A while ago when scrolling through online vogue.fr I discovered freckles crayon by &Other Stories. I was delighted. I’ve always wanted to have freckles and here was my ticket.
I think they are one of the prettiest features a women can have. I still remember my friend going through bottles and bottles of Esteé Lauder Double Wear in an attempt to cover her freckles. I was utterly astonished- why would anyone want to do that?
They make you look young and carefree. A smattering of these tiny gold dots make a girl look like a French student on holiday. I mean, The French has them especially after a couple of days of sailing around the rugged coats of Brittany. His freckles, coupled with his glossy dark hair and high cheekbones make me often saysay: Let’s swap, huh? I’ll get your skin and your hair and you can have my nose and my eyes. Nope- he says- I already have green eyes.
I bought the crayon, of course I did. The only thing was- how do I recreate that random pattern on my nose? I was anxious not to be caught out like that one time when I drew a mole above my upper lip (in my teens) in the manner of Cindy Crawford. My father nearly fell over laughing and I never did it again.
The final result? The crayon was quite dark in color and with three freckles on the left cheek and three on the right I looked like Pippi Longstocking. I didn’t dare to leave the house for fear of crayon running down my face in the rain. All in all a disappointing fail on my part. Why no one thought of a transferable “tatoo’ in a form of golden dots? That would really make my day…