10 Reasons Why You Need a New Makeup Bag

It's time to throw out that grimey case you've had for 10 years.

Though you might still be wrapped up in many layers, springtime is on it’s happy way, and with it, you’ll definitely feel the need to swap out everything you own for something new. And while you might be getting rid of some expired makeup and cargo pants that you haven’t worn since college, we bet you can make some room for these colorful and fun cosmetics bags, too.

Regardless if you’re staying put and whipping up brunch indoors, going on your first trip to the beach for the year or heading to the movies with your friends, fling these bags into your shopping cart to ring in spring.

For Saturdaze

The only thing better than seeing that first glimpse of sunshine as winter (finally!) comes to an end? Being able to grab your sunnies and sit outside on a Sunday, sippin’ a mimosa with your gals. This makeup bag has a dual purpose: You can use it to bring your must-haves for touch-ups, or keep what’s already inside, in case you need it. Ya know, like a pain reliever, meal decision coin (eggs or waffles?!), pants expander (waffles!) and of course, a breath freshener. Bottoms up!

Brunch MicroMini Emergency Kit

BUY NOW: Francesca’s, $14

For Spring Breaking

If you are jet-setting off to warmer climes this spring, consider buying this Japanese flower-inspired cosmetic bag. Not only is the sweet print perfect for tropical destinations, but we love how it’ll hang right on that hotel bathroom door, making grabbing your sunscreen in a hurry super easy.

Hanging Cosmetic Bag

BUY NOW: Uncommon Goods, $40

Picnic Season Is Here!

Nothing says ‘It’s spring!’ quite like sitting outside with friends and family, nomming on petite sandwiches. Or at least, that’s what we imagine doing while this pastel-striped bag from Kate Spade hangs out in our purse. After all, you need something to carry your perfectly pink lipstick and allergy medicine, right?

Kate Spade New York Eden Street Keri

BUY NOW: Kate Spade, $59

Because Sometimes You Need Sedate

If you love spring, but you don’t really do flamboyant, bright colors, consider investing in a classic, timeless type of cosmetics case like this little black bag (with a tropical twist!) from Marc Jacobs. You can add all of the colors of spring inside, with eyeshadows, glosses and fresh spring scents.

Marc Jacobs B.Y.O.T. Parrot Print Small Cosmetics Bag

BUY NOW: Nordstrom, $95

For All the Things You Heart (Like Concealer!)

If you dare, take a look through your purse. You might find more than you bargained for—crumpled receipts, half-empty packs of gum, hair ties, leftover Cheerios, you name it. To protect your cosmetics from, um, yourself, consider giving them a little love in this sweet pink heart bag that your daughter or niece will definitely try and steal from you.

Ted Baker London Heart Cosmetics Bag

BUY NOW: Nordstrom, $45

For a Subtle Reminder of Spring

 

As the flowers start to bloom (and you start to snap plenty of Instagram-worthy shots of your dog walking next to tulips and roses), you’ll want to swap out that winter makeup bag for something brighter. But if you don’t want to go too bold, consider this subtle flower print from Vera Bradley.

Vera Bradley Beach Cosmetics Case

BUY NOW: Macy’s, $34

When Allergies Mean You’re Mostly Indoors

It’s a double-edge blade of grass: Lawns are beautiful and lush, but they also make you sneeze right through your powder, making your mascara run. Pay tribute to the green you love to see, but your nose is scared of, with this super-bright, super-fun and super-cheap cosmetic bag from H&M. We won’t judge if the only thing you keep in it is allergy medicine and tissues.

H&M Makeup Bag

BUY NOW: H&M, $7.99

Because PomPoms Aren’t Just for Cheerleaders

Pompoms are everywhere this season—from coverups and sandals to beach bags and sundresses—which means we might as well incorporate them into our beauty routine, too. This Tory Burch will do us just fine.

Tory Burch Cosmetic Case

BUY FROM: Spring, $125

For Spreading Your Wings

If you’re accustomed to several feet of snow throughout the winter, then you probably didn’t get out of the house too often the past few months. Let this bag challenge you to do as the birds do when the weather warms up—spread your wings and take flight. Ya know, to happy hour on a rooftop or a day hike to source a brand new photo for your Facebook cover slot.

Riah Fashion Floral Print Cosmetic Bag

BUY NOW: WalMart, $9.99

Warm Weather Calls for Outdoor Sports

Warmer weather means you’re spending more and more time outside, and thus, you’re likely breaking a sweat. If springtime means the start of golf and tennis season, this clever, colorful beauty from Target will fit nicely next to your cubs or racquets. Just don’t forget to add the sunscreen!

Sonia Kashuk Weekender Cosmetic Bag Plaid

BUY NOW: Target, $30

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