Freckles: From flaws to flawless

Will South Africa follow this American trend and adopt freckles as
a South African fashion fad?

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The beauty world is abuzz about a new trend involving tattooed freckles to cover facial scarring and acne marks – or simply to achieve a new look.

Gone are the days when we applied concealer and savvy techniques in a bid to hide freckles and imperfections – even Kylie Jenner bares her spots when she’s not sporting her coveted make-up line.

In a surprising new twist, however, women are now opting to get freckles tattooed on their face, and we thought we’d share and get your opinion.

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The process referred to as “freckling”, is achieved using semi-permanent microblading techniques during an hour-long session, with results lasting up to three years.

The hashtags #freckletattoo and #fakefreckle have taken over Instagram, with girls proudly sporting the new look, and beauty professionals are getting candid.

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Montreal-based cosmetic tattoo artist, Gabrielle Rainbow has been creating freckle tattoos after her friend grew tired of drawing freckles on her face with make-up.

Rainbow revealed to New Beauty, “Before tattooing her, I experimented on myself – I really don’t recommend tattooing your own face – but once I saw that it worked, and I liked the effect, I decided to do hers”. She now performs the semi-permanent service on the broader public after the interest burgeoned.

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She added, “Because this is your face, it’s important that you do your research and find artists who aren’t afraid to show their portfolio and healed work”.

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This trend highlights a bold new direction towards embracing our so-called flaws, with a surprising new twist. We’re well-versed in creating the iconic Cindy Crawford beauty mark, and Madonna’s here today, gone tomorrow mole and we’re all about achieving that perfect look in a fraction of the time, but we’re still mulling this one over. Seriously smart, or extreme?

Article by BeautySouthAfrica.com