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MASTER YOUR COSMETIC CASE WITH OUR BEST MAKE UP BAGS

Rina Teslica
Writer and expert23 days ago
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a medium skinned models hand holding charlotte tilbury's pillow talk make up bag against a pink background

Are you more of a shove your make up into your handbag and play lucky dip when you want to reapply during the day? Or are you more inclined to store your precious eyeliners, lipsticks and brushes in cute make up bags, you’d never leave the house without?  

Whether you have a perfect cosmetics case or not, these everyday essentials are making as much of an impact as what we’re putting into them. Paying homage to their success, we’re spotlighting the best make up bags to invest in and why you need an upgrade... 

 

BEST TRAVEL MAK EUP BAGS FOR YOUR LONG-HAUL FLIGHTS

Made with classic neoprene material, the chic Cult Beauty Pouch houses your favourite beauty essentials – without taking up much space in your handbag, gym bag or carry on... Oozing 'little black dress', with its classic and timeless exterior, this cosmetics case is ideal for anyone who loves fuss-free sophistication at 30,000 feet...  

 

Adept at storing your make up, skin care and everything in between, Cult Beauty’s Black Travel Organiser Bag is a fold-out pouch that features six side pockets (ideal for itty-bitty serum bottles and catch-them-before-lose-them hair accessories), as well as two main sections for your larger beauty products. With a handle to make it easy to grab, it’s the ideal addition to your in-flight itinerary.  

Made with cotton canvas, Charlotte Tilbury’s Make-Up Bag is the stylish beauty pouch primed to house your magical make up must-haves. Decorated with the pouts of some of the world’s most famous lips (Kate, Bella and Naomi to name but a few), this trendy yet practical case has a large golden zip that once opened reveals enough space to store everything from your lipsticks to your travel-friendly eye patches and more. 

a black neoprene bag from cult beauty shot against a pink background shot in a studio.

BEST LARGE COSMETICS BAGS TO SHOW OFF YOUR HAUL

A roomy answer to keep all your beauty essentials safe? Cue: VIEVE’s The Essential+ Makeup Bag. Crafted from faux crocodile and decorated with patent black trimmings, this large cosmetics case features a transparent ‘window’ at the top, so you have eyes on all your beauty favourites... And can notice which ones you’ve forgotten to add! 

A fan of showing off your cosmetics? Cult Beauty’s Large Travel Make Up Bag may just be your new beauty bestie... Created with see-through plastic, black patent trimming and a gleaming gold-toned zip, this glamourous case is large enough to fit all of your make up and skin care favourites and have *everyone* oohing and ahhing at its contents... 

THE BEST SMALL MAKE UP BAGS FOR THOSE ON THE GO

Small but mighty and oh-so special, Cult Beauty X Hertility’s Make Up Bag is the limited-edition upgrade for your cosmetics case. Illustrated by artist Laxmi Hussain, this blue and beige pouch depicts an abstract representation of female reproductive empowerment. Collaborating with Hertility — the health service that is on a mission to revolutionise reproductive healthcare for women and those with uteruses and ovaries – this make up case not only looks beautiful but with 100% of the profits from each bag donated to Hertility, you’ll *feel* good every time you open it too. 

Sleek and with a stylish chrome-coloured, faux-leather finish, the Cult Beauty Silver Metallic Make Up Bag is here to instantly elevate your beauty bag. Perfectly sized to be your daily go-to, this metallic treasure keeper is big enough to fit all your daily essentials and perfect for practical touch up throughout the day. It’s so beautiful we may even take it out for dinner as a clutch... 

 

Pink to make your make up wink? Enter: Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk Makeup Bag. Embossed with the iconic Pillow Talk lipstick and studded red lips, this cosmetics case opens to four fans and a zip pocket so you can store all your lipsticks, liners, shadows and more. Compact, but able to store everything you need, it’s an essential you won’t be embarrassed to whip out... 

a collection of makeup sprawled out from a cult beauty x hertility bag. make up includes brands like saie, westman atelier and charlotte tilbury

FAQ’S ABOUT MAKE UP BAGS 

Still have queries about make up bags? We’re answering some of your most burning questions... 

What material is best for make up bags?  

There are many options to choose from when considering the best material for a make up bag. Some prefer a lightweight material, like cotton or linen as it doesn’t add to the weight of the products you put inside. They can also both be thrown in the washing machine without damage too. Other options include plastic, which again is easy to wipe away and keep sanitary, or leather for something super luxurious. 

What is the difference between a make up bag and a toiletry bag?  

The difference is ultimately what goes inside the bag. A make up bag stores all of your essential beauty products inside, while a toiletry bag keeps your toothbrush, shampoos and conditioners in one place.. 

How do you travel with a makeup bag? 

Be minimalistic in your approach to what you fill your make up bag with. Think multi-purpose products and minis that won’t cause a fuss at airport security... 

WHAT ARE WE PUTTING *IN* OUR MAKE UP BAGS? 

Rina Teslica
Writer and expert
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Rina is Cult Beauty’s Junior SEO Copywriter and has always had a passion for beauty and skin care (rich moisturisers are her obsession). What started as a love for The Body Shop and their famed Born Lippy lip balms (in ‘Watermelon’ of course!), she is now more interested in finding products with proven effectiveness instead of broken promises. A loud and proud VIEVE fan, Rina owns nearly every item of the range and recommends the brand to anyone who will listen... When she’s not intently reading ingredient lists, you can find her either immersed in multiple true crime podcasts or co-hosting her own parenting one, with an *extra* hot cappuccino in hand.
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