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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Where to Find Great Cosmetic Bags

Where to Find Great Cosmetic Bags

I get asked fairly frequently where my make-up bags are from, as I don't believe in spending an arm and a leg on something that will inevitably house a spill or two - you can almost bet any bag I own will be from the UK high street. Sure I own a few Whistles leather pouches (oh fancy) which I do treasure (perhaps a little too tightly) but if I can get a pretty cosmetic bag for a few pounds, I am more than happy. Here is my selection of where I hit up for bags of the make-up kind and why you should to...

Where to Find Great Cosmetic Bags

ASOS - The lazy gal's choice, a whole range of brands all under one umbrella which can be delivered to your home in as little as 24 hours. I tend to purchase either ASOS's own brand bags (this super cute fast food version is sitting in my basket as we speak - link) but would also recommend checking out the brand Catseye if you like cute animal prints. It was also ASOS that I found my super cute cereal bags.

eBay - Oddly not an obvious choice as the options can be overwhelming, however if you know exactly what you are looking for eBay can save you a pretty penny. For instance I really wanted a black, cat make-up bag - a quick search using the key words "black cat bag" and the exact item I had in mind springs up for just 99p. The only downside is that some of the bargains do come from the other side of the world so you may find yourself waiting up to a month for your purchase to arrive.

H&M - If monochrome and minimalist make-up bags that are well priced (normally well under £10) is what your heart desires then this should be your next stop. I don't recommend ordering online as it is unreliable and slow but they can often be found in most H&M stores.

Forever 21 - Fun, funky and exceedingly affordable, not to mention that the bags and pouches come in several sizes and shapes. Quite frequently the brand offers Barbie collaborations within their beauty range as well as money saving multi-packs. Forever 21 is also a great stop for travel storage for items such as sturdy make-up cases. As a side note do also check out their cute compact mirrors, I have a good few that really come in handy for day to day use.

Where to Find Great Cosmetic Bags

Freebies - Nope, not some up and coming brand you've yet to hear of but rather the free make-up bags that often come with kits and of course gifts with purchases. A good few of my favourite beauty storage bags didn't cost me a penny! I've spoken about my love for the above Elemis cosmetic case in this post but have only come to discover that it is almost identical to this Anya Hindmarch Travel Case! The main difference? The Travel with Elemis Kit is £40 and comes with an array of travel sized products, the Anya Hindmarch Travel Case is £295 and arrives empty.

Primark - Much like Forever 21 the array of designs, sizes and purposes of make-up bags on offer is vast but never expensive. From dinky clutch bag options, to large hold everything pouches to sturdy travel cases you can bet Primark will have it for sale. This is my go to store for cosmetic cases as they are so well made and never cost for than £10 so you don't feel to guilty should you get bored and want to replace it. As a heads up,  my local store currently has tonnes of Disney themed wipe clean make-up bags that were selling like hotcakes as of yesterday.

I'm sure there are plenty of other options out there but whenever I want a new cosmetic bag or case for that matter the above retailers are my first port of call. If you can think of anywhere I have missed, or if you have found a great cosmetic bag recently do feel free to let me know as I do need some new pieces for travelling.


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23 comments:

  1. I got my last makeup bag from primark and although it has been squashed into a suitcases many times, been filled to bursting with an unnecessary amount of products and has seen more than its fair share of spillages it is still going strong!

    hollyolivia12.co.uk

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  2. I love the Kellogg's make up bag it is so cute and different. It is also the perfect size for your handbag. I typically go to Primark to buy my make up bags as they are so cheap and have a lot of different sizes and designs.

    Beth x
    www.hellobeth.co.uk

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  3. Most of my make up bags are freebies from gifts with purchase or from H&M. Their bags are so cheap and always so fun.


    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  4. We always pick up a cosmetics bag with Clarins gift in purchase, or TK Maxx for a bargain! So handy to use!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  5. I think I have way too many makeup bags aha! I just can't resist from buying more :)

    Blushhx

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  6. Great post! I love primark because they're so cheap and the variety is crazy! I have a ted baker one which I got for a present and I treasure that one.
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    prettymadthings.blogspot.co.uk // x

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  7. Some of my favorite bags are the Zoeva ones and Charlotte Tilbury ones (which are more expensive)!

    makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com

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  8. ASOS make-up bags are the cutest!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  9. ASOS is always a good choice as they sell everything from cheap old bags to Ted Baker makeup bags which are beaut!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  10. That rice krispies one is so cute!
    My make up bag is from Victoria Secrets. I love it! I feel like I need to get a big wash bag type one too though and unfortunately there aren't any Victoria Secrets stores near me :(

    JaynieShannonx

    PS I Follow Back ;) xox

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  11. The rice crispies bag is amazing, it looks like it's decent quality as well which sometimes the more novelty bags aren't. x

    www.kirstytalks.co.uk

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  12. My favorite make-up bag is from the MAC Wash & Dry collection. That gradient, yo! :-) But I also really love the little pouch that came with my Bobbi Brown Mini Must Haves Set.

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  13. These are all great suggestions! I rarely use a makeup bag because I have so much but with summer vacations coming up I'll definitely need one, thanks for the suggestions!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  14. Love the Forever21 makeup bags! I've been using one from Jack Wills I got a few years ago and I still love it! I've got my eye on the Ted Baker ones though ;)

    www.ajourneywithjo.com

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  15. I've been trying to find some good make-up bags for a while now so thanks for this! I usually steal my mum's freebie bags from Clinique which are really bright and colourful. The Rice Krispies bag is so cute hahaha

    http://halestonesx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. i've been using a freebie body shop bag as my makeup bag, it's not the prettiest but it's mesh so i can see what i'm grabbing! i have my eyes on a ted baker makeup bag though, they're so beautiful x
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

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  17. I got mine from Forever 21, they make the best cosmetics bags (for the tote bag and for travelling as well).

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  19. That Rice Krispies bag is so cute :) I saw a Frosties one and I need it in my life!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  20. My current makeup bag is from Primark and it was only about £3. Complete bargain and there's nothing wrong with it it's going strong x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  21. The rice krispies one is so cute! I agree that cosmetic bags don't need to be totally expensive as we probably don't use them much unless we travel. However my lovely brother bought me a Ralph Lauren one for my birthday which I do love!

    http://www.gemmacarey.com/

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  23. Thanks for making the complicated process so easy.
    I learnt a lot from this article.
    Please help me I need your recommendation about which cosmetic bag do I purchase and also from where.
    Currently I have #Monogrammed #Cosmetic #Bags which I purchased from http://sophiasembroidery.com/bags/cosmetics/

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