14 designer make-up bags you can totally pass off as an evening clutch Advertisement

14 designer make-up bags you can totally pass off as an evening clutch

Featuring Moschino, Prada, Miu Miu and more

By Jacqueline Kilikita  June 20th, 2017

Make-up bags — let’s be honest, we’re pretty lazy with them. From foundation to lipstick, we spend fortunes on luxury beauty products only to house them in scratched up plastic pouches or old eye shadow-caked canvas bags, both of which never seem to come clean no matter how many times you stick them in the washing machine.

So, give your cosmetics collection a grown-up overhaul with ELLE’s pick of the chicest make-up bags out there right now…

14 chic make-up bags you’ll want to take everywhere

Spectrum Marbelous

The marble effect and rose gold zip make this one seriously Instagram-worthy make-up bag. It wipes clean in seconds and has room to store anything from eyeshadow palettes to your army of brushes.

Kate Spade New York Cameron Street Abalene

This structured make-up bag will keep your fragile eyeshadow collection from crumbling into pieces, even on a packed tube train, and the vibrant coral colour means it'll never get lost at the bottom of your handbag.

Tory Burch

Sport meets luxury in Tory Burch's round make-up bag thanks to the chain print and stripe combo. 

Comme des Garcons

Virtually all of Commes Des Garcon's pouches make for amazing make-up storage, but this embossed, patent version gets our vote for the way that it slips into any handbag without making it look, or feel, bulky. 


Beverly Hills Hotel-style palm leaf prints are so hot right now. Add an extra dose of Pinterest magic to your make-up bag with Skinnydip's pouch — it's just asking to be Instagrammed.

Katie Loxton

Katie Loxton's Perfect Pouch is, er, perfect for stashing away an overflowing collection of brushes and palettes. Punched on to the front, the slogan 'Bag of Tricks' gives it a très cool (and very accurate) touch. 

Anya Hindmarch leather trimmed shell case

Don't be fooled by the rectangular shape of Anya Hindmarch's make-up bag because this is the beauty equivalent of Dr. Who's Tardis. The interior boasts handy pockets and brush loops for storing everything away tidily — so satisfying.


Norman Parkinson's iconic 1975 photograph of model Jerry Hall was the inspiration for this super chic make-up bag. Think poolside glamour in an instant.


The snappy silver leather is guaranteed to spruce up any make-up arsenal — even the ones caked in cream blush and setting powder, yes, we went there.


Fact — logos are back. Make a statement with your make-up bag by choosing Moschino's bling branded pouch. 

Miu Miu

Isn't this make-up bag just the most? To say the least! Ok, Grease quotes over, this Miu Miu pouch is so much more than just a make-up bag. We'll be wearing it with everything, ahem...we mean putting all of our make-up in it...


Watermelon-printed make-up bags? We can't think of anything that says summer more than this fruit number from Prada. Add to that a wipe-clean surface and a mini zip pouch inside for hair pins and you've got the best make-up bag ever.


Mismatched primary colour leopard print makes this plastic make-up bag look way more expensive.


Mulberry's make-up bags are just as desirable as their Bayswater handbags. The nappa leather lining also makes those inevitable stains and spillages so easy to deal with. It's a beauty investment for sure.