VIP caught up with former Miss Ireland Aoife Walsh recently for a chat about her beauty regime, and she filled us in on how she always looks so fabulous.
Aoife told us the trick is to embrace your look and work with it – as a natural redhead with fair skin, she says she makes sure to use products that accentuates her striking features.
The Tipperary model, who used to be bullied for her ginger locks, declared she is “red and proud” and encourages other Irish ladies with a similar look to have the same attitude.
Here are some of Aoife’s top tips:
For her pale skin, the 25-year-old swears by Lancôme Génifique Serum and Hydra Zen Neurocalm Moisturiser, saying she finds them to be the best products on offer for keeping moisture locked in.
“It’s really important for me to lock in moisture, because I have a dry skin type – especially in the cold weather we’ve experienced recently.”
Aoife adds that one of her most important tips for others with fair skin is to wear SPF everyday.
“Even if there is no sun and it’s cloudy, and you’re just running to the shops, it’s important to wear it. Pale skin is most at risk of skin damage,” she says.
For foundation, the pretty model says she’s a big fan of Armani Luminous for daytime use, due to its “soft and lightweight” coverage.
When heading out on a night out, or taking part in a modelling job, she prefers to use Make Up For Ever’s Liquid Lift foundation.
“It has a beautiful finish and it’s long lasting,” Aoife says.
When it comes to her style, the Clonmel native says redheads shouldn’t feel like they have to shy away from bold colours.
“I like to wear neutrals most of the time and let my hair do the talking,” she admits.
“But I do like a pop of colour, especially now coming into spring.”
Aoife encourages fellow redheads to dare to wear shades of yellow or orange – but she is reserved about wearing green pieces.
“Sometimes I worry that i might look like an Irish flag if I wear green,” she laughs. “But everyone loves green on me so I must make more of an effort to wear it.”
She adds that less is always more, and as long as you have good tailoring, you’re already half way there with nailing your look.