Sometime around 28th December, when the jellied fruits and decent telly have run out, my thoughts turn to having a small reorganisation of stuff and a general handbag clearout. This important task is helped immeasurably by a smart new make-up bag, and here’s some of the loveliest around at the moment.
Any of Lisa Bea’s bags (from £34) would cheer January up a treat. I’ve got my eye on the Glitter-star large pouch, but any of them would make you smile every time you used it.
Similarly, Emma Lomax’s bags are really striking designs, starting from £15. The Lipstick Pouch is really lovely and will hold a decent amount of powders, pencils and lipsticks on the go. Her SOS kits (from £20) also make brilliant presents – carefully thought through bags of essentials which can be refilled as necessary.
For really stylish, practical organisation this, from Anya Hindmarch, £195, is a lovely, if spendy, option. Brushes in one side, make-up in the other, it’s perfect for a weekend away.
MAC do a number of bag options. Their set of three sturdy clear bags, £30, allow for endlessly satisfying reordering of eye shadows. However, if, like us, you’re simply incapable of travelling beauty-light, get your make-up its own dedicated travel case, £100, and let it travel in style.