The backstory behind my freckles is… I had really bad skin growing up and after I got it taken care of, even though I liked my skin and was happy, I wanted to add some flair. I started doing freckles with a brown eyeliner pen about three years ago and since then I started finding tools that worked for me and sculpting out my face with them. It became a signature Merlot thing! Now freckles are cool, but I like to think I started the trend!
I like to play around with gender and the softness or harshness of my features. With my look, I want to communicate that there are no boundaries for how you do your makeup or how you dress. I think it’s important to play with the features on your face — a lot of self-love can come from that.