What's In My Makeup Bag - Casey Elisha


Casey Elisha is the author of Love Thy Fro, which is a book that teaches young girls to love their natural hair. The book launched in December to a fantastic reception and sold out immediately. Casey is busy working on new orders to satisfy growing demands. She took time out to show us the products in her makeup bag. Describe the items in your makeup bag. I'm not someone that wears make up everyday, partly because I just don't have the time to dedicate to doing it every morning, but when I do wear it I’m someone that likes simplicity and for my makeup to look quite natural. Sometimes I just put a bit of concealer on – I use KIKO’s Full Coverage Concealer and a bit of pencil on my eyebrows if I want to keep it very basic.

I’m not loyal to any eyebrow pencil, but at the moment I’m using MAC’s Eyebrow Crayon in Spiked. I keep two foundations; I have the KIKO Liquid Second Skin Foundation in Warm Rose 180, and NARS’ All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Dark 2, New Orleans 6448. I have a couple of lip pencils; I have the KIKO Smart Lip Pencil in 710, which is a nice berry colour, and I have a brown one but I can’t remember where I got it from. I also have a MAC Matte Powder Blush in Raizin, and a few lipstick’s and glosses including a Marc Jacob’s Lipstick in Mahogany.

When finishing up my make up, I usually use NARS’ Light Reflecting Setting Powder or Victoria Secret’s Make It Last Prime & Set Make Up Spray. I love the NARS Setting Spray for when I’m trying to go for a slightly more professional matte finish, but the Victoria Secret’s Spray is amazing for just setting an every day look and making it look smooth and natural.

What I love about the products that I have in my makeup bag is that, rather than transforming me into a completely different person, they just light up my face a bit. The slightest amount can really make a difference and I love knowing that I don’t have layers and layers of make up on my face. It’s quite a confidence booster actually.

Which is your favourite item in your makeup bag? My favourite item in my makeup bag is my Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Truffle, which comes off as a purply/berryish colour. I saw Chrisette Michele post about it on Instagram earlier this year and I loved the way it looked so when I went to America this past summer, I made sure I picked myself one up from Sephora. It's a nice creamy pencil that makes for nice bold lips, a look I love for the winter. Though I like quite a natural face, it can get quite boring so I love how this product just gives my lips a little pop from time to time.

Where did you get your makeup bag? I've had my makeup bag for so long, maybe about six years. I got it as part of a Dolce and Gabanna The One Perfume Gift Set.

Casey Elisha Makeup Bag

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