What’s In My Beauty Bag: Michaela Devaughan
What’s In My Beauty Bag: Michaela Devaughan

What’s In My Beauty Bag: Michaela Devaughan

London-based make-up artist Michaela – @YHKayla on Instagram – only started posting online as a hobby a couple of years ago. In a short amount of time, she’s amassed more than 150,000 followers across the platform and TikTok combined. An authority on everything from make-up to skincare, we asked her to share the products you’ll always find in her beauty bag.
Images: @YHKAYLA
By Sapna Rao


Ironically, I never use an actual make-up bag. I’m guilty of just shoving everything in my handbag, be it powder, brushes, lip liner, eyebrow pencils – anything goes. You never know what you'll find in there! That said, when I'm travelling, I use this one from Space NK. It fits everything and comes in different sizes depending on how light you like to travel.

Travel Bag, £26 | Space NK


Who doesn't want beautiful glowing skin? Hydration is always my number one goal – it makes your make-up look so much better. This serum is lightweight and always makes my skin feel smooth and supple – essential in the winter. I also rate the Rhode Glazing Fluid, although it’s a pain to get in the UK. Then, I follow up with a rich moisturiser – the Glossier After Baume is simple but effective.

After Baume, £25 | Glossier
Peptide Glazing Fluid, $29 | Rhode
Vitamin E Serum With 1% Ceramide Complex, £46 | Alpha-H


This is my favourite foundation – there’s nothing like it. Make it your go-to for both a ‘no make-up make-up’ look or full glam; just build it up for more or less coverage. It never looks cakey and the finish is really flawless. I hear it was used on the set of Euphoria, so it has to be good.

Future Skin Foundation, £75 | Chantecaille


I typically avoid highlighter and contouring products – controversial, I know. I’m not sure if it’s just me being lazy, but I much prefer dewy skin and a bit of bronzer instead. This one from Dior gives my complexion such a healthy flush of warmth and blends beautifully.

Forever Natural Bronze, £41 | Dior


For a pop of colour, my best tip is to add a bright shadow or liner to your inner corners. Palettes that contain a selection of neutral and bright shades are ideal for this – that way you always have some variation. This particular palette is a perfect example.

Batman Pressed Powder Palette, £46 | Kylie Cosmetics


You'll always find one of these lipliners in my handbag. I really can’t live without it. It has such a lovely brown tone which just makes it a little bit different to your typical everyday nude.

Lip Pencil, £14.40 (was £18) | M·A·C

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