Making Over Your Makeup Bag

By Erin Donnelly

Q: I’m doing some beauty spring cleaning and want to upgrade my messy cosmetics case to something new. Any makeup bags out there that look cute and will keep my stuff organized?
A: Choosing a makeup bag can sometimes be as important as choosing a handbag. Yes, you want something that’s stylish, but it’s also vital that the bag simplifies your life by keeping your beauty essentials organized, clean and ready for takeoff. Let’s be honest—a flimsy Ziploc bag just won’t do.
Instead, opt for these pretty and practical styles. Because shouldn’t a beauty case be, well, beautiful?
Tory Burch Large Cosmetic Bag: Fun and stylish, this fabulous pink and orange print makeup bag features the signature Tory Burch logo.
Cris Notti Blue Kimono Beauty Case: This case dazzles with its Asian floral print and blue crocodile trim, but it’s not just another pretty face. The interior boasts multiple pockets, a mirror and two detachable cosmetic bags.
Playboy Beauty The Overnighter (shown): If you can get past the name, you’ll adore this diva-ready purple python case. The bag comes with a matching mirror and lipstick holster. Bunny ears not included.
Jemma Kidd Must-Have Cosmetic Bag: This sparkly pink bag is the perfect size to slip inside your purse. It also comes with makeup tips from Kidd.
Sally Spicer Cosmetic Roll: Ideal for traveling, this roll-up features three clear zippered compartments and comes in your choice of several fabrics. My favorite: the dragonfly print.
Japonesque Train Case (shown): Make like the pros and keep your beauty stash in a train case. This irresistibly adorable version comes in pink, lavender and red—very Marilyn Monroe! 

Stephanie Johnson Tribeca ML Traveler (shown): Stephanie Johnson is the queen of makeup bags, and this chocolate jacquard cosmetic case is a beauty-addicted traveler’s dream thanks to its various compartments. 

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