.
Step 2: Use your toothpick to place a small sized dot (about the size you want your faux mark to be) in the location you have selected. Let it dry a little, turning a little gummy, and add just a bit more to get the size and shape just right. Let dry for about 2 minutes so that it’s not completely soft, but not totally dry either.
Step 3: Place some eyeliner powder at the tip of your angled brush and lightly press it onto the glue. You will need to do that a few times to get the color you desire and to make sure you have covered the glue completely.
Using the glue not only helps the color last longer, but the raised effect makes your beauty mark look much more realistic!