If you've ever wanted to know what's really inside the makeup bags of the most stylish women in the industry, you're in luck. We've created a new column—Inside My Makeup Bag—to uncover the beauty products our fashion friends genuinely keep in their daily rotation and how much their stashes actually cost. I'll be delving inside their bags on your behalf and totting up every item in there, from the most expensive to the cheapest. Not only will you be left with an incredible shopping list, but you'll also get a realistic price tag to boot. Is there someone whose makeup bag you're dying to see? Slide into my Instagram DMs with your requests, and I'll see what I can do. This month, we're delving inside the everyday makeup bag of the brilliantly talented British rapper and singer-songwriter Stefflon Don.
Since the release of her debut mixtape Real Ting in 2016, Stefflon Don has enjoyed the kind of career ladder climb that most can only dream of. Collaborating with industry icons like Mariah Carey and Nile Rogers, winning the MOBO Award for Best Female Act in 2017, and garnering over 2.3 billion streams for her breakout single Hurtin' Me means that Don is now a fully-fledged global rap sensation.
On top of that, Don has a hugely loyal fanbase—affectionately known as the Dons—and has amassed an impressive 2.7 million followers on Instagram. And it isn't hard to see why. Don's Instagram is a vivacious place to be—a riot of striking wardrobe choices and vibrant beauty looks that would inspire even the most self-confessed wallflower to have a little fun.
With boldly coloured eyeshadows and ultra-glossy lips featuring prominently in Don's feed, it's safe to say that I couldn't wait to find out which beauty products the singer-songwriter genuinely reaches for regularly.
Suffice to say, I wasn't disappointed. While Don's everyday essentials are more pared-back in terms of colour, her makeup bag is effectively a tour of complexion-boosting products for majorly glowy skin. Totalling £228, it's a seriously good edit of beauty must-haves.
Keep scrolling to see exactly what products Stefflon Don swears by and to shop her makeup bag favourites for yourself.
Stefflon Don's Makeup Bag Essentials
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#1: Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation
"I've tried loads of different foundations and this is my favourite by far. It's super flawless but still lightweight."
#2: Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray
"A good setting spray is essential in my routine, as it keeps my makeup looking fresh all day. This one smells amazing and doesn't irritate my skin at all."
#3: MAC Lip Pencil in Cork
"I love MAC lip pencils, as they're so easy to apply. The shade Cork is my ideal nude for every day."
#4: Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder
"I adore Chanel makeup and this powder is a staple in my makeup bag for touch-ups. The compact and mirror are so useful for when I'm travelling."
#5: Bythesummar Luminizing Lip Conditioner
#6: Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Magic Cream
"I actually think this cream might be magic. It's rich and moisturising but not heavy and works wonders on my skin. It's a really good base for makeup too."
#7: Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer
"The shade range in this collection is amazing. The shade Island Ting is perfect for my skin tone and blends so easily."
#8: Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer
"This concealer never lets me down. It's really high-coverage but blends so easily. If I'm having a no-makeup day, I'll just use a bit of this under my eyes and some lipgloss."