12 Freckle-Faced Celebrities That Are Fuelling Our Speckled Obsession

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As far as beauty trends that have gone in and out of fashion are concerned, freckles have been through the wringer. 

They’ve been the subject of ancient mythology (in Rome, the philosopher Pliny recorded that women with freckles were ignored by magical spirits), while during Ancient Greek times, freckle-faced women were once considered goddesses…. At least before taking a dark turn where life-threatening methods like potassium cyanide were used in an attempt to remove them. No thanks.

Today, a face full of freckles is often associated with natural, healthy and youthful skin. 

For those of us who haven’t naturally been blessed with any freckles, we’ve been faking it with a brown brow pencil, while some have even resorted to freckle tattoos. Yes, that’s really a thing.

The most significant moment for freckles on the beauty scene in recent years, however? Meghan Markle on her wedding day.

Whether they’re natural or not, freckles will instantly soften bolder makeup or make a bare face look so damn cute. In celebration of the natural (or not) markings, here are 12 of our favourite freckled faces.

Meghan Markle

An image that has no doubt been saved in every ‘bridal makeup inspo’ folder in existence. 

@iamhalsey

Halsey

Who needs eyebrows when you have skin that looks this good?

@elsahosk

Elsa Hosk

Supermodel Elsa Hosk wearing nothing but ‘natural skin’. 

@bollymernard

Molly Bernard

Molly Bernard’s dewy makeup is the picture of a fresh, summer glow. 

@miriamnmakeup

Maya Rudolph

A bold red lip but keep it soft.

@juliannemoore

Julianne Moore

If freckles had a poster girl, it would be Julianne Moore. Obsessed. 

@ashleygraham

Ashley Graham

Despite being draped in jewellery, her best accessory is still her scattering of frecks.

Lucy Liu

Does it get much cuter?

Olivia Munn

Even though Olivia’s previously spoken about removing larger, darker sunspots, when it comes to her freckles, they remain proudly on display.

@adwoaaboah

Adwoa Aboah

When sharing her beauty philosophy with Harpers Bazaar, the model and activist said: “[What] I try and stick to is not changing my appearance. Not trying to hide anything or fit in with what other people are doing.”

@giselebundchen 

Gisele Bündchen

She’s got the eyes, the hair, the legs, the smile, heck why not give her the perfect sprinkling of freckles too?

@devonaoki

Devon Aoki

Devon Aoki’s second most iconic feature is being Kate Moss’ goddaughter, the first is her freckles. 

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  1. So many Celebrities and Models have made freckles a fashion accessory, so glad that if you have freckles that you are certainly in fashion now they look beautiful and normal not something that you needed to get rid of them through different types of Treatments. 💐🤗

  2. My dermatologist told me that my freckles were my skin’s way of screaming ‘stop burning me’ at the sun (ie. the first warning sign that I’m at risk of skin damage.) I’m super pale and have always hated my freckles but my sister has perfect olive skin and paints her freckles on…we always seem to want what we weren’t born with. 😕

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