The 13 Best Travel Makeup Bags to Pack on Your Next Trip

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Variety of Makeup Bags
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You don't need to be a beauty junkie to be concerned with storing your makeup essentials while on the road, or even keeping your favorite products organized at home.

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.

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 13 cute travel makeup bags you can take on any trip, wherever your future travels may take you.

Cuyana Vanity Case

Black Leather Makeup Bag
Courtesy of Cuyana

Cuyana knows how to do leather goods, and this cosmetic bag is no exception. The Vanity Case is a structured zippered leather bag an interior slip pocket for organization. You can also monogram this bag with up to eight letters so you can really make it your own.

To buy: cuyana.com, $95

Dagne Dover Hunter Toiletry Bag

Pink Neoprene Zippered Makeup Bag
Courtesy of Dagne Dover

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

Brown Leather Zippered Makeup Bag
Courtesy of Leatherology

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

Calpak Vanity Case

Marble Printed Hardshell Makeup Case
Courtesy of Nordstrom

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: calpaktravel.com, $85

Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Carry-on Dopp Kit

Light Pink Dopp Kit
Courtesy of Nordstrom

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

Tan, Brown, and Clear Makeup Bag
Courtesy of Paravel

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, $95

Béis The Cosmetics Case

Tan Faux Leather Zippered Makeup Case
Courtesy of Nordstrom

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, $35 (originally $58)

Cinda b Vertical Cosmetic II Bag

Cinda B Vertical Cosmetic Bag in Amore
Courtesy of eBag

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)

Tumi Madina Cosmetic Bag

Dark Blue and Purple Zippered Makeup Bag
Courtesy of Tumi

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

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna CLF Make Up Case Carry-all Makeup Organizer

Black Makeup Case
Courtesy of Sephora

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

Large Black Toiletry Kit
Courtesy of Samsonite

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

Lululemon All Your Small Things Pouch 4L

Orange nylon makeup bag
Courtesy of Lululemon

This 4-liter zippered pouch is the perfect size for all your beauty essentials. Plus, it's made from water-repellent nylon that's easy to wipe clean.

To buy: lululemon.com, $38

MZ Wallace Large Savoy Cosmetic Case

Camo quilted makeup bag
Courtesy of MZ Wallace

MZ Wallace is known for its stylish yet functional bags that are full of convenient pockets, including this zippered cosmetic case. With two exterior zippered pockets, a phone pocket, and interior slip pocket, there's a place for everything in this bag.

To buy: mzwallace.com, $85

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