Faux freckles have become a growing trend for the past couple of years on Instagram. So popular that you can now purchase faux freckles. Some even go as far as getting faux freckles permanently tattooed onto the face.
So why are freckles now embraced when they were once something that people tried to cover?
Because being imperfect is beautiful! It’s even more beautiful when a woman embraces what makes her unique.
According to http://www.healthykids.org, “being outside in the sun may help cause freckles or make them darker. Who’s most likely to have freckles? People, especially kids, who have fair complexions.
People with light complexions have less melanin (say: MEL-uh-nun) in their skin. Melanin is a chemical produced by certain skin cells (called melanocytes); it helps protect the skin from sun damage by reflecting and absorbing ultraviolet (UV) rays.
The more melanin you have in your skin, the darker your skin color! People with fair skin have less melanin in their skin to begin with, but some of their melanocytes make more melanin when exposed to the sun. So instead of easily getting an even suntan, they sometimes get freckles.”
Freckles gives an instant youthful appearance, which is why they have become a growing makeup trend.
Faux Freckles are fun and easy to recreate. You can get as creative as you want with this trend. Depending on your skin tone, to create a realistic freckle look you will use a mixture of brown, red, pink, and black to create a custom freckle look.
You also have the option of purchasing faux freckles at http://www.fauxfreckles.com for $49.99.