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All About the Freckling Craze

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What do face tattoos and summer 2017 have to do with one another? Tattoo artist Gabrielle Rainbow and her technique called “freckling” has become the newest beauty trend for this summer season. So, what the freck is freckling? 

Based in Montreal, Rainbow began experimenting with semi-permanent tattoo freckles after she saw her friend drawing freckles on her face, according to an interview with NewBeauty. After experimenting with the technique on herself, Rainbow decided to offer the procedure in her salon, and cosmetic tattoo artists have been starting to adopt the practice.

Photo Courtesy of Gabrielle Rainbow’s Instagram

Now, the blemishes of the past have become synonymous with sun-kissed skin. According to the New York Post, the procedure costs about $250 dollars or more and leaves the patient with some facial swelling for a couple hours. Usually, the artist will use a number of different pigments enhancing any natural freckles the patient might already have. After the procedure, the patient is cautioned not to wear makeup for a couple of weeks to allow the skin time to heal. The pigment color will soften within a couple of months and the person will be left with a natural-sun kissed skin for up to three years.

Photo Courtesy of Andrew Francis Wallace/ Toronto Star

The pain is minimal, but there are some causes for concern after the procedure. For one, Rainbow told NewBeauty that finding an experienced tattoo artist is key because a puncture too deep could cause infection and certain types of ink can irritate the skin. For those looking for a more risk-free solution to achieving faux freckles, brands like Topshop have started selling freckle pencils, and a kick-starter company called “Freck Yourself” sells a triangle shaped applicator that creates freckles that lasts for up to two days. Whether you use makeup, stencils, or semi-permanent tattoos, the faux freckle trend marks modern women embracing the beauty of “imperfections” in these fast-approaching summer months.
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All About the Freckling Craze. Image courtesy of Gabrielle Rainbow’s Instagram. 

Daring Beauty Trends You Should Try At Least Once

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“New year, new you.” If you’ve been hearing that phrase a lot lately, maybe it’s time to stop scrolling through the Instagram models with envy, and instead find your fresh new look with the styles we’ve brought into 2017. These picks might be alternative, but with bright pink eyeshadow and squiggly eyeliner sweeping through fashion week, we thought we could provide you with some daring beauty trends you should try at least once. 

 
Balayage
This is a relatively new way of highlighting hair, where dye is painted onto the hair in order to create a more natural look. You can see this look on celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen and Alessandra Ambrosio, who updated their dark locks with some caramel highlights. Even the “granny” hair of 2016 has been revamped with stylists incorporating dark and light greys as balayage highlights. Before you jump into this trend, however, it’s key to know your skin’s undertones. You can find your skin’s undertones by looking at the color of your veins in your hands. If they are green, this means you are warm-toned; if the veins appear blue, this means you have more cool undertones. Generally, an ashy color will look best on cool-toned people. If you are cool-toned, this is a look you should consider because ashy blondes and greys will compliment your skin and make your eyes pop. If you are warm-toned, richer colors like golds and coppers will be best for your balayage makeover, and it’s probably best to leave the granny hair in 2016. In either case, there is a color for every skin tone that would be worth a trip to the salon.
Stiletto Nails
An edgy way to vamp up your street style is with the stiletto nail. A fresh manicure can help complete a look, but these nails are not for the faint of heart. Celebrities like Rihanna and Fergie have been rocking fun and funky nails for years, including the stiletto nail, but this type of nail—long and filed to a point—is paired best with your favorite LBD and a diva attitude. You can get acrylic or press-on nails at most drugstores, or if you’re adventurous, you can file them yourself. The best results are usually with a gel manicure that can last much longer than other methods and is less susceptible to breakage. Any way you cut it, these nails are fierce just so long as you don’t poke your own eye out.
“Natural” freckles
Embracing the all-natural in fashion has brought about bushy brows and gap teeth. Now, freckles have made an appearance with public figures like Kylie Jenner and Demi Lovato baring their natural skin and, of course, their freckles. People have begun to copy the look, and makeup artists like James Charles and Sonjdra Deluxe show you how to own it. You usually place freckles on the bridge of your nose, your cheeks, and chin—the places where the sun would hit your face—but the key is not to follow any real pattern in order to make sure they look natural.  You can achieve the look with your favorite powder bronzer, tinted moisturizer, and a brown pencil a couple of shades darker than your skin tone. First, rub the tinted moisturizer on your face. Then, apply bronzer on the top of your forehead and the center of your nose. Finally, add the freckles with the pencil. The best part of the look is it extenuates your natural skin and gives you that summer glow all year long.
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Daring Beauty Trends You Should Try at Least Once. Photo Courtesy of Winkipedia Commons.