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!):


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Estava MoriokaNovember 13th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Great post. Very helpful. I created beauty marks in the past and they were a mess. I wish I knew this trick a long time ago. FYI, I linked this article to a blog post that I did. Check it out

WyceeNovember 15th, 2010 at 1:39 am

Hi Estava! Thanks :) I’m glad you liked my tutorial! Nice beauty mark ;)

2neeDecember 12th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

hi that’s really helpful i always wanted to know how to do that…but i was wondering if you could post, how to make a regular beauty mark (like not a mole-even though i like moles too)

WyceeDecember 14th, 2010 at 2:35 am

Hi 2nee,

From my understanding, beauty marks are defined as dark facial moles, typically less than a centimeter across. You could follow these same steps and just use less glue if you’re looking to make a flatter beauty mark that’s still realistic looking. :)

BarbieJanuary 9th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

does the beauty mark work with any other eyelash glue

WyceeJanuary 12th, 2011 at 12:46 am

Hi Barbie,

Any similar temporary eyelash glue should work fine. Duo Eyelash Adhesive is just the brand that I use.

tellyApril 4th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

How long does the mole last? Can you sleep with it?

WyceeApril 8th, 2011 at 12:51 am

Hi Telly,

When I create a mole like this, it can easily last the whole day as long as you don’t touch it too much. I’ve never tried sleeping with it, since I wash my makeup off before going to sleep. If you ever try sleeping with it, let me know haha :)

DemidooAugust 6th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Thanks for this page! Always wondered how to make a beauty mark without it looking like i’ve literally dotted my face with eyeliner! Thanks!

JoJoJanuary 18th, 2012 at 3:30 am

I LOVE this! The most convincing beauty mark I’ve ever made! Perfect tutorial, thanks!

WyceeJanuary 20th, 2012 at 2:21 am

Thanks JoJo! I’m glad you like your new beauty mark! ;)

ArthurJuly 11th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Good God, I’m a guy and I liked it, now folks at my school think I have a beauty mark, and it worked! Thanks!

WyceeJuly 19th, 2012 at 10:12 am

Hi Arthur! Glad you liked it!!! :)

ElizabethFebruary 7th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I want fake moles that are in the shape of a heart or a star. I am doing a shoot with 18th century makeup. Help!!!!

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