The Best Makeup Bags for Travel 2023: Best Makeup Organizers – The Hollywood Reporter

2023-02-22 05:31:55 By : Ms. Carrie Wu

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From compact carryalls with brush holders to professional-ready options, stay organized on the go with these cosmetics holders at every budget.

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Whether you’re a professional makeup artist, aspiring beauty vlogger, or just 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 weeks-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. 

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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 six different styles of makeup bags from small toiletry bags to professional-sized vanity cases.

This under-$10 travel makeup bag from Amazon has a hanging design, unzipping to reveal space for a large, clear compartment big enough for full-size products and two smaller zippered pockets for smaller items. 

This one’s a classic — and for good reason. The original Caboodles case offers ample space for bigger items like brushes and full-sized bottles and compartments to easily access smaller makeup products. 

Shay Mitchell-founded travel goods brand Béis’ many thoughtfully-designed pieces include this On-the-Go Essentials Case (other colors available). Measuring 8 by 3 by 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.


Kusshi’s three-piece Vactioner set includes a roomy makeup bag, a brush organizer and a clutch cover. The 7 by 13 by 5.75-inch Vacationer bag’s wide-top shape and inner pockets and zippered compartments let you keep all of your beauty essentials perfectly organized and accessible, while the snap-in clutch cover fits conveniently inside for even more storage. Each piece is made of anti-microbial, water-repellent and stain-resistant nylon and finished with gold-plated hardware.

Sephora’s versatile and spacious makeup bag stands out from the pack with its designated makeup brush storage with a protective flap. It also features a deep main compartment with two removable storage cubes and a removable flat pouch. 

Makeup, skincare, hair products — tote it with this sizable makeup case by Stephanie Johnson. The top handle bag zips open to reveal two snap-out mesh pouches, a removable toiletry bag, and clear zip pocket. 

This toiletry bag from travel brand July is a great pick for keeping essentials on hand while overnighting away from home. There are compartments to keep daily products organized on one side, with a deep pocket on the other, sized for full-sized bottles, perfume, and other bulky products. It’s made from a water-resistant nylon material and comes in small and large sizes.

Calpak’s vanity case is pricier for travel makeup bags, but it’s more like a small piece of luggage than a little dopp kit. The hard case shell has a removable shoulder strap and a luggage trolley sleeve, so it can slip neatly on top of a roller bag. The interior is big enough for full-sized bottles and hair styling tools, with zippered mesh dividers to keep smaller items organized. 

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