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13 Best Rolling Makeup Cases: Your Buyer’s Guide

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If you travel with your makeup or simply want to store your makeup in an organized way, a rolling makeup case is the only way to go. These cases are perfect for professionals who travel for work or performances. Because they tend to be compact and highly organized, they also make great permanent storage so you always know where to find that one palette you really need whether you’re at home or on-site.

Don’t forget to pick up a nail polish storage while you’re revamping your beauty organization.

What Are the Best Rolling Makeup Cases?

Black makeup case on wheels Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Three different configurations
  • Four 360-degree wheels
  • Loads of organizers
Price: $179.90 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
Black rolling cosmetic case Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Cheap
  • Can customize compartments
  • Lightweight
Price: $89.99 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
Gold cased makeup bag which folds out into a vanity table Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Unfolds into makeup vanity
  • Comes in rose gold or black
  • Lights and Bluetooth speakers
Price: $339.99 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
Black crystal studded makeup suitcase Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Interchanging system
  • Unique French door design
  • Sparkling design
Price: $146.87 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
black and pink rolling makeup case that opens up into a makeup station with lights Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Portable studio
  • Lighted mirror
  • Heat-resistant
Price: $369.90 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
Black soft sided cosmetics bag on wheels Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Great carry-on
  • Lots of compartments
  • Can be reconfigured
Price: $139.99 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
Green-blue rolling makeup train case Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Flashy, holographic-like look
  • Three-in-one makeup case
  • Four 360-degree wheels
Price: $209.90 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
silver rolling cosmetic case Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Affordable
  • Lockable
  • Good beginner size
Price: $69.49 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
Pink and black rolling makeup artist studio Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Travel vanity with storage
  • Mirror with built-in LED lights
  • Lots of compartments
Price: $379.90 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
Matte black Sunrise 4 in 1 rolling case Amazon Customer Reviews
  • 360 degree movement
  • Heat-resistant
  • Many configurations
Price: $136.72 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
Pink makeup studio in a case Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Portable studio
  • 360 degrees of movement
  • Lights
Price: $299.99 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
Black rolling makeup trolley with mirror Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Affordale
  • 360 degree movement
  • Portable studio
Price: $119.90 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
Colorful metallic rolling train case Amazon Customer Reviews
  • Four configurations
  • Four case sizes in one
  • Colorful
Price: $179.90 Shop at Amazon Shop now Read our review
Our Unbiased Reviews
  1. 1. EDITOR’S CHOICE: AW 2-In-1 Rolling Trolley Makeup Organizer

    • So many compartments
    • Three case configurations
    • 360-degree wheels are detatchable
    • Brush holders and drawers
    • Soft-sided doesn't offer much protection
    • Top case blocks lower case
    • Not very lockable

    There’s enough opportunity for organization and customization here to really boggle the mind. The AW Rolling Makeup Case has three storage configurations of a smaller bag on top that attaches to a larger bottom section which can be used independently or together.

    To begin with, it’s a soft bag made of weatherproof nylon which is lighter than hard-shell models and can be more forgiving when finding a place to store it when not in use.

    The upper section opens to a detachable brush (or other thin product) holder with 13 compartments protected by a clear plastic to keep your brushes clean and everything else clean from your brushes. The rest of the case holds two accordion-style spill-proof trays and open storage at the bottom.

    The lower sections opens to three removable clear organizer bags and a large open storage space. Shany includes three mesh organizer bags of three different sizes so you can either use this open area for large items like curling irons or make use of the bags to keep the space organized.

    If you have a lot of small items and you love to be organized, the bottom section is dreamy. The front opens to eight hard plastic drawers for all your organizing needs. Even the flap covering the drawers has a mesh compartment set into it.

    Plus there is a zipper mesh compartment on either side of the bottom case. The whole case comes with two sturdy shoulder straps, one for each bag, and it’s all latched together by seat-belt like closures.

    The bottom section holds the telescoping handle used to roll this one around on its four detachable and 360-degree movement wheels The only thing I don’t like about this one is you can’t get to the lower section without removing the top bag.

  2. 2. Yaheetech 3-in-1 Professional Makeup Train Case

    • Three case configurations
    • Huge open storage for large items
    • Nice lightweight material
    • Feels more cheaply made than others
    • Only two wheels
    • Not heat-resistant

    The top section of this Three-in-One Customizable Organizer is a train case with four accordion-style trays and storage underneath. The dividers inside are adjustable so you can set up your case exactly how you want it. If you only need the smaller case, you can detach it and use it alone.

    It comes with a removable shoulder strap for easier carrying. The lower section is a large open case with a removable organizer basket. If you remove that, you have a huge open area to store large items like hairdryers, nail lamps, long palettes, and any other equipment. The lower box measures 14 inches by nine inches and is 19 inches high. That’s a lot of open storage.

    When you only need this bottom section, you can steal the lid from the train case and it works perfectly fine all on its own. The case is supported by two wheels and has a telescoping handle for pulling. If you’re on a budget, this is a great case for the money, but don’t expect it to hold up long term.

    The price is great but if you’re hard on your equipment or plan to be using your rolling case professionally for years, it’s probably worth investing in a higher quality case. This one is great for something to bring with you on vacations or trips. This one also comes in a cute pink option.

  3. 3. Julia Vance Makeup Artist Rolling Studio

    • Suitcase to freestanding studio
    • Bluetooth speaker and phone charger
    • Adjustable height legs
    • Can change the color of lights
    • Pricier than others
    • Not as much storage as others
    • Not everyone needs a travel vanity

    If you’re looking for a portable makeup artist studio with all the extras, check out this Julia Vance Rolling Vanity. All closed up, it looks like a simple rolling hard-case suitcase with a telescoping handle, side handle, and four 360-degree wheels–but inside is a whole different story. There are four telescoping legs to turn the suitcase into a table and it opens up to a huge mirror with six LED lights built-in. 

    The LED light feature is great because most cases like this tend to have light bulbs that are more susceptible to breaking in transit and can get quite hot with prolonged use, making them hard to pack up again on short notice. You can also adjust the color of these lights with three different shade options. This perk means you’ll need to plug your case in and it comes with a power cord as well as an option to run your case using a portable powerbank when you don’t have access to electricity. 

    There’s also an additional power outlet built into the case, a USB outlet (with cover), and Bluetooth speakers so you can put on your favorite music to keep the mood up. 

    The body of the suitcase contains four accordion-style trays as well as a large compartment below. The telescoping handle pulls out to reveal a holder for differing hairstyling tools like hairdryers or hair straighteners. It has a combination lock as well to keep your case secure.

    The legs of the case are adjustable to suit your needs and height and the legs have tilting feet to help keep your case level on uneven ground. 

    It comes in the featured Rose Gold color or Black. If this seems a little big for your needs, it’s also available in a medium-size which has fewer trays. 

  4. 4. Sunrise Wheeled Makeup Case With French Doors

    • Interchangeable
    • Three case configurations
    • Aluminum frame and steel corners
    • Heat-resistant
    • Only two wheels
    • Pricier than others
    • Too big for some

    This SunRise French Door Makeup Case is part of SunRise’s modular line which is ideal for professionals. The sections of this case come apart and for this model that means that you actually have two separate cases that fit together to form one bigger case.

    The top section is a train case design that has a removable liquid foundation holding tray and the lower half of the case pulls out like a drawer for quick access to larger items. 

    The lower half of the rolling case has French doors that open to more storage, two drawers, a removable mirror, and elastic ban storage along the inside of both doors. If you only need some of your makeup for a trip, unbuckle the top train case and you have a travel-sized organizer makeup case with a thick handle and an included, detachable shoulder strap for carrying.

    This case has a telescoping handle and two wheels so you can travel without needing to haul it around. The exterior is designed to be heat-resistant so you can keep your makeup safe and cool if you ever need to spend time out in the sun.

    Plus it’s dazzling in this dark black covered in what faux crystals. 

  5. 5. AW Rolling Studio Makeup Case

    • Portable vanity with lighted mirror
    • Includes dimmer switch and extra outlet
    • Four accordion-style trays
    • Heat-resistant
    • Not as much makeup storage
    • Needs a flat surface to sit on
    • Only two wheels

    If what you need is a portable vanity with storage, the AW Rolling Studio may be the answer. While it doesn’t offer the same kind of storage space as larger train-style cases, this case comes with four accordion trays and wider storage underneath.

    The highlight is that the top of what looks like a briefcase opens up to reveal a tall vanity mirror with six soft lights for ideal, even lighting. It doesn’t have its own legs, but once you have set this case on a table or other surface, you are good to go.

    The lights aren’t battery-powered so the case will need to be plugged in and comes with a power cord. There’s a dimmer switch so you can adjust your lighting to the environment around you. There’s also an outlet included on the front of the vanity so you can plug in any tools you might need like a hairdryer or curling iron.

    You can carry it by the handle, but if that gets to be too heavy or bulky, the telescoping handle on the side turns your studio into rolling luggage with two wheels, ready to go anywhere with ease. The exterior is heat-resistant and the case locks with a key for security. 

  6. 6. Kemier Soft Rolling Cosmetic Organizer

    • Lots of compartments
    • Configuration options
    • Professional looking
    • Great for personal travel
    • Only two wheels
    • Not as professional as others
    • Soft cases aren't as sturdy

    This Kemier Soft Makeup Case is a good choice for personal or professional travel. The nylon exterior cuts down on weight and the two wheels with telescoping handle make it even easier to move around.

    It comes with six clear organizing makeup bags which stack inside the larger case. For more organization, there are zippered compartments on the sides and brush holders along the back wall of the case.

    When you need to store larger pieces, you can simply skip one or more of the stacking organizers. This would be a great option for an overnight suitcase or for someone who likes to bring all their personal beauty tools when they travel. I like its sleek look and it’s one of the few makeup cases that could double as a normal suitcase if you emptied out all the organizers.

  7. 7. Byootique Malachite 3-in-1 Makeup Artist’s Travel Case

    • Gorgeous gradient look stands out
    • Three ways to configure it
    • Comes with two organizer bags
    • Can use the top bag independantly
    • Too flashy for some
    • Not everyone loves the retro look
    • No mirror

    If you want your case to stand out, and I mean really stand out, go with Byootique’s Three-in-One Makeup Artist’s Travel Case. It has a malachite-green glittering exterior with a gradient look to it that reminds me of holographic nail polish. It’s not made of glitter though so you won’t get all that awful glitter fallout that gets everywhere. This is definitely a case that will turn heads at the airport, convention center, and backstage. Plus, you’ll never have a hard time finding your case on the luggage collection belt.

    The case is in three distinct parts: a top train case, a center tray, and a larger wheeled storage case. If you don’t need all this storage at once, the top train case can be used individually and the lower portion with the center tray can be used individually when you swap the train case for the included lid. I like the options this gives you for the size of case you can bring with you depending on your needs. Each section locks for security. 

    It has a nice blend of larger open compartments and little organizers for smaller items. The train case has four accordion-style trays and a larger compartment on the bottom but this organizer lifts out if you need more open storage space instead. You also get two matching organizer bags to add to your case. 

    With the four 360-degree motion wheels, this one is easy to transport and two of the wheels have foot-button brakes on them to keep your case in place. 

  8. 8. Topeakmart Rolling Cosmetic Case

    • Great size for travel or young performers
    • Affordable
    • Lockable
    • Colors to choose from
    • Too small for professionals
    • Only two wheels
    • Not as durable

    The Topeakmart Case is one of the smallest on the list. Many of the rolling cases we’ve looked at so far have been larger rolling sections with a lift-off train case.

    This one is just the rolling train case by itself. This won’t fit an extensive makeup collection and probably isn’t a great fit for professional makeup artists, but for people traveling, performers, or freelancers starting out, a train case is really all you need.

    Train cases get full and heavy fast. Instead of having to lug it around, the telescoping handle and two wheels make traveling easy. This case locks with included keys and inside are six accordion-style trays with more open storage underneath.

    The price is appealing, but you should assume at this price point that it’s not a case that can hold up to years of professional use. It’s also available in black and baby pink.

  9. 9. Byootique Pro Large Rolling Trolley

    • Tons of storage
    • Mirror with six LED lights
    • Three brightness settings
    • Heat-resistant holder or hairstyling tools
    • Not everyone loves pink
    • Not everyone needs a travel vanity
    • Extra outlets look intimidating

    This Byootique Pro Large Rolling Trolley has significantly more storage space than briefcase-style traveling vanities. It has four accordion-style trays, two drawers, a train case compartment, two doors of brush and tool holders, one bottom tray with a clear cover, and one large open storage space at the base. Plus there are two heat-resistant holders for hairstyling tools like curling irons and hairdryers. 

    I like that you don’t have to deal with attaching those skinny telescoping legs to this one and that two of its four 360-degree motion wheels have locks on them so you can secure your case in one place. 

    Once plugged in, the case’s mirror has six built-in LED lights that have three brightness settings to choose from. It also has three power outlets on the side of the case that are designed to be able to be used with both American and European-style plugs. 

  10. 10. Sunrise 4-in-1 Professional Makeup Artist Case

    • Lots of storage configurations
    • Four wheels
    • Many styles to choose from
    • Lockable and heat-resistant
    • Top section blocks bottom
    • May be too tall for some to store easily
    • Not a lot of small compartments

    The Sunrise Four-in-One has four separate cases that can be mixed and matched to create the perfect combination for your needs. When this case is all put together it is just under three feet tall. You’ve got a lot of room in here. 

    The top section is made up of three flat trays with adjustable dividers that latch together to form a train case-sized travel box. Each of these can be used alone and one or all of them can be attached to the lower section depending on how many you need at a given time.

    The bottom opens up into a vanity area with a removable mirror, six accordion-style trays, and large storage space on the bottom with organizing pockets. The whole thing moves on four wheels for 360 degrees of movement and has a telescoping handle for easy travel. The latched sections lock with included keys and the exterior is heat-resistant.

    This particular case is in the matte black color option but you can also choose black krystal which is covered in a glittery fabric for lots of sparkle. 

  11. 11. Kemier Studio Rolling Makeup Artist Case W/ Lights

    • Portable studio with legs
    • Adjustable storage
    • Choice of colors
    • Universal plug on the front
    • Not as much storage as other cases
    • Pink color isn’t for everyone
    • A little pricier than others

    For when you need a full personal studio anywhere, Kemier’s Studio Rolling Makeup Artist Case has you covered. Not sure if the event site will have a free table for you? No problem. This case has telescoping legs which are hidden inside a back panel for a clean look when in storage. Now you always have a workstation you can count on.

    The case has accordion-style trays with clear coverings on the top tier for more security and so they can be used as counter space when closed. This whole organizer section lifts out in case what you really need is a larger open storage space for big items.

    The vanity has a large light up mirror and the bulbs are included. 

    There’s a universal plug also included on the front of the vanity so you can plug in your hairdryer or other equipment (with a US adapter) without having to worry about stretching the cord to a wall outlet. The case itself comes with its own power cord.  The station olds up into a professional-looking briefcase with a telescoping handle and four wheels for 360 degrees of movement.

  12. 12. 4-Wheel Rolling Makeup Train Case

    • Four wheels with 360 degree movement
    • Removable mirror
    • Six accordion-style trays
    • May be too small for some
    • Low to the ground for a vanity space
    • Not as high quality

    This cute little Makeup Trolley Case has those coveted four 360-degree motion wheels. It’s easy to move in every direction without having to tilt it up on its side. A telescoping handle gives you the option of carrying it like standard wheeled luggage as that is the easiest way to move it long distances. For short distances, like using it in a dressing room or salon, four wheels are king.

    This case unfolds to a removable vanity mirror, six accordion-style trays, and a larger open storage space in the bottom large enough for a hair dryer. It’s a bit smaller than some of the others at 17 inches tall when closed up so this one might not be enough for some professionals. This one is lockable so it’s a good choice for dressing room situations and with the size may be perfect for younger performers.

  13. 13. 4-in-1 Diamond Rolling Makeup Trolley Case

    • Fun and colorful
    • Four cases in one design
    • Color choices
    • Removable 360-degree wheels
    • Too colorful for some
    • Might not prefer hard-case
    • Have to remove top to access below

    This Four-in-One Rolling Trolley Case is perfect for folks who aren’t sure what size case they want or need. It’s a four-piece case made up of a train case, two center trays, and one larger bottom section with four detachable wheels. You can use them all together (train case, tray, tray, base), with only one tray (train case, tray, base,) without any trays (train case, base), or use only the train case by itself. This allows you to customize your case based on what you need on that particular day.

    Plus, if you like to stand apart from the crowd, or simply not struggle to find your luggage in the crowd, this case is bright enough to make anyone smile. It’s available in two different patterns, both with the same color palette. 

    The only downside to this design is that in order to get to your compartment, you must remove all the layers above it. 

What Should You Look For In a Makeup Travel Case on Wheels? 

What you should be looking for in your new case depends on what you'll be using it for. When the main use you'll have for your case is traveling with your personal makeup, a case with two wheels, similar to standard wheeling luggage, is fine.

What Sort of Makeup Trolley Case Do Professionals Need?

Professional makeup artists often travel to work at shows, weddings, or tour with clients so you need to make sure your case is secure and easy to move around. Future-you will thank you for getting a case with four wheels and 360 degrees of movement.

These cases can be moved around like a cart so if you needed to move closer to a client, you could just grab and pull your case over to you, instead of having to get up, turn it around, and pull it on two wheels where you need it to be.

Do They Make Rolling Makeup Cases With Tables Built-In?

They do. If you need a portable studio, whether you're a performer, on-site makeup artist, or someone who travels a lot and hates being without a vanity, having a case that can transform itself into its own makeup station, complete with legs, mirror, lights, and even outlets can be invaluable.

Those types of features do take up space that could otherwise be used for makeup storage, so if you don't find yourself in those situations, it's probably best to skip that.

What If I Don't Know What Size Rolling Makeup Train Case I Need?

If you are a student or imagine that your makeup collection will be growing (or shrinking) in the future, shoot for one of the interchangeable models. These cases can lock onto each other so when you find yourself running out of storage space, you have the option to add new sections to your case when you need to expand it.

Likewise, if you find you have sections that aren't being used, or that you won't need for a particular trip or job, you can leave them at home.

What Are Some Special Makeup Travel Features to Look For?

Unless you're bringing only makeup for your personal use, likely, you're going to be over the TSA limit for carrying your case on and you'll have to check your makeup case. This means you're going to want a case that is lockable for security and you may want something that is hard-sided in case your bag ends up on the bottom of a pile of luggage. 

If you spend a lot of time outside with your makeup, like face painters or other professionals, getting a case with a heat-resistant exterior can help keep your cargo cool and safe from the melting effects of the sun.