Trends come and go in the fashion world faster than we can seem to blink. Makeup trends are now also picking up speed with new techniques and styles. Recently I have been seeing more than ever on my twitter timeline, Instagram and makeup sites a couple things. I have been noticing that not only is the natural look in but so are freckles and gaps. I am seeing more models with gaps and people trying to put freckles on their face! Seeing these things being valued in the world of fashion I think is bringing a different perspective to freckles and gaps that are making people love the things that make them different.
As a girl with a gap, I am so excited about this movement. With beauty expectations constantly being thrown in our faces as women, I believe that a wide range of different types of women should be represented, so that we understand different types of beauty. When I was younger I was very insecure about the clearly identifiable gap in between my teeth, because it made me look different from everyone else. I desperately wanted perfectly straight teeth that were all together. I spent a lot of time looking at tutorials on youtube trying to figure out an overnight way to squeeze those front teeth together. I even begged my parents for braces, but in the end, I am happy that I did not receive them because my gap gives me personality. My gap is what separates me from a lot of people and it is not a bad thing to have. Talking about this with some people they said, “I do not know how I would look at you without a gap, because it kind of makes you, you.” My gap makes me interesting, and I have learned to love my gap and the beauty that I have been given. The fact that my once insecurity is being embraced by the modeling world, even if it is just a trend for now, is pretty awesome.I feel the same way about the freckles trend as I do about my gap. Though I do not have freckles myself, I have a lot of friends that talk about how they either love or hate their freckles, and many say that they hate them. I think freckles also gives people personality. I think that people trying to add freckles to their face now, gives people who have freckles the good feeling of knowing that their freckles are real, natural and totally in! With spring and summer I feel that this trend is really going to take off and be a “must have” look. So those of you with freckles out there, do not be afraid to rock them this year, because everyone else is going to try to buy what you already got!