Anya Lyagoshina's Fake Freckles

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Juno and any other subsequent winter storms are nothing to Anya Lyagoshina. She's from Siberia; she's used to it. “I loved it when it was cold,” she says, “because they'd cancel school, and we'd just stay inside all day,” Snow days are nice and all, but staying out of the sun can make people...cagey. Or pale at the very least. Anya has a solution for this, too: Drawn-on freckles.

To be fair, Anya's face already has a head start with a smattering of very cute specks. “I hated my freckles in school,” she says. “People around me didn’t have freckles—I got them from my mom—so I would use lemon juice and things to try and bleach them out. I was 12! Obviously it didn’t work, so I stopped. Now at the shoots, they’ll add more. So they’ll do skin and eyebrows and more freckles with a eye or lip pencil that’s the same tone as my freckles,”

Sounds like instant summer to us, so we handed her the MAC Veluxe Brow Liner in Brunette and demanded (nicely) a tutorial. With the dull-ish pencil, she dotted her face with a little swivel action—over her nose and on the apples of her cheeks—and patted down the color gently with her fingers. Swivel, swivel, swivel. Pat, pat, pat...until desired coverage is reached. Now your face should match your sunny disposition, despite the forecast.

Anya Lyagoshina (The Society) in YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm in 01 Lush Coconut , MAC Veluxe Brow Liner in Brunette , Kjaer Weis Mascara in Black , Topshop Cheek Jelly in Museum . Photographed by Tom Newton.

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