September 26, 2012 Makeup.com Editor's Picks

What's in Elise's Makeup Bag?

Do you ever wish you could approach a stylish woman on the street and ask what essentials she carries in her makeup bag? Well, we're checking in for you.
Name: Elise
Age: 23
Location: New York
The fall trend she’s excited about: “Leather. I wear it year-round anyway so I’m excited that it’s back. I love fur, too—real fur.”
Her beauty icon: “Pam Grier. She was just the baddest thing ever in the '70s.”
Her celebrity girl crush: “Solange Knowles.”

What’s in her makeup bag:
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Swiss Chocolate: “I apply it [to my brows] with an angled brush. It looks more natural than a brow pencil, and I can also use it as an eye shadow.”
  • L’Oréal Double Extend Beauty Tubes mascara: “I really like the primer and it gives me nice length and good volume. But most important, when I take it off, it just slides off of my lashes. It’s perfect.”
  • Tea tree oil: “It’s my best friend. I use it when I have zits. It cures everything. It’s my beauty secret.”
  • MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo: “I recently discovered it and I love it. I probably wear it four times a week.”
  • Smith’s Lip Balm in Minted Rose: “I’m from the D.C.-Maryland area so I love the fact that the company is based out of Maryland. I like supporting my hometown. And when I use the minty-scented one, I feel like it freshens my breath at the same time.”
  • Cocoa butter: “I use it as a hand moisturizer. I love the smell and it’s a classic. It’s never failed me.”
Thanks, Elise! Look out for new makeup bag disclosures every week.

Photos: David Paul Larson

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