To say I have a lot of beauty products would be an understatement. Despite working in fashion, I have have tried tons of products and accumulated plenty. (Thank you to our beauty editors for always sharing the goods.) So many, in fact, I had to take a whole day to get it all organized. I started with containers for the products I haven't gotten a chance to use yet, but I got stumped coming up with a plan for organizing the products I enjoy using frequently.
I thought about small plastic containers, but that would still leave me fishing through products each day. So as an alternative, I went with three different options: a large makeup organizer; a medium cosmetic bag with individual compartments to hold the items like my sunscreen, primer, and setting spray; and then a small bag that I can pop into any handbag or a fanny pack. (This has kept me from losing and searching for lip gloss and lipstick.)
With my own experiences in mind, I've curated a list of the best makeup bags for everything from a night out to organizing an extensive library of beauty products.
I can personally vouch for this beauty bag. I use it daily and on trips to hold my beauty essentials. Like other reviewers, I love that the pink bag is tall enough for a bottle to stand upright and that there are compartments that hold everything from lipstick to face wash.
No one mixes luxury and organization quite like Anya Hindmarch, and the brand's cosmetic cases are truly worth the investment. This leather-trimmed case is ideal for everyday and travel. It is designed with two zip-fastening compartments, including one that opens to reveal elastic loops to secure makeup brushes.
We love an option that can be monogrammed, and this structured canvas case with a fully transparent panel makes it easy to see what's inside and makes an excellent gift for someone you love (or yourself).
Organization is key when you have a lot of different products that need a place to live. This patented, faux-leather, customizable cosmetics organizer simplifies that organization process and is designed with brush sleeves, a large back pocket, and a removable pouch that zips right up.
With a commitment to the helping environment, this bag was crafted with sustainably sourced organic cotton as a part of the Want Les Essentiels Lower Impact collection, which crafts products made from organic, recycled, or upcycled fabrics. In addition, the bag's pull-out nylon lining is easy to clean, making it an optimal vessel for storing many of your beloved products.
Designed with Gucci's signature printed coated canvas, this cosmetic case is large enough to hold your daily makeup essentials and even double as an accessory.