Grains of Beauty: Why Freckles are Spot On

Seen for years as an imperfection, freckles have become one of the most admired natural features as more and more people dare to bare all and embrace the natural beauty look. From the late 19th century into the early 20th century, freckles were an imperfection that needed to be banished, hence the introduction of vanishing creams that continued being advertised up to the 1950’s.

This shift in attitude was probably due to the drastic shift in lifestyle and fashion in the 1950’s as more and more women embraced tanned skin, representing a life of leisure and youth. This led onto freckles being more poignant and acceptable throughout the 60’s and right up to today.

Over the years, we have seen celebrities and models gracing covers and campaigns, sharing their beauty 'blemishes' and reinforcing how unique and powerful these beauty marks are. So desired in fact, that faux freckles has become a trend in itself, as seen at Preen’s S/S 15 show. Leading make-up artist Val Garland used a blend of products to create a natural freckle look which complimented the brand’s cricket inspired collection.

A new wave of edgy female is changing the face of the fashion world and we at Voir are behind them all the way. Take a look at these campaigns featuring some befreckled beauties.

We’ve done a little bit of digging for you and found 5 products that help to maintain and keep you confident in your freckled skin, it’s time to get summer ready!

1. MAC Next To Nothing Face Colour

A tinted cream that moisturises the skin and enhances the luminosity and hydration, without covering your freckles.

2. Aveeno Tinted Moisturiser

Combining a daily moisturiser and suncream with a light foundation that helps to lift the colour of your skin to a more sun kissed tone.

3. Benefit Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain

This little bottle can be used on both your lips and cheeks to create a delicate blush to the skin which is perfect for freckled skin.

4. Topshop Beauty Freckly Stick

For those of us who haven’t been blessed with these marks of beauty, there is a way! Topshops Freckly Stick has a marbleised to subtly add freckles to the skin, as little or as much as you like.

5. bareMinerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil

A flawless finish whilst also protecting your skin against harsh UVA rays. Rather than covering, this powder creates a see-through veil that evens out skin tones but doesn’t hide freckles.

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