Just Dotty About Freckles

Sunday 16 September 2012


Photography by Morgan O’Donovan
Report by Rose Beer

What is it about an alfresco beauty look that is so perennially desirable? Maybe it’s a reminder of youth? Or maybe a sense of health and happiness? Last season this mood was captured in frosty cheeks and a flustered complexion. For summer it is the turn of fresh, glowing skin and, most importantly, a generous scattering of delicious freckles – not only the ultimate sign of youth, but of summer, too.

At Sass & Bide, Charlotte Tilbury added a smattering of freckles to sculpted features, while at Holly Fulton, models picked theirs up skateboarding along a sunny Santa Monica beach. At Kinder Aggugini (right), Val Garland used lip and eye pencils in shades of brown to apply a hefty dose of nonconformist dots to rural beauties. “I love using products in unusual ways,” she explained as she dabbed them on. “Achieve durability and a lived-in look by patting them with a cotton pad.”

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