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10 Luxury Makeup Bags You’ll Want To Take Everywhere

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Whether you prefer a full face of makeup or like to keep things minimal with just a few products, chances are you’ll need somewhere to store everything (and take it all on the go). From multi-compartment kits to hand-embroidered pouches, these are the best luxury makeup bags to have in your beauty arsenal.

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Black unfolding bag with hook

Anya Hindmarch

Night & Day Pouch, £335,

Perfect for hanging on the back of your bathroom door, this ECONYL washbag pouch comes with for zip-up compartments (helpfully labelled ‘face’, hair’, ‘teeth’ and ‘body’) for storing all your loose bits and bobs. Use the hook on the back to hang it where you want it, or roll it up and take it with you on your next adventure.

Orange makeup bag with gold suns

Elizabeth Scarlett

Sun Goddess Cosmetics Bag, £35,

Known for its beautiful hand-painted pouches and accessories, Elizabeth Scarlett is the go-to brand if you’re after something pretty and colourful. This pouch features Elizabeth’s hand-drawn sun motif, embroidered with gold and vanilla threads on a rust velvet base. This product is also part of the brand’s ‘2 to the Wild’ project, meaning it contributes of Elizabeth Scarlett’s ongoing commitment to donate two percent of its annual sales to charities that support keystone species in the wild.

Green croc makeup bag

Aspinal of London

Small Essential Cosmetic Case in Evergreen Patent Croc, £95,

Crafted from full-grain leather, Aspinal’s line of cosmetic cases come in three colourways (we call dibs on this lovely shade of green) that fit perfectly into handbags and travel luggage. If you’re looking to make this one a gift, you can personalise the pouch with the initials of your recipient (or your own…).

Cotton UpCircle bag by products and pool


Cotton Wash Bag, £5.49,

Not a fan of fuss? We hear you. UpCircle’s classic washbag is made from 100 percent Fairtrade natural cotton, and features a minimal design (who wouldn’t want to show off that they shop here?) with one compartment – ideal for daily makeup items and travel essentials.

Patterned makeup bags


Recycled Sari Wash Bag, £9.99, 

For these beautiful makeup bags, Oxfam turned to a community of skilled artisans in Delhi under Fairtrade group Aspiration, which aims to improve the welfare of artisans and revive the old crafts of India. Every pouch is handmade using recycled saris, meaning each one is completely unique.

Open blue and green cosmetics bag

Oliver Bonas

Carrie Blue Fold Out Make Up Bag Large, £35,

This soft, padded makeup bag should fit all of your kit – and then some. While inside you’ll find two large zip-up compartments, on the outside there’s yet anther pocket as well as a hook (handy for hiding away your cosmetics on the back of your bathroom door or wardrobe). If this one’s too big, or you’re looking for a smaller one to take on holiday, a similar design is available in smaller sizes.

Open makeup bag

Trish McEvoy

Small Power of Makeup® Makeup Planner®, £35,

If organisation is something you strive for, then this mini makeup planner from Trish McEvoy might be the makeup bag for you. Highly praised by beauty fanatics, this pouch is essentially a fully customisable cosmetics organizer. It’s designed to hold the brand’s refillable Makeup Wardrobing® Pages, which hold a number of makeup products, that you can flip through and use as you need throughout the day.

Pink beauty case


Beautifect Box, £279,

The holy grail of cosmetic cases, Beautifect’s makeup box comes with all the bells and whistles you could ever dream of. Doubling as a vanity, the Box features multiple smart storage solutions, including a large fold-out compartment with straps to hold pencils and loose brushes in place, and inner drawer divisions fitting multiple products. But what really has our fingers itching to click ‘Add To Cart’ is the advanced lighting system: on the inner side of the lid, you’ll find a mirror with two lights that replicate natural daylight (there are five settings in total to choose from), so you can do your makeup anywhere and anytime.

Blue washbag


Washbag with Double Zip in Panama, £410,

When we think of luxury leather goods, Smythson is always one of the first names on our minds – and this washbag proves why. Not only does it come with two compartments (one for tools, one for products?), it also features an oil-resistant lining that will protect the leather outer from any spilled foundations or primers. It also looks really pretty sat on your bathroom counter, if we might add.

Grey washbag


Scotchgrain Wash Case in Pale Grey Printed Eco Scotchgrain & Flat Calf, £250,

Another sleek pouch to have on your radar, this wash case from Mulberry is both stylish and genderless, featuring a stamped version of the Mulberry logo that opts for understated luxury. The bag has one main compartment and a zip-up pocket inside for any small loose items. Pick it up by the handle on the side and you’re good to go.

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