Being honest, I’m pretty lazy when it comes to make-up bags. I start out very neat and particular about what goes inside it when I get a new one, but once a week or two has passed I constantly chuck in half broken eyeliner pencils, messy powder compacts, half opened pack of gum and a hair band.
So, having a clear out of my handbag meant that I felt inspired to start a new, clean, practical make-up bag which would serve my purposes. I had a shift through what was on the market and tried to choose one I was impressed enough with not to ruin.
Grey Leather Travel Bag Roam, Village Leather- £28.00
This versatile bag will hold enough cosmetics for a weekend away, saving on endless bags and zipper pouches. Made from quality leather, this bag comes in many colours and can be used either for make-up, toiletries or a stationary carrier.
Lost, Large Wash Bag pink- £20.00
Perfect for travel, this wash bag/ make-up bag has been designed to act as a tardis. It hangs on the door or any hooks/ cupboard knobs and will open up full of compartments and sections. Not only does this keep your make-up brushes clean but it allows you to be super speedy when getting ready as everything has already been organised.
Fjallraven Kanken Toiletry Bag navy- £27.50
This bag is a little more practical as it features G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco construction, a layer of foam padding to protect the contents and a multitude of inner pockets to allow you to organise your belongings.
H&M Wash Bag- £14.99
This show-stopper stops at nothing as it carries style, practicality and size. The roomy faux leather bag is ideal for those of you who struggle to pack lightly. With a separate zip for each compartment and clear plastic shielding your belongings you can see what you need from each section and where it is.
Anya Hindmarch in-flight case- £195.00
Would you be crazy to spend this on a make-up bag? I personally think so. But, if you love luxury this is obviously for you… it has zips on both sides and two compartments. The clear plastic makes it ideal for hand luggage or you rhandbag, but the leather trim comes in a whole host of colours so the choice is really yours.
Text: Ellie Botti
Images: The Independent, ASOS, Village Leather, STIL classics