No sign of that Essex glamour! TOWIE star Sam Faiers is unrecognisable as she goes make-up free


By Amy Oliver and Sarah Fitzmaurice

What happened to that Essex glamour? TOWIE star Sam Faiers left the cosmetics at home as she went for a fresh-faced look yesterday

She's renowned for her love of cosmetics, and is rarely seen without a full face of make-up.

But yesterday TOWIE star Sam Faiers decided to leave the slap at home as she went for a fresh-faced look while picking up some last-minute bits ahead of her holiday to Marbella.

The 21-year-old star appeared to be entirely make-up free as she headed out, wearing a black vest top and scalloped-edge shorts.

Bare-faced cheek! Sam looked unrecognisable as she went make-up free, compared to her usual glamorous appearance

The only sign of Sam's usual Essex glamour was her eyebrows, which are believed to have been tattooed on with semi-permanent make-up.

Sam also left her fake eyelashes at home, giving her a much more natural look.

Earlier this year, the reality TV star opened up about the impulsive disorder which leads her to pull out her own natural eyelashes.

Preparations: TOWIE star Sam Faiers steps out for a spot of last minute shopping in Essex before heading to Marbella where she will be filming The Only Way Is Essex

Trichotillomania is an impulse-control disorder which causes people to pull out their hair, which could be from the hair on their head or hair on other parts of their body, which eventually leads to bald patches.

Talking about the disorder previously, Sam told The Sun: 'It is hard to explain. I do it without thinking. I do it when I am nervous or bored or even when I am asleep. I don’t even realise I am doing it.'

Sam also appeared to have possibly put on a few pounds, and looked slightly heavier than she has done in recent weeks as she stepped out in Brentwood.

Sisterly love: Earlier this week, Sam was overheard saying at the Carphone Warehouse in Central London that she hasn¿t dieted at all for her holiday, as she posed with sister Billie at the Samsung Galaxy SIII launch

The TOWIE star jetted out to the Spanish resort of Marbella early this morning.

She tweeted: 'Morning ! 4 am start for me !! I'm tiredddd at the airport having a cup of tea, my eyes sting ! X x x Marbs today! Wohooo'

The cast, including Sam's on-again off-again boyfriend Joey Essex are also travelling to Marbella to film scenes for the series.

Talking to MailOnline at the launch of the Samsung Galaxy SIII phone at the Carphone Warehouse in Central London earlier this week, Sam said of the trip: 'We can't wait pretty much all the cast are going and we are going to have such a fun time only six people aren't going. Nanny Pat isn't, but I'm sure she would love to.'

Sam also spoke about her rekindled relationship with Joey, adding that things are so serious the pair have even spoken about marriage.

She said: 'I think we are both a little bit more mature now and we have sorted things out so I think it will last longer this time. me and Joey have both said that we want to get married.

Asked what her mother thought of Joey, Sam replied: 'She absolutely loves him, i think she loves him more than me! She would love him as a son-in-law they get on so well and she is really happy for us.'

Billie is also happy for her sister being so lucky in love, telling MailOnline: 'I would love to have Joey as my brother-in-law I think he's great they are both a bit more mature now and I can't wait to start planning the hen party.'