Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Must-Have Makeup Bags!

Now that the summer is slowly, but surely winding down, so are the summery shades of beauty products. That means it’s almost time to ditch the sun-kissed beachy cheeks for a more refined, matte look for fall. So now's the perfect time and excuse to buy a new cosmetic bag to house your new arsenal of deep hues and lush palettes that only the fall can bring.

Do you use a cosmetic bag or simply toss your must-haves loosely in your purse?


Coach Legacy Stripe Large Cosmetic Bag available at www.coach.com for $128


Sephora Make-up Bags available at www.sephora.com for $16-38


Norina Cosmetic Bag available at www.bebe.com for $32


Michael Kors Malibu Cosmetic Bag available at www.bloomingdales.com for $29.99


I Love My Earth Cosmetic Bag available at www.forever21.com for $12.80


Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Cosmetic Case available at www.bloomingdales.com for $58


Juicy Couture Beauty Jacquard Cosmetic Bags available at www.neimanmarcus.com for $45-$75


Furla Violet Leather 3-in-1 Cosmetic Bag available at www.bluefly.com for $57


Blue & Silver Yves Roche Cosmetic Bag available at www.yvesrocheusa.com for $1.58


Sonia Shuk Double Zip Folder Cosmetic Bag available at www.target.com for $9.99

22 comments:

Soul said...

BGG you are playing with me, with these makeup bags! I could see myself with a small travel bag :-)
However, the bags you picked are very stylish. I will let my friends know, that there is no excuse for a messy purse!

K-Bear said...

BGG, no real woman just tosses her make up in her purse....does she? I honestly have never heard of such. That would mean you have to scramble around looking through your entire purse whenever you want your lip stick? Okay, I'm gonna let it go but that's insane especially when you can have one of those cuties you've shown us. I love them all but I wouldn't pay much for one because they inevitably get messy. The one I'm using right now is from Walgreens but you make me want a new more fabulous one. BGG, you are dangerous!

rmcandlelight said...

A cosmetic bag is a must have. I bought several cute ones that were very cheap at Target in the $1.00 bin. I agee with k-bear why spend a lot of money when they get messy.

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

i need a new one, was just saying this...but i need to figure out how to condense and separate cuz my stuff is starting to look like christmas vacation luggage! LOL

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@K-Bear, I must I admit, I don't always carry my makeup bag. I have like a gazillion (I buy them because they're so cute) of them, but my purse is sooooo heavy most of the time that sometimes I just grab a few lip glosses and toss them in the side of my purse!! LOL! It's so weird, but sometimes I think that the bag itself will make my purse even heavier, but that's probably because I carry a bag the size of a carry-on!! Lately, I've been using one super cute one I got from the GAP.

K-Bear said...

BGG, like Obama says, change is coming. Stop tossing your gloss in your purse all willy nilly that only creates stress. Just grab one of your cute little bags and in it goes. I use my make up bag to carry my 'staples' every single day and when I want to add something special I just toss it in with the other stuff. When I'm back to my normal daily wear, I remove it. There's just no way I could be digging around in my big huge bag for a tiny little lipstick or eyeliner. BTW, it was you who had me purchase this bag the size of Dallas in the first place! It's impossible to find even large items...but I love it!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@K-Bear - I can't tell you how much of a headache and stressful it is carrying my HUGE purses. I can NEVER find what I'm looking for. It really is starting to become a nuisance, but I can't stop carrying big bags. Like I said, lately I have been using one of my cute cosmetic bags, but I have tossed gloss in the zipper compartment several times! LOL

I carry a camera, digital voice recorder, handheld camcorder, Blackberry, at least one pair of heels, too much makeup, glasses, sunglasses, a sweater, a bag of gummi bears/worms, wallet (the size of a small purse) agenda book, business card holder, at least one magazine in my purse just about everyday. It's driving me nuts. Last night, I lost my Blackberry case (this is the second time) in the cab because of my disorganization.

I NEED TO GET BETTER PURSE ORGANIZATION ASAP!!!! LOL

Ros said...

cute. i love the stripe one and the pink one but im not one to carry it around. everything gets tossed right into my purse and yes at times it can be messy. lol

Wes said...

Ya know I never buy makeup bags?? Whenever I make a purchase at Clinique in Macys, they usually give little gift bags filled with goodies and thats what I use to house all of my makeup supplies. But now that my supply is growing, I've got like 3 or 4 bags!! I need to purchase a case.

antithesis said...

the best makeup bag ever is this bag i snagged at the vickies semi-annual sale for 5 bucks. it's big and spacious. if only it zipped, it would be perfection!

Anonymous said...

I usually dump my makeup in my purse and always say I'm going to get a makeup bag one day. I have a makeup bag at home that I usually replace yearly because it gets powder all over it from my makeup. I'll be on the lookout for those $1 target bags though, thanks for the tip rmcandlelight!

K-Bear said...

BGG, you just made me faint. The mere thought of searching through my purse for make-up makes me nervous. I hope you purchase one of these really cute bags today! You'll be so happy you did. BTW, you need a show called I wanna work for BGG cause with all that stuff in your purse daily...you clearly need an assistant. Where do I apply? :-)

mimieyes said...

You're absolutely right. Having a makeup bag is a life saver.
I didn't realize that until I got two a while ago. I have divided my makeup into lips and dental floss and the other into mascara, small foundation and eye shadows.
I've been on the hunt for a small bag to put my gum or candy drops in.
I like the Furla Violet and the one of the small bags from Sephora.

MeMe said...

BGG wow what a treat to see all that I have been missing while I struggled with work and technological difficulties. As soon as I got the chance I went and read all of the post I missed.What a delight! From the most definetely appreciated pic of Mos Def to the makeup bags- I loved them all. Thanks!

kitty vodka said...

i really need to get a new one, thats for confronting my make up madness.

B-More BAP said...

I totally love the coach. You always have the greatest finds :-)

Dominican Enigma said...

I need a new makeup bag. I have one that's older than dirt. I used to not have a makeup bag either but the interior of my purse ended up being all the colors of my current lip gloss. lol

kay* said...

i love the mj bag! love it. i myself have a makeup bag and every few months buy a enw one when i see them on sale...but always end up reverting back to my plain bassic black one i got at body shop. it has an extrior pouch that clips on to it that i can keep my brushes in - or i snap that part off and just use the plain bag if i wont need my brushes. love it.

T said...

I have so many cosmetic bags. I just love pretty bags in general. Cosmetic bags, shopping bags, duffel bags, travel bags, paper bags. Your girl is a bag queen!

B said...

I looove that Sonia K. Fab!! Ohmigoodness, I'm all over make-up bags. Great post, BGG!

Calming Corners said...

You always make me want to go shopping, how cute are these. I am one who does throw makeup in my purse w/o a bag b/c I just have gloss and powder, but the gloss is the issue b/c there are like 4 different kinds in there. I really need a makeup kit LOL!!!

Naki said...

yummy! love the norina bag. I'm sending you glam pics tonight! So sorry for the delay.