Makeup pouches are one of those things that you usually don’t think much about – well, until you need them.
Given that our beauty products are made up of liquids and powders that can get really messy if not handled properly, a makeup pouch, bag or case is a travel must-have to hold everything together and get them organised.
There are many options out there and finding the perfect one that suits your needs is going to make life so much easier. Not sure where to start looking? This article is probably the right place to start!
Small makeup pouches: For the traveller who packs light
3CE Pouch Mini
For the really light packer or the one who just needs to maximise her luggage space, the 3CE Pouch Mini is the perfect option.
It comes in an enchanting Mood Pink and simple Black, and is compact enough to toss into your carry-on as you board the plane and later into your sling bag as you roam the cobbled streets of Italy.
3CE Pouch Mini retails for S$11 on 3CE’s official store on Shopee.
Rubi Rectangle Makeup Bag
This minimalistic see-through makeup pouch is chic and practical: one glance and you’ll be able to spot the product that you need, even before you start rummaging.
It’s also compact but spacious enough to fit all your beauty must-haves, so we’re dubbing this the ideal companion for the light traveller.
Rubi Rectangle Makeup Bag retails for S$19.99 on Cotton On.
Cotton On Jacquard Cosmetic Case
We love the textures and patterns on Cotton On’s Jacquard Cosmetic Case. Plus, you can choose from four pretty pastel colours, Cameo Green, Digital Orchid, Powder Sky Blue, and Lollipop, all of which recall spring gardens and everything beautiful.
The Cotton On Jacquard Cosmetic Case retails for S$19.99 on Cotton On.
Mango Transparent Cosmetic Bag
You don’t have to worry about getting your things dirty in unfortunate circumstances if you use this thermoplastic and polyurethane makeup bag from Mango. The orange also makes for a versatile fashion statement, whether paired with vibrant clothes or against an otherwise neutral outfit.
Get the Mango Transparent Cosmetic Bag for S$19.90 on Mango.
The Paper Bunny Glossy Pouch
Singapore-based brand The Paper Bunny’s Glossy Pouch comes in two designs, Morning Glow and Midnight. With a slant of sunlight, the translucent yellow pouch casts a faint golden hour glow onto the surface behind it – especially fitting to contain the makeup products you use to achieve a dewy, filter-worthy base.
Get The Paper Bunny Glossy Pouch for S$15 instead of S$23 on The Paper Bunny.
SVNX Mock-Croc Cosmetic Bags in Green
This chic set puts a modern spin on an expensive crocodile leather pouch with its fun, light green shade and cute, rounded silhouette. Stuff most of your glam-up cosmetic products in the larger pouch and toss them into your luggage, whilst keeping your makeup must-haves with you in the smaller travel bag too!
SVNX Mock-Croc Cosmetic Bags in Green retails for S$24.99 instead of S$48.99 on ASOS.
Sara Miller London Underwater Spa Large Navy Cosmetic Bag
From afar, the Sara Miller London Underwater Spa Large Navy Cosmetic Bag boasts a lovely rainbow of colours midnight blues, plush pinks, and deep purples.
Take a closer look and you’ll notice the stunning detail of flourishing marine fauna, sea horses, and schools of small fishes – it gives you a glimpse of a mystical underwater world.
Complete with a golden embossed zip, this classy travel makeup bag lets you bring your favourite products with you in ultimate style.
The Sara Miller London Underwater Spa Large Navy Cosmetic Bag retails for S$81.89 on Robinsons.
Love Moschino Quilted Makeup Bag in Yellow
Love Moschino’s quilted bags need no introduction. Their classiest tote bags, handbags, and clutches boast the iconic expensive quilted designs – but it’s a pleasant surprise to discover that the brand has also created travel makeup bags that are just as fashionable and elegant in style.
Love Moschino Quilted Makeup Bag in Yellow retails for S$81.99 instead of S$116.99 on ASOS.
LOVE SG Naan Punny Pouch
Boast that you’re a true-blue Singaporean as you jet-set with this punny makeup pouch that tells people to keep their safe distance from your cosmetics.
LOVE SG Naan Punny Pouch retails for S$9.90 on Love SG.
Cricut Cosmetic Bag Blanks
For the artists who can create anything on a blank canvas, Cricut Cosmetic Bag Blanks are just what you need to make your travel makeup bags uniquely your own.
Designed for Infusible Ink transfers, the bags can be coloured in with Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets or Infusible Ink Pens & Markers. The finished artworks will stand out vibrantly on the bag as well as be flake-, peel-, and wash-proof.
Cricut Cosmetic Bag Blanks (three pieces) retail at S$15 on Robinsons.
Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Bag
Make a statement with a cotton canvas makeup bag printed with the fabulous lip prints of some of the most iconic women in fashion. Being machine washable also means that you no longer have to fear if you get any stains from leakages on the white cloth.
The Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Bag can also fit everything in the specially curated makeup set (pictured above), which comprises an eyeshadow palette, blush, eyeliner, lip liner, mascara. Not forgetting, of course, lipstick and lipgloss in the iconic rosy Pillow Talk shade.
Cotton On Flat Cos Case
This drawstring travel makeup bag folds out flat so that you can see all your beauty products and tools at one glance – no need to rummage deep into your pouch to find the item you’re looking for at the bottom. The elastics attached to the side of the bag let you slot in your small makeup brushes, and the bag also comes in four different designs to match your style.
Cotton On Flat Cos Case retails for S$5 instead of S$14 on Cotton On.
Clueless x Revolution Tartan Cosmetic Bag
Fans of Clueless, you have to take the Clueless x Revolution Tartan Cosmetic Bag with you as you go on vacation. The bag’s yellow and black checkered pattern recalls the iconic blazer and skirt outfit that rich-girl Cher dons in the opening scenes.
Clueless x Revolution Tartan Cosmetic Bag retails for S$16.99 on ASOS.
Revolution x Love Island Cosmetics Bag
Tell the world of your love for dating drama with the Revolution x Love Island Cosmetics Bag. Pink fabric frames the travel makeup bag’s transparent middle, giving you a full view of your makeup and skincare in a totally chic way.
Revolution x Love Island Cosmetics Bag retails for S$16.54 instead of S$20.43 on ASOS.
Spectrum Tinker Bell Keyhole Make Up Bag
This fairytale fantasy makeup pouch features feisty Tinkerbell peering indignantly through a keyhole.
Bring the Spectrum Tinker Bell Keyhole Make Up Bag with you as you travel the world – your favourite childhood character will be adventuring alongside you, just like how she did with Peter Pan!
Spectrum Tinker Bell Keyhole Make Up Bag retails for S$31.12 instead of S$40.85 on ASOS.
Ted Baker Matila Flirty Texture Monster Spot Makeup Bag
Pair a high-quality makeup bag with a cheerful, vibrant pattern, and you’ll get Ted Baker’s Matila Flirty Texture Monster Spot Makeup Bag. The rainbow of spots camouflages some wide-mouthed monster faces, which add a humorous touch to the flirty design.
Ted Baker Matila Flirty Texture Monster Spot Makeup Bag retails for S$71.99 on ASOS.
Skinnydip x Care Bears Crescent Makeup Bag
Carry the cutest Care Bears with you whilst on vacation with the Skinnydip x Care Bears Crescent Makeup Bag! Featuring dreamy clouds, sparkle, and, of course, Care Bears, this travel makeup bag is both adorable in style and practicality.
Since it’s made with polyurethane, you can easily clean the pouch with a damp cloth… in preparation for your next holiday.
Skinnydip x Care Bears Crescent Makeup Bag retails for S$32 on ASOS.
Large makeup pouches: For the makeup addict
3CE Airy Nylon Pouch
3CE’s Airy Nylon Pouch comes in four colours and sizes: yellow, indi pink, white, and kaki, which are large, medium, small, and mini-sized respectively.
Even the smaller pouches give you a surprising amount of space to store your makeup, making them a super travel-friendly option whether for the light traveller or the one who has to take her entire cosmetic collection with her.
The Flat Lay Co. Open Flat Box Bag Beige Tigers
Do you hate rummaging around in your makeup bag, only to find the product you’re searching for right at the bottom? The Flat Lay Co.’s Open Flat Box Bag solves all your ransacking woes because it opens out into a tray, displaying your entire collection of products in just seconds.
Zip it up, and the wide tray transforms into a compact makeup bag – chicly decorated in beige and with tigers – so that you can easily take it with you as you travel.
The Flat Lay Co. Open Flat Box Bag Beige Tigers retails for S$34 on Lookfantastic.
Muji Makeup Box in L
Travelling to countries with different climates can mean bringing a variety of products to test what works for your skin, so small makeup bags just don’t cut it.
We recommend this sturdy makeup box from Muji, which comes with different compartments and adequate storage space for you to bring all those essentials with you.
The Muji Makeup Box in L retails for S$49 at Muji stores or online.
The Flat Lay Co. Drawstring Makeup Bag in Pink Velvet
This plush pink drawstring bag turns lugging around an entire range of makeup products into a stylish endeavour. Tug on the drawstrings and the makeup bag quickly folds up so that you can carry it with you; loosen them and the bag fully expands into a flat surface so that you can see all your products at one glance.
Besides zips and brush holders that let you easily organise your stuff, the inside of the travel makeup bag is also made with a protective mat material to resist stains that come from inevitable spillage.
The Flat Lay Co. Drawstring Makeup Bag in Pink Velvet retails for S$46.99 on ASOS.
Narwey Travel Makeup Bag in Flamingo
Narwey’s Travel Makeup Bag in Flamingo lets you organise your entire stash of beauty tools and products with total ease. The sturdy bag unzips to reveal brush compartments, flexible velcro dividers, and zips – it’s almost like a mini suitcase that fits into your actual luggage as you travel.
Narwey Travel Makeup Bag in Flamingo retails for S$36.27 on Amazon.
Nanshy Large Clear Makeup Bag
If the bulk of what you need when you travel is makeup, then Nashy’s Large Clear Makeup Bag fits the bill.
This bag was designed in collaboration with makeup artists, and it’s no wonder too. The practical see-through design and many available compartments make it easy for any makeup addict to pack their must-haves whilst on the go.
This one’s ideal for the extreme makeup junkie or pro makeup artist going on a work travel trip.
Nanshy Large Clear Makeup Bag retails for S$51 instead of S$68 on Lookfantastic.
Featured image credit: 3CE, The Paper Bunny