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Proof That a New Makeup Bag Will Make You Feel 100% More Put-Together

And these beautiful makeup bags start at just $5!

By Katherine Kluznik

It’s a little ironic that the tiny zippered tote dedicated to holding all the items that help me look better each day is a total and utter disaster. I’m not exaggerating: My makeup bag is disgusting — inside and out. Pretty as it used to be, its fabric is now crumpled and stained. Inside lurks a murky patina of years' worth of powders, liners, shadows, and balms. You served me well, old friend, but it's finally time for a brand new bag.

The only problem with my plan? There are so many totally adorable, impossibly chic options out there right now that I and anyone with the same dirty secret are totally spoiled for choice. So we here at Lookbook made it our mission to edit the options down to 10 perfectly portable makeup bags that hit the sweet spot of holding just enough items (foundation, powder, shadow, mascara, lipstick, and a handful of odds and ends) and leaving a little space to spare.

And did we ever surprise ourselves with super bargains, like a whimsical $5 option festooned with a set of lashes worthy of Holly Golightly (you know, from Breakfast at Tiffany’s), and a faux chinchilla bag for under $10.

At the other end of the spectrum, we also found mega-splurges like Anya Hindmarch’s leather kit that I'm sure you can find all kinds of reasons to justify buying, because it’s that gorgeous.

Ahead, every option you might need at every price point to help you make over your makeup routine just by clicking add-to-cart.

Ban.Do ‘Field Day’ Makeup Bag

Wander Beauty ‘Pucker-Up’ Makeup Bag

Allegro Makeup Bag

Tory Burch ‘Robinson” Makeup Bag

H&M Makeup Bag

Anya Hindmarch ‘Face Admin’ Makeup Bag

Ted Baker Makeup Bag

H&M Makeup Bag

Aerin Beauty + Johanna Ortiz ‘Green Bird’ Makeup Bag

H&M Makeup Bag


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