Who doesn’t love a pretty pouch? Zipped up and just waiting to be stuffed to the seams with makeup goodies. I think beauty bags are perhaps the only items in my possession that rival my foundation/tinted moisturiser/BB Cream collection, I actually own a bag of bags, anyone else have that? Today I’m breaking it down and intro-ing you to four favourites; some new, some old faces. Or if you’re still stuck for gift-inspo for any of the women in your life, these may be worth pondering a purchase of…

Can we just discuss the complete and utter fabulousness that is the Whistles Leather Pouch? I can’t lie, this is my second one. You’ve probably seen my mint green version more than a fair few times on VDM, but it’s looking a bit battered now so when I spotted this shade in store I thought it was about time to upgrade to this stunner of a sack. An orangey-red material fashioned into a soft zip-up gold adorned bag; so lovely in fact I sometimes choose to sport it as a clutch too. I’m currently eying the matching Card Holder for my Oyster. Somebody stop me.

The most Mary Poppins-like of them all is this pout patterned one from Charlotte Tilbury. A cotton offering (nice and easy to wash if you need to), so roomy I can often fit a whole weekend’s worth of slap in there. Pretty and practical.

An old classic is the Paul & Joe Floral Makeup Bag – this one goes out to the organisational freaks out there. The interior houses enough pockets, pouches and compartments to keep even the most typical Virgos satisfied. There are two pockets to stuff on each side and two pouches that clip in and out just like a Filofax. Often I just use one pocket to keep my on-the-go makeup in check, but when I’ve got a whole face worths to carry I employ the whole thing.

My final choice is unfortunately now a bit difficult to source given its current ‘out of stock’ situation in the UK, but I thought I’d throw it in anyway in a ‘see it, then grab it’ warning type way. A blue lip emblazoned black bag that arrived as part of the NARS Promiscuous Lip Coffret, I instantly fell in love. Now this isn’t neatly organised inside, nor particularly roomy but I can fit an au naturale face kit in it and common’ it’s a cutie. Pretty pouch lovers – you hear me?

  • Evelyn Morales

    I love the Charlotte Tilbury pouch and the Nars one, for some reason I feel drawn to any lip shape pouch!!


  • Talisa Lauren Tossell
  • narine

    Love the Charlotte Tilbury <3.


  • http://ameliarosel.blogspot.co.uk/ AmeliaRoseL

    Love the lips one!

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger

  • http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/ Emma Be Beauty

    Nothing is better than a new make-up bag until my make-up grubs it up.


  • Aimee-Jade

    love the Paul and Joe one!

  • http://www.rosamelk.blogspot.com/ Kristin

    The colour of the Whistles pouch is a stunner!

  • Christine

    I really like the Whistle one. So pretty!


  • Maddy Cane

    Love all of these, such pretty designs! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • Gemma Salmon

    Hi Hun what’s the dimensions of the Charlotte tilbury one? Thanks

  • danniella josephine

    I really like the ones you get with Clinique bonus time!

    Danniella x | http://www.famousinjapan.co.uk

  • Ella

    I have one from alphabet bags (I bought it when I saw Suzie from hello October rave about it) and it’s amazing! Waterproof yet adorable.

  • Parisian To Be

    I still really want the Paul and Joe makeup case (dreamy).

    xo Lillian from parisiantobe.com

  • Rebecca Tiffany

    I particularly like what you wrote about the Paul and Joe pouch; this most typical.of Virgos agrees with you!
    I too have a bag of bags…
    Rebecca, from A Little Bit of Glitter

  • Emma Handley

    Love this post. I wish I had the first one x


  • Rachel

    I love and tend to overstock on makeup bags! great post x


  • Deedee

    Whistles have a rose gold pouch for £25. That for my stocking. Just ordered one. Lovely.

  • http://whataboutfeelingbeautiful.blogspot.com/ Paulina

    The Paul & Joe one is perfect! I wish I could get hold of it here in Poland, this is exactly what I’ve been looking for recently. I bet it’s pretty expensive though..

  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    So many nice makeup bags! Loving the NARS pouch and the lipstick kiss print is adorable :)

  • Laura Scott

    I bought the Paul and Joe one recently. Love it!



  • Eleri Roberts

    The Paul & Joe is top on my Christmas wish list :) I can’t wait to go OCD with my travel cosmetics and file away my skincare. Great post – I love your writing Anna, it’s so quirky and hilare xx

    Eleri Roberts

  • Millie Robinson

    The Paul and Joe floral makeup bag is gorgeous! :) ♥


  • Linsay

    I use my Paul & Joe floral organiser for overnight stays/weekends away and I keep my NARS pouch in my handbag with all my wee random essentials like painkillers/plasters/lip balm. I love them! I’d love to get a Whistles pouch but they only seem to have the blue small one online at the moment. Annoying!