Janelle Monae practically lives out of a suitcase. "There are months when I'm on a plane every day!" says the "We Are Young" singer, 26, who tours 100 days a year. So she keeps a perpetually packed Tumi at the ready.
"I always carry my classic black-and-white tux and custom-made George Esquivel saddle shoes. They'd get lost if I check them. It's happened!"
"I bring Miss Jessie's Baby Buttercreme and a comb to do my signature hairstyle on board ($9, missjessies.com). And I never forget CoverGirl LashBlast mascara ($7, covergirl.com)."
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"A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure is inspiring me lately."
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"I take goldenseal, echinacea and cod liver oil when flying to boost my immune system."
"I listen to Prince on my iPad. And I use a Chords & Scales app to warm up before performing."
"I keep a journal to jot down songs, poetry and thoughts on the plane."
Evian Mineral Water Spray ($11, drugstore.com)
Olay Clean & Mild Make Up ($4.49, soap.com)
Covergirl Lipstick in Hot Passion ($7.99, cvs.com)
Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer in Natural Hue ($8.29, drugstore.com)
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Janelle Monae: What's in My Bag?