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Alexa Chung Hair, Makeup and Beauty Tips


I don’t know much about Alexa Chung, except she is part Chinese (which must mean we must be long-lost sisters, obviously), she has the coolest British accent and she has amazing style. (Oh yes, and the obvious: she’s gorgeous.)

alexa chung hair, makeup, beauty tips

I’d also been reading everywhere that she’s the latest ‘It’ girl and a VJ on MTV; and after seeing countless photos of her AMAZING style (I love her hair too), I decided to cyber stalk her and see what her makeup, hair and beauty secret and tips are. Here’s what I found.


Alexa is blessed with great skin, and she told FabSugar recently that she really doesn’t do much to it. “I don’t wear much makeup,” she said. “I literally never get spots. Literally. I’ve had them about one time in my life. I’m just saying, it has nothing to do with products. That’s all crap. I drink water and I have good genes. I do use Declèor. They have an oil that’s really nice because I have really dry skin actually.”


It’s very simple getting hair like Alexa. First, cut it off! Then, go to a salon and ask them to dye the ends at least 3 shades lighter than your natural color. “[At the salon,] I had to ask for ‘frosted tips,’ a phrase that should never be uttered by anyone the least bit embarrassed by their own vanity,” Alexa said. Take note! Better yet, bring  photo of exactly what you want and don’t want, because we all know that in salons visuals are better than words.

The basis of Alexa’s hair is this: chin length, center-part, brown hair with blended-in blonde highlighted tips. To get hair like that at home, you’d need a highlighting hair-kit and apply the hair color sparingly from your ears down to your tips. Use a hair comb and randomly take sections of your hair and start applying the hair color anywhere from the ear downwards, or chin downwards. Mix it up at different lengths to it doesn’t look like two blocks of solid color, rather; let the hair color blend in with the brown.

Styling-wise, you can apply a bit of volumizing mousse to your crown area for a little lift and a texturizer (or salt spray) for that slightly ruffled, bed-head look.


Alexa seems to love a good winged eyeliner and has a constant makeup look, with the exception of smokey eyes now and again.

To get Alexa’s makeup look;

  • Define your brows with a brow pencil. Alexa has strong statement brows.
  • Apply dark Brown or black eyeshadow lined all around your eyes. Smudge slightly with a Q-tip.
  • Apply black liquid liner on the top lash line, extending it out a bit to create a winged look.
  • Apply tons of mascara on the top lash line, ignore the bottom lash line.
  • Add a soft brush of peach/rose blusher.
  • Finish with nude pink lips.

Her favorite products she uses, according to Marie Claire, are Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Naive, Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Mystic Eyes, Essie Nail Polish in Greenport and Shu Uemura Tasai Styling Cream for her hair.

ELLE magazine also did a page of what’s in her makeup bag. Here are some of her favorites:

alexa chung makeup tips

Alexa also recently gave an interview to the Telegraph’s Fashion Blog, where she talked about her favorite products:

  • Lucas’ Papaw Ointment (buy here): “My lips are constantly dry, so I never go anywhere without a good balm. This is by far the best – believe me, I’ve tried them all.”
  • Givenchy Mister Light Corrective Pen (buy here): “I don’t wear much make-up, so I just dab a spot of this under my eyes and around my nose and I’m good to go. I also mix it with lip colours when I want to make them paler.”
  • Chanel Liquid Eyeliner (buy here): “The only make-up technique I’ve managed to master is the 1960s eyeliner flick, and this is the best liner I’ve tried. It’s a great size to keep in your bag for evening touch-ups, too.”
  • Weleda Baby Calendula Face Cream (buy here): “I think this is meant for babies but I love using it on my skin as it’s such a great moisturiser. To make my skin glow after I’ve done my make-up, I rub this between my palms and lay them on my face for a few seconds.”

Want even more? Check out Alexa Chung Beauty Talk With Company Magazine.

What do you think about MTV’s latest VJ and her insanely wonderful style? Are you in love with her as much as I am?!

{ 23 comments… add one }

  • iCandy October 5, 2009, 1:33 am

    So jealous of her skin, it’s flawless!
    I love when someone has their own unique style and aura and Alexa Chung definitely does. I also love how she turned a hair “don’t” into a sexy, edgy do

    • Renee October 6, 2009, 2:19 am

      I agree with everything you said! Her skin is amazing and her hair is cool – she def made a ‘don’t’ into a ‘do’! :)

  • Jackie October 5, 2009, 7:09 am

    She’s lovely! I like how her personality and free spirit reflects on her amazing sense of style. Lol I love her explanation for clear skin… I too have been blessed with minimal skin problems throughout my life (gotten only a few pimples throughout my 23 years of existence) and I think it’s largely due to the fact that I’m half indian. My mom is pushing 60 and still has clear skin, so it’s definitely a genetic or race thing.

    • Renee October 6, 2009, 2:22 am

      You’re lucky, Jackie! My mom is Chinese (and has your name haha) but she doesn’t/didn’t have good skin growing up… a lot of my Asian friends also suffer from zits, so I think what Alexa said isn’t too true. :-P It must be genetics for her and you, you lucky things! :-P

  • Tammy October 5, 2009, 10:15 am

    She has such great style! Love her flawless skin and fashion sense. I’m not usually into two-toned hair, but she makes it work. The colors just flatter her really well.

    • Renee October 6, 2009, 2:22 am

      She’s a rockstar! I love her hair too, suits her to a T – the cut, color(s), everything. :)

  • ruth October 5, 2009, 5:13 pm

    Love her style, love her hair, love her make up, love her!!!!!!

  • Kath October 5, 2009, 7:06 pm

    I love her tips, their so simple…thanks for the article ren…SHES SO HOT!!

    • Renee October 6, 2009, 2:23 am

      You’re most welcome Kath. :) She IS hot!

      • Bobcat October 5, 2011, 2:56 am

        Play infoarmivte for me, Mr. internet writer.

  • gio October 6, 2009, 4:46 am

    I like Alexa. She has got her own unique style and flawless skin. The two-toned hair looks very flattering on her too.

  • Makeup Vancouver October 7, 2009, 2:03 am

    She’s so simple but so stylish. She looks amazing.

  • Ingrid April 6, 2010, 2:56 am

    God, Alexa is so lucky!! Im also half Chinese and I don’t have as great skin :(
    You are so lucky Jackie! I love Alexa, her style is great and she definitely made a hair-don’t a do :)
    Thanks for posting this article :)

  • hrangthani May 8, 2010, 5:52 pm

    jus lov her…shes so creative n unique

  • Natalie November 15, 2010, 10:22 pm

    I love her makeup! Au natural!

  • kazmin November 19, 2010, 3:14 am

    she is the most beautiful women ever! i have been told that i look so like her hehe :0)

  • AM January 3, 2011, 5:46 pm

    Hi Renee – Happened upon your site, and I love it! So clean and fresh–such a departure from the cacophony of so many blogs! But about Alexa–any idea where in Singapore I can get my hair color done like hers? xx

  • Katie March 27, 2011, 12:11 pm

    She’s a great all-around style inspiration! Her makeup is always classy and understated and I like how she rocks her natural texture instead of heat styling it all the time.

  • Emma April 18, 2011, 9:20 pm

    I have been in to Alexa’s style for quite some time now, but now the sun is shining I am starting to blossom even more, I should be in the Sixth Form this time next year and I have started to pick out the outfits I’m gonna wear. Too exctied. I was just wondering if you knew what face shape Alexa has got as I am keen to get my hair cut like hers, but I’m not sure x

  • Alex December 5, 2012, 9:51 pm

    Alexa Chung has definitely got to be my ultimate style icon. She epitomises effortless style with a certain je ne sais quois. HOT. xxx

  • Alexa Chung March 13, 2013, 5:03 am

    Omg Renee ,
    Thanks I love your blog can I have your number we could be besties I love you and you blog your amazing and I loved the one about a bad hair do amazing your awesome i think it’s just so amazing if I go on a late show or something I’m gonna talk about you and your blog you would be famous love you

  • Alexa Chung March 13, 2013, 5:04 am

    Haha just kidding

  • Kayla January 8, 2014, 9:54 am

    Love love love Lucas Papaw! I use it on everything, it’s my ultimate HG.

    Found a great website that does free shipping worldwide on all orders: http://www.buylucaspapaw.com


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