High definition: Helen Flanagan reverts to  her favourite contoured look as she hits the shops... after posting 'No Make Up Selfie' for Cancer Research UK

By Jason Chester

She was last spotted looking uncharacteristically plain as she posed for a ‘No Make-Up Selfie’ – or at the very least her own unique interpretation of one – in a bid to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

But having played a part in the recent craze – which helped raise more than £2 million for the charity in just 48 hours – it was business as usual for Helen Flanagan as she ventured out in leafy Cheshire village Alderley Edge on Friday.

The 23-year-old actress was paying a visit to a local boutique– and she appeared to make the trip after an extensive beauty procedure of her own. 

Here she comes: Helen Flanagan steps out for a spot of shopping in Alderley Edge on Friday

Here she comes: Helen Flanagan steps out for a spot of shopping in Alderley Edge on Friday

Indeed, Helen had reverted the heavily contoured look she’s been favouring over recent months – a technique generally achieved with heavy amount of foundation, concealer, highlighter and shading powders.

 

The look, which gives the impression of high sculpted cheekbones, has seen a surge in popularity since Kim Kardashian debuted it during a photo-shoot in 2012.

Helen matched her striking make-up with a casual ensemble comprised of monochrome statement T-shirt and skinny jeans as she paid a visit to the local clothes store clutching a green fruit juice.

High definition: The 23-year-old actress reverted to the heavily contoured look she's been favouring over recent months

High definition: The 23-year-old actress reverted to the heavily contoured look she's been favouring over recent months

Stepping out: Helen was accompanied by close friend and stylist Jodie Stringfellow during her latest outing

Stepping out: Helen was accompanied by close friend and stylist Jodie Stringfellow during her latest outing

  

The former Coronation Street star added to the ensemble with a cream leather jacket, while matching trainer boots rounded things off.

Helen’s appearance comes after she jumped on board the ‘No Make-Up Selfie’ bandwagon by posting a shot of her own – albeit it one in which she appears to be wearing a trace of lipstick.

Girls everywhere have been posting bare-faced pictures online, along with the hashtag #nomakeupselfie as well as a text message receipt as evidence of their donation. 

Don't mind me: But the actress sis hard to miss as she leave a locoal boutique

Don't mind me: But the actress sis hard to miss as she leave a locoal boutique

Plenty to talk about: The two pals chat as they make their way through the leafy Cheshire village on Friday

Plenty to talk about: The two pals chat as they make their way through the leafy Cheshire village on Friday

Other celebrities to take part so far include Katherine Jenkins, Amy Willerton, Sadie Frost, Michelle Heaton, Jorgie Porter, Frankie Essex and Kym Marsh.

Helen recently spoke out about her dreams of netting film roles with more gravitas and insisted she would schmooze directors at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

One such role comes in forthcoming film B**ch – in which she plays a bullying victim.

She also recently declared her desire to fall pregnant after rekindling her romance with footballer Scott Sinclair.

Doing her bit: Helen posted her 'No Make Up Selfie' in a bid to raise money for Cancer Research UK

Doing her bit: Helen posted her 'No Make Up Selfie' in a bid to raise money for Cancer Research UK



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The no make up selfie included no lipstick!!

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I wouldn't mind if I looked like her. I think she looks great.

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is her mouth permanently like that?

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Look at the state of those nails! Attention to detail love

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She is a really pretty girl, and looks 5 million times better with the darker hair! But seriously...get over yourself and stop with the pouting. Definitely stunning looking though...sadly that only gets you so far...and usually only 'so far' with the wrong types of people.

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High definition, more like plastic surgery!

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What's happened to her face, looks almost unrecognisable !

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Scary with and without make up.

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That make up adds 20 years!

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She looks like a mannequin.

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