Alexa Chung Shares Her Beauty Essentials (and Last Sephora Haul)

We’re excited to continue our new series, The Close-Up, where we take a closer look at celebrities, influencers, and pop culture phenomena. You’ve read about them on the internet and clipped their photos out of magazines—but now you’ll have the chance to get to know them personally through fun Polaroids, handwritten beauty advice, product recommendations, and so much more.

If there’s ever an appropriate setting to meet up with Alexa Chung, it’s a garden tea party. The British fashion model and television personality invited us to join her for finger sandwiches, scones, and rosé in the garden at The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood to celebrate the launch of her app, Villoid. There, Chung brought garden party chic to a whole new level, dressed in a bright pink slip dress and high-top Converse. Her beauty look is low-key—hair down and tousled, makeup minimal except for a thin flick of black eyeliner—a perfect look for our Polaroid camera to capture. Chung has mastered, or perhaps was born with, the enviable ability to make I woke up like this beauty look polished and deliberate, all the while maintaining the effortless aspect that so often gets lost. We sat down with Chung to discover her beauty secrets—scroll through to find out how to do off-duty beauty like Alexa Chung and see her Polaroids.