By Fehintola Betiku
..Essex is known as the birthplace of fake tan, fake eyelashes and fake boobs.
But defying her hometown Lydia Bright has bared it all in front of the cameras and gone makeup free in photo shoot to promote natural beauty.
With help from St. Ives' facial scrubs, the TOWIE starlet stuns as she looks confident and comfortable in her own skin.
The barefaced Essex girl: Lydia Bright braved the cameras as she went makeup free for a photo shoot promoting natural beauty
In two of the pictures the 21-year-old can be seen looking like her usual self with a face full of makeup, complete with scarlet lipstick.
And then in the other two images, showing off a healthy glow and her flawless complexion the blonde bombshell looks radiant.
Admitting that she hasn't always been courageous enough to bare all she said:'I used to be quite nervous about going out without make-up, but now I like it.'
Continuing she explained: 'Sometimes less really is more and if you’ve got good skin, it’s nice to let it shine through.'
Radiant: The TOWIE star stuns in both shots but particularly the one in which she is natural
Almost cringing at the debut on the hit ITV show, The Only Way Is Essex, Lydia, who was 19-years-old at the time, recalled just how much slap she had on.
'I don't know whether anyone remembers my first ever appearance, but I was caked in make-up.'
She quipped: 'It looked like I'd applied it with a trowel.'
Honest: Lydia opened up about her insecurities to her Twitter followers
Embracing her natural beauty, Lydia took to Twitter to encourage all her followers to upload pictures of their makeup free faces.
She tweeted: 'This week in Now magazine, I go make up free. Bare all girls and tweet your no make up pics #behindthemask x'
Overwhelmed with the massive response she received on the micro-blogging site, she opened up about her own insecurities.
Her post read: 'Loved all you pictures tonight #behindthemask true beauty. We all have flaws I have one eye bigger than the other but no ones perfect :D x'
Flawless: Lydia showed off her natural beauty when she was spotted in Essex earlier this month makeup free
Fashionista: Lydia looked elegant in a mustard pencil skirt and a black camisole which she teamed with a pair of grey pumps by Vivienne Westwood