Please help me make up my mind about a makeup bag
May 5, 2011 6:18 AM Subscribe
I need a new makeup bag that meets certain criteria: elegance, cleanliness, and durability.
posted by orange swan to clothing, beauty, & fashion (16 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I want this bag to be attractive, even elegant, to the point of passing for a small purse when carried by itself to the ladies’ room. And I want it to be easily kept spotless. Ladies (and some gentlemen) of MeFi, you’ll know what I mean when I say that makeup bags always wind up getting icky. Powder leaks from compacts, foundation spills, lipstick covers come off. Most makeup bags aren’t machine washable and makeup stains/crud can be next to impossible to remove by hand washing. So I end up replacing the bag because I can't stand to have one that looks dirty. I hate to think how many makeup bags I’ve gone through in the last twenty years or so. I don't want to keep buying dollar store bags that wind up in a landfill.
The best idea I’ve come up with yet is to sew a makeup bag with a detachable lining that can be machine washed – and to make two or three linings so I’ll always have a clean one to put in the bag.
But perhaps there’s a better option out there? Does anyone else know of a makeup bag that meets these criteria, such as one that can be successfully wiped out with a damp cloth? Do you have tips on how to magically keep the bag clean? Or do you have a style of makeup bag to recommend for me to make? Because hey, if I'm going to make one it might as well be the best makeup bag ever.