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A list of the best Australian makeup bags for every occasion


If you ever come to my house, I can promise you three things. A cup of coffee, a biscuit and a rogue eyeshadow brush that has somehow launched itself off my bathroom shelf and into the tiny space between my vanity and the wall. If you see said brush, please pick it up for me.

A simple solution to my problem would be to buy a cosmetics bag that houses every trigger-happy foundation, primer, and lipstick in one beautiful, well-organised space. But do I really want to invest in a functional bag that just chills out in my bathroom, never seeing the light of day? Well, to quote Rowan Atkinson, a cosmetics case “is so much more than a bag”.

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In addition to helping Marie Kondo your bathroom drawers, the makeup bag is also the bosom buddy of the anxious traveller. If you cringe every time you pack your cosmetics for a trip away – envisioning scenes of smashed glass bottles and serums oozing through your belongings – you’re not alone.

I’m ready to change my life, step up my organisation and quell my travel anxieties by investing in a good cosmetics pouch. Join me on a tour of Australia’s best bags to store, snap and zip your beauty woes away.


Beloved for its vegan, cruelty-free Australian skincare, Esmi also stocks cheerily-coloured bathroom bags. My personal favourite is the Rainbow Vanity Bag, which looks like the inside of a four-tiered, pastel rainbow cake. In addition to being cute as a button, the bag boasts a variety of zipped compartments to accommodate everything from skincare samples to jumbo-sized shampoo bottles.


Adore Beauty

Naturally, Australia’s largest online beauty retailer has the goods when it comes to makeup bags. The brand’s vegan leather-trimmed, clear cosmetic bags come in a range of sizes, ideal for frequent flyers and home organisation fanatics. If you’re not sold yet, remember all Adore purchases come with a Tim Tam.


Love By T

Australia’s obsession with terry towelling continues (or mine does anyway). Love By T’s limited edition 100 per cent cotton terry towelling cloth bag is handmade and promises to be both UV and water-resistant.


The Somewhere Co

Pack your makeup bag as carefully as you pack your suitcase? You’re going to love The Somewhere Co. Its generously sized, structured cases have in-built brush pockets and elastic to ensure your products don’t go flying during turbulent travel.



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With over one hundred stores across Australia and New Zealand, Mecca really is a one-stop shop for makeup, fragrances, skincare and, of course – bags to put it all in! Mecca’s own brand of cosmetics carriers include the Weekender Bag, which has a peekaboo plastic window to easily peep what’s inside, and the electric orange Brush Bag, which “ensures your brushes can stand as tall and proud as Beyonce on stage”.



Available in more designs than you can poke an eyebrow pencil at, Chucka makes neoprene pouches in a variety of colourful patterns. The best bit about the wetsuit material is its machine washable functionality – perfect for when your micellar water attempts a prison break mid-flight.



Whether you’re a crease-cutting cosmetics whiz or a budding beauty enthusiast, Melbourne label Etoilé caters for every makeup need. Its extensive bag range spans everything from simple plastic pouches to full makeup belts and cosmetic cases with handy removable dividers. Thoughtful touches like same-day delivery for Melbourne and Sydney locals, 14-day returns and optional customisation will make you an instant convert.


By the Sea

By the Sea is committed to making sustainable, cruelty-free, vegan products that don’t skimp on style. Favouring natural materials, the brand’s signature makeup bag is made of up-cycled cork, accented with eye-catching rainbow flecks.



An Australian fashion heavyweight for over two decades, Gorman is known and loved for its distinctive colourful prints. Gorman’s joyous aesthetic isn’t just restricted to wardrobes – shop your favourite patterns (including those limited edition artist collabs) in a range of cosmetics cases and travel bags.


Kip & Co

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Kip & Co really deliver when it comes to statement cosmetics bags. Its dreamy velvet padded cosmetics bags easily double as a clutch on the go, while its range of 100 per cent wax canvas designs promises to be totally bathroom-proof.



Inspired by her years living in Istanbul, designer Verity Kizek wanted to bring the beauty of Turkish textiles to her Australian home. Saardé’s thoughtful homewares are crafted from high-quality materials in earthy tones like sage, clay and rust. The Journey Toiletry Bag is the brand’s carry-all cosmetics solution, made in soft cotton canvas.


Mon Purse

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Mon Purse has carved out a reputation as one of the country’s go-to personalised bag companies, and its extensive travel line is another step forward in the brand’s legacy. Shop wash cases and vanity bags in a range of pebble grain coloured leathers, ready to be personalised with your choice of text.



An honourable mention here for a brand that’s not Aussie, but is a staple in many of our wardrobes. Rains is a Scandinavian label known for its understated, minimalist rain jackets, but outwear doesn’t get to have all the fun. Like the brand’s classic coats, Rains’ sleek cosmetic bags come in a range of colourways, are made from matte, waterproof material, and offer a two-year warranty.


For a selection of the best products to put into your cosmetics bag, head here.

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