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20 top-rated makeup bags that'll keep all your beauty essentials organized

Your days of rummaging for makeup brushes and lip products are officially over.
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Is there anything worse than unpacking on a long-awaited, much-needed vacation, only to find that your makeup palette cracked and there’s chunks of eye shadow floating about your makeup bag? We think not.

A great makeup bag is all about organization, needs to be able to fit all your essentials and should be easy to clean, in case you do run into a messy situation while unpacking. Below, you’ll find some beauty lover-approved makeup bags for travel, work and every occasion in between. One thing's for certain is that they'll hold everything you need, whether you're heading on a quick trip to the gym or a week-long excursion to the tropics.

Best makeup bags, according to shoppers

Relavel Travel Makeup Train Case

Dimensions: 10.3" x 9" x 3.5" | Material: Oxford fabric, nylon | Closure: Two-way zipper | Other features: Adjustable compartments and brush slots; waterproof and shockproof

Amazon's bestselling, top-rated makeup case — seriously, it has 17,000+ verified five stars attached to it — comes in four sizes and can fit a ton of products. Fans love that the bag is sturdy, can protect all your products, has adjustable compartments and comes in 17 varieties of colors and patterns.

Pocmimut Makeup Bag

Dimensions: 9" x 6.2" x 3.1" | Material: N/A | Closure: Two-way zipper | Other features: Waterproof and collapsible

Another popular pick on Amazon, this makeup bag is available in several different colors, comes with a small removable cosmetic bag within and features a special spot for your makeup brushes. "I travel often & I’m hard on items & this one is so sturdy," added one wanderluster (out of over 4,300 verified shoppers) who gave this five stars.

Invoda Cosmetic Bag

Dimensions: 6.7" x 9.1" | Material: Polyester, cotton | Closure: Drawstring | Other features: Waterproof; comes with four transparent PVC pouches

Make things super simple with this throw-everything-in-there drawstring bag. Made with waterproof polyester fiber and a shockproof cotton interior, each bag comes with a small pouch and a clear case for makeup brushes. Plus, we love the bright colors it comes in, too.

H&M Toiletry Bag

Dimensions: 8" x 5" x 5" | Material: Polyester | Closure: Two-way zippers | Other features: Designed with two tiers

Vacation mode: on! Store all your cosmetics in one place with this spacious two-tiered toiletry bag from H&M. There's a handle at the top for carrying and two large compartments for easier access.

Bagsmart Travel Makeup Bag

Dimensions: 9.75" x 8.5" x 4.25" | Material: Polyester | Closure: Zip | Other features: Designed with two tiers, including a bottom compartment for makeup brushes; water-resistant

Make everyone blush when you rock this travel makeup bag. Currently rated an Amazon’s Choice for makeup bags for women, this toiletry purse features a wide-open design with two mesh pockets in the main compartment for storing additional items. Made of water-resistant polyester, this cosmetic bag is both soft and durable.

Bloomingdale’s Storefront Cosmetics Case

Dimensions: 8" x 6" x 1" | Material: PVC | Closure: Zip | Other features: Unique illustrated design

Travel in style with this Bloomingdale’s cosmetic case that is both fashionable and functional. Celebrate the iconic flagship with this 100 percent exclusive pouch that features a zip closure and stunning print. One five-star reviewer said “store front vibes and very cute. Really nice and big on the inside."

Sonia Kashuk Weekender Makeup Bag

Dimensions: 8.5" x 12.5" x 3.5" | Material: Polyester | Closure: Zip | Other features: Top handles for easier carrying; two zippered interior compartments and a center flap organizer

Brush off the haters with this weekender makeup bag from Sonia Kashuk at Target that will safely store all your beauty essentials. This chic black bag features a metallic zipper closure, two zip compartments, center organizer and handles for easy travel and carrying. One satisfied customer called this bag “super functional and compact, can hold a lot with the zippered pockets.”

Baggallini Clear Cosmetic Case

Dimensions: 7" x 5" x 1.5" | Material: N/A | Closure: Zip | Other features: Flat-bottomed; "spill-proof" design

It won’t be hard to makeup your mind when deciding whether or not to buy this clear cosmetic case from Baggallini. This adorable small case features a spill-proof design and a clear, easy to clean material — that'll at least help you stress a little bit less if serum foundation accidentally explodes all over your bag.

Lululemon Oval Top-Access Kit

Dimensions: 8.9" x 5.7" x 4.5" | Material: Polyester, nylon | Closure: Zip | Other features: Top handle for easier carrying; holds up to 3.5 liters of product; water-resistant

Catch flights, not feelings with this oval top-access kit from Lululemon. Designed for the movers and shakers of the world, this cosmetic case includes a top handle for easy carrying as well as a water-repellent fabric so it’s super safe to bring on your next beach trip.

Ted Baker Aimee Curved Bow Makeup Bag

Dimensions: 7.87" x 4.53" x 2.75" | Material: Polyester, polyester chloride | Closure: Zip | Other features: Five chic color options

Bow everyone away with this darling makeup bag from Ted Baker. Store your fave minimalist nude lipstick, cream blush and more in this lined pouch.

Kate Spade Chelsea Medium Cosmetic Bag

Dimensions: 4.6" x 8.72" x 6.64" x 4.2" | Material: Nylon, PVC | Closure: Zip | Other features: Several shoppers say it's "bigger than you think"

Have all eyes on you all vacation long with this trendy cosmetic bag from Kate Spade. One globetrotting reviewer said, “I bought this cosmetic case and so happy that I did! The size is perfect, can fit most of my makeup items, lipsticks, compact mirror and even a small hairbrush. I use it as my everyday cosmetic bag, and also use it for travel because it has enough space for all my cosmetic needs."

Dagne Dover Hunter Toiletry Bag

Dimensions: 7.5" x 4.5" x 4" | Material: Recycled polyester | Closure: Two-way zippers | Other features: Water-resistant; removable air mesh pouch; holds up to two liters of product

For the messy makeup wearer, this pick from Dagne Dover is made with durable Repreve® recycled polyester and is water-resistant. It’s made to withstand a lot of travel and fits your essentials nicely.

Madewell The Leather Makeup Pouch

Dimensions: 4" x 6.5" x 3" | Material: Semi vegetable-tanned leather | Closure: Zip | Other features: Materials sourced from a tannery that has earned a Gold Rating from the Leather Working Group

Have a fabulash holiday when you pack all your skin care products and more in this makeup pouch from Madewell. Made of semi vegetable-tanned leather with a softly warn wax finish, one five-star reviewer raved, “I am always on the hunt for a classic leather pouch and this one is just ideal. I use it for makeup and since I keep it quite minimal, it fits all of my products with room to spare. The leather is soft and I know it will get even better and more buttery with time."

Kusshi Washable Travel Makeup & Cosmetic Signature Bag

Dimensions: 7.5" x 5" | Material: Nylon | Closure: Two-way zippers | Other features: Machine-washable; flat bottom

This bag is awesome for many reasons. First of all, it fits every makeup item you’ll need for a long trip and can hold between 10 to 20 products. Second, the inside liner can be removed and washed, which is a nice feature we haven’t seen in many other makeup bags. Third, it has pockets to store blotting papers, eyelash curlers, lipsticks and more. Lastly, the zips open really wide, so you can easily find your products without having to dig.

Sephora Collection Pack It All Organizer

Dimensions: 7.5" x 9.5" x 5" | Material: N/A | Closure: Zipper | Other features: Removable zippered compartments

This Sephora makeup organizer has a ton of storage options within. Featuring two removable zippered cubes, a flat cosmetic pouch and a brush holder, it has everything you need to take your makeup kit on your next weekend getaway.

Mark & Graham Concourse Vegan Leather Cosmetic Case

Dimensions: 12.25" x 8.25" x 3" | Material: Vegan leather, nylon | Closure: Zip | Other features: Can be embroidered

This signature Mark & Graham cosmetic case is prettier than a postcard. Made from easy-to-clean vegan leather, this adorable makeup case features interior pockets and a wipeable nylon lining. Add a personalized touch by having your initials embroidered so you’ll never worry about losing this precious pouch!

Vera Bradley Cotton Large Cosmetic Makeup Organizer

Dimensions: 10" x 7.25" x 4.25" | Material: Recycled cotton | Closure: Zip | Other features: Comes in 11 different patterns

Vera Bradley is renowned for their stylish purses and wallets, so it's no surprise their cosmetic bag is also a winner. With near-perfect ratings on the brand's site, we love that it's big enough to throw anything and everything in there. We also adore its cushy fabric outside (so it can easily fit into your carry-on luggage) and plastic lining (so cleanup is practically effortless).

Béis The Cosmetics Case

Dimensions: 9.5" x 7" x 4" | Material: Nylon, PVC, polyester | Closure: Two-way zippers | Other features: Removable mirror and magnetized makeup brush holder; ample storage options

Have you ever arrived at a hotel or vacation home, only to find that all the mirrors are being used and you can’t really do your makeup without one? Enter Béis's cosmetics case, which not only will hold all of your must-haves (and more), but also includes a decent-sized mirror to pull out when you really need it.

Calpak Mini Clear Cosmetics Case

Dimensions: 11.5" x 9" x 5.25" | Material: PVC, faux leather | Closure: Two-way zippers | Other features: Comes with a one-year limited warranty; TSA-approved

Calpak fans love this cosmetics case for its clear panels (so it's easy to find whatever you need), spacious zip compartments and the vinyl material, which is super easy to clean with an antibacterial wipe.

Parker Clay Mulu Catchall Pouch

Dimensions: 11" x 7" | Material: Full grain leather | Closure: Zip | Other features: Can be monogrammed

Thanks to the beautiful, premium Ethiopian full-grain leather, this makeup bag will only get better with age. The bag features two interior slip pockets and opens pretty wide for easy access to your makeup stash.