Best Travel Makeup Bag
What is the best travel makeup bag? When it’s time to go on vacation, I always bring my entire beauty collection. What if I need three highlighters, five blushes, and my full skincare regimen? Obviously, I bring much more with me than just those, but things can get a bit unorganized.
Which makeup bag is right for you?
There are many makeup bags to choose from, but I’ve narrowed them down to different categories, from soft-sided to makeup train cases. You might like a clear plastic version or a boxy train case. I talk about each type of makeup in my makeup bag guide. Let’s have a look…
FOLDING MAKEUP ORGANIZERS
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My dream makeup bag is compact, stylish, and keeps all my beauty items in clear view. Which is why this makeup bag has shot right up to my top makeup-bag spot.
When it’s closed it looks like a classy structured bag with a top handle (very on trend right now). Once you unroll it, there are four easy-view compartments to store your beauty items. Each one is zippered, leak-proof, and removable. They’re attached with velcro panels, so removing them is really easy.
There are nine colors in total, which makes it very hard to choose! I really like the leopard and blush pink versions. You can fit quite a lot in this makeup organizer.
I organized my beauty items like this: My makeup brushes went in the first compartment. In the second compartment, I kept my skincare and travel shampoos. In the third, I stored my liquid makeup, cream blushes, and mascara. In the fourth, I put my powders, such as my face powder and eyeshadows. The best part is that everything is in clear view.
The perfect expandable hanging toiletry bag for travel or compact bathrooms. I couldn’t believe how much this pretty toiletry bag could hold. Even full-sized bottles were able to fit alongside my many face creams and hair products. This large hanging toiletry bag measures 12 inches x 9 inches x 4 inches. No wonder everything but the kitchen sink fits in here!
Made of 600 deniers waterproof polyester, this bag feels sturdy yet lightweight. The zippers feel nice and well made. A hanging hook at the top allows you to hang this toiletry organizer from a hook or doorknob. Pretty handy when you’re traveling, on a cruise or don’t have a lot of counter space in your bathroom.
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Another gorgeous little toiletry bag is this hanging organizer. Smaller than the last bag, but no less practical, this bag is very handy indeed. It comes in a wide range of stylish patterns to suit all tastes. As far as cheap makeup bags go, this is a nice pick.
To keep things clean, the inner lining is made of anti-bacterial and waterproof fabric. It has one main compartment with a mesh window for air circulation and various other compartments for smaller items.
Whether you are traveling or at home, this toiletry bag has a hook for convenient hanging. To close the organizer, large velcro squares keep the bag secure.
CLEAR MAKEUP BAGS
Clear makeup bags are classic and used by professional makeup artists to the everyday makeup fan. It’s no coincidence that this simple bag remains a favorite amongst many. With its clear plastic material, everything is within view.
What brings this set into the 21st century is the fact that the plastic is softer and more durable than older bags similar to these. Another plus with these bags is that they are easy to clean and can be used to hold damp face cloths without wetting your luggage or anything else nearby.
This set comes with three clear organizers (small, medium, and large) and fits inside each other. The largest bag comes with a strap and can be used to carry the next two bags inside it.
I find that the small bag is really good as a makeup bag inside my purse. After work, I occasionally need to touch up my makeup, so I like to carry my powder, concealer, and a few eye pencils to look more glam.
The famous quote by Benjamin Franklin, ‘A place for everything, everything in its place,‘ comes to mind when reviewing this travel makeup organizer. This makeup organizer bag keeps all my brushes, makeup, and other odds and ends, in a clean and customizable design.
Firstly, let’s talk about the dimensions. This organizer measures 9.8 x 9.1 x 3.5 inches and weighs eight ounces. Although it is light, the material is made of durable waterproof fabric, which can handle the inevitable makeup spills that I will have.
A sturdy double-zipper, zips around three of the four square sides, giving you easy access to the contents inside. Once opened, there are four compartments with padded dividers that can be adjusted and then set in place with velcro corners. I found this really handy since I have foundation bottles that are quite tall.
Inside the top flap, four elasticated pockets allow you to store makeup brushes, eyeliners, or mascara. To prevent any makeup left on brushes from spreading on to other areas, a fabric cover has been designed to lay over them, keeping things nice and clean. Since my brushes get a little dirty after one use, this feature keeps the rest of the organizer clean.
At the end of the row of elasticated brush pockets, is a zippered compartment. I put my hand mirror in here, but you could also fit a makeup palette, such as the Naked Palette from Urban Decay.
This is a wonderful makeup travel bag. I can imagine this being used to store art supplies or anything small that needs organizing. It is so handy and even comes with a nice handle for easy carrying too.
For the girl on the go, my next choice from Zoevan cosmetics is a simple but genius way of keeping all your beauty items stored together. Because of its barrel design, it fits more things than you would expect from a bag this size. It’s about 10 inches tall and 6 inches wide.
The pretty pale blue lining is coated with an anti-bacterial coating and is also waterproof. Inevitable spills are no big deal and can be wiped away with a little bit of water and soap. I’m very forgetful about cleaning spilled makeup but found that cleaning this bag once a month was plenty.
I liked how easy it was to use. With a drawstring closure on top, putting this away takes no time at all. In addition to the main makeup barrel bag, it also comes with two smaller bags, so that you can separate the smaller items.
For the true makeup hoarder, the makeup organizer bag from Vasker has terrific storage to keep everything in its place. Whether you need storage for travel purposes or have thought of organizing your makeup collection, it’s great for both.
It measures 13 x 9 x 4.2 inches, which will suit most ladies. It has a padded handle and optional shoulder strap that comes included for free.
Two smooth and strong zippers, wrap around the edge of the case and keep everything secure inside of the organizer. The top zipper reveals a flap, which has a few storage pockets inside. Across from the flap is a full-sized mesh pocket that is great for storing makeup palettes.
Opening the second zipper reveals the largest compartment, which will hold the majority of your makeup, such as nail polish, face serums, and foundations, for example. Two rows of elasticated pockets, which are great for makeup brushes or pencils, sit in the flap above the main compartment.
Composed of durable waterproof fabric, it feels thick and is easy to clean with a damp cloth. The internal EVA-foam dividers are fully adjustable to suit your specific requirements and make organizing truly custom. You also get a second pack of dividers for free, which adds to the already good value.
A super-sized version of their smaller makeup bag, the large Rownyeon travel case is every makeup obsessive’s dream. The inner flap holds brushes and pencils, while the main compartment holds foundations, blushes, eyeshadows and much more. And with a waterproof fabric and adjustable dividers, this bag feels professional and hard-wearing.
LARGE AND DURABLE
Overall the makeup case measures 16.1 x 11.6 x 4 inches. Although it is light, the material is made of durable waterproof fabric, which can handle the inevitable makeup spills that I will have. A top handle makes it easy to carry and move from place to place.
KEEPS BRUSHES ORGANIZED AND CLEAN
In the inner flap, brushes and pencils are stored in elasticated pockets in two parallel rows. To keep brush heads and pencils from dirtying the rest of your makeup collection, simply fold down the sewn-in protective flap. This is kept secure with velcro squares and lays over your brushes and pencils.
More storage can be found to the right by way of a zippered pocket, which is great for makeup palettes or hand mirrors. It’s surprising how much you can fit in there.
A sturdy gold-toned double-zipper gives you easy access to the contents inside. Once opened, there are eleven compartments with padded dividers that can be adjusted and then set in place with velcro corners. I found this really handy since I have a few tall foundation bottles.
For large makeup collections, several makeup organizers can be stacked on top of each other. Nothing gets flattened since the dividers inside are made of strong EVA foam.
A classic hard-sided case, the professional makeup case from Shany reveals layer upon layer of storage in a clever design. Like a beautiful piece of origami, once opened it has dual-tiered storage on both sides and an extra hidden layer of storage in the base.
SOLID ALUMINUM BUILD
Composed of solid aluminum and non-toxic ABS plastic, the case is very sturdy and made to last for professionals and amateur makeup users alike. It measures 14 x 10 x 9 inches, so it’s a good size to store everything from makeup to even hair straighteners.
MORE THAN 12 COMPARTMENTS
Once unlocked, it extends into two halves which house tiered plastic trays. In total there are four storage trays, which containing twelve individual compartments.
HAIR STRAIGHTENER STORAGE
In the base, there is a large storage area with adjustable foam dividers. It’s large enough to store a small hair dryer or hair straighteners/flat iron.
GREAT FOR PROFESSIONALS
If you are a professional makeup artist, you will appreciate the shoulder strap for carrying your makeup to different locations. And if you want to lock up your valuable makeup products, the case has two locks and keys for added security.
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Another favorite of makeup professionals and makeup fans is this gorgeous cosmetic train case from Songmics. With customizable compartments, it will satisfy everyone’s needs. With built-in locks and a carry handle, it’s a great addition to a makeup artists kit.
Fitting an endless array of makeup, it measures 13.5 x 8.5 x 9.5 inches overall. When empty it weighs six pounds but doesn’t feel too heavy. The solid build means it’s very stable when it’s completely filled.
Once opened it separates into two halves, which hold tiered trays with removable dividers. I really like that the dividers can be removed, because it means I could organize my makeup exactly how I wanted. My blushes couldn’t fit, so I just removed a divider and they suddenly fit how I wanted them to.
TOUGH ALUMINUM FRAME WITH CORNER SUPPORTS
The frame is made of aluminum and reinforced at each corner for added protection. When fully opened the makeup case felt well made. The hinges, for example, have been upgraded and you can tell everything is well built.
LARGE STORAGE AREA IN THE BASE
Each half contains two tiers of storage trays, which can be separated into six compartments. The base has a large storage area, so putting larger items like hair straighteners or makeup bags is ideal.
I had a good look at my vanity table recently and realized my makeup storage is just not working. As it’s a new year, what better time than to find something pretty and practical to house all my makeup.
Enter this gorgeous makeup train case in blush pink and soft velvet lining. The pretty pink striped pattern adds a nice contrast to the top. A lock and two keys keep unwanted hands from rummaging in your beauty collection.
Three tiers of storage unfold from this neat compact organizer. At the base is a large section perfect for makeup removers, toners, or night creams.
The next tier up from the bottom holds long and thin items, such as makeup brushes, lipglosses, and pencils. Last but not least, the third tier from the bottom has separate compartments to keep smaller items like single eyeshadows, small bottles and beauty blenders.
More compact than the previous makeup organizers, this is perfect for travel, makeup minimalists, or a young teenage girl just starting her makeup journey.