Cheryl Cole claims beauty comes from within.

The former Girls Aloud singer is a firm believer in the age-old saying and thinks women can't be attractive unless they have confidence in themselves.

She said: ''You can wear all the make-up you want, but beauty comes from within. A lot of people say it's a cliché, but it's so true.

''If you feel beautiful inside, you can tell. So you need to feel comfortable within yourself, which is definitely not always easy - but you should try!''

The 29-year-old singer is an established L'Oréal Paris Spokesperson and says the best part about the role is sharing beauty tips with her fans.

Speaking to French website Get The Look, Cheryl revealed: ''I feel like I have a good relationship with women in the UK, especially my fans, and it allows me the opportunity to speak to them directly.

''I've been in this industry for 10 years so I've collected lots of beauty tips over time. It's really a perfect relationship I have with L'Oréal Paris, it's fantastic!''

The glamorous brunette is a pro at dressing for the red carpet and was quizzed about why she likes to mix things up in the beauty department.

Cheryl said: ''It depends on what you're wearing. If you're wearing a sparkly dress, super glamorous, there's no need for a lot of make-up and hair should be kept simple too.

''However, if you're dress is simple, you can go for more sophisticated hair and make-up.''