Readers Ask: Dear Lucky About Freckle-Friendly Foundation

Q: I love my freckles. But my blemishes obviously don't inspire the same affection. What foundation evens skin tone but doesn't cover my freckles?

Illustration by Lauren Friedman

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Foundation and Concealer SPF20 in Beige Clair, $57, saks.com

A: Repeat after me: Foundation will not cover blemishes. Concealer is for blemishes. Write it 15 times on the blackboard and get yourself to Sephora for some concealer! And if a more even skin tone (a totally different thing than blemish and/or freckle-covering) is what you want (if ever a makeup item covers your freckles, it's too much and should be immediately jettisoned), shop for tinted moisturizer. Guerlain's sheer, velvety new Lingerie de Peau foundation comes with a little sidecar of concealer, right there in the compact.

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