The best beauty bags


There's no longer any excuse for keeping your beauty essentials in a tatty old make-up bag thanks to the wide selection of chic pouches and cases on sale now.

So why not treat your cosmetics to a fashionable new home?

Splash out...

Orla Kiely, £21 & £27 - stockists: 020 7585 3322

Orla Keily's new Spring range of make-up bags are delightfully bright and full of fun with a colourful apples and pears design. They come in two handbag friendly sizes and are extremely practical too, thanks to a fully wipe-clean lining.

Mulberry - £79 - 020 7491 3900

Add a touch of class to your accessory collection with a colourful leather bag from Mulberry. Choose from a selection of classic styles crafted from top quality leather, in a range of colours. These beautifully made bags make perfect gifts too.

Isabella Fiore @ Harrods, £79.95

Fans of Pop Art won't be able to resist this bright and bold bag from designer Isabella Fiore.

Lulu Guinness, £40 - stockists: 0845 120 4343

For sheer Hollywood-style glamour, choose a luxurious bag by London designer Lulu Guinness. The 'Be a Glamour Girl' purse is made from soft black silk with silver embroidery and a cute powder puff and mirror.

Louis Vuitton from £125 - stockists: 020 7399 4050

If you've got the cash to spare, impress your friends with a classic Louis Vuitton make-up pouch. This super-trendy zip bag graces many a celebrity handbag and is guaranteed to get you noticed in the powder room.

Great budget buys...

Kolor, £4.99

Watch out for the brand new make-up bags soon to launch as part of Superdrug's brilliant Kolor cosmetics range. The ice-white vinyl bags come in lots of different shapes and sizes whether you're after a handbag-sized bag or a handy roll pouch to keep all your make-up brushes in pristine condition. They hit the shelves nationwide in March.

Monsoon - £7.99

Pop into your local Accessorize and check out their selection of embroidered make-up purses. They're cheap and washable and the pretty flower designs are just the thing to brighten up any cosmetic collection.

ZPM - £8.75 - Boots Pure Beauty & 020 8288 1091

If you want something fun and frivolous, you'll love the new design from ZPM. Emblazoned with smiling cowgirls, the pink bags come in three different shapes, including a large wash bag style and a handy Mini Cosmetics Purse for beauty-conscious girls on the move.

Mac - £14 - stockists: 020 7349 0601

MAC's range of hard-wearing black nylon bags are hard to beat and the simple, chic design means that they'll never go out of fashion. Choose from a selection of shapes and sizes, including the classic pencil case style which is great for make-up brushes.

BeneFit Bermuda Betty, £15.50 - stockists: 0901 113 0001

This kitsch make-up case from BeneFit may not easily fit into a bag but it will look great on your bathroom shelf or dressing table. Let fifties-inspired Bermuda Betty guard your precious collection of lipsticks, shadow and blush.