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Brand-New Bag: Makeup Cases
Picking the perfect makeup case has never been easier. By Sarah Ball
Comments () | Published September 1, 2007
Call it an impulse from those back-to-school days: Come fall, many women get the urge to reorganize their stuff.

For some women, at the top of the “to neaten” list is their makeup case—often a drab plastic freebie from a beauty-counter giveaway or a transatlantic flight.

Why not splurge for something more stylish and sturdy? Whether you’re a frequent traveler, a pack rat, or a beauty minimalist, here’s a case for you.

For the Traveler

Longchamp Le Pliage Cosmetic Case, $48 at

PVC backing on this French luggage house’s leather-trimmed canvas ensures that spilled perfume won’t leak onto clothes. Available in 12 colors, changed seasonally.
For the Neat Freak

Paul & Joe Makeup Case, $40 to $62 at Anthropologie

A binderlike spine allows you to snap mesh pouches in and out of the feminine floral casing, which has mascara and brush holders built into its walls. Models vary from travel to train-case size.
For the Makeup Artist

Caboodles Silvertone Pro Cosmetic Case, $25.99 at Target

This 111⁄3-by-10-inch industrial trunk means business with four foldout trays, a big center compartment, and a locking lid.


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