It might be hard to imagine now, but Little Mix actually got their big break on The X Factor all the way back in 2011. While the show catapulted them to fame, they don’t look back on their time in a completely positive way.
Appearing on today’s (July 17) This Morning, the ‘Move’ hitmakers said that they auditioned for the show looking quite fresh-faced, but soon started to wear more and more makeup.
Perrie Edwards said: “We went from really young fresh girls not really wearing much makeup, maybe a little foundation on the lip when it was in, to then being really heavy and looking way older. We looked way beyond our years!”
“We looked very cheap and tacky,” Jesy Nelson added, which Perrie was shocked to hear.
“It was the style back then!” she added. “We just felt more secure with lots of makeup on.
“I do really just think that we’ve got better at knowing what we suit and we don’t feel the need to pile it on anymore… I think that comes with age and confidence.”
The girls previously talked about their early style days to Digital Spy, with Leigh-Anne Pinnock saying that the fact they looked “horrendous” probably helped them in the long run because girls weren’t “threatened” by them.