The 18 Best Travel Makeup Bags to Pack on Your Next Trip
You don’t need to be a beauty junkie to be concerned with storing your makeup essentials while on the road.
From an efficiency point of view, you’d at least want all of your perfume and lotion bottles safely kept in a spill-resistant bag in your carry-on or checked luggage. Because, let’s face it, the last thing you’d want is to open your suitcase to find out your coconut oil sunscreen exploded all over your clothes.
For those of you heading out of town for a few days, a smaller travel pouch would probably be enough to store your beauty essentials. We picked a few options that would match any style or color preference, including one by Stephanie Johnson that we’re pretty sure you’d want to carry around all the time.
If you need something bigger for a lengthier trip, we’ve got you covered, too. A beauty organizer with separate compartments for your brushes and cosmetics is your best bet.
And then, of course, if you are the aforementioned beauty junkie and you must travel with every shade of lipstick you love — even if it happens to be 16 of them — go for a hard-shell carrying case for extra protection.
Here, check out 19 cute travel makeup bags you can take on any trip, sized for a weekend, a week, or a more long-term trip.
Weekend: Sephora Collection Sweet Perspective Weekender Case
This fun canvas bag contains several compartments plus a divider wall (for your makeup brushes) and is sure to fit all of your travel-sized toiletries.
To buy: sephora.com, $38
Weekend: Stephanie Johnson Katie Folding Cosmetic Bag
Whenever you’re not using this beautiful bag to store your makeup essentials, you’ll be carrying it around as your clutch.
To buy: amazon.com, $50
Weekend: The Daily Edited Large Cosmetics Case in Pale Pink
You could monogram this beautiful saffiano leather pouch in soft pink with your name or initials.
To buy: thedailyedited.com, $100
Weekend: Sonia Kashuk Two-zip Purse Kit Cosmetic Bag
This cute Pop art–inspired bag has two expandable pockets that will comfortably fit your beauty weekend essentials.
To buy: target.com, $12
Weekend: Eyeko Makeup Bag
Not only will this travel-friendly bag store your makeup items but it also reveals a beauty rule we all swear by.
To buy: bluemercury.com, $26
Weekend: Lilly Pulitzer Travel Dopp Cosmetic Case
This brightly printed makeup case features a spacious compartment plus a side pocket.
To buy: lillypulitzer.com, $52
Week: Calvin Klein Two-piece Cosmetic Case
Pack your lotions, brushes, and bottles in the large zip-around bag and for your smaller items, use the pouch that also fits in the bag.
To buy: macys.com, $78
Week: BH Cosmetics Beauty Bag
With plenty of compartments to store all your makeup palettes, brushes, and other beauty products, this quilted bag will make packing so much easier.
To buy: bhcosmetics.com, $12
Week: JAVOedge Travel Organizer in Cherry Blossom Purple
This lightweight, waterproof organizer has plenty of room for beauty and some of your jewelry essentials and comes with a reusable dust bag.
To buy: amazon.com, $20
Week: Kate Spade New York Micah Travel Case
This classic black-and-white travel case is easy to clean and features two spacious compartments. It also comes in a set with a smaller bag that’s perfect to carry in your purse.
To buy: katespade.com, $168
Week: Cinda b Vertical Cosmetic Bag
This beauty bag can stand upright on your bathroom counter so you can bid adieu to the annoying shampoo and lotion spills.
To buy: ebags.com, $55
Week: KIPOZI Hanging Travel Toiletry Bag
This bag doesn’t just look cool; it’s also sturdy and spill-resistant.
To buy: amazon.com, $15
Week: 7 Senses Toiletry Bag
Long-term: Bysn Makeup Case
This hard-shell case will protect your beauty essentials from being smashed should you pack it in your checked luggage.
To buy: amazon.com, $40
Long-term: Joy Mangano Deluxe XL Better Beauty Case
This roll-up case actually consists of four leak-resistant individual bags that easily detach and re-attach to the main case — multi-functionality at its best.
To buy: macys.com, $30
Long-term: Samsonite Travel Toiletry Kit
This bag is large enough to fit all of your items thanks to a variety of pockets and compartments, and can easily be attached to the handles of your suitcase.
To buy: macys.com, $22