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An easy, cute, everything-at-your-fingertips gift for bridesmaids? Makeup bags! And thanks to independent designers, makeup bags for bridesmaids are now cuter than ever.
One of the best bridesmaid gift ideas is the makeup bag: the trusty keeper of your beloved lipstick, your best bronzer, and the contouring kit you can count on. When you travel, what’s your number one bag to pack? Your makeup bag! When you wake up in the morning — after coffee, obvs — what’s your first go-to? Your makeup bag! It’s part of your daily routine.
Emma here and recently my makeup bag broke. The zipper had been zipped so many times, crammed to its peak with concealer and one tube too many of lipstick, and finally, it gave out. So now I have to find a new one.
Granted, I had spilled my share of mascara at the bottom, my eyeshadow broke once and there’s still powder left in the creases, and the time my brightest blush compact broke still haunts me with its bright pops of color — all over the liner. It’s time for a new one and, on my quest for my new keeper of makeup, I made this list.
If you’re looking for the best makeup bags, this list is your ultimate source. From big cosmetic clutches to small coin purses, personalized makeup bags for bridesmaids to seriously stylish leather dopp kits to match the guys, you’ll find the perfect makeup bag for bridal party attendants of all styles. In this list, you’ll find cosmetic bags for bridesmaids with stripes, leopard spots, waffle fabric and linen; there’s vinyl, confetti, retro 90’s and leather. You won’t find a more comprehensive list of cosmetic bag gifts anywhere!
Plus, they’re all handcrafted. And personalized. I would be happy to use any of these myself!
Plus, to make this a little sweeter: there’s a giveaway inside!
One lucky reader will win one of these makeup bags for bridesmaids. Which one is it?! Find out at the end of this post! :) Good luck!
P.S. After the round-up we’ve included tips on what to put inside the bridesmaid makeup bags. You’re going to love the ideas — especially the handkerchief. Enjoy!
Makeup Bags for Bridesmaids
1. Engraved Leather Makeup Bags, $24.95
These amazing makeup bags for bridesmaids are available in three sizes and a variety of colors. Get it engraved with her monogram! These are so stylish that you can use them as a makeup bag for bridesmaids and a clutch for the wedding day. Win-win! By SSweddings, currently listed at 50% off (so hurry!)
2. Pouch Set, Personalized, $38
Cute pouches in a set of 2! I love the engraved leather patch, a FREE personalized touch. By Monika Drachal.
3. Personalized Bags with Zipper, $13.49
Cuuuuute! These stylish bags with a zipper keep makeup in one place for your travels, whether across the country or commuting to work. By ThreeTwo1.
4. Leather Toiletry Bag, $19.60
This personalized bag features her monogram and is available in a variety of colors. I love it in all of these, but especially the burgundy for fall weddings! Price is half-off, currently on sale. By AddStyleCo.
5. Vegan Leather Bridal Party Bags, $50+
These stunning leather bags feature the ultimate in personalization: monograms on the front of the makeup bags and bridesmaid messages inside the bags on the liner, too! The secret messages inside are a huge hit! By ShopSandraSmith.
6. Leather Makeup Bag, $58+
You can choose three different colors in these leather makeup bags: metallic rose gold leather, metallic gold leather, or black suede with rose polka dots. By Pulpo Creations.
I especially like the polka dot makeup bag, which reminds me of Kate Spade.
7. Floral Makeup Bag, $34
So pretty! Free personalization included. By Amy Hall for Minted.
8. Waffle Monogram Makeup Bag, $11.99
This spa-like makeup bag for bridesmaids features her initial and a stylish ribbon accent. By ConfettiMommaParty.
9. Personalized Cosmetic Pouch, $8+
This has a bold personalization on the front and an easy-zip! You can toss so many things in this makeup bag! By TheWhiteInviteGifts.
10. Rounded Leather Makeup Bag, $25
You can get these stylish leather bags personalized for just a few dollars more. By USALeatherShop.
12. Monogram Zipper Bag, $9+
This is so stylish and fun! Handmade by TheBridesMadeShop.
13. Personalized Bridesmaid Makeup Bag with Heart, $8+
A simple, stylish bridal party makeup bag she’ll love! Affordable, too, especially when you buy makeup bags for bridesmaids in bulk. By SouthernMySass.
14. Varsity Letter Makeup Bags, $19
These cosmetic pouches for bridesmaids are personalized with her monogram in large letters on the front. By ThreeTwo1.
Also available in a single letter style here:
15. Hand Clutch / Makeup Bag, $28
Or this style by Alethea and Ruth:
16. Drawstring Makeup Bag, $14.99
This unique makeup bag makes it so much easier to find your stuff: it opens with a drawstring instead! You can just open it up and stretch out the strings to see what you need. It folds right back up in a small pouch to fit in your travel bag! The monogram makes it easy to give as pretty makeup bags for bridesmaids. By ModaDeco.
17. Vegan Leather Cosmetic Bags, $32.50
18. Layflat Makeup Bag, $19.99
This is another similar style as above — everything you can see in one place! — and it lies flat with zip pockets inside to keep things separate. Amazing makeup bags for bridesmaids as gifts and travel. By Lay-N-Go.
18. Tassel Makeup Bag, $24.97
Ooh, I love makeup bags with tassels! By CoussinsElegance.
Also, we love it in this style (other prints available!)
19. Tassel Makeup Bag, $19.99
This is so stylish! By LimeandCo.
20. Leather Personalized Makeup Cases, $19.60
On sale right now for a limited time! Cute makeup case by AddStyleCo.
What to Put Inside Bridesmaid Makeup Bags
Now that you have your makeup bags, what goes inside ’em? We’ll tell you in this easy to follow list.
Here are our top picks for what to put in bridesmaid makeup bags.
–Set of makeup brushes
This set of professional makeup brushes by Bestope are a best-seller.
–Makeup Remover Cloths
This is an amazing gift INSIDE a gift! Give bridesmaids these 7-day makeup remover cloths. They remove makeup with JUST water! Love this watermelon bag and cloths, too. By MakeupEraser.
And this cool hologram style, it’s new! See it here.
–Reusable Blending Makeup Sponges
This is a cool, new product to put inside your bridesmaid makeup bags! It is the first ever machine-washable makeup sponge. It can be used then washed in your washing machine! It comes with a special machine washable ball. It is called The Sponge and you can find out more here.
I bought this bracelet myself and I loooooove it so much. It makes a great gift for anyone! By Kate Spade.
–Funny Bridesmaid Handkerchiefs
Ha! I love all of these honest handkerchiefs, but my favorite has to be “For Crying Out Loud!” WANT! By Boldfaced.
–Amazing Waterproof Mascara
Some of the best stuff ever! Great for tears of joy. ;) By L’Oréal.
–Thank You For Being My Bridesmaid Card
Hand-write a sweet message inside to include with your gift. By PixelCoutureDesigns.
Where to Buy Buy Bridesmaid Makeup Bags
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