How to Create a Fake Beauty Mark

Fake moles can be fun to wear, especially as an extra kick to Vintage Makeup looks! I like to make fake beauty marks three dimensional so that they look more realistic — it takes a little longer to do than making a dot with a pencil, but it has a very natural look to it.

Here’s how to do this fun makeup technique!


Gather the following (or similar) tools:

  • Mini shader brush (or eyeliner brush)
  • Cake eyeliner in black (or brown, if you have lighter hair and complexion)
  • Orange wood stick (you can find these in the nail polish/supplies section at your local drug store)
  • Duo Eyelash Adhesive


Apply some Duo Eyelash Adhesive on the end of an orange wood stick.


Decide where you want to put your beauty mark. Then apply a dot of the Duo glue with the end of the orange wood stick. Wait a minute or two for the glue to start drying.


When the glue looks like a pale yellow-ish color (like the color shown on the right), put a little more glue on the end of the orange wood stick and apply more glue (with the stick) on top of the existing glue. Wait another two minutes for the glue to dry. Move on to the next step when it looks like the picture on the right.


Wet the mini brush with water and swirl it on the cake makeup to activate it. Dab the brush on the back of your hand to check the color — if it’s too light, swirl the brush some more; if it’s too dark, add more water on the brush to dilute it. Once you have the color you want, lightly dab the top of the glue to add color to your mole.

I like using cake makeup, because I like the effect that it creates with the coloring. It’s like using water colors, and I make the most realistic looking moles this way. You can use some eyeshadow or use light strokes with a pencil if you don’t have any cake makeup.

Now you know how to make a realistic-looking fake beauty mark! :)

Here’s a picture of me making one on someone else and the end result on the right (notice how the fake mole appears slightly raised like real ones!):

June 29th, 2010 in Techniques | Share