16 Makeup Bags That Will Help You Get Your Life Together

16 Makeup Bags That Will Help You Get Your Life Together

This article was first published in The Cut on Apr. 22, 2024

It’s a KonMari world and we’re just living in it. But if parting with your makeup sends you into a spiral of panic (let’s be honest, all 50 of those lipsticks spark joy), consider simply giving your beloved beauty products their own “proper place” — one that isn’t “somewhere in that one Ziploc under my bed.”

Even if Marie Kondo has shifted away from constant tidiness, a makeup bag is something worth investing in, especially if you’re someone who travels often.


Our all-time favorites are made from durable, high-quality materials that can withstand everything from travel wear and tear to accidental foundation spills. They feature clever design elements that make life so much easier, including smooth zippers, handles, mesh pockets, and storage compartments.

Below, the Cut Shop’s list of the best makeup bags will have one you’ll love.

The Best Hardcover Makeup Bag

Étoile Collective Duo Vanity Case

Dimensions: 9.4 inches wide x 7.1 inches deep x 6.7 inches high | Materials: Vegan leather and gold hardware | Colors: Eight

To avoid any unnecessary breakage, a hardcover makeup case is a great option. This duo vanity case from Etoile is made from a luxurious faux leather while the inside reveals two separate compartments containing a foldout mirror, a number of pouches, and a detachable divider insert.