Remember how kids used to make fun of freckles? Well, now it's a trend. With the help of Brock Elbanks's famous Freckles series and other positive influences, more and more people are finding these tiny patches beautiful, even something to envy.
It's 2016, and if people want something, they can usually get some form of it. That's right, people out there are freckling themselves.
When the sun won't produce the desired angel kisses, some folks look to freckle pencils (Topshop makes them), or even just eyebrow pencils, to draw them onto their cheeks. Some people are even getting tattoos, semi-permanent ones at least, thanks to a Kickstarter called Freck Yourself. In the past, we've seen people with natural tattoos use laser removal to get rid of their freckles.
We're not sure how long this trend will last but we do that people always seem to want what they don't have.
Continue reading for photos of the freckle craze and let us know what you think.
We often look at celebrities in admiration. We love Angelina Jolie's lips, Mila Kunis's eyes, and Beyoncé's everything. Something we look closely at is their skin too. We used to think the clearer the better but now freckles are making waves among today's generations. Trends aside, some of us have always found Lucy Liu's freckles beautiful.
YouTuber Hannah Blair showed her fans how to make faux freckles. She used her Anastasia Brow Wiz in Soft Brown to achieve the look.
'A lot of people think that this is dumb but I honestly love it, I think it's fun, and why not?'
According to Elle Canada, makeup artist Brittany Sinclair recommends tools such as a fine-tip eyeliner brush and a mascara spoolie to apply your freckles. In this session, a cream pigment was used for the freckles (Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow).
Famous Instagrammers also featured the look on their accounts. Here's Eugénie Grey of FERAL CREATURE with her faux frecks.
YouTuber Samantha Ravndahl showed her viewers how to apply rainbow freckles. She used liquid lipsticks, using the back of her hand as a palette.
Cosmetic tattoo artists will often decline to apply permanent freckle tattoos on their clients for various reasons, one of them being that the color will fade and make your skin look splotchy.
Remi Brixton launched a Kickstarter campaign last year called Freck Yourself featuring semi-permanent tattoos that would last up to 48 hours.
'To me they're the mark of rebellious dreamers, wild, adventurous, and unapologetic natural beauty,' Brixton said in the video.
Unfortunately the campaign did not reach its goal so you won't be seeing it in the makeup aisle anytime soon but people are still interested.
This art student and freelance illustrator got her eyebrows and some freckles tattooed. Although it was mentioned, we assume that the ink is semi-permanent.
She went in for a second session and even got a heart shaped birthmark near her eye.
Here's some work down by cosmetic artist Gabrielle Rainbow of Montreal, who according to Elle Canada specializes in semi-permanent tattoo freckles.