The Best Makeup Bags for Keeping Beauty Products Organized

The Best Makeup Bags for Keeping Beauty Products Organized

This article was first published in Time Stamped on Oct. 31, 2023

Even though they seem like an afterthought, makeup bags are important for keeping the products essential to your daily routine organized—whether on the road, at home or for quick bathroom touch-ups on a night out. Because there’s nothing more annoying than digging through your purse trying to locate your favorite lip gloss when you’re in a rush.

“The best makeup bags provide a convenient and portable way to organize and carry your beauty essentials, making it easier to access and use them when needed,” says LA-based Makeup Artist Amy Galloway. There’s a lot to take into consideration when purchasing a makeup bag to meet your own unique storage needs. To help you narrow it down, we’ve done the research to round up the best makeup bags of 2023—from roomy cosmetic cases with all the compartments to small but mighty options for on the go.

Best makeup bag with compartments

Etoile Collective Duo Vanity Case

If you’re not the throw-everything-into-one-big-bag-and-pray kind of girl, this sizable Duo Vanity Case will be your BFF. This is one of the best makeup bags if you’re a stickler for organization, as it features a high-bottom compartment to sit all your skincare products and foundations upright, as well as a wide-top compartment for larger palettes, and a compact mirror that folds out for touch-ups. We especially like the detachable flexible insert divider with pockets for the bottom compartment as it offers so much extra and, in our opinion, necessary organization. The nylon lining ensures any spills and makeup messes are quick to clean up.


  • Dimensions: 9.4 inches x 6.7 inches x 7.1 inches
  • Material: Faux leather exterior with nylon lining
  • Compartments: 2 plus a detachable flexible insert divider
  • Colors: 1

What we like:

  • Comes with a handy foldout mirror for touch-ups 
  • Dual compartments with a detachable divider offers lots of organization
  • Easy to clean