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Makeup Bag Miracles

Have you ever purchased a brand-new eyeshadow quad only to find it crumbled at the bottom of your gym bag? Throwing your products in with your workout clothes isn’t just damaging to your Lululemon crops (hello, leaking lip gloss!). It could also be dangerous to your health. "Dirty brushes and products can lead to all sorts of problems as they will both harbor germs," said Jane Bradley, celebrity makeup artist. "Not only are they likely to make your skin break out but they will continue to do so as they recontaminate your skin with each use." Scary, right? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Whether you’re a gym guru or a frequent flyer, we found the bag that’s perfect for your individual needs.

Workout to Work:

Sonia Kashuk Duffel $39.99 at Target


No more hiding your gym bag underneath your office desk! This gorgeous duffle is perfect for stashing your makeup, gym clothes and towel at work. You can even buy a roll-up valet ($21.99) to store your cosmetics neatly and leak-free alongside other necessities.

Touch-Up and Go:

Mark Petite Cosmetic Bag $6 at

This petite case is perfect for quick fixes. Toss in your lip balm, blotting papers and hand sanitizer to freshen up after a cardio session.


Around the World

Trina 3-Piece Travel Set $19.99 at Nordstrom (Hurry! Sale ends August 1st!)

Tired of storing all your travel cosmetics in a plastic bag? This three piece cosmetics set comes with a clear case perfect for TSA requirements. Conveniently stash your credit cards, lip gloss and cell phone in the other compartments and you're ready for take-off!


Great Outdoors

Cool-It Caddy $39.85 at

This bag is perfect for a girl who spends her days outdoors. Whether you’re heading to a round of golf or a weekend camping trip, this case will keep your products fresh in the summer heat. Store in your freezer and pop your cosmetics in before heading out the door. The side flap even has a mirror for on-the-go touch ups. Now that’s cool!


Weekend Getaway:


Benefit: Gabbi Bag $26 at

Heading out of town for a night? Benefit’s Gabbi Bag carries the comfort of home in a cute, snarky case. The pockets and pouches keeps everything in its place, even when you’re staying away.



-- Catherine Q. O'Neill, beauty intern