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The 9 Best Makeup Cases for Travel in 2024, Tested and Reviewed

Our picks fit all of your favorite accessories and stand up to drops and shakes.

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In This Article

  • Our Top Picks
  • Others We Liked

Our Testing Process

  • Tips for Buying
  • Why Trust T+L

Travel + Leisure / Alli Waataja

If you wear even a small amount of makeup, you likely own some form of a makeup bag to use while traveling. But if your go-to makeup bag is hard to see into, has a janky zipper, or is just a plastic bag, it’s time for an upgrade. Lucky for you, we thoroughly tested 26 popular makeup bags in our New York City studio to find out which ones are actually worth traveling with. 

Over the course of five months of tests both in our New York City lab and during our real travels, we stuffed each makeup case to the brim with cosmetics, packed them into luggage, and threw them around the room (yes, really). And when all was said and done, there were 9 makeup cases we liked enough to permanently add to our luggage collections and recommend to you. Based on factors like quality, capacity, design, portability, value, and ease of use, here are our 9 favorite makeup bags and cosmetic cases.

Best Overall

Béis the cosmetic case.

  • Ease of Use 5 /5
  • Quality 5 /5
  • Capacity 5 /5
  • Design 5 /5
  • Portability 5 /5

It’s durable, capacious, and nice to look at — plus, it has a large built-in mirror.

We feel it could benefit from interior straps to hold products down.

Reliable, stylish, and compact yet spacious, it’s no wonder this easy-to-pack cosmetic case from luggage brand Béis impressed us the most. The main compartment opens and closes smoothly, while a center compartment for brushes and other smaller items can be removed in a snap. There are even multiple additional pockets, pouches, and subtle slots in the bag, so there’s truly a place for everything. We also noticed that, because the interior of the case is so roomy, it’s incredibly easy to see every item inside when fully opened. And speaking of the interior, the bag actually boasts a large attached mirror on the inside, which comes in handy for in-transit makeup application — though some might still prefer to also pack a lighted travel makeup mirror .

During our five months of tests, the PU leather and hardware worked together to create efficient padding that kept the contents of the case safe and intact through bumps and drops — not to mention, the bag itself still looked good through the wear and tear. On many occasions, we tossed this case in a duffel before going through airport security and boarding a flight, and it still looks good as new. Though $68 may feel a bit pricey for a makeup bag, we felt this case’s thoughtful design and durable construction is worth it. You can grab the case in eight colors ranging from beige to berry.  

The Details: 9.5 x 4 x 7 inches | PU leather, nylon, PVC, poly | Zipper closure

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Best for Organization

Relavel travel makeup case.

It’s one of the roomiest bags on our list and it’s lightweight.

It does take up a bit of space in your luggage.

While this case is on the larger side, we felt that ended up being more helpful than hurtful while traveling. We could fit pretty much everything in this thing: a whopping seven palettes, a whole brush collection, two foundation bottles, five toiletry bottles, over 15 lipsticks, an eyelash curler, hair spray, and a travel-sized moisturizer bottle, to be exact. Despite its size, the train case actually remains quite lightweight as well as organized thanks to its adjustable dividers and stretchable pouches on the inside. During our five-month test, we even ended up using this for both makeup and toiletries, since it provides plenty of space.

The interior additionally features layers of protective foam-like material that expertly keeps makeup bottles from cracking. We also found that both the interior and exterior of this case are easy to clean, should a spill or outdoor drop occur. Because it’s a little big, though, we’d recommend packing this case in a carry-on suitcase or even checked luggage rather than a tote or backpack. You can pick this case up in 20 different colors and prints. 

The Details: 10.3 x 9 x 3.7 inches | Nylon | Zipper closure

Best Compact

Dagne dover mila toiletry organizer.

Dagne Dover

  • Capacity 4 /5

It’s the tiniest bag on our list, but it still fits a lot — plus, it’s easy to flatten when packing or storing.

It does, of course, fit less makeup than the larger bags on our list.

If you prefer to travel with something more compact, Dagne Dover’s Mila Toiletry Organizer is the best tiny makeup bag we tried. Though it’s by far the smallest pick on our list, we were surprised at just how much it could actually hold. Not only do plenty of palettes, lipsticks, and other essential cosmetics fit inside, but so do full-size makeup brushes. It comes with a removable mini divider set that helps hold items in place, though we liked how much more we could fit in the organizer if we skipped using the dividers. Because it fit so well in the palm of our hands, we had a good time whipping it across the room during our tests — and after being pelted against the wall and floor multiple times, we were amazed to find the organizer still looked fantastic and its contents barely budged. Even when wedged into an absolutely-stuffed-to-the-brim suitcase during our five-month test, the inside is so well-padded that all of our items remained protected and secure. We decided it’s the ultimate makeup bag for shorter trips since it takes up such little space and is super soft and squishable for easy packing. 

The Details: 5.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches | Polyester, zinc alloy | Zipper closure

Best Budget

Narwey travel makeup bag.

  • Design 2 /5

It’s spacious, easy-to-clean, and more affordable than any other makeup bag on our list.

It could use a little extra padding for protection against drops.

There was something about this bag that just made us feel like we could easily access everything inside — there were no hidden pockets, no tight openings, and no unnecessary flaps that covered up the contents (other than one to protect makeup brushes, but it’s see-through). The zipper opening is easy to maneuver and appears to be well-made, while the canvas frame feels sturdy and protective. The bag got a bit dirty during our tests, but it cleaned up beautifully with minimal effort. We especially loved just how much it could fit: multiple brushes in each of its eight brush pockets, three palettes, three eyeliners, four lipsticks, a mascara, and a lash curler. Perhaps that’s why we were so shocked to discover the bag doesn’t take up much space in our luggage, and it is a fraction of what many other bags on our list cost. 

The Details: 9 x 6.7 x 3.5 inches | Canvas | Zipper closure

lululemon Go Getter Pouch

  • Ease of Use 4.5 /5
  • Design 4 /5

It’s sleek, water-repellant, and capable of holding way more than you’d expect given its compact size. 

After five months of testing, it is showing makeup stains.

The feature we found most interesting about this bag is that, when empty, it appears very thin and compact. However, once stuffed with makeup, it actually holds a crazy amount of stuff, including larger items like perfumes, dry shampoos, lotions, and creams. We love the pouch’s nylon construction, which looks sleek and allows dirt and liquids to slide right off. The bag’s lack of padding keeps it lightweight and flexible; we wouldn’t recommend keeping any glass bottles or jars in it, but it’s also not likely to tear, stretch, or snag (that’s lululemon for you!). Because there’s no true framing, the bag is easy to flatten or mold to any space or suitcase. While there is a small exterior zip pocket and an interior mesh one, the pouch really has no built-in organization — though we don’t think that’s a deal-breaker. Get it in gray sage or black.

The Details: 8.7 x 3.3 x 6.3 inches | Polyester, nylon | Zipper closure

Best Train Case

Leatherology train case.

Leatherology

The leather exterior is soft to the touch and the interior is deceptively roomy.

During our five-month test, we found the tall design to be awkward for packing.

Easy to clean and pack, we’re obsessed with this cute and compact train case from ultra-reliable Leatherology. It zips open in a way that allows you to see everything inside, plus there are interior pockets of all sizes to help keep everything organized. Though we felt it was slightly flimsy when we first picked it up, we quickly realized it’s sturdier than it looks, and only becomes more so when filled with makeup. Its subtle padding is also no joke, as it completely protected the contents while being thrown around, shaken, and dropped. The exterior leather is soft and supple, the interior lining is high quality, and the main compartment is deep and spacious despite its overall compact size. If you’re looking for a smaller makeup bag that’ll still fit more than just the essentials, we recommend this train case in one of 14 available colors. 

The Details: 7.5 x 5 x 5.2 inches | Leather, nickel | Zipper closure

Best Hanging

Boacay hanging travel toiletry bag.

  • Quality 4 /5
  • Capacity 3.5 /5
  • Portability 4 /5

It holds so many products, and it folds up nicely and easily. 

Even when folded, it takes up more space than most makeup bags on our list.

Travel hanging organizers are a whole different ball game — and once you use one, you may never go back. This one opens up into four large sections, each with a transparent, zippered sleeve to store (and easily see) your makeup and toiletries. Two of the sections have straps to hold products in place, and a hook on the top section allows you to hang the bag anywhere. During our tests, we discovered the bag is sturdy and easy to clean in addition to being large enough for different types of products, from makeup brushes to hairspray.  Even when we packed it to the brim, it still folded up with minimal effort and kept our makeup in place during drop tests. While it’s relatively thin, it is somewhat long and space-consuming, so we’d probably only pack this in a checked bag rather than a carry-on, or use the makeup bag itself as a personal item. Throughout our five months of testing, we did notice that bottles can easily slip out of the plastic pockets if the case is hung up without first zipping the pockets.

The Details: 11.4 x 3.8 x 7.5 inches | Zipper closure

Cuyana Leather Travel Case Set

During our five months of tests, all stains and smudges were easily cleaned to keep the case looking new.

It doesn’t have organization features or particularly thick cushioning.

Upon testing, this stood out for two reasons: it comes with not one, but two luxe pouches, and the interior is lined with the same soft leather featured on the exterior. We appreciated how wide both bags open, despite their top-zip construction, making it easy to see everything inside. The larger of the two bags is so spacious, we were able to fit an impressive amount of makeup inside — in fact, we felt we realistically probably wouldn’t even need the smaller bag for makeup, and could instead use it for small toiletries or loan it to a travel companion. There aren’t any dividers or straps inside these bags, so the products inside may shift in-transit if not packed to the brim. Still, we loved the set because it’s one of the nicest-looking options we tried (plus, it comes in 14 gorgeous colors). 

The Details: 12 x 7 x 3.5 inches (large), 8 x 5 x 2.5 inches (small) | Leather | Zipper closure

Best Splurge

Cuyana travel beauty case.

  • Quality 4.5 /5
  • Portability 4.5 /5

It has a pocket for everything and will hold up through years of travel.

It’s on the heavier side and the most expensive bag on our list. 

If you’re looking for something that does it all and is built to last, consider Cuyana’s Travel Beauty Case. It’s the most expensive option on our list, but after putting it to the test, we believe it’s worth the hefty price tag. The zipper glides smoothly when opening and closing it, the construction is super sturdy, it’s not bulky, it’s packed with pockets as well as a removable pouch, dirt and scuffs are easy to wipe off — we could truly go on and on about this case. But let’s go back to the interior: Though the case is on the smaller side, it boasts plenty of slots for products, including a dedicated pocket and four straps for makeup brushes, a leather flap to protect contents, a small removable pouch for your tiniest cosmetics, and an additional elastic pocket. We felt the leather was quite stiff, which prompted us to get a little rougher with it during our drop and shake tests. Sure enough, it effectively protected the many palettes, lipsticks, tools, and more we placed inside. Even after five months of using the case during our travels, it still looks good as new and has protected all of our items.

The Details: 10.2 x 6.2 x 3.1 inches | Leather | Zipper closure

Other Makeup Bags We Liked

Several other makeup bags almost made our list, but were cut due to issues revealed during testing.

Béis The Hanging Cosmetic Case : This bag is super sturdy, protective, and well made. However, the actual makeup section of this multi-paneled case managed to feel both bulky and too small to fit all our makeup products. 

Away The Cosmetics Bag : We liked the sleek, minimalist design; a unique interior that features makeup storage with a clear zippered divider; and five heavy-duty makeup brush slots on the opposite side. But during tests, it fit considerably less makeup than many others on our list and it didn’t keep products very secure.

Vera Bradley Women's Recycled Lighten Up ReActive Cosmetic Makeup Organizer Set : This set proved to be spacious, easy to clean, and convenient thanks to two transparent side panels on the larger of the two bags. Still, we feel the design is very basic and it lacks organization features, straps, and pockets.

To thoroughly and accurately test each of the 26 makeup cases in our lab, we filled them with various props (including four makeup brushes, two makeup palettes, one bottle of foundation, one eyelash curler, one mascara, one lipstick, four pre-filled toiletry bottles, and one hairspray) to see how much they could truly hold. We then placed the filled makeup bags into both a half-packed backpack and carry-on luggage, making note of how much space each bag took up. Next, we took the makeup bags out of the luggage and dropped them, shook them, and tossed them in the air to test how much the contents inside moved or if there was any damage. 

Throughout our tests, we rated each makeup bag based on ease of use, quality, capacity, design, portability, and value. The makeup bags included in this article are the picks that scored highest in each category. Testers will continue using the bags and collecting insights for six months following our initial tests.

Tips for Buying a Makeup Bag for Travel

Decide how much space you need.

If you like to wear a full face of makeup on your travels, you should seek out a larger makeup bag with built-in organization (think pockets, brush straps, dividers, and removable pouches). If you’re more of a mascara-and-go kind of person, a super roomy cosmetic case is unnecessary — it’ll just take up extra space in your luggage, and your few makeup products inside will likely move around too much, increasing their chances of breaking.

Prioritize organizational features

While a makeup case with one large, main compartment might sound sufficient, you may want to reconsider. If you plan on packing multiple types of products (like palettes, brushes, bottles, and tubes), a makeup bag with organizational features, such as a train case , will come in handy more than you’d think. As explained above, bags with extra slots, pockets, straps, and compartments help you keep track of all your cosmetics and do your makeup quickly. 

Determine the best material

Before buying a makeup bag, think about potential travel mishaps that could occur. Are you prone to spills? Do you tend to overpack? What if your luggage takes a beating in the cargo hold? Keeping that in mind, choose a cosmetic case material that works for you. Leather and nylon handle makeup spills and dirt well, while cases made of neoprene or mesh will keep your luggage lightweight. It’s hard to completely avoid scuffs and scratches, but materials such as polyester and high-quality leather hold up better than others. And if you’re someone who hates rummaging through a dark makeup bag? Go for a clear material or a bag that opens like a clamshell so you can easily see all of its contents. 

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s important not to overstuff or understuff your makeup bag. Overstuffing can cause spills and stretching/ripping of the makeup bag itself, while understuffing allows your makeup bag’s contents to move around more, increasing their chances of breaking. It’s also wise to take special care of more delicate items like brushes and glass bottles. Brushes should be strapped down and covered by a flap if possible, and you shouldn’t have to bend the bristles to make them fit. If your cosmetic case has smaller interior pockets or slots, keep glass bottles in there — if not, stand them up straight rather than laying them down, and pack other products around them to keep them from sliding around. 

Yes — just keep TSA liquid rules in mind. Like any other liquid container, makeup containers (like liquid foundation bottles, moisturizer tubes, etc.) should not exceed 3.4 fluid ounces each. If your liquid makeup goes over that limit, you’ll have to store it in your checked luggage.

Use a wet cloth, a wipe, or even an antibacterial spray and a paper towel to wipe your makeup bag clean. Just make sure you’re not using anything with bleach!

Why Trust Travel + Leisure

For this article, associate commerce editor Hillary Maglin used her extensive knowledge of makeup bags, makeup products, and traveling, as well as the T+L team’s extensive makeup bag tests, to compile a list of the best options on the market. 

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Store Your Makeup Products Chicly With These Travel-Friendly Toiletry Bags and Dopp Kits

By Kiana Murden and Jenny Berg

13 Best Toiletry Bags for Women Shop Cosmetic Cases  Travel Makeup Bags

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Tropical getaways, spontaneous road trips, or a long day at the office are all instances where the best toiletry bags for women on the go are necessary. And while a new one may not be at the top of your wishlist, consider a Dopp kit a necessity along with your carry-on or weekender .

Think of a travel makeup bag as a practical way to stay organized on your trip. And luckily, there are a plethora of options in the market to hold all your essentials in style—because who says staying organized has to be boring or stressful?

So, swap that years-old pouch for one that better reflects your needs and lifestyle. From a makeup-artist-designed travel bag by Westman Atelier to thoughtfully crafted cosmetic cases by Cuyana or Everlane with voyaging in mind, read on to discover Vogue ’s edit of the best toiletry bags for women.

Vogue ’s Favorite Toiletry Bags and Makeup Cases:

  • Best Overall: July Vanity Cosmetic Case , $85
  • Best for Your Purse: The ReNew Transit Catch-All Case , $35
  • Best for Makeup: Béis The Cosmetics Case , $86
  • Best Clear: Calpak Large Clear Cosmetics Case , $95
  • Best Hanging: Away The Hanging Toiletry Bag , $75
  • Best for a Carry-On: Telena Makeup Bag , $20
  • Best for Makeup Brushes: Kusshi Vacationer Leather Makeup Brush Organizer , $184
  • Best Splurge: Westman Atelier The Train Case , $625

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What to look for in a toiletry bag, best overall: july vanity cosmetic case.

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Vanity Cosmetic Case

  • Why we love it: Toiletries can easily be jostled en route to a destination, whether that’s on an international flight or a walk from the linen closet to the bathroom. July’s Vanity Cosmetic Case rises to the challenge of keeping everything—from bottles to brushes—in place. With enough height to stow bottles upright, it also has side elastics that keep small products secure. Internal and external pockets make it easy to organize products into tidy collections, and a removable pouch can be carried onto the plane. Finally, a sturdy leather top handle makes for easy portability.
  • Dimensions: 9.84 x 6.30 x 7.87 inches

Best Two-Pack: Cuyana Travel Case Set

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Travel Case Set

  • Why we love it: Two are better than one when it comes to storage options. This duo from Cuyana pairs a small, pebbled leather bag with a larger counterpart. This makes it easy to separate products by size; or, should you wish, to use the smaller bag in your carry-on suitcase while stowing the larger one in checked baggage. The leather lining is easy to clean—any wet washcloth will whisk away any trace of a makeup mishap—and the exterior Argentinian leather is available in 16 tempting shades. Colors range from a demure blush (a bestseller) to a chili-pepper red.
  • Dimensions: Large bag 7 x 12 x 3.5 inches; small bag 5 x 8 x 2.5 inches

Best for Your Purse: Everlane The ReNew Transit Catch-All Case

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The ReNew Transit Catch-All Case

  • Why we love it: Made from 100% recycled polyester, Everlane’s case has a collapsible structure. This makes it adaptable to different types of getaways: If it’s a beach weekend where only SPF is required, collapse the case to make room for more bikinis. Or, if you’re headed to a destination wedding that mandates a full face of glam, take advantage of the case’s six pockets to arrive fully stocked. It’s also easy to stow in your purse, for touch-ups on the go.
  • Dimensions: Folded: 9 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches; unfolded: 11 x 9 x 6.5 inches

Best for Makeup: Béis The Cosmetics Case

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The Cosmetics Case

  • Why we love it: Traveling with makeup in tow makes the occasional foundation leak or eyeshadow crumble all but inevitable. Luckily, this minimalist travel case was designed to take the sting out of spills. With faux leather on the outside and PVC material on the inside, it’s easy to wipe clean. Plus, special features—including hidden magnets that hold multiple makeup brushes and a portable mirror with a prop-up stand—allow one to travel like a true makeup artiste.
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.5 x 4 inches

Best Clear: Calpak Large Clear Cosmetics Case

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Large Clear Cosmetics Case

  • Why we love it: Whether you’re looking for your favorite blush on a European vacation or choosing a lipgloss before work in the morning, a clear cosmetics case makes it easy to see what you’re working with. Calpak’s see-through case not only comes through with visibility. It also has two separate, roomy storage containers that make it simple to stash lots of products. What’s more, two top handles make the bag easy to whisk around, and a zippered interior pocket serves as a convenient catch-all for small items like tweezers and single eyeshadows.
  • Dimensions: 11.5 x 5.25 x 9 inches

Best Hanging: Away The Hanging Toiletry Bag

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The Hanging Toiletry Bag

  • Why we love it: Rather than rifling through your toiletry bag, why not hang it up so that all its contents can be readily displayed? With a hook made for hanging on a wall or a door, Away’s Hanging Toiletry Bag has three mesh pouches for easy—and ample—storage. Water-resistant and easy to clean, it also has a detachable clear pouch, which can stow travel-sized liquid items.
  • Dimensions: 9.6 x 3.74 x 6.6 inches

Best Compact: Dagne Dover Mila Toiletry Organizer

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Dagne Dover

Mila Toiletry Organizer

DAGNE DOVER

  • Why we love it: Made of recycled polyester, the eco-friendly bag has a compact, circular structure that takes up minimal space in luggage. Its upright design makes it handy for storing liquid sans spills, and it has six adjustable compartments to keep the products snug. A triangular metal clip keeps odds and ends—such as hair ties— neatly in place, while a removable mesh pouch can be stored in one’s purse for touch-ups on the go.
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches

Best Upright: The Container Store Parallelle Traveler Bag

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The Container Store

Parallelle Traveller Bag

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  • Why we love it: Traveling with tubes, brushes, and bottles that are better stored upright? This sleek bag has a unique design that keeps products standing tall. Simply unzip its top and the sides fold down, revealing compartments, pouches, and adjustable dividers that keep items organized. A reinforced base adds to the upright integrity, letting the bag stand free without toppling over.
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 8 x 7 inches

Best for Just the Essentials: Rains Wash Small Bag

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Wash Bag Small

  • Why we love it: When you need to take your core product collection on the road—and are leaving the extra brushes and slew of color options at home— Rains’ compact bag lends itself to traveling light. The small pouch has one compartment, which can handily store the staples of an everyday makeup or skincare regime. Designed for ultimate durability, the 100% polyester bag is also waterproof, and has a carry handle for easy portability.
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 8.3 x 4.3 inches

Best for a Carry-On: Telena Makeup Bag

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  • Why we love it: If you’re looking for a makeup bag to carry on board, “Consider Telena’s zippered pouch,” Vogue beauty shopping writer Kiana Murden suggests . “[It’s] wide enough to fit all your cosmetics, yet still compact to pop in your purse or personal item for easy access.” The water-resistant, large-capacity bag keeps items organized, too—it has interior pockets for color cosmetics, a zippered pouch that’s long enough for brushes, and plenty of room for travel-sized skincare.
  • Dimensions: 4.72 x 4.72 x 9.84 inches

Best Monogrammed: Paravel See-All Vanity Case

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See-All Vanity Case

  • Why we love it: For a makeup bag with a personal touch, Paravel’s vanity case can be customized with hand-painted monograms. Available in 14 hues, the letters can be further embellished with foil accents or handmade emojis. Deck out the case with everything from a cute bumblebee to a classic red heart—whichever design you choose, the transparent case will make it easy to see and stow travel essentials.
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.75 x 8.5 inches

Best for Makeup Brushes: Kusshi Vacationer Leather Makeup Brush Organizer

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Vacationer Leather Makeup Brush Organizer

  • Why we love it: For the makeup brush aficionado, Kusshi’s leather organizer stows all the necessary tools for a dramatic contour, a fluffy swirl of blush, or any other makeup look. (Or for fresh breath—there’s also a spot for a toothbrush.) With a removable liner that’s machine-washable, the spacious organizer has 11 pockets and typically holds some 30 products. What’s more, it protects products’ cleanliness while on the go: The organizer is not only resistant to water and stains; it’s also antimicrobial and anti-mold.
  • Dimensions: 7 x 13.5 x 5.75 inches

Best Splurge: Westman Atelier

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Westman Atelier

The Train Case

WESTMAN ATELIER

  • Why we love it: When cult makeup artist Gucci Westman partnered with Métier to design her “dream” travel case, she emphasized luxurious detailing—without compromising practicality. The Westman Atelier carryall is handmade in Italy from sustainably sourced Tuscan bouclé, which is not only handsome but water-resistant. Lined with double-faced, vintage-inspired fabric, the interior is water-resistant, too. The heat-sealed base easily wipes clean with a damp cloth, and the solid brass zipper has a silky smooth glide. Naturally, Westman designed the storage through the eye of a true makeup lover, adding six compartments, a spacious zippered pouch, and a main body that can hold skincare, perfume, supplements, and more.
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 7.25 x 3.5 inches

Like choosing a hotel or Airbnb for your next getaway, your products’ temporary home should be thoughtfully considered, too. While a beautifully-designed case lends undeniable appeal to a hotel vanity or even a workspace, keep these practical considerations in mind as well:

  • Material: The best toiletry bags should be made of a durable material that can stand up to being overstuffed—and be easily wiped clean in the case of spills or smudges. For instance, Westman Atelier’s sumptuous train case is lined with double-faced performance fabric inspired by 1960s beach umbrellas, while Rains’s waterproof Wash Bag is crafted from durable, 100% polyester. If quick visibility is what you’re after, consider a clear case: Calpak’s see-through bag , made of polyurethane and PVC, is a roomy option that can hold everything from skincare to passports and sleep masks for easy access.
  • Size: The best toiletry bag for you will handily stow however many products you need on the go—whether that’s just the basics for an easy, everyday makeup routine, or brushes, bottles, and palettes that will leave full glam on hand. For the former, Dagne Dover’s Mila Toiletry Organizer has a compact, circular design that’s easy to tuck into luggage or use as a carry-on; it measures 5.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches. Meanwhile, Everlane’s cleverly collapsible case measures 9 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches when it’s folded; unfolded:, it expands to 11 x 9 x 6.5 inches. Keep height in mind, too: If you want to store bottles and liquids upright, or are packing longer brushes, consider an upright option like The Container Store’s Parraelle Traveller Bag , which is 7 inches high.
  • Portability : The best toiletry bags are also easy to tote around. While selecting the right bag for your jaunt, consider packing a bag that can be easily carried (or flown!) around while keeping products safely in place, such as July’s Vanity Cosmetic Case . If it’s not being stowed in a tote or suitcase, you’ll want it to have a practical carrying handle, such as the Béis The Cosmetics Case , or a roomy base to rest atop a carry-on.

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