Cosmetic bags allow women to transport beauty aids in an organized and secure manner. Interior sectioned compartments keep smaller items organized, while straps hold bottles and vials in place. For daily use, a smaller bag that fits inside a purse will stow basic touch-up items such as a compact, lipstick and face blotting tissues. Overnight excursions or extended trips call for a larger case that can accommodate an entire make-up kit including eyeshadow, moisturizer, blush and brushes.
Some cosmetic bag styles are often too large to store in a handbag, they often have handles or a shoulder strap. Many even have hand grips and a hard exterior. Some women prefer that the bag match their purse, while others opt for a contrasting, playful bag. Clear, plastic cosmetic bags that make the entire contents visible are easy to clean with a damp cloth, leather styles are extremely durable and long-lasting, and fabric bags can simply be tossed into the washing machine.