Much like a statement smartphone case or playful card holder, a designer make-up bag is one of those things that can make your everyday routine feel that little bit more special. Essential, no, but nice? Definitely. Plus, when you consider that those gilded lipsticks and weighty powder compacts are likely some of the most precious cargo to be carried in your everyday tote, it’s worth keeping them safe and secure.
However, that’s not to say a designer make-up bag should be judged solely by its exterior – it pays to select one with practical appeal, too. For those who can’t get through the day without a dozen professional brushes, a compartmentalised design is crucial. A clear body is a bonus for any frequent travellers, making the dreaded airport security queue a less labourious task. Finally, as any liquid-foundation lover can likely attest, you’ll be thanking yourself for seeking out a wipe-clean interior when you experience an unfortunate make-up spillage.
Here, Vogue reveals some of the prettiest – and most practical – designer styles to invest in now..