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Whether you’re a professional makeup artist, aspiring beauty vlogger, or an everyday makeup wearer, having a well-organized makeup bag can be a huge help when away from home. Not only does a good makeup bag make it easier to find what you need when you need it, but it also helps prevent (or at least contain) spills and product damage.
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When it comes to finding the best makeup bags, consider the occasions you’ll need this bag for. Are you toting a few essentials to and from your partner’s house for overnight stays? Taking short trips for work? Prepping for a long, multi-city vacation? Heading to a set a few times a week for different clients? This will help you understand the size that makes sense for you, and the kinds of compartments you’ll need.
If you need full-sized products or are going to be packing hair tools like brushes or hair dryers, you’ll want to choose a makeup bag that has deep, undivided sections. But if you’re just bringing travel-sized hair and body care plus little tubes of mascara and brow pomade, then a bag with small zippered pockets would be more helpful.
Below, find 10 of the best makeup bags, from small toiletry bags to professional-sized vanity cases.
Eachy Travel Makeup Bag
This large-capacity travel makeup bag opens wide to reveal two sections divided by a clear zippered pouch. Each compartment has pockets to separate smaller items, and we love that the case is waterproof and washable. Other colors are available.
Béis The On the Go Essential Case
Shay Mitchell-founded travel goods brand Béis’ many thoughtfully-designed pieces include this On-the-Go Essentials Case (other colors available). Measuring 8 x 3 x 6 inches, it boasts a convenient carrying handle, two roomy zippered clear compartments and a folding mirror that comes in handy when you’re doing your makeup on the go. We’re also fans of the label’s hanging cosmetic case that features three convenient sections and a clear TSA-friendly pouch for keeping everything organized and within reach.
Abiudeng Makeup Bag
Made from a buttery-soft vegan leather and available in 10 different shades (including green and an intrecciato-style design that both scream Bottega), this toiletry bag features a wide, zippered opening up top along with a smaller zip compartment on the bottom. Use the top section to store bulkier items like lotions, makeup, soaps and shampoos; the bottom area is great for storing toothbrushes, makeup brushes, lip balms and compacts.