Fresh-faced beauties at the Teen Choice Awards 2016

Fresh-faced beauties at the Teen Choice Awards 2016

Sweet bird of youth

Text: Renée Batchelor

With a nude lip and glowing skin, these ladies certainly prove that sometimes youth is the only beauty statement you need

Sometimes all you need is great skin and highlighted features to look spectacular. Forget about out-there lips or super bold brows — a pretty face is enough to make a statement. Young actresses like Lucy Hale and Shay Mitchell from Pretty Little Liars showed off their great skin with light makeup. Hale highlighted her complexion with pink lips and soft pink blusher, while Shay Mitchell used an interesting rusty pink shadow for an alternative take on smoky eyes. Another Mitchell, Australian actress Maia Mitchell (not related to Shay), played up her features with just bold brows and faux lashes, while Modern Family's Sarah Hyland added a touch of cobalt blue liner on the lower lashline for a pop of colour. All the ladies kept their hair very natural, wavy and loose in keeping with their relaxed makeup looks. And proving that she could more than keep up with the young ones, Jessica Alba's flowing locks, luminous complexion and barely-there makeup was a masterclass in nailing the natural look.

Lucy Hale

Maia Mitchell

Shay Mitchell

Sarah Hyland

Jessica Alba