My Favorite Travel Makeup Bag

Happy Friday! Who’s ready to kick-off 4th of July celebrations a little early? *raises hand* I know several of us take off for vacation or a long weekend away around this time. If you’re anything like me then you like to pack a lot of makeup. Even if I don’t plan to put much or any on, I just feel better knowing I have all my options with me. That’s where my favorite travel makeup bag comes in – the Lay-n-Go Cosmo Cosmetic Bag.

My Favorite Travel Makeup Bag
As much as I love the cute makeup bags as the next person, it’s a complete pain to constantly dig through a bag to find a specific product. More times than not I get so fed up that I just dump everything out onto the floor or counter. I like to be able to see all the products laid out in front of me! (OCD much? Maybe).

My mom gifted me the Lay-n-Go as a stocking stuffer a couple Christmases back, and it has been a total travel game-changer. Not only can I fit three times the amount of makeup in this bag, but it solves the above issue! With this bag, I simply open it up onto a flat surface and all my products are nicely visible. When I’m finished, I just tighten the bag back up, and it takes up minimal space in whatever luggage I’m traveling with.

Lay 'n' Go Cosmetic Bag openLay 'n' Go Cosmetic bag closed
I’m also a fan of the bag material. It’s easy to wipe up and clean any spills or makeup residue.

Now, the obvious downside of this cosmetic bag is that brushes and larger eye shadow palettes don’t fit. This doesn’t bother me since I always pack my brushes in a separate Ziploc bag, and I can just toss a palette right into a suitcase compartment. But, if you want one cosmetic bag to hold absolutely everything then this probably isn’t a good fit for you. Just fair warning!

I know that my mom found my favorite travel makeup bag at Costco, but it’s also available on Amazon and at Forever21. If you have any upcoming summer travels, I highly recommend that you give this bag a try!

Do you have a favorite travel cosmetic bag?

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  1. 7.1.17

    This is so awesome! I’ve never seen a bag like this, but it looks like the most practical thing ever for traveling! What an awesome gift from your mom- I’m definitely adding this to my amazon wish list!

  2. 6.30.17

    Okay this is too cool! I haven’t seen anything like it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  3. 6.30.17

    That’s such a cool bag! I’m like you and like to have lots of options when I travel, even I don’t end up using them all!

  4. 6.30.17
    Katie Elizabeth said:

    This is awesome! I love how small it gets – I could actually make room for this in my diaper bag for every day use too!

  5. 6.30.17
    Debra Stachelski said:

    So happy you’re still enjoying your makeup bag, I thought it was a winner when I first saw it! Hope you have a good weekend!

  6. 6.30.17
    Mes Voyages à Paris said:

    How interesting!! Amazing bag!
    Mónica Sors

  7. 6.30.17
    Biana Perez said:

    It looks so cool!! I have a vera bradley one that I bought a few years ago that’s compact but actually packs in a lot of stuff! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  8. 6.30.17
    Kay R. said:

    Really cute bag! Perfect for travel 🙂