Rough night Helen Flanagan ditches the glam image as she goes make-up free for day out in her new hometown
16:28 GMT, 10 October 2012
She's become known for her love of skimpy outfits and striking make-up as one of the country's most high profile WAGs.
But Helen Flanagan cut a very different figure as she stepped out make-up free near her home in Cheshire on Wednesday.
The normally glam former Corrie star loves to get dressed up but she was obviously having an off day as she made her way through her hometown of Prestbury, covering herself up in a large patchwork poncho.
Fresh-faced: Helen Flanagan goes for the dressed down look as she heads out without a scrap of make-up on
The 22-year-old, who has recently moved into her new 6,500 a month Cheshire mansion with footballer boyfriend Scott Sinclair, seemed to be exploring the streets of her new town.
Helen, who's recently ditched the hair extensions and gone for a blonde bob, piled her hair up high on her head in a bun and added a black hair band to keep the straggles out of her eyes.
Going for comfort and convenience over style, she paired skin-tight black leggings with a casual white T-shirt, depicting a girl crying.
Hiding: Helen covers up her face with her large patchwork poncho as soon as she's spotted out and about
What a difference: Helen pictured make-up free on Wednesday (L) and earlier this year (R)
The star added a pair of slightly grubby, white high-top trainers and slung her cream Herms bag over her arm.
When she realised she'd been spotted, the young actress proceeded to cover her face with her hefty, woolen poncho, clearly embarrassed at being seen out without make-up.
She's been having a well-earned break since she quit Coronation Street in February and has put all her energy into setting up home in the new town.
Sruff: Helen ditches her usual style for a day out alone in Cheshire
The newly blonde star is clearly getting to grips with her new area, after moving from Swansea where the couple lived together for just over a year.
Since the move, Helen has been slowly but surely ditching the heavily made-up image, getting into into a more domesticated mindset.
Although the curvy actress recently told New! Magazine that she couldn't cook:
'I'm not the best at baking cakes! I do try with cleaning and cooking, but I'm actually just s**t at it,' she said.