The 10 Best Travel Makeup Bags
This wiki has been updated 15 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 picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
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.
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. markandgraham.com
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. zuca.com
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. us.louisvuitton.com