The Best Makeup Travel Bags
Melted lipstick, dull liner pencils, cracked blush are all annoying and hard to apply! Cracked perfume bottles, exploded sunscreen, spilled essential oils and leaky lotions make for one messy bag.

Dan Taylor | Jul 18, 2018

Packing your makeup for a vacation can be tough, especially if you're headed into a hot environment. Melted lipstick, dull liner pencils, cracked blush are all annoying and hard to apply! Cracked perfume bottles, exploded sunscreen, spilled essential oils and leaky lotions make for one messy bag.

So, even if you aren't the world's greatest diva, you still want to look your best no matter where you headed or for how long. If you're taking a weekend spin or taking a two-week cruise, you need the right makeup bag to carry with you, plus your brushes and favorite perfume. We've picked out some options we think you're going to love! If you feel the need to carry all 22 of your favorite lipsticks, well, maybe you are a diva, and you might want to consider a hard-shell case, which will provide you with some added protection. These are our top picks:

Weekend Jaunts
15. Sephora Collection Sweet Perspective Weekender Case is a canvas bag with a divider wall and several compartments (for your brushes), and it runs just under $40.
14. Stephanie Johnson Katie Folding Cosmetic Bag doubles as a clutch when folded, and you can pick one up for about $50.
13. The Daily Edited Large Cosmetics Case in Pale Pink is made of saffiano leather and would look awesome with your monogram for about $100.
12. Sophia Joy Tropical Prep 3-piece Beauty Organizer Cosmetic Bag is a fully lined lovely case in a cute tropical print and is only about $25.
11. Sonia Kashuk Two-zip Purse Kit Cosmetic Bag is your very own pop art bag with two pockets that will expand for all of your essentials and is a great deal at less than $15.
10. Lilly Pulitzer Travel Dopp Cosmetic Case come with a large compartment and a side pocket hiding in the bright print. The little beauty is just a bit above $50.

Week Long Trips
9. BH Cosmetics Beauty Bag offers lots of compartments and is quilted for added softness, and it's under $15.
8. Sephora Collection Pinch Me Beautiful Universalist Bag has a separate brush holding chamber a mesh pocket along with its main compartment to keep you organized for less than $50.
7. JAVOedge Travel Organizer in Cherry Blossom Purple is waterproof, light and offers lots of room for all of your beauty supplies and you may even toss in some jewelry alongside a reusable dust bag for around $20.
6. Kate Spade New York Micah Travel Case is easy to clean, has two room compartments, is classic black and white and comes with a smaller bag that will fit into your purse for those evening touch ups. This kit costs about $170.
5. Cinda b Vertical Cosmetic Bag is great because it stands upright on the counter to help avoid spills. Pick your new bad up today for under $60.
4. Kipozi Hanging Travel Toiletry Bag is very cool, sturdy, spill resistant and less than $20.

Longer Trips
3. Bysn Makeup Case is a hard shell in case you need to check your bag at the airport and is only $40.
2. Joy Mangano Deluxe XL Better Beauty Case is actually four leak resistant individual bags in a roll out that can be easily attached to the main case and its only about $30.00
1. Samsonite Travel Toiletry Kit is extra roomy with pockets and compartments and can be connected to the handles of your suitcase for less than $25.

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