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What’s in her beauty bag? Aoibhin Garrihy reveals her must-have products!

The actress said she learned a lot about makeup from working on Fair City
VIP Style Awards 2017 launch
Aoibhin at the VIP Style Awards 2017 launch PIC: VIP Ireland


Aoibhin Garrihy shot to fame as a talented actress but her fashion and beauty choices are something that her followers are also a massive fan of.

When it comes to beauty, the Dancing With The Stars finalist stresses that she keeps it simple.

So what’s in Aoibhin’s beauty bag?

“It tends not to vary, I don’t think my make-up bag has changed in 10 years. You discover the odd new product but I when it’s not broken I don’t tend to fix it,” she exclusively told VIP Magazine.

There is one brand that stands out from the crowd for the star, and that’s Benefit.

“I’ve always been into Benefit. I love their products, I use their foundation, I use them for brows and concealer.”

What’s the one product Aoibhin can’t go without?

“Concealer is my number one. I have a pigment issue, probably because I spent too much time in the sun when I was growing up, so I’m conscious of dark spots that have developed over the last five years, and now I won’t go anywhere without concealer.

“If the house was burning down I’d grab my husband, my dog and my concealer,” she joked.

Aoibhin always looks flawless! PIC: Instagram/AoibhinGarrihy
Aoibhin always looks flawless! PIC: Instagram/AoibhinGarrihy

“So that’s something I really rely on.

“But I love MAC for powder, and I love to go cheap and cheerful when it comes to lip shades because they change so often depending on what your wearing. I love Maybelline for lip colours and I usually opt for something cheap when it comes to mascara, usually L’oreal or something I can pick up in Boots.”

The actress added that working on sets like Fair City helped her learn a lot about makeup.

“It doesn’t tend to get to exciting, I don’t experiment that much but I learnt a lot from working in TV.

Aoibhin is part of the judging panel at this years g hotel Most Stylish Awards for the Galway Races on August 3rd
Aoibhin is part of the judging panel at this years g hotel Most Stylish Awards for the Galway Races on August 3rd

“In Fair City it was great, I never knew how to apply makeup until I started a regular job in TV. You’re watching the experts do it on a daily basis and I just learned by osmosis.

“It was kind of a masterclass for me to sit in the chair and see what they use and how they apply it.”

Aoibhin is judging the g hotel Best Dressed Lady competition as part of the Galway Races on Ladies Day, Thursday 3 August.

She recently told VIP about her new charity Elevate and why she and husband John set it up.

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