Gone are the days when the idea of a perfectly made up face meant a flawless and spotless canvass. Beauty today means a rawer, more earthy quality to the face. Imperfect, often times, even messy and deconstructed.

Now, imperfect makeup is by no means easy. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that it’s actually harder than your normal beauty makeup.Take this look, for example.

I have always, always been fascinated by freckles. My Pinterest pins include numerous pictures of these gorgeous women with beautiful freckles strewn across their faces. I wanted to be them. If you’re like me, and you live in a country where it’s almost always sunny, even in the Ber months, you’re probably thinking “girl, just go out and sun thyself!” BOOM. Fast forward a few years and you’ve got yourself some frecks. Well, I’ve also got a sister who’s a doctor and I’ve heard the words “SKIN CANCER” enough times to make me shell out the cash for my daily dose of SPF 50. We just can’t get em’ all, can we?

After years and years of lusting over freckles, but being too chicken to go out and permanently sun-damage some real freckles on my face, I finally faked the freckle. Now, Youtube tells you that “oh, it’s easy! Just dot some brown liner on your nose and cheeks, and you’re good to go!”. Weeeeellllll, let’s just say that didn’t quite work out that way for me. I spent a whopping hour dotting and blotting, trying to make my beloved freckles look as naturally mine as physically possible. Who knew that mapping out brown spots all over your face would make me so obsessive? Haha. They had to look brown but not too brown. Light, but not too light. Round, but not so round. Until finally, I put down my brush and declared myself thoroughly freckled.

It took roughly a hour, 4 shades of foundation, one shade of lipstick, multiple dabs of powder, but no regrets! I loved how it turned out. How about you, out there? Would you ever fake the freckle? Let me know 🙂

 

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