Adrienne C. Moore: What’s in My Bag?

Adrienne C. Moore's bag

When Adrienne C. Moore needs words of wisdom, she reaches into her Henri Bendel bag for Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. “It’s inspiring,” says the star of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black (now streaming). “I hit my thirties and felt I had to start being profound.” The actress, 36, shows Us more.


Lipsticks are like socks. I put lipstick on before any other makeup. I use MAC’s Chestnut lip liner and sometimes I mix two or three shades together.”

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“I got a pouch at Chelsea Market in NYC that says ‘Art Is More Important Than Math’. It has pencils and a highlighter. I always have to sign something or highlight a script.”

Adrienne C. Moore at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.
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“I clip hand sanitizer to my purse. I used to be a babysitter back in the day, so I got germaphobic.”

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“I have a Bucky eye mask. My friend got me into them because they don’t smash against your eyes. They look like little A-cup bras!”


“Last year, [actress] Cush Jumbo gave me this tiny notebook that says ‘Big Ideas.’ Inside she wrote, “Dear A, because you never know when one will hit.”

Also in Moore’s Henri Bendel bag: Ideal of Sweden black wallet phone case, pearl studs earrings, Jabra wireless ear buds, Black Sony over the ear headphones, Oakley sunglasses, Laura Mercier foundation powder, Maybelline mascara, MAC “Flat Out Fabulous” lipstick, Lara Bars, cash, carabiner clip, Spearmint Orbit gum, passport, nail polish, nail clipper, black Moleskine journal.

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