After being stood up for a dinner date, Alexa shared a selfie of her at the table working a breton top and dungarees – oh, and absolutely zero make-up.
‘Dinner for one because @amediumformat was “busy” and my sister “had no signal”‘, the presenter captioned her image.
Being a natural beauty, Alexa and her bare face and untamed brows obviously looked amazing sans slap, and how much younger than her 31 years does she look?! Cute.
Suki then followed suit with a no make-up selfie of her own before hitting up Kari Feinstein’s Music Festival Style Lounge at the Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas in Hollywood looking very fresh faced and natural.
If Alexa and Suki are both daring to bare, it’s only right we try it for spring too. So here are our top tips for faking the natural look without ditching your warpaint completely. (You just woke up like dis’).
First, apply a face cream rich in vitamins and minerals to perk up your complexion – we love Bobbi Brown’s Vitamin Enriched Face Base, £38.50. Spend time working it into the skin to get the blood flowing and brighten the skin.
If you struggle with dark circles or blemishes, then apply your concealer where it’s needed first. Be wary of overloading concealer under the eye; instead use a soft cream concealer like Delilah’s Farewell Cream Concealer, £24. The peachy undertones works wonders on dark circles.
Opt for a light-weight cream foundation rather than a powder to avoid a chalky finish, like Eve Lom’s Radiant Glow Cream Compact Foundation SPF 30, £48, which contains a host of skin saving ingredients and helps to hydrate the skin. Press this into the skin only in areas where needed.
For that gorgeous natural looking glow, take a large bronzer brush and sweep Autograph’s Natural Finish Bronzing Powder, £9.50, across the cheekbones, along the jaw and down the temples. If you don’t feel confident about going out without mascara then use Benefit’s Badgal Brown Mascara, £17.50. This will help open up your eyes without looking like you’ve piled on the product.
Finally, to get that fuller bushy brow look, take Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour, £13.50, this clever little thing is actually a thin nibbed pen, which allows you to draw each individual hair, cheating thicker fuller, natural looking brows. Keep them in place with Rimmel’s Brow This Way Clear Styling Gel, £3.99.
Finish off with a slick of clear lip gloss or your favourite lip balm and you are good to go. Don’t tell anyone how long you really spent getting ready and they’ll never guess!