This Bizarre New Trend Is Surprisingly Pretty

Faux freckles first popped up on the T-zones of models in 2014, and the fake-'em-out trend is resurfacing in a new, colorful way. Ladies near and far have started dotting their faces with what Seventeen refers to as "rainbow freckles." (Think purple, blue, yellow, and pink dots speckled across cheeks and foreheads.)
We initially rolled our eyes at this concept, but the results are actually shockingly pretty when executed right. Will a dose of colorful splatterings become a daily beauty look for most? Probably not — but it's a helpful reminder of what makeup is intended to be: experimental, all about creative expression, and not to be taken all that seriously. And it allows those of us not naturally blessed with sprinklings of dots to experience their beauty — even if it's for a fleeting moment.
Click through to see some of our favorite rainbow-freckle moments, and let us know in the comments whether you'll be testing out this colorful trend in the near future.
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Photo: Via @dominiqueldr.
Match your freckles to your hair and lip color for some monochrome action.
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Photo: Via @elitote_mua.
Experiment with multiple colors for a real over-the-rainbow feel.
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Photo: Via @marleexmakeup.
Keep your freckles in the same color family — one that contrasts with the rest of your makeup — for a look that truly stands out.
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Photo: via @spiralheartsxo.
You can always go all-gold-everything for the gilded glam girl in you.
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Photo: Via @makeup_by_geenakay.
Try concentrating your freckles in one area, like this makeup enthusiast did.
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Photo: Via @jennhudsonmua.
An all-over-the-face dot party is also an option (a pretty bold one).
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Photo: Via @saraa_smirks.
Why not switch up the size of your spots?
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