Cyndi Lauper: What’s In My Bag?

Cyndi Lauper
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Time after time, Cyndi Lauper finds herself tearing through her MZ Wallace tote. “I’ve got to have my products, like Burberry perfume,” says the singer, whose new album, Detour, is out May 6. “And moisturizers for my bod, for my everything!” The mom of Declyn, 18, with actor husband David Thornton, spills the contents of her bag for Us Weekly.

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Book Report

“I started reading Zealot [by Reza Aslan] because it’s historical. But it kind of reads like one of those books you get in college. I can’t remember the last book I actually sat down and enjoyed reading.”


Cyndi Lauper's bag
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Beauty to the Rescue

“I’ve been doing my makeup since I was 12. I have a canvas makeup case that reads ‘In Case of Emergency, Put Mascara on Yourself Before Helping Others.’ I carry MAC Up the Amp lipstick, a Fling eyebrow pencil, a MACnificent Me Eyeshadow Palette and Butter London purple mascara.”

Up in Arms

“If I’m going in the studio, I know I’ll get antsy. So I take an elastic workout band with me to do triceps while I’m sitting there.”

It’s Haul Good

“I have crystal rocks that ground me, like a little heart that I got when I was in Australia. I used to carry them in my pockets, but they’re heavy. You don’t want to hurt yourself!”

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Also in Lauper’s tote? A black Givenchy wallet with a little reindeer and a fairy; her passport; Jao Hand Refresher; a travel-size Tracie Martyn Firming Serum; Tracie Martyn LotuSculpt Activator; Sunrider Sunny Fresh Tonic for voice; Annick Goutal perfume; a Chinese and Japanese interpreter app (on phone); Refresh eyedrops; pictures of her son and husband; Euro coins; an AAdvantage card; Barneys receipts; an iPhone ; and a MicroCare acupuncture pen.


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