The Duchess of Sussex, aka Meghan Markle, is famed for her fabulous freckles
It is also no secret Meghan is proud to show off her unique facial features.
Meghan asks her make-up artists to NEVER, EVER, cover them up! Even on her wedding day, the royal made a special request to have her freckles on full display. (She wore wore a semi-sheer foundation – Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation – for a ‘natural look’)
“To this day, my pet peeve is when my skin tone is changed and my freckles are airbrushed out of a photo shoot,” Meghan once told Allure magazine.
Make me more like Meghan
Meghan has become quite the fashion icon since she was first linked to Prince Harry back in 2016. Dubbed the ‘Meghan Effect’ – literally anything and everything Meghan wears, from her favourite mascara (Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara, by the way!) to her burnt orange Jimmy Choos – sells out as soon as she wears it.
So it comes with little surprise that her most celebrated feature – her freckles – are the focus in the latest beauty trend to go viral.
“A face without freckles is a night without stars,” Meghan once boldly proclaimed.
Since becoming a household name, anything Meghan says is taken as fashion gospel.
This is taken to such lengths that women who previously tried everything to cover up their freckles are now doing a complete 180 – and are now proudly showing them off!
Heck, they are even posting fresh-faced selfies with the hastag #freckleslikemeghan on social media for all the world to see!
But for women who weren’t born with the ‘beauty spots’, there is an alternative…
Those lacking in the freckle department are getting a little help from tattoo artists and are actually inking freckles onto their face!
Yes, you read right! Women around the world are flocking to tattoo parlours to have their skin scarred with tiny dots that resemble freckles!
Tattoo artists like Gabrielle Rainbow told The Sun that she has been “crazy busy” since the royal wedding, and is inundated with faux-freckle requests.
According to Gabrielle, the procedure takes about an hour to complete, with the immediate results resembling little “bee stings”.
“When they are freshly done, they will appear swollen almost like bee stings, and the swelling will go down within a couple hours and you’ll be left with your cute, fresh freckles,” she said.
Gabrielle added that the tattoo, which fades over time, could be ‘topped up’ to look good again.
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“Over the course of one to two months, the colour will soften dramatically and look more natural. They will fade naturally with time, and if you wish to keep them you can always get the colour boosted whenever you like,” she added.
Who knew freckles could be so fancy?!