Meet the Model - Kyla Close

We met South African beauty Kyla Close on set, to chat skin care, makeup and the perks of being an in-demand model.

How did you become a model? 
I was scouted when I was 13, walking through a mall. I went to the agency in Durban where I’m from, but only started modelling at the more appropriate age of 16.


How do you feel about modelling?
I love being a model! I’ve been working full-time for two years, living in London and travelling around Europe and Asia. However home will always be Cape Town. My favourite modelling memory is probably going to Barbados for a photo shoot - the beach was amazing!


Since you travel a lot with work, do you have any beauty travel tips?
I always use a facial spray, and when I’m flying I apply an ultra-rich mask and ensure I drink lots of water.

 

Do you have a special diet?
No, I don’t follow a strict diet but I tend to avoid carbohydrates and stick to healthy, lean cuisine.

 

What’s your makeup routine like when off-duty?
In my spare time I wear quite minimal amounts of makeup. I always wear a tinted moisturiser, concealer, blush and mascara.


Your skin is amazing! Tell us a little bit about your skincare routine?
I use a facial scrub two or three times a week to remove any dead skin. And I sleep in a moisturising face mask – that’s my skin secret!


Q&A with Kyla:

 

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:
A volume building mascara!

 

HAIR TIPS:
I try not to use too much heat on my hair. I wash and condition it, then leave it to dry naturally. And then once a week I apply an overnight hair mask, which I rinse off when I wake up. 

 

BEST SUMMER BEAUTY TIP:
I always wear sunscreen with SPF 50. I think it’s important to always look after my skin.

 

BEST WINTER BEAUTY TIP:
I avoid hot water and use extra hydrating serums. When it’s cold, it’s all about keeping your skin moisturised to avoid dryness.

 

FAVOURITE BEAUTY LOOK:
I love a smoky-eye paired with nude lipstick.


Words by: Photographs by: Oriflame Editorial Team