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Drawn-on freckles?

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IHeartDodo Wed 08-Nov-17 19:56:15

I'm sure one of my students (uni) has drawn on freckles across her nose and the top of her cheeks... Is this a thing now?
They just don't look real, she looks like a cartoon!
Or am I imagining things?

Hooplaaaa Wed 08-Nov-17 19:58:00

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/how-to-get-fake-freckles-beauty-trend-a7465196.html

It's a weird craze at the minute.

IHeartDodo Wed 08-Nov-17 20:00:26

Noooo... I can't believe that's a thing!
Hers aren't like that though, they are bigger and perfectly round and evenly spaced!

DeadGood Wed 08-Nov-17 20:02:02

Yup, it’s a thing.

Some people paint them on in rainbow colours grin

Maudlinmaud Wed 08-Nov-17 20:06:15

I'm quite happy for this to be trending.
I loathed my freckles as a teen, I tried many unsuccessful methods for getting rid of them. Now I quite like them.

HerBigChance Wed 08-Nov-17 20:07:33

Crikey. It has a touch of the Enid Blyton about it to me.

Passmethecrisps Wed 08-Nov-17 20:11:22

Well, there you go!

I am pleased as my 4yo asked me some months ago when her freckles would go away and she would be “pretty again”

Yep. It’s a thing. Totally bizarre thing!

TootOrBoot Wed 08-Nov-17 20:15:19

As a heavily freckled person, this trend leaves me half 'yay, maybe I won't get as many half-witted comments about my skin' and half 'fuck's sake, of course they draw on a pretty smattering, not the full face deal like mine.'

RippleEffects Wed 08-Nov-17 20:15:53

They're advertising tatoo freckles near me (North West)

HerBigChance Wed 08-Nov-17 20:19:56

Natural freckles are gorgeous, though. Fake ones? Really not gorgeous.

TamzinGrey Wed 08-Nov-17 20:20:19

This is nothing new. We spent ages carefully drawing freckles on our faces in the sixties. Twiggy had them and we all wanted to look like her.

Owelette Wed 08-Nov-17 20:23:49

Weird trend. I’ve never seen it on a person irl. I have natural ones that stick out like a sore thumb. Hope nobody thinks mine are fake as they are just a smattering across my nose and cheeks

DancesWithOtters Wed 08-Nov-17 20:28:06

I love real freckles. I'm jealous of people that have them.

These fake ones look ridiculous though.

GrasswillbeGreener Wed 08-Nov-17 20:40:58

There's a boy a my son's school who always makes me do a double-take, as he has a triangle of freckles / moles on his face that look exactly like a typical cartoon cariacature of cheeky-small-boy-with-freckles!

DancingHouse Wed 08-Nov-17 20:43:14

I used to do this when I was a teen. Easy way to cover up spots and pimples.

TheCatsMother99 Wed 08-Nov-17 20:44:01

I've never seen any good fake-freckles.

DJBaggySmalls Wed 08-Nov-17 20:45:29

Some people have them tattooed on, they look as fake as slug eyebrows.

MagicMoneyTree Wed 08-Nov-17 20:46:42

Natural freckles look lovely. The ones in that article look like blackheads to me. Weird.

HannahHut Wed 08-Nov-17 20:51:15

Why does it seem things you get bullied for become good? grin

-ginger hair
-freckles
-a big butt
-being weirdly pale
-braces became cool for a while

Teenage me is so mad about it! (Adult me is happy they're accepted though!)

CaoNiMa Wed 08-Nov-17 21:13:04

There are some odd makeup trends around these days.

I was walking through my university campus today (mature student) and was convinced I'd chanced upon some sort of carnival/drag convention.

And young folk are dressing in "vintage" clothes that I remember from the first time around.

I AM OFFICIALLY OLD.

< shuffles off >

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Wed 08-Nov-17 21:14:58

DS and DH are fashion forward, for once! Both are covered in freckles, I think it's adorable but they hate it.

perpetuallybewildered Wed 08-Nov-17 21:17:28

It was a thing in the 60s! Just a sprinkling across the nose although I never needed to use a pencil as I had plenty of the real thing.

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