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The best makeup bags can really enhance your entire vacation experience. Yea,travelis arguably one of the most exciting and rewarding things in life - but ask anyone and they'll agree that packing is the complete opposite.
Whether you pack light or heavy, plan ahead or fly last minute, there are about a million other more enjoyable things to do with your time. at least withClothesYou can just throw things in a suitcase, but withbeauty productsThere's a lot more to consider: TSA restrictions, climate change, skin care needsin flightewhen you're down But there's one thing that can make everything easier: a great makeup bag. The perfect should tick all the boxes: big enough to easily fit all your essentials, yet small enough to tuck in your luggage; continuous; it is sweet. Sounds like a lot, but trust us, they're out there.
Just ask the 16 women below—from a famous beautician to a reality TV star—each of whom has earned hundreds of thousands of frequent flyer miles. She read the best makeup bags of all time and get ready to kiss your plastic bags goodbye.
Maya Allens Wahl: Dagne Dover Hunter Water Resistant Small Bag
Makeup bag, Dagne Dover
Self-described "notorious overpacker," beauty editor Maya Allen needs a makeup bag that can fit all of her favorite products. "My suitcase contains an average of three different cosmetic bags for my hair, makeup, and skincare essentials," she says. "I've always loved Dagne Dovertoiltry bags because they're water repellent, which makes the product splash-proof, and the material is super stretchy, so you can fit a lot in one."
Huda Kattans Wahl: Anya Hindmarch's Voo Case
Caso a bordo, Anya Hindmarch
Huda beautyfounderHuda KattanShe's no stranger to the inside of an airplane – she travels between work and family about twice a month. Kattan favors clear bags like Huda Beauty makeup bags and PVC cases because they're simple and reliable, and she always carries the Anya Hindmarch flight case on the plane for her travel essentials. "It's transparent, so it's easy to clean when you're carrying so many different formulas and serums," Kattan says. "You never know what could happen in traffic, so everything better be easy to find and easy to clean."
Kristina Rodulfos Wahl: Kusshi Vacationer makeup bag
Make-up-Tasche, Kusshi Vacationer
Beauty content creator Kristina Rodulfois is currently on a two-month tour of Europe. For her on-the-go lifestyle, she loves Kusshi's Vacationer Makeup Bag. "I took three of these bags with me on my trip—they are by far my favorite makeup bags," she says. "They come in a variety of sizes, but my favorite is the largest, which fits full-size products like shampoo, hairspray or dry shampoo bottles, body lotions, etc. What I love most is the amount of products that fits. There's no shortage of pockets, zippers and even accessories to store and organize the bags. It opens wide so you don't have to dig, it has a flat bottom and can be washed in the machine!”
Mary Cecchinis Wahl: Eagle Creek Pack-It Fast Travel Kit
Fast Travel Kit, Eagle Creek
As the owner of Living Big Travel, a boutique travel company for women, Mary Cecchini travels 20 weeks a year for up to 14 days. Because she travels so much to do research, she's turned her makeup into a science. Cecchini says her bag is all about functionality, so she loves Eagle Creek's simple option. "Since I usually get ready on the go and am always packing and unpacking, I need something that doesn't get in my way," she says. “That means a flexible makeup bag – no hard corners and sides; it has to fit the space I left in the bag. And I like a makeup bag that has just one big cutout so I don't have to remember what I put in each tiny pocket. Who has time for that?!”
Shani Dardens Wahl: Beis cosmetic case in black
case of vanity, Beis
Celebrity esthetician Shani Darden loves the Beis cosmetic case for both everyday use and travel. "The case opens fully, making it easy to see exactly what you have," she says. "It's also big enough to hold makeup and skin care, which is really handy when I'm going to my studio or doing a photo shoot."
Marianna Hewitts Wahl Specialized Hanging Travel Toilet Bag
hanging toiletry bag
As she is one of the brains behind a product calledjetlag mask, it's no surprise that influencers andfridays in summerCo-founder Marianna Hewitt spends about half her month on the road. Thankfully, she's got her beauty fundamentals down to a science. "I'veotherAmazon toiletry bags,” she says. "It has so many compartments and I always keep it packed so it's always ready for my frequent trips and I never have to worry about forgetting anything."
Fanm Djanms Wahl: buy again clear makeup bag
Transparent makeup bag, will buy again
Paola Mathe, photographer and founder of Fanm Djanm Head Wraps, prefers a low-key approach to her bimonthly work trips. "I only use clear bags and bring my favorite foundation, concealer, powder and moreFenty Match Stix Triofor its versatility,” she says. "Plus I always have a nude and a red lipstick."
Morgan Stewarts Wahl: Louis Vuitton Cosmetic Pouch GM
Cosmetic bag, Louis Vuitton
As host of E!pop noturn, Morgan Stewart opts for a sleek, ergonomic makeup bag. "I love this makeup bag so much that I even have it in two sizes," she says. "The reason it's such a hit with me is because you can fit so much into it. It's also timeless and incredibly durable and really easy to clean!"
Wahl Travel Mala Set: Cuyana by Joanna Vargas
As the beautician behind the complexions of Naomi Watts, Eva Mendes and Julianne Moore (to name a few), Joanna Vargas travels from her New York home to Los Angeles once a month when sheskin care lineexpanding internationally, she also travels the world. She relies on her Cuyana travel bags for all her beauty needs. She loves anything personalized, so the monogram is a plus: "It's made of leather and looks really classy, so it's fun to see in my hotel bathroom."
Kim Perells Wahl: Tumi Madina cosmetic bag
Kosmetiktasche, Tumi Madina
In addition to exploring more than 70 countries for fun, CEO, business angel and author Kim Perell spends about 80% of her time traveling for work. A proud lightweight packer, she relies on her Tumi Madina bag to keep all her makeup nice and organized.
Aishwarya S Iyers Wahl: Topfinder zipper makeup bag
makeup bag, top finder
Aishwarya S Iyer, co-founder of Brightland Olive OilShe's probably the only person who loves a 5am flight, which she takes between Los Angeles and New York about once a month. Her favorite makeup bag are the bags that come with every Kinfieldorder, but this one from Amazon checks all the boxes: "It's the perfect size, lightweight, and easy to slip into any bag."
Ariana Yaptangco's choice: the convertible bag
Convertible bag, IHKWIP
Senior Beauty Editor Ariana Yaptangco travels every month or two to catch up on the latest and greatest beauty releases. To stay organized, she packs her essentials in theconvertible bagby IHKWIP. "I'm a very meticulous packer," she says. "For a while, I put my makeup and toiletries in separate bags, but this roomy bag has plenty of compartments to keep things separate and simplify my packing process. Bonus points for the clear lining and jewelry storage pockets on both the sides.
Fariha Roisin's Wahl: Baggu Dip Kit
Author Fariha Roisin travels at least once a month, and during her How to Cure a Ghost book tour, she spent two and a half weeks away. To take her makeup with her, Roisin loves Baggu cases for their adorable prints.
Christine Chius Wahl: Louis Vuitton Vanity PM
Cosmetic bag, Louis Vuitton
Bling-ImperiumStar Christine Chiu's choice is equally fabulous and practical. "I call it a Caboodle, but I'm on trend," she says. "I'll get mineLouis Vuitton Vanity watchliterally everywhere with me because it's chic as a standalone accessory, but also fits well in larger bags and suitcases. It might look small, but surprisingly it can hold enough cosmetics for a professional makeup artist.”
Annie Ford Danielsons Wahl: Amazing Isa & Belle Makeup Bag and Cosmetics Travel Organizer
Makeup bag and cosmetics travel organizer, Isa & Belle
"Since I had kids, I've made it a rule never to be out more than five nights in a row, even if that means flying home and back for two days—it's important to me that I ground it," says Annie Ford Danielson, Beauty Ambassador for Benefit Cosmetics, which travels on business every two weeks. Because she's in and out so much, she keeps all her makeup in her Isa & Belle case, even when she's home. "I'm pretty picky when it comes to my makeup, so I don't worry about constantly unpacking and repackaging," she says. "Keeps my stuff super clean and organized."
Allison McNamara's Choice: Clare V.
Kulturbeutel, Claire V
"I typically travel at least once or twice a month," says Allison McNamara, who travels for her Mara Beauty brand. “At work, I try to be as short as possible so I don't spend too much time out of the office, but when we travel for pleasure we aim for 7 to 10 days to really get into the holiday mood.” Clare V's chic case for work and play, and says, "It holds the perfect amount of makeup and fragrance for me."
Originally posted onGlamour.com
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