Top 10 Best Cute Makeup Bags of 2017
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Top 10 Best Cute Makeup Bags of 2017

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For over 5000 years, we humans have had a passion for decorating ourselves with everything from tattoos to fashion to nail polish to makeup. Throughout all history we’ve invented ways to express ourselves as individuals and found ways to change our appearance to more clearly represent how we feel. So why in the world would we use a boring bag to store our beauty supplies?

Don’t get me wrong, functionality is a factor too. The best makeup bag for you is one that matches both your personality and organization style (be it rigorous or free-form.) With so many designers and artists out there today, there is no reason you have pick between one or the other.

When you’re choosing your cosmetics bag keep in mind how you’ll be using it. If you travel with a great deal makeup, for work or otherwise, you’ll want to look into a train case. My guide to the best train cases for makeup has plenty of colorful cases that fit the bill. If what you need is a large amount of professional storage that is still great for travel, see my guide to the best rolling makeup cases. What sort of organization and size yo want will depend on if you need something strictly for at home, a smaller case for your essentials that you can quickly throw in a purse or suitcase and be on the road in no time, or something fit for at home and travel. Are straps important to you? Do you need space for your brushes or do they have their own rolling case? And you deserve to keep in mind how your makeup bag makes you feel. Do you want to feel glamorous when you pull your case out out? Do you want to smile and feel girly? If you’re like me, do you want to feel a little bit (or a lot a bit) sassy? Choose a design that makes you happy. You’re going to be looking at it every day.

If you’re not sure where to start, I’ve pulled together the best cute makeup bags on the market today. They’re adorable, they’re pretty, they’re cheeky, and I hope one of them reminds you of yourself.


1. StylesILove Cute Makeup Travel Case

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(StylesILove)

This travel bag is bright, colorful, and slightly bohemian. It’s perfect as a lightweight travel bag when you don’t need a whole lot of storage or as a bag to store your essentials so you know if you need to run out the door, if you just grab this one bag you’re good to go. It’s 8.5 inches long and 5.5 inches deep. There aren’t any organizational pockets or compartments so it’s more of a multipurpose case that you could use for anything. When you have an unavoidable makeup spill, this bag is machine washable. SylesILove has bags in this style with 14 different patterns so you’re bound to find something like. They have everything from chubby unicorns to heavy metal kittens.

Price: $8.99

Buy the StylesILove Cute Makeup Travel Case here.


Pros:

  • Multipurpose
  • Good size for a small travel bag
  • Lots of style options
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • No compartments
  • Small

Find more StylesILove Cute Makeup Travel Case information and reviews here.



2. Yeiotsy Retro Flower Hanging Makeup Organizer

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(Yeiotsy)

If you’re feeling old fashioned and looking for a bag with lots of organizers, this medium-sized floral bag might be for you. It’s made of lightweight nylon and polyester and comes with one fabric handle on the outside and one metal hanging hook on the inside lid. When you unzip this bag you can hang it up and you have a perfect way to suspend your makeup at easy reaching level. This is great for travel, but I use this design at home simply because I have a very small bathroom with little to no vanity space. I can get out my bag and hang it from a towel hook and suddenly I have easy access to all my things. There are two levels of mesh compartments in the body of this case. The mesh is great because you can see what you have inside without relying on remembering the color of the top of your products. There are elastic holders for eye pencils and other thin items and a third mesh pocket on the lid. There’s a surprising amount of storage hidden in this bag. When closed, it measures at 11.8 inches by 4.7 inches and is 8.7 inches deep. It comes in this lily-covered purple pattern, but also in pink and khaki.

Price: $18.99 (62 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Yeiotsy Retro Flower Hanging Makeup Organizer here.


Pros:

  • Lots of storage
  • Hangs up for easy access
  • Many compartments
  • Big enough for regular home use but light enough for travel

Cons:

  • Hanging design makes getting to the top pouch hard if it’s not hanging up

Find more Yeiotsy Retro Flower Hanging Makeup Organizer information and reviews here.



3. My Neighbor Totoro Makeup Pouch

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(Amazon)

I love films by Studio Ghibli. I have a soot sprite tattoo (those little black fuzzies with eyes) and it makes me smile everytime see it. This small, multipurpose bag is made of canvas and covered in adorable characters from the My Neighbor Totoro movie. I know I’m biased, but I think it’s hands down adorable. Without compartments and at 7.8 inches long and 3.5 inches deep, this one isn’t big enough to hold a large collection. This is much more of small travel case, an organizer to put into a larger case, or for young teens to store their first makeup collection.

Price: $13.59 (32 percent off MSRP)

Buy the My Neighbor Totoro Makeup Pouch here.


Pros:

  • Rated 4.9 out of five stars by users on Amazon
  • Multipurpose bag
  • Strong canvas construction

Cons:

  • No compartments
  • On the small side

Find more My Neighbor Totoro Makeup Pouch information and reviews here.



4. Stephanie Johnson Jenny Train Case

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(Stephanie Johnson)

I love how much this woven exterior reminds me of crocheted afghans. It’s cozy while at the same time bright, summery, and built for travel. The inside compartments are clear plastic lined to protect against spills and staining. There’s a separate smaller clear bag included and a small detachable circular mirror with a woven back that matches the rainbow design of the bag. It measures 10.5 inches by 3.5 inches and is nine inches tall when closed. With it’s plastic interior and wide handle, this one is perfectly suited for throwing into your suitcase for your vacation.

Price: $80

Buy the Stephanie Johnson Jenny Train Case here.


Pros:

  • Spill-proof compartments
  • Includes matching mirror
  • Great for travel

Cons:

  • Not big enough to hold your whole collection
  • Pricier

Find more Stephanie Johnson Jenny Train Case information and reviews here.



5. This Bag Contains My Face Travel Makeup Case

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(Amazon)

A bag for when you want to be upfront about what you’re toting around. I love this cheeky bag and it also comes in black and white with gold lettering. At 11.5 inches long this bag can hold some full size bottles and a lot of product. The bottom of the case is folded so that it can sit flat on your counter and not fall over while you’re using it. A huge plus since you’ll probably need to dig around in this bag because it’s doesn’t have any compartments to organize with. But it says it’s your face! I think that’s worth it. This would be a good choice for a travel bag, that way you get to casually show it off to the people you’re traveling with.

Price: $19.95

Buy the This Bag Contains My Face Travel Makeup Case here.


Pros:

  • Rated 4.6 out of five stars by users on Amazon
  • Large enough to fit lots of products
  • Choice of colors
  • It’s funny

Cons:

  • No compartments for organizing
  • Light fabric could be easy to stain

Find more This Bag Contains My Face Travel Makeup Case information and reviews here.



6. EcoTools Cosmetic Bag by Alicia Silverstone

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(Amazon)

For the environmentally conscious, this bag is made from natural hemp and the print is made with nontoxic inks. The plastic pouch inside is made from recycled plastic and is removable which is fine because the liner is easy to clean when something outside the pouch manages to leak. It’s a decent size for storing your makeup. Unless your collection is really overrunning your home (which is not uncommon and no shame) you could get away with this as your makeup storage full time. It’s nine inches long and around five inches across and deep. This isn’t the type of bag you could throw a curling iron into or a large eyeshadow palette, but it can fit a fair amount. Because the bag is made of soft fabric, unless the bag is partly full, it has a tendency to flop over which could be a problem for some.

Price: $59.99

Buy the EcoTools Cosmetic Bag by Alicia Silverstone here.



Pros:

  • Rated 4.5 out of five stars by users on Amazon
  • Detachable plastic organizer
  • Large enough for lots of makeup
  • Earth friendly

Cons:

  • Collapses if not full
  • Could use more compartments

Find more EcoTools Cosmetic Bag by Alicia Silverstone information and reviews here.



7. Society6 Mermaid Scales Carry-All Pouch

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(Society6)

This set of three flat pouches is too cute to not include. They can fit inside each other for organization or be separate bags all on their own. As flat pouches they don’t have any compartments so these are multipurpose. The large bag is 12.5 inches by 8.5 inches, the medium back is 9.5 inches by six inches, and the small bag is six inches by five inches. The largest bag is big enough to fit full size bottles and travel hairs straighteners. Since it’s flat, anything too wide or that you need to store flat would be an issue but otherwise these bags give you lots of room along with sparkly mermaid tails. The pattern on this looks textured, but it’s smooth. The print is a macro-photo which gives it that glittery, 3D look without being actually reflective or textured.

Price: $42

Buy the Society6 Mermaid Scales Carry-All Pouch here.


Pros:

  • Three bag sizes
  • Big enough for larger items
  • Store flat when not in use
  • Mermaids are awesome

Cons:

  • Won’t stand up on a counter
  • No compartments other than the separate bags

Find more Society6 Mermaid Scales Carry-All Pouch information and reviews here.



8. Show & Tell Hanging Makeup Organizer

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(Show & Tell)

This bright polka dot design is the kind of colorful that puts me in a good mood. It’s chock full of clear plastic compartments and elastic band holders and it hangs up to become a hanging vanity station. A large zipper pocket on each side of the bag gives you more storage options and another spot have easy, organized access to your makeup. Pretty much, there isn’t an inch of real estate on this bag that they didn’t fill with storage. There are tiny compartments great for easy to lose items like elastics, bobby pins, or cotton swabs and the main storage area is big enough to hold full size bottles. Closed the bag is 11 inches long, 4.5 inches wide and eight inches deep. When it’s all unwrapped, the bag is a full 17 inches tall. This is great for home use, traveling, or performers.

Price: $10 (67 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Show & Tell Hanging Makeup Organizer here.


Pros:

  • Rated 4.5 out of five stars by user on Amazon
  • Hangs for easy access
  • Loads of compartments
  • Big enough for daily use

Cons:

  • When it’s not hanging up some compartments are awkward to get to

Find more Show & Tell Hanging Makeup Organizer information and reviews here.



9. Micom 13 Pocket Expandable Cosmetic Bag

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(Micom)

This is another compartment-heavy bag for your organizing pleasure. There are multiple large, zippered storage areas to fit your long palettes and tons of smaller pockets around the edges for easy access to your most regularly used items. It also comes with a smaller grey change purse style bag that you could use for any type smaller items. While it has handles like a purse, I wouldn’t use this one on its own for travel because the small pockets aren’t closeable and you don’t want to get where you’re going to discover a lipstick has fallen out somewhere. For travel this one works best if stowed inside another bag. It’s 11.4 inches long by 3.5 inches wide and 6.3 inches deep. This one is a good fit for someone looking for a cute bag to store their makeup in at home for daily use. And if bunnies, pears, and mushrooms aren’t your jam, Micom has 14 other patterns to choose from including dogs, daisies, and giraffes.

Price: $11.88

Buy the Micom 13 Pocket Expandable Cosmetic Bag here.


Pros:

  • Rated 4.5 out of five stars by users on Amazon
  • Lots of compartments
  • Large enough for full size items
  • 15 patterns to choose from

Cons:

  • Outer pockets don’t close
  • Handles are small for the size of the bag

Find more Micom 13 Pocket Expandable Cosmetic Bag information and reviews here.



10. Dana Herbert Fox Cosmetic Bag

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(Dana Herbert)

Sometimes you buy a bag because of how practical it is and sometimes you buy a bag because the artwork just hits you. The fox on this bag is that way to me. There’s so much expression in the eyes, especially for being a drawing of pink fox. This is a large, single compartment bag and isn’t for those who want to really organize, but that’s okay sometimes. It measures 10 inches long, 3.5 wide, and six inches deep which is plenty of room for a travel bag or small makeup collection, but not enough for most people’s daily use. The inside liner is a clear plastic so it’s easy to clean and protects against spills. It also makes the bag somewhat waterproof. All this points toward this being a great travel bag. Plus this bag is from a family-owned company out of Portland, Oregon and the bag itself is made by hand in the United States so you’re supporting an American small business. There are other patterns if you’re not feeling foxy, including stags, red birds, and flowers.

Price: $33

Buy the Dana Herbert Fox Cosmetic Bag here.


Pros:

  • Rated 4.5 out of five stars by users on Amazon
  • Plastic lined
  • Made in Portland, Oregon
  • Great for travel

Cons:

  • No compartments

Find more Dana Herbert Fox Cosmetic Bag information and reviews here.


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HairlyThere

Hahaha! #5 killed me! My mom used to always say “don’t forget your face.” When we would go on trips together. I might have to get her one of these!

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