It’s unfortunate that you need different makeup bags for different reasons… or is it? Grab a pen, you’re going to want to jot down some of the best makeup bags money can buy.

Beauty bags are like purses, you can never have too many. However, if you’re planning on growing your collection, you might as well do it with several styles that offer a variety of different features. We’re listing the best makeup bags that should make their way onto your wish list and into your traveling must-grabs lineup.

Best Travel Makeup Bags

If your travel plans include the airport, you can probably “see” where we’re going with this. The perfect travel makeup bags are small, see-through, and easy on the eyes. And they shouldn’t be hard to find. These kinds of bags were made for travelers because they meet all the security requirements while still allowing you to bring your favorite liquid products on the go. No need to lug around a three-story makeup bag with three different kinds of foundation with you on the plane. Save the extra space for skincare instead.

We found this option that is cute and compact!

Best Makeup Bags for Fragile Containers

Makeup (and skincare!) products are too important to break too easily. That’s why padded, fabric beauty bags are a bathroom vanity must-have if you’re drawn to delicate bottles. Bonus points if it also has small, padded compartments. Bags with a harder structure can also provide adequate protection for fragile glass. Just be sure to organize the inside by separating all fragile containers with your beauty blenders for bumpy roads.

Here’s a padded bag on our radar.

Best Bags for Organized Beauties

We all know how quickly a makeup collection can go from compact to chaos, especially when you can’t pass up a sample product. If your makeup bag is overflowing (with goods), you’ll need a hyper-organized bag with all the compartments. A spacious bag like this will help keep your favorite products where they should be, whenever you need them. The days of searching for the mascara that actually has formula left are behind us. Get organized with a makeup bag that gives back. And throw away your empty products while you’re at it.

Here's this dream bag that will inspire you to get organized by just looking at it. 

Best Checklist to Fill your Makeup Bags in a Flash

The last thing you want to do after making it to your destination in one piece is realize you left your makeup and skincare essentials at home. We created this checklist for you to quickly screenshot and store to save you any regret:

  • Makeup brushes or sponge
  • Foundation or CC cream
  • Concealer
  • Bronzer
  • Blush
  • Eyeshadow
  • Brow pencil
  • Mascara
  • Eyelash curler
  • Lipstick or lip gloss
  • Tweezers
  • Cleanser
  • Serum
  • Moisturizer
  • SPF

You already spend your hard-earned money on beauty products, so you might as well give them all a nice place to live! We hope this guide of the best makeup bags has inspired you to do a little storage shopping. You can’t put a price on self-care.