Do you often reach into your bathroom drawer for your toothpaste, only to grab yet another tube of lipstick instead? Does it seem like every nook, cranny, and drawer has at least one makeup item inside? Do you scramble to collect all your makeup essentials in a sandwich bag whenever you travel or go on vacation?
It’s time to get organized and consolidate your beauty products so that they’re easy to find, and that means buying a good cosmetic bag. But where to begin?
If you’re feeling a little lost, not to worry. We’re here to help. There are a few questions you need to ask yourself when selecting a bag. Let’s walk through the things you should consider before you buy.
How Much Makeup Do You Have?
Before you buy your cosmetic bag, take a little inventory. There’s no need to buy the biggest bag you can find if your collection of cosmetics consists of nothing but an eye shadow palette and a tube of lip gloss. On the other hand, buying a cosmetic bag that’s tiny is a waste of time if only half of your makeup will even fit inside of it.
If you don’t need a whole lot of space, opt for something small, like this tree printed cosmetics bag. If you need something that can hold tons of lipstick, lotions, foundation, and powders, a white pineapple pattern cosmetics bag like this one might be a bit more applicable to your lifestyle.
Of course, the size can also be affected by where you’ll be using the bag. A travel bag doesn’t necessarily need to hold all the makeup you own, right?
Where Are You Using Your Bag?
Is wearing makeup an everyday undertaking for you, or do you only really wear it on business trips? Do you apply makeup while you’re out and about, or only before you leave the house? In other words, where are you using your cosmetic bag? Is it a travel bag? Will you be carrying it around?
The places in which you plan to use your bag will affect the kind you should buy. Afterall, if your bag is going to sit at home, a strap isn’t necessarily important. But, if you plan to carry your makeup with you while you dine or shop, a “be a unicorn” cosmetics bag that sports a wristlet strap is a much more practical option.
Consider, too, that some cosmetic bags are multipurpose. If you’re in need of a clutch for a party, you might be able to get away with using your makeup bag if it’s not too obviously a pouch meant for mascara and toner. This leopard cork cosmetic bag could be the emergency clutch you need for an evening out. However, a bag that reads, “But first, makeup,” may not be the best choice to use for anything besides holding makeup and cosmetics, though it’s adorable and a great choice if you’ll be using it exclusively to carry your beauty products.
What Are Your Personal Tastes?
Perhaps it goes without saying, but your personal tastes matter just as much as practicality when it comes to selecting a good cosmetics bag. After all, you might appreciate a cosmetic bag like this one that reads, “Work, Travel, Save, Repeat.” And if you’re planning a bachelorette party, maybe this adorable bride tribe cosmetic bag is for you.
Instead, get a bag that aligns with your interests, passions, and general aesthetic. If you’re a fan of floral prints, try out this floral cosmetics bag. If you love whales or the ocean, this whale cosmetic bag could be perfect for you.
All this is to say, don’t get just any old bag. Get one that represents you and what you love. Get a cosmetic bag that will make you smile every time you pull it out to reapply your lipstick.
At Wholesale Fashion Square, we want shoppers and shop owners alike to find the best accessories for themselves and their boutiques. We hope you’ve discovered a few new and interesting cosmetic bags that you can use to store your makeup and similar products! Be sure to check out our wide assortment of cosmetic bags to find some new additions for your boutique or personal use.
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