August 28 2014

styledotcom Look of the day: Emma Stone in @MaisonValentino, at the Venice Film Festival. #LOTD

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Spot Treating For Spring


We first saw them last season at Chloé, where Charlotte Tilbury was crafting the “chicer side of hippie”: freckles—lots of them, stenciled across the bridge of the nose and onto cheeks, “just where the sun would hit you,” the makeup artist explained. It was a quirky touch that worked with the rocker chick, music festival vibe she was going for at the time, and one that continues to have legs for Spring. Tilbury has turned sun spots into a season-spanning affair, etching them onto clean complexions at Donna Karan in New York and Nicole Farhi in London with MAC Lip Pencil in Hodge Podge—and she’s not the only one making beauty marks. Val Garland reached for MAC Lip Pencils in Cork and Burgundy and its Eye Pencil in Coffee backstage at Jeremy Scott for her “Daisy Duke goes to Paradise City” homage, Lucia Pica chose its Eye Brows in Lingering backstage at Roksanda Ilincic, and just yesterday, Pat McGrath followed suit at D&G. It’s an interesting move, considering the skincare establishment’s emphasis on SPF products to prevent freckles from ever rearing their cute little heads. But since we happen to have a permanent faceful of them, we’re not complaining. What do you think of the technique: better left on the runway or totally worth trying come spring?

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  1. Katwalla says:

    As someone who has very visible freckles on her face, I hardly see this as a trend worth trying unless they go dramatic, like the image on the bottom left corner.

  2. kerobert says:

    Being a freckle-faced person myself, it’s nice to see it on the runway. BUT, the fake freckles should stay only on the runway. They just don’t seem to look natural. I also think if one were to fake them, it would be difficult not to smudge them during a normal day. Can you imagine what sweat would do? You’d have brown smudges all over!

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