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YouTube makeup artist Naomi Jon does semi-permanent henna freckles

A German YouTuber attempted to give herself semi-permanent freckles using henna tattoo ink — and was so horrified by the results that she said she’d likely cry once she finished filming.

Naomi Jon has a bit of a fixation with freckles. Though she doesn’t seem to get them naturally, she’ll apply faux-freckles with some carefully-applied brown makeup, peppering her nose and cheeks.

But this month, she got a tad more experimental, using henna ink to give herself semi-permanent freckle tattoos. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out as she’d planned.

 

She tried to give herself semi-permanent freckles

Before and after: German YouTuber Naomi Jon learned the hard way that you should always spot test first, after she tried to give herself semi-permanent freckles

Bright idea: She ordered henna ink off eBay after feeling inspired by another beauty lover on social media

Bright idea: She ordered henna ink off eBay after feeling inspired by another beauty lover on social media

Without testing it on her hand, she went right for the face, covering her cheeks and nose with little dots

She dotted them on casually and quickly

Diving right in! Without testing it on her hand, she went right for the face, covering her cheeks and nose with little dots

‘I’m gonna try to do an experiment. I’m wanna give myself permanent freckles,’ Naomi says in the 10-minute clip, which she uploaded on Sunday.

She says that she was inspired by another Instagrammer named Emily, who goes by @uglysxegirl, who posted a video in which she gave herself henna freckles — and they looked great.

‘Since I watched that, I always wanted to do it, but I never did,’ she said, adding that she even met Emily and was amazed at how good and natural her fake freckles looked.

Emily gave her some tips, recommending the henna she used so Naomi could get it herself. 

Naomi then found it on eBay, and she shows off the tube on camera. This is the first clue, though, that something may go wrong: She admits it doesn’t look like the one that Emily used.

She then says she decided to skip Emily’s first step of rubbing oil on her face, opting instead for moisturizer. 

Still, she decides to dive right in, dotting the henna pigment on her nose and cheeks. 

Pretty girl: Naomi's skintone is naturally pretty even

Pretty girl: Naomi’s skintone is naturally pretty even

However, she seems to covet freckles and has applied makeup to look like freckles before

In the past, she's always used stuff that washes off

Dreaming of spots… However, she seems to covet freckles and has applied makeup to look like freckles before

A little heavy there? She applied the freckles quite liberally before seeing how they'd turn out

A little heavy there? She applied the freckles quite liberally before seeing how they’d turn out

Process: The henna is left on the skin for a few minutes before it's wiped off, having dyed the skin underneath

Process: The henna is left on the skin for a few minutes before it’s wiped off, having dyed the skin underneath

‘It actually burns a little bit, is that normal?’ she asks. ‘I have no idea if ‘I’m doing this right.’

She also admits that she has never had henna on her skin, though it didn’t seem to occur to her to patch test it. Instead, she confidently moves on, dotting it under her eyebrows and on her forehead before letting it sit for a few minutes.

When it’s time to remove it, she uses a makeup cloth and begins to wipe it off — and it is immediately clear that something is wrong.

The ‘freckles’ aren’t tiny, light, and brown, but big, dark, and reddish.

‘I wanna die,’ she says in a strained voice. In a panic, she lets out a few noises that are half-laugh, half-cry and switches to German as she speaks to her significant other off-camera.

Yikes! She was not pleased with the results, calling them a disaster

Yikes! She was not pleased with the results, calling them a disaster

Quick fix? She desperately tried to cover them up with foundation

Quick fix? She desperately tried to cover them up with foundation

Oh no! Even after several layers, it still looked pretty terrible

Oh no! Even after several layers, it still looked pretty terrible

Never again! She said she was probably going to cry after she stopped filming

Never again! She said she was probably going to cry after she stopped filming

That's better: Noami often gives herself temporary freckles, a technique which yields much more natural results

That’s better: Noami often gives herself temporary freckles, a technique which yields much more natural results

She’s clearly too shocked and horrified, and compares herself from Chucky the doll from the horror movies.

‘This is a total disaster,’ she says. ‘But maybe I can save it if I put foundation on? Maybe it’ll look like my natural freckles beneath my foundation?’

So she tries just that, adding foundation on top of her skin. It’s quite clear that this isn’t working, though, as the freckles are much too dark and barely obscured by the skin-colored pigment.

She applies several other foundations but is left disappointed, instead Googling solutions for getting henna out quickly. 

Discouraged, she wipes off all the foundation and tries rubbing olive oil on her face before admitting defeat.

‘I regret everything. I actually wanna cry. I think I am gonna cry when I finish this video,’ she says. ‘I need to go to work tomorrow and it’s not even possible to cover this. I’m gonna go through hell.’

 

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