Barefaced Perrie Edwards shows off her pretty freckles as she shares rare picture without stage make-up

She's getting ready to celebrate her 24th birthday with friends.

But Perrie Edwards proved she still had her girlish good looks on Sunday, as she shared a make-up free selfie joking about her freckly complexion.

Having spent time sunning herself with boyfriend Alex Oxlade Chamberlain last month, the pretty blonde had clearly achieved that summer glow.

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What a joke: Perrie Edwards shared her make-up free complexion covered with a dusting of freckles on Sunday, on the eve of her 24th

What a joke: Perrie Edwards shared her make-up free complexion covered with a dusting of freckles on Sunday, on the eve of her 24th

Her selfie was taken as part of an Instagram Story featuring her favourite moments from the 'cutest birthday ever'.

In Perrie's selfie she was captured staring down the lens in mirrored shades, with her hair pulled back into a youthful scrunchie hair-up/hair-down do.

She captioned the shot: 'Freckles are a JOKE', bidding fans to compare the new look to her usual stage make-up.  

Not so clear complexion: After spending last month on holiday with boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Perrie's skin seemed to have changed with the sun

Not so clear complexion: After spending last month on holiday with boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Perrie's skin seemed to have changed with the sun (left, on Sunday and right, with stage make-up

Have the bust day ever: Perrie's friends had gifted her a cake with a bust design and pictures from her Instagram account

Have the bust day ever: Perrie's friends had gifted her a cake with a bust design and pictures from her Instagram account

Attention to detail: The cake featured some of Perrie's best moments from the last year

Attention to detail: The cake featured some of Perrie's best moments from the last year

Sweet gifts: She shared pictures of her unicorn slippers and Disney headband with fans

Perrie had been surrounded by girlfriends on her birthday, who lavished her with twee gifts.

She received unicorn slippers and a Disney headband as if it had been her fourth and not, 24th birthday on Monday.

However, the Little Mix singer was quickly reminded of her grown-up memories when she was gifted a three-tier cake featuring a busty cleavage design and a collection of her best pictures from Instagram.

Still going strong: Perrie often uses her Instagram stories to share an insight into life with boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 

Still going strong: Perrie often uses her Instagram stories to share an insight into life with boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 

Geek chic: Just last week, the Arsenal star, who is usually slick and dapper, opted for a change as he put on a geeky display with his ensemble and demeanour for her funny video

Geek chic: Just last week, the Arsenal star, who is usually slick and dapper, opted for a change as he put on a geeky display with his ensemble and demeanour for her funny video

One thing that seemed notably absent was boyfriend Alex, with whom Perrie went public earlier this year.

Things were still clearly going strong for the pair last week when gushed over her footballer other half in a series of hilarious snaps. 

'My nerd,' the Little Mix star, 23, captioned a snap of the hunk jokingly pulling up his shorts and donning a pair of spectacles.  

Clearly she was not over the funny moment as she snapped away while he tried to head down the hallway. 

Perrie recently returned from a sun-drenched getaway with her man, where she caused a stir by flaunting her derriere in a high-rise swimsuit.

Hilarious: Clearly she was not over the funny moment as she snapped away while he tried to head down the hallway

Hilarious: Clearly she was not over the funny moment as she snapped away while he tried to head down the hallway

Wearing a sexy white swimsuit, Perrie looked sensational as she displayed her minuscule waist and sexy hourglass curves - however, her fabulous shape had led to some fans questioning whether the snap was edited. 

Perrie's holiday with Arsenal star Alex comes just four months after the couple went public with their romance during this year's BRIT Awards.

In February the blonde, who was formerly engaged to Zayn Malik, sent fans into overdrive when she posted a snap of the pair kissing on Instagram.

Smitten: Perrie, 23, and her other half have not long since returned from an idyllic summer break

Smitten: Perrie, 23, and her other half have not long since returned from an idyllic summer break

Bottoms up: Perrie caused a stir by flaunting her derriere in a high-rise swimsuit in pictures from the break

Bottoms up: Perrie caused a stir by flaunting her derriere in a high-rise swimsuit in pictures from the break

Lovebirds: Perrie's holiday with Arsenal star Alex comes just four months after the couple went public with their romance during this year's BRIT Awards

Lovebirds: Perrie's holiday with Arsenal star Alex comes just four months after the couple went public with their romance during this year's BRIT Awards

 

 

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