I recently spoke to  Vivienne Connolly about her skincare secrets. Vivienne is a actress and model and has been at the top of her game for the last 20 years. Well known as one of Irelands top models, she has also worked internationally with everyone from Naomi Cambell to Yasmin Le Bon. Vivienne then turned her hand to acting and most recently played a role in RTE’s Fair City.


Vivienne knows the importance of good skincare to keep her skin looking healthy. Her favourite skincare products are anything by REN if she’s feeling indulgent beacause she feels the ingredients they use are very natural and are very luxurious and smell beautiful. If she’s not using REN she finds the Multivitamin power recovery masque form Dermalogica €44.90 excellent. It’s Vivienne magic fix and I have to admit it is an amazing product.  It’s an ultra-replenishing, antioxidant rich masque that helps rescue stressed, aging skin. Apply after cleansing, it has a revitalizing remedy for dulling, dry, dehydrated, lack luster, photo damaged skin. Botanicals help soothe and calm stressed skin while vitamins A, C and E help repair damaged, aging skin. If my skin is very dehydrated I will use this mask and leave on the residue for the night for a really hydrating, nourishing treatment.

muti vit mask

She likes to mix up her products because she feels that your skin can get used to one product and not give her the results you want. She uses La Roche Posay eye makeup remover €15.49 as it is gentle and mild and doesn’t irrite your eyes. She uses Estee Lauder advanced night repair serum €64.00 at night.

advanced night repair serum


Vivienne now wears less and less make-up as she prefers the natural look on a glowing skin. She uses MAC prep and prime €39.50 as a primer and if she does opt for a foundation her favourite is Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. This is also my favourite and a favourite among lots of celebrities as it gives a natural looking radiant make-up. She completes her makeup with Bobbi Brown shimmer blush in Coral €26.00 and Christian Dior show mascara .

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prep and prime





Her desert island product is Clinque super city block SPF 40 €24.00 which is a high level sunscreen in sheer, weight less formula  to protect her skin from the harmful UVA and UVB  rays.

Her favourite treatment is a collagen boosting and firming facial at Monart Spa in Wexford.