January 2014

Make-up bags to suit your personality

Make-up bags to suit your personality

Make-up is a girl’s secret weapon when it comes to looking her best. If you’re having an ‘off’ day, a coat of mascara or quick slick of red lipstick can make all the difference. So why don’t we pay as much attention to the cases we keep our cosmetics in? If your make-up bag is tatty, fit to burst or sporting marks from all your old eyeliners it’s time to throw out the old and bring in the new. We’ve rounded up the best bags around to suit every girl’s personality.


Love all things vintage? Then a retro cosmetics case is just what you need for your dressing table. It’s the perfect addition to a really girly room and will keep your make-up neat and tidy. The Vintage Cosmetic Company has some gorgeous floral bags in several sizes on offer, including special pouches for your brushes. If you need something a little bigger, go for a retro hard-back case, which resembles a tiny suitcase. Scour eBay for the best bargains, with some genuine vintage pieces available.


If you want a little luxury in your life, a designer make-up bag can be an affordable way of satisfying your label craving. Ted Baker have some gorgeous designs on offer, featuring their classic shiny plastic look and cute bow decoration. If you’re happy to spend a little more, Mulberry, Versace and Anya Hindmarch also have some lavish cosmetics cases to splash the cash on.


If your work often means you’re hopping on an aeroplane or if you simply have the travelling bug, you’ll need a make-up case to suit your jet-setter lifestyle. Many brands have smaller versions of their usual cases, such as Benefit’s colourful travel size bag. Look out for ones with handy zip-up compartments that will fit snugly into your handbag. Just remember not to pack anything over 50ml if you’re planning to take it onboard.


If you lean a little towards Monica from Friends on the organisation spectrum, then you need a heavy duty make-up bag that can live up to your super tidy needs. Consider investing in a large cosmetics case with drawers for different kinds of make-up. Many come with a handle, meaning it’s not impossible to take it away with you.

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