She’s recently come under fire after an old advertising campaign she starred in for a skin-lightening product by Lancome resurfaced in March.
But Emma Watson looked the epitome of a fresh-faced beauty, as she stepped out in Hollywood, Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon.
Heading out to run some errands, the 25-year-old actress opted for a relaxed and natural vibe by going make-up free - showcasing her naturally pretty and striking features.
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Fresh-faced beauty: Emma Watson looked the epitome of a fresh-faced beauty, as she stepped out in Hollywood, Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon
Heading out to the Face Place beauty salon, presumably for a pampering session, the Harry Potter star cut a laid-back and casual figure.
Channelling a relaxed but chic vibe, Emma teamed a black top with a lightweight blazer (also in black) - presumably to keep the last of the Spring chill in the city at bay.
She added a comfy yet classic fashion staple to her look with a pair of faded denim boyfriend jeans, which she wore turned-up.
Rounding off her stripped-back yet stylish look, Emma teamed a pair of black Chelsea boots.
A natural look: Heading out to run some errands, the 25-year-old actress opted for a relaxed and natural vibe by going make-up free - showcasing her naturally pretty and striking features
She topped her look outfit off with a simple black holdall, while the A-Lister left her ensemble uncluttered except for a single solitary necklace.
With her light-brown locks casually swept off of her face in a side-parting ‘do’, Emma further drew attention to her striking and pretty features.
Her outing in Los Angeles comes a week after she touched down in New York, sporting an equally relaxed look.
Touchdown: Emma appeared to be taking the recent furore in her stride as she was pictured arriving into New York City on Sunday evening
The Noah actress was dressed for comfort as she made her way through the airport in a casual, layered ensemble.
Wrapping up with a patterned cape and a large pink scarf, the female rights activist completed her look with skinny jeans and black trainers.
Her short locks were styled away from her face, which appeared to have minimal make-up upon it.
Holding onto her large black handbag, the star appeared to be in a hurry to get to her next location.
Emma’s jaunt state-side comes just weeks after she was branded a ‘fake feminist’ after it emerged that she fronted an advertising campaign for skin-lightening products made by the cosmetics giant Lancome, for which she was a highly-paid ‘brand ambassador’.
Taking it in her stride: The Harry Potter star was dressed for comfort as she made her way through the airport in a casual, layered ensemble
Busy lady: In recent years, Emma has been working tirelessly to use her fame to promote gender equality
Emma starred in the campaign for Lancome Blanc Expert Melanolyser in 2013, which was the last campaign she appeared in for the brand.
Lancome, owned by L’Oreal, describes the product on its website as ‘helping to prevent dark spots in the skin, associated with age and exposure to the sun.’
The product description reads: ‘[Dark spots] can be caused by an accumulation of melanin, a pigment produced in the epidermis that gives skin its colour.
‘If too much melanin is produced in one area, dark spots can appear on the skin surface.’
However Twitter users have accused the actress of being ‘an advocate for skin lightening’ while others have described her appearance in the ad as ‘indefensible’ and expressed disappointment that her feminism ‘only extends to white women’.
Speaking to MailOnline at the time her spokesman said he couldn’t comment on ‘previous contractual arrangements’. His client, he added, ‘no longer participates in advertising beauty products, which do not always reflect the diverse beauty of all women’.
A skin scandal? Emma’s appearance comes just weeks after she was branded a ‘fake feminist’ after it emerged that she fronted an advertising campaign for skin-lightening products made by the cosmetics giant Lancome