The 19 Best Travel Makeup Bags to Pack on Your Next Trip
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 Kate Spade that we’re pretty sure you’re going to want to carry around all the time.
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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, whether you're headed out of town for a weekend, a week, or a more long-term trip.
Kade Spade Taylor Heart Party Small Cosmetic Case
A compact yet spacious makeup bag with a cute pattern isn't hard to find if you turn to Kate Spade. This case features an easy-to-clean nylon lining and several interior slip pockets, so you'll never have to dig through your bag to find your favorite lipstick again.
To buy: katespade.com, $58
Cuyana Vanity Case Set
Cuyana knows how to do leather goods, and this cosmetic bag is no exception. The Vanity Case Set includes a structured leather bag with interior and exterior pockets, as well as a small removable pouch to keep extras organized. You can also monogram this bag with up to eight letters so you can really make it your own.
To buy: cuyana.com, $110
Dagne Dover Hunter Toiletry Bag
This zippered neoprene bag comes in three sizes, so whether you're looking for a small bag to hold just a few items or a larger catch-all, Dagne Dover has an option for you. Plus, the material is water-resistant and easy to clean, making it extra-convenient for holding beauty products and toiletries.
To buy: dagnedover.com, from $35
Leatherology Medium Clamshell Makeup Bag
Leatherology is a go-to brand for all things leather, including this stylish yet functional makeup bag. This zippered bag stands up on its own and features a clamshell opening that allows you to easily see and find items inside. An interior zippered pocket and water-resistant lining make this bag extra-convenient. You can also add a monogram to make the bag uniquely yours.
To buy: leatherology.com, from $85
Saint Maniero Clear PVC Makeup Bag
This structured, flat-base makeup bag made from clear PVC is easy to clean and allows you to see all your products without even opening the bag, making it the perfect case if you're always on the go.
To buy: amazon.com, $15
Cathy's Concepts Monogram Vegan Leather Cosmetics Case
This sleek vegan leather makeup bag has two separate compartments, giving you plenty of room for all your beauty must-haves. The bottom zippered compartment doesn't add bulk to the bag, but allows for extra space for more products, making it the perfect bag to throw in your carry-on.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $60
JAVOedge Double Layer Makeup Cosmetic Bag and Jewelry Storage
This lightweight, water-resistant organizer has plenty of room for beauty essentials. Plus, it also has a dedicated compartment for jewelry, including an earring holder, necklace loops, and ring strap.
To buy: amazon.com, $20
Calpak Hard Side Cosmetics Case
If you're looking for an extra-durable way to store your beauty products, this hard shell case from Calpak is perfect. Its sleek marble print is undeniably stylish and it can be carried multiple ways. Plus, there are multiple zippered pockets on the interior of the bag to keep you organized.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $85
Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Carry-on Dopp Kit
This durable canvas bag with a waterproof zipper will be sure to keep all your essentials safe and secure in transit. Plus, an exterior zippered pocket allows you to keep your go-to items within reach.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $25
Paravel The See-all Vanity Case
It's hard to find a makeup bag more stylish than this top-handle case from Paravel. The See-all Vanity Case is lightweight but has plenty of room for toiletries, cosmetics, and other essentials. Plus, the clear exterior allows you to keep track of what's inside.
To buy: tourparavel.com, from $95
Béis The Cosmetics Case
This structured cosmetics case from Béis comes complete with a removable makeup brush sleeve and stand-up travel mirror, making it the perfect option for re-creating your at-home vanity on-the-go.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $58
Cinda b Vertical Cosmetic II 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, $52 (originally $65)
MKPCW Portable Travel Makeup Bag
This convenient makeup bag comes complete with adjustable padded dividers, which will keep your products organized and secure. It's also incredibly affordable, starting at just $12, and it has 4.5 stars on Amazon.
To buy: amazon.com, from $12
Tumi Madina Cosmetic Bag
It's no question that Tumi is a trusted luggage brand, but it also makes sleek, convenient travel accessories, like this zippered cosmetic case. This compact yet spacious bag opens up fully and can be hung from a bathroom hook, which makes it the perfect bag if you prefer to store toiletries and beauty products in the same bag.
To buy: tumi.com, $225
Bagsmart Travel Toiletry Bag
This travel toiletry and cosmetic bag is the perfect all-in-one option. The bag comes with a convenient handle for carrying, although it also opens up completely and can be hung on a bathroom hook for easy access to all of its compartments. Four clear zippered pockets give you space for all your essentials, from skincare to beauty products.
To buy: amazon.com, $25
7Senses Hanging Toiletry Bag
Chomeiu Professional Travel Makeup Case
If you're traveling for an extended period of time or with a lot of product, a professional-style case like this one from Chomeiu is the way to go. This case has several pockets specifically for brushes, as well as adjustable padded dividers to keep glass bottles and other products secure, no matter where your travels take you.
To buy: amazon.com, from $17
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna CLF Make Up Case Carry-all Makeup Organizer
This makeup case from Fenty Beauty is perfect for the traveler who doesn't like to edit down their beauty routine. Complete with two removable mesh cubes, a snap-on pouch, and woven panel for storing makeup brushes, this comprehensive case has room for all your essentials and more, making it the perfect bag for extended travel.
To buy: sephora.com, $45
Samsonite Large Toiletry Kit
This bag is large enough to fit all of your items thanks to a variety of pockets and compartments, including a removable clear zippered pouch.
To buy: samsonite.com, $85