Makeup cases 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 bag, pouch 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!
For the traveller that packs light
1. Bluelans Laser Transparent Cosmetic Storage Bag
If all you need with you is a cushion compact and lipstick, and this light and compact bag is definitely more than sufficient. The pastel-coloured details, holographic PVC, and highly-affordable price are just as difficult for us to say no to.
Get this at SGD4 from Shopee.
2. LOVE SG Naan Punny Pouch
We love a good pun, even more so when it’s set in a local context. Keep people away from meddling with your makeup with this statement that goes straight to the point.
3. Mango Striped Cosmetic Bag
You don’t have to worry about getting your things dirty in unfortunate circumstances if you use a vinyl fabric-covered cosmetic bag. The striped print also makes for a highly-versatile fashion statement, no matter which part of the world you are in.
Get this at SGD19 from Mango stores or website.
4. Rubi Personalised Dual Zip Comestic Case
Mark your property with a removable alphabetical label detail in this cosmetic case from Rubi. We also love the bold floral design – doesn’t it remind you of spring already?
Get this at SGD12.20 from Zalora.
5. The Paper Bunny Black Graffiti Pouch
Singapore-based The Paper Bunny’s pouch offers a playful and fun design that is hard to resist. It comes with a plastic exterior for water and dirt resistance, contrast fabric interior and gold hardware. An interior pocket is also included for small things like bobby pins and cotton buds.
6. Apatchy Personalised Medium Pouch in Blush Gold
No one can claim to have taken your cosmetics by accident with this personalized one from Apatchy, so that is one useful way of keeping your things safe when you are travelling. We give it bonus points for looking so pretty in a blush gold colour.
Get this at SGD59.91 from Gifts Less Ordinary.
7. 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.
Get this at USD20 from Beautylish.
8. Anya Hindmarch In Flight Cosmetic Case
If you are travelling to the United States and want to keep a makeup pouch in your carry-on which won’t get you stopped at security, Anya Hindmarch’s TSA-approved case is exactly made for that. The clear PVC and coloured trim make for a surprising combination, so you can have your convenience without sacrificing style.
Get this at SGD389.60 from Shopbop.
For the makeup addict
9. Muji Makeup Box L
Travelling to countries with a different climate 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.
Get this at SGD36 from Muji stores or website.
10. Muji Eva Resin Spa Pouch L
For those who can’t get enough of Muji’s aesthetic, check out this spa pouch. There is an added compartment inside the bag for you to keep your smaller products, so you don’t lose them among other things in this big pouch.
Get this at SGD36 from Muji stores or website.
11. Sephora Collection Large Makeup Box
Sephora describes this as the perfect size for all your favourite cosmetics, and we totally agree. Reviews have said that when Sephora calls this double-zipped holographic makeup pouch large, they really mean large.
Get this at SGD29 from Sephora stores or website.
12. 3CE Pink Rumour Mini Makeup Box
Cult Korean makeup brand 3CE has a variety of makeup carriers, but if you want something that can fit all those products for your 10-step skincare routine, we recommend checking this pink makeup box. With a two-tier stacking tray, it makes storing of small items very convenient. The built-in mirror is also handy for you to do your makeup & skincare on the go.
Get this at USD67 from Stylenanda.
13. Rubi Fifi Fold Away
Don’t belittle this bag – it actually comes with two inner mesh zip pockets, two inner clear zip pockets, and magnetic fastening to secure all your products inside. You can now organise your products neatly and find them easily without having to turn the bag inside out.
14. Rubi Medium Cosmetic Case
The pairing of cylindrical design and chain handle is so cute, there is a high chance you will take this out to use as a handbag after you unpack all your products in the hotel.
15. Typo St Tropez Beauty Case
With two large zip pockets in Typo’s beauty case, rest assured that it has enough space to contain all that thirty lipsticks that you are bringing on your travels. We like how the lush marble print adds an elegant touch to the case, but you can also get this in a floral print if marble is not quite your thing.
Get this at SGD39.99 from Typo stores or Cotton On website.
16. Superdry Iridescent Logo Wash Bag
You can hardly go wrong with iridescent products, much less one made with faux leather. It is not just durable, but also easy to care for; all it takes is a simple wipe to keep it looking as shiny as before.
Get this at SGD26.97 from ASOS.
17. Longchamp Le Pliage Cosmetic Case
Inspired by origami, this cult favourite from Longchamp folds away to the size of a paperback when you are not using it, which is convenient if you travelling with items that you want to empty and throw away. The Le Pliage cosmetic case is available in different colours each season, and comes in a range of shapes and sizes.
Get this at SGD65 from Longchamp stores or website.
18. Seya Beauty Rolltop Makeup Train Case
A handbag, a makeup train case, or both? Don’t underestimate this lightweight case – it contains twin telescopic tier trays, and leaves room for extra storage space under the trays. It is convenient to carry around for overseas assignments, and also doubles up as a stylish accessory so you can look fashionable no matter where you are travelling to.
Get this at USD79.95 from Yazmo.
For the professional makeup artist
19. ROWNYEON Portable EVA Professional Makeup Case
You might have experienced the horrors of having your products spill during the travelling process, especially when your luggage is roughly handled. Luckily, there is a waterproof, shake proof, anti-wear AND spill-proof option to eliminate all those problems. You can also DIY your internal compartments by using 10 adjustable dividers in the case to fit your needs on different trips.
Get this at SGD161.68 from Lazada.
20. MYKITCO. My Travel Buddy
MYKITCO. was founded by makeup artist James Molloy, and its accessories are well-loved by professional artists for being well-made, strong and easy to clean. This particular bag comprises two velcro-detachable canvas pouches, two internal mesh pockets, and 2 outer-compartments for storing additional products – just imagine all that storage space! You can carry this either with a padded over-the-shoulder strap, or by the comfortable rubber-grip handles.
Get this at USD90 from Beautylish.
21. Seya Beauty Large Professional Carry-All Makeup Set Bag
Want to carry a lot of tools and cosmetics but also easily keep track of them? This transparent bag allows you to do all of that. The large center area of the bag can be given over to your larger items such as foundation bottles. For smaller items such as mascara and lipstick, there are six pockets on each side of the bag that you can keep them in. How handy!
Get this at USD59.95 from Yazmo.
22. Caboodles Large Train Case
Dressed in vegan leather, this train case is definitely a stylish way to travel with all your makeup and skincare products. We love how chic the navy & oat colours, but this case is as functional as it is gorgeous. It is furnished with many multifunctional trays, a mirror, spacious interior storage, and of course a secure latch closure to keep your products safe and secure.
Get this at USD99 from Caboodles.
23. First Beauty Professional Makeup Trolley
This is probably the closest you can get to bringing your whole vanity table along with you overseas. You can either check this in as one of your luggages, or bring this on the plane as a carry-on. Made with heat resistant exterior material, finished with high quality synthetic leather, and constructed with a lock and key system, you can travel in peace knowing that your precious products will be unharmed in the travelling process.
Get this at SGD250 from First Beauty.
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