Jetset Diaries: Top picks for cosmetic travel bags

I recently had a client ask me for my recommendations on a good travel bag for her makeup. If there's one thing I've learned (and continue to learn), it's how to pack my products and tools efficiently. While I'd love to show up to a job or a vacation destination with my Rose Gold 'Slaycase' from Impressions Vanity, it's more of a show piece than a practicality so I use it for beauty events. I turn to lightweight luggage and soft cases that are more durable than their harder counterparts when heading to private clients and photoshoots, etc. But when it comes to my personal makeup kit, I've become a big fan of the following options when it's time to travel:

1. Esum Brush Book - The soft, yet structured case is the perfect size to store everything I need with ease. I actually use it in my pro kit as well. As you can see, all your brushes and items like mascaras, liners, lipgloss, etc. will fit on one side, while the zippered compartment holds palettes, and bulkier items. 

 photo: musebeautypro.com

photo: musebeautypro.com

 photo: musebeautypro.com 

photo: musebeautypro.com 

2. Casper & Coal Signature Bucket Travel Cosmetic Bag - This is especially great for keeping items contained, yet visible, and also upright which means less chance of spills. It has elastic bands and mesh pockets inside the perimeter so your stuff stays organized. I actually use this on jobs when counter space is limited. It holds a personal record in my book for quickest cleanup! Just lift up the sides and pull the drawstring and you're good to go. 

 photo: casperandcoal.com

photo: casperandcoal.com

 photo: casperandcoal.com

photo: casperandcoal.com

3. Skinny Dip Holo Glitter Makeup Roll - I love the playful design options this London-based line offers. I tend to bring a lot of products in stick form when I travel so this type of case fits everything from foundation to blush to eyeshadow and so on, and it's super compact which is especially great if I'm flying and don't want to check any bags. They do offer other size options in coordinating prints if you have larger products to store.

 photo: skinnydiplondon.com

photo: skinnydiplondon.com

 photo: skinnydiplondon.com

photo: skinnydiplondon.com

4. Henry Charles Large Deluxe Cosmetic Clutch - For anyone who is looking for a mix of design and function, this brand is perfect. The materials are luxe yet extremely user friendly with water resistant lining and the products are handmade for superior quality and performance. I love the pop of color too!

 photo: henrycharles.com

photo: henrycharles.com

 photo: henrycharles.com

photo: henrycharles.com