The 10 Best Travel Makeup Bags

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This wiki has been updated 20 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Even if you just have a few basics, an organizer for your cosmetics can be a huge help when you're packing for a trip. It prevents leaks and broken bottles, and ensures that you always know where everything is. Our selection of travel makeup bags includes large and compact options that will let you hit the road in style, and take all your shadows, bronzers, and lipsticks with you. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Kemier Rolling

2. High Spot Organizer

3. Monstina Cup

Editor's Notes

May 18, 2020:

To keep your makeup organized while you're on the go, we've added both cosmetic-specific bags, as well as those that double as makeup holders and toiletry organizers. In the former category, the High Spot Organizer and the Relavel Artist are both great options for a moderate amount of cosmetics, especially since they both feature a price that won't break the bank. But if you have more to carry, you might want to think about the Kemier Rolling. It's made for professional MUAs, with tons of room and compartments, as well as wheels that will save your back as you lug all your gear with you. It makes an excellent makeup bag for home use, too. Or, for something smaller, the Monstina Cup is just the ticket for your brushes. The waterproof material keeps everything inside dry, and makes it easy to find what you need when you're in a cramped hotel bathroom.

As for bags that can hold toiletries and cosmetics, the Freegrace Premium is a good pick, and after some deliberation, we opted to keep the Lavievert Cosmetic, even though the hook isn't the strongest. For this particular style, it's tough to beat for the price, so it will work for those who like the shape but who are on a tight budget. If you have a relatively small assortment of lightweight items, it should be fine; if you have heavy items and don't mind standing it on the counter, that's fine, too. It doesn't come in as many color choices as the Freegrace model, though.

Special Honors

Mark & Graham Terminal 1 For transporting breakable bottles and delicate brushes, the Mark & Graham Terminal 1 and its tough polycarbonate exterior are the way to go — and it can even be personalized with your initials. At nearly 9 inches tall, it has an ample capacity, but it's still small enough to fit into most large suitcases.

Züca Flyer Artist Professional makeup artists who need to carry a lot of stuff comfortably will definitely want to consider the Züca Flyer Artist. Sized to meet most airline carry-on size requirements, it rolls smoothly on polyurethane wheels and stands sturdily thanks to an aluminum alloy frame that can support up to 300 pounds.

Louis Vuitton Cosmetic Pouch It may be diminutively sized, but the Louis Vuitton Cosmetic Pouch has a substantial price tag, so if you're looking for a bargain, this isn't it. If, however, you love the classic LV monogram canvas — and want to show off some — this 7-inch-long pouch is definitely worthy of consideration.

4. Vasker 3 Layers

5. Casper & Coal Canvas

6. Freegrace Premium

7. Relavel Artist

8. Ellis James Train Case

9. Lavievert Cosmetic

10. En'Da Professional

Melissa Harr
Last updated by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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