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 Longchamp.com
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.
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.
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.