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What's In My Bag: Makeup Artist Hannah Murray

By Klaudia Tirico / July 6, 2015

Photo: Dan Jackson 
Twelve tubes of lipstick? Poetry scribbled on Sephora receipts? Keys to a Harley? You can tell a lot about a person by the contents of her bag. In our What’s in My Bag series, we ask style insiders to spill the contents of their purses in hopes of finding a few gems.

The Subject

Hannah Murray is a UK-born ballet dancer turned makeup artist whose meticulous work has graced the pages of magazines like Dazed & Confused, i-D, as well as American, British, French and Italian Vogue. She also has a close relationship with the hottest designers in the biz, making her a runway show veteran in London, Milan and Paris. Murray is best known for her work as Topshop Beauty’s Makeup Consultant as she collaborates with the retail giant to curate beautiful makeup, as well as create the seasonal Unique catwalk beauty look during London Fashion Week. 

The Bag 

[1] Balmain Pierre Bag  – “I’m a handbag junkie so it’s hard to choose a favorite, but this is the perfect balance of beauty, practicality and cool.” 


What’s Inside 

[2] Astalift Jelly Aquarysta - “For juicy, healthy skin.”
[3] Decleor Aroma Sun Expert SPF50 Face Cream -  “For Sun protection all year round.”
[4] YSL Touche Eclat no.2 - “To keep under eyes looking fresh and bright.”
[5] Topshop Beauty Cheek Jelly in Sibling - “For that healthy, ‘I’ve just been for a hike in the countryside’ flush.”
[6] Topshop Beauty Magic Liner in Engraved - “For subtle definition or a more intense 60s look depending on my mood.”
[7] Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara - “Wide-eyed, full lashes is my signature look!” 
[8] Green & Black's Maya Gold chocolate - “Always need some dark chocolate handy!
[9] Terra Nova Living Multinutrient Complex - “With all the traveling, I need to boost my system with vitamins and minerals (along with good food and acupuncture).”
[10] “70s style Sunglasses. Gucci Oversized are my current favorites.” 
[11] Citi Bike key - “Love a Citi Bike!”
[12] Moleskin Notepad & an Ultra-fine Black Sharpie - “For ideas & notes.” 

The Quirky and Unexpected 

[13] Clipper White Tea bags - “I have to get them sent over from the UK, I'm that addicted!”