Alexa Chung rocked a simple but effective Autumn beauty look at the 8th Annual Teen Vogue Fashion University event in New York on 19 October 2013.

Alexa Chung beauty tutorial: how to get her hair and make up

by Kathy Saunders -

Alexa Chung is, without doubt, one of the most stylish It girls on the planet and as such, always has a good look with each changing season. This time around, the brunette bombshell - because it's not just blondes who have the most fun - rocked up to a Teen Vogue event in New York with a particularly good transitional Autumn look .

Ok, so she never strays too far from her natural-looking trademark hair and makeup styles but we think both deserve a mention after this outing.

Get the Alexa look

Aside from some black leather and a skirt, what you really need in order to look like Alexa, or at least inspired by her, is a little makeup know-how and no fear of getting a bit messy with your hair now and again.

Step one:

Blow-dry the top of your hair to fix it roughly how you want it, scrunch in some salt spray, and let the rest dry on its own.

Step two:

To get a smooth base for your makeup, go for a lightweight, natural-looking foundation that is the perfect match for your skin tone. Sounds simple but you'd be surprised how many times people don't wear the right color...

Step three:

Using a very subtle amount, sweep some rose blush onto your cheekbones to add a rosy-cheeked glow which will be perfect for Autumn, when we all start wrapping up in scarves once more.

Step four:

Line your eyes with black kohl and lightly smudge the outer corners. This will create a slight smoky cat-eye effect. Add extra definition with a coat or two of black mascara.

Step five:

Finally, complete the look with a natural-toned lipstick of your choosing.

And you're done!

There's a reason natural hair and makeup is so popular with It girls: it takes half the time to do and the end results are often twice as effective as an overworked, complicated look. Nice work, Alexa.

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