MUA Roisin Gallagher shares a look at her wardrobe.

Roisin Gallagher

Roisin Gallagher is a 19-year-old makeup artist from Falcarragh, Co. Donegal.

Style and beauty are her passions and she has competed in local and national pageants over the years. Roisin was a Top 10 finalist of the Miss Universe Ireland 2017 competition, a Miss Donegal Finalist 2017 and has just been announced as a Richmond Centre Miss Earth NI Finalist 2018.

Roisin is currently working on establishing her own beauty salon – Makeup by Roisin – which is set to open in Falcarragh next month. You can follow her on social media at @Makeupbyroisin7 on Facebook and @roisingallagher on Instagram.

Here is Roisin’s Style Study for Donegal Woman:

How would you describe your personal style?
I would describe my style as during the day a casual chic, as I love dressing up for lunch dates and shopping in little boots, jeans and a statement top! During the night I definitely go for full glam, which always consists of dresses and heels!

Who is your style icon?
I don’t really like to copy people as I feel I embrace my own personal style to which suits my personality and figure, but I love looking at how other people pair items and do get inspiration from fashion gurus on Instagram. I have to admit Alicia Roddy is really killing it at the moment with her style!

What is your favourite piece of clothing?
My favourite item of clothing is definitely my ASOS trench coat! It’s a such a statement piece to make any simple outfit look amazing!

What inspires you when choosing an outfit?
For me anything goes! I’m always shopping and always plan what I’m wearing and how I’m going to style something!

How would you accessorise a look?
I don’t really love wearing accessories, I prefer to have a statement outfit where I don’t need to accessories! But if I wear something simple which is rare, I’ll always go for a chunky diamante necklace and some hoops!

What is your most recent fashion purchase?
My recent purchase (that’s arrived anyway) was my birthday dress!

Where do you usually shop for clothing?
Definitely online, its the best thing but it’s hard to stop once you start! Shops like Pretty Little Thing and Asos you’re always guaranteed to find a great outfit! For my occasional wear Pure Boutique in Letterkenny is always where I go when I have an event!

Do you have any favourite local fashion boutiques?
Pure Boutique and Get That Trend are great local boutiques and always have great fashion!

What are your wardrobe staples?
My wardrobe staples are definitely my asos jeans and my black ego boots, which I also have in red! They’re great for day to day wear and they never come off me!

Do you follow trends?
I can’t say I wear something just because it’s fashionable at the time. I only get items if I love it and love to wear stuff I haven’t seen on anyone else!

Heels or flats?
This is the hardest question. A bit of both depending on my mood! But more of a heels kinda gal!

Shoes or handbags?
Shoes all day long! I find handbags so irritating, especially on a night out! When your trying to boogy and you’ve this annoying rectangle in your hand!

What do you think about the fashion scene in Donegal?
I think Donegal girls have upped in our style game in recent years!

God bless online shopping for the rural Donegal girls

What has been your best investment piece?
I don’t tend to spend a lot of money on items of clothing and designer clothing ain’t my thing! I love to keep it cheap and cheerful! Although I have recently bought a custom made dress, which I’m so excited to receive!

What’s the wackiest item you own?
Definitely my high knee converse! Who let me wear those things?

What has been your biggest fashion faux-pas?
Definitely knicker dresses with that mesh layering or so over it! Or knicker shorts. I just can’t get the booty in them things and look in any way decent!

If money wasn’t a factor, what would you buy?
I would buy everything from Patty Fashion custom made dresses! A girl can dream!

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