To say I have a lot of beauty products would be an understatement. Despite working in fashion, I have have tried tons of products and accumulated plenty. (Thank you to our beauty editors for always sharing the goods.) So many, in fact, I had to take a whole day to get it all organized. I started with containers for the products I haven’t gotten a chance to use yet, but I got stumped coming up with a plan for organizing the products I enjoy using frequently.
I thought about small plastic containers, but that would still leave me fishing through products each day. So as an alternative, I went with three different options: a large makeup organizer; a medium cosmetic bag with individual compartments to hold the items like my sunscreen, primer, and setting spray; and then a small bag that I can pop into any handbag or a fanny pack. (This has kept me from losing and searching for lip gloss and lipstick.)
With my own experiences in mind, I’ve curated a list of the best makeup bags for everything from a night out to organizing an extensive library of beauty products.