"I thought I would be nervous or apprehensive to not be able to wear foundation on a shoot," said Cheryl, who is the L'Oreal Paris spokesmodel and face of their Skin Perfection Skincare, in a behind-the-scenes shoot.
"But it's actually quite liberating to have the freckles out in full force."
Cheryl also revealed that she is sometimes guilty of going to bed with her make-up on. "Sleeping in my make-up is one thing that I really try my hardest not to do," she told Vogue. "I mean sometimes it happens, but if I do I always feel disgusting afterwards."
Speaking to HELLO! magazine recently, Cheryl revealed her secrets to staying in shape. "I work out, I dance a lot with my job and I do the Tracy Anderson method: dance cardio," she said.
"Don't underestimate how good even a 20-minute jog can make you feel," she added. "It is easy to forget that when you get caught up in work. You should forget how it makes you look and think about how it makes you feel. And of course it's really important to eat healthily."
Talking about her love of make-up, Cheryl said, "It gives you that inner confidence. Some women are really beautiful without a scraqp of make-up on, but then they are happy and confident like that."
While she is often seen looking immaculate, Cheryl recently proved that she doesn't take herself too seriously by sharing a 'selfie' on Twitter.
Delighting her fans with the snap that showed her pulling a face, Cheryl wrote, "#Notetoself this is what children do to you! Make you look/act and feel like a crazy person #crazysundaynotlazysunday." The star was exhausted following a day of babysitting.
Last year Cheryl, who recently celebrated her milestone birthday when she hit 30, opened up about her desire to have children in an interview with GQ magazine.
"I'd love kids," she said. "I'm obsessed with babies. Of course I've thought about baby names a million times. I like Alfie for a little boy."
She added, "I know that's what I was put on the Earth to do – to be a mother ."
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