Extreme Makeover, Makeup Bag Edition

At Glossier HQ, we’re no stranger to sharing what we’re stocking our makeup luggage with, but this 12 months, we made a decision to consider a a lot more remedy-oriented approach. The principle was basic: we asked our colleagues about their make-up bags—what they appreciated about their current a person and what they may well be searching for in a new one—and in switch, we agreed to enjoy fairy godmother to their merchandise storage woes and hook anyone up with an upgraded, aspiration make-up bag. A good deal, proper? In particular if you think about how all people had an difficulty with the outdated bags they were operating with. Some didn’t have more than enough place, other folks experienced way too couple compartments. Most have been coated in make-up dust. So, we ditched those people outdated bags and moved their contents into new, superiorly arranged residences. Welcome to Extraordinary Makeover: Makeup Baggage Version! May our upgrades encourage some upgrades of your very own.

A Deal with-With-Care Resolution For Cherished Cargo

The owner: Rachel Nam, UX Researcher
The bag: a LeSportsac pouch which is larger than it looks
The trouble: glass-bottled skincare needs extra padding safety
The upgrade: a Paravel See-All Vainness Situation in Domino Black

Rachel’s Bag Before:

“My at-residence bag is mostly a skincare bag. I’ve acquired The Ordinary’s Niacinamide Serum, Caudalie’s Radiance Serum, Origins Mega-Shiny SPF combined with a few pumps of their Mega-Mushroom Moisturizer… are you noticing a topic listed here? Past everything currently being oil-totally free, all of my merchandise are in glass containers. I really like my LeSportsac bag simply because it reminds me of my mom. (She received it for me on a trip to Hawaii.) And while it suits so substantially it’s generally magic, what I seriously essential was a bag that would offer improved security for my skincare investments. This new a person, from Paravel, is durable more than enough to retain my attractiveness products harmless, and is maximized for efficiency. It has a manage so I don’t knock almost everything all over in transit, an uncomplicated-to-accessibility zip top, and 360-diploma obvious panels to get a superior search at my suite of goods ahead of I open it. I like it.”

Rachel’s Bag After:


A New Home For Make-up That is Outgrown Its Old One particular

The proprietor: Karsten McVay, Legal Operations Supervisor
The bag: a black nylon pouch from Barneys (RIP)
The problem: you will find just not more than enough place for every thing
The improve: a Cuyana Vacation Scenario in Sapphire

Karsten’s Bag Just before:


“I’ve been acknowledged to lecture friends and spouse and children on the deserves of sunscreen (sorry!), so my make-up bag usually has an SPF… or 4. Appropriate now, there’s Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen and a mini Supergoop Environment Mist, but in the summertime I’ll incorporate Sun Bum’s Very clear Zinc to use at my desk and Mineral Adhere for roadside reapplication. Just after all that sunscreen, I scarcely have more than enough area for makeup—this bag from Barneys suits the necessities, but I wished I experienced much more area to have my favourite Tarte bronzer and major bronzer brush. There is place for it all in my new Cuyana vacation circumstance, which is also compact adequate to acquire again and forth from perform with simplicity. The biggest perk? It is wonderful to appear at.”

Karsten’s Bag Following:


A Bag That Keeps You Structured, Not The Other Way All around

The proprietor: Angelo Mathews, Coordinator of First Impressions
The bag: a flat, silver pouch from TwelveInc
The difficulty: not ample pockets
The improve: the Miles Leather-based Dopp Kit from Italic

Angelo’s Bag Prior to:


“My philosophy, in makeup luggage and in daily life, is just to maintain it straightforward. I like my elegance program to be as cleanse, polished, and minimal as feasible. But in my current bag, I’m generally digging for some thing I need to have. I’ll go in for Laura Mercier’s Setting Powder in Medium Deep and arrive out with my Nars Purely natural Radiant Longwear Foundation. When I want Tom Ford’s Boys & Girls Lipstick in Christopher, I conclusion up with Glossier Engage in Niteshine in Molten Umber. I need to be prepared to GO in the early morning, and my goods are sabotaging my initiatives. Or… is it my bag? My new 1 has one big compartment, two internal pockets, and a bonus outer pocket to allow for for even far more space. Furthermore, there is so a great deal space for my goods to breathe, they could even be obtaining their have self-actualized lives when the zipper’s shut.”

Angelo’s Bag After:


Added Size For The Elegance Software Obsessee

The owner: Catherine Rose, Direct Skincare Developer
The bag: an Elemis reward-with-buy which is gotten the task done
The challenge: makeup brushes get messy when they’re just thrown in
The up grade: Slight History’s The Kiss Circumstance in Cherry

Catherine’s Bag Just before:


“I never are likely to dress in make-up through the week, as my work entails testing solution formulation most days and evenings. But when I do have on make-up, I normally carry my makeup bag to freshen it up during the day. And for me, that indicates a ton of brushes. They support me preserve my solutions edited down and multifunctional, even when they weren’t developed to be. Here’s a fantastic case in point: I like to utilize Glossier’s Stretch Concealer in G10 with a basis brush anywhere I will need evening out. But my make-up brushes all have both extended, attractive handles or significant, chunky ones that practically never in shape into any makeup bag I’ve at any time owned. They are the largest inconvenience to keep. Right until now! This new circumstance is extensive enough to be make-up-brush-friendly and compact plenty of to be throw-in-my-bag-welcoming. Additionally, it’s almost impossible to drop this poppy crimson pouch.”

Catherine’s Bag Following:


A single Bag That Does The Function Of Two

The proprietor: Halah AlQahtani, Folks + Organization Advancement Lead
The bag: one’s Philip Lim, the other’s from Cath Kidston
The difficulty: a makeup bag that’s in fact two makeup bags
The update: Caraa’s Vacation Kit in Buttermilk

Halah’s Bag Before:

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“So, technically I have two luggage: one particular for my skincare, and a next, more compact bag for my make-up. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, Kiehl’s Creme De Corps, and my all-time most loved sunscreen from Elta MD do not suit in the modest bag, but once I have loaded up the initial bag with that stuff, there’s no home for my Cloud Paint and Nars Powermatte Lip Pigments! And never intellect my Clarins hand cream and Overall body Musk from Abdul Samad AlQurashi, which smells like a warm hug in a 30mL glass bottle. I know that two bags is 1 also several, but I haven’t been equipped to consolidate devoid of losing uncomplicated obtain to the factors I use day by day. My new cloud-like Caraa bag does the most in the greatest way feasible. It is obtained pockets on pockets on pockets, and is so fluffy and long lasting that I’m tempted to use it as a pillow during specially extensive days.”

Halah’s Bag After:


A Bag For Sensible “Minimalists”

The owner: Lisa Balducci, Packaging Output Supervisor
The bag: a vendor sample picked out out of benefit
The dilemma: a bare-bones bag leaves very little room for creativeness
The upgrade: Want Les Necessities Kenyatta Dopp Kit in Sunset/Navy

Lisa’s Bag Just before:


“My pores and skin is really delicate, so for me, a lot less is often a lot more. The craziest I get with my facial area is in all probability a dab of some Origins Tremendous Spot Remover Zits Therapy Gel on rough pores and skin days, or a minor bit of oomph by means of Cloud Paint in Beam and a several swipes of Lash Slick. But just due to the fact I consider to maintain my skincare and makeup routines uncomplicated, doesn’t mean I want my makeup bag to be. The one particular I’m making use of now is a nondescript, fundamental pouch that I obtained as a sample from a prior task. Its practicality is what captivated me in the initial place, but these days I have been yearning for some compartments, or zippers, or truly anything distinct. My new bag is however minimalist, but in a sensible way. Its pocket is what retains it grounded: A put for that scrunchie, lipstick, or errant fragrance sample I have been conserving for weeks. Nothing extra than what I seriously want.”

Lisa’s Bag After:

WANT Les Essentiels Kenyatta Dopp Kit

The Lateral-Transfer Up grade

The proprietor: Sam Sonntag, Senior Designer
The bag: a modest pink-and-blue smiley print Baggu pouch
The challenge: great for minimalists, not so much for packrats
The improve: Baggu’s Checkerboard Vacation Pouch, a very good strategy sized up

Sam’s Bag Just before:

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“My bag stays at dwelling unless I strategy on heading to the health club from function, and it’s normally stocked with the bare minimum: skincare, deodorant, and hair wax. But then… I conclude up throwing in every little thing else I set on that early morning, due to the fact you by no means know—and simply because the bare minimal just feels far too bare. So, an best makeup bag would have place for my Comme des Garcons Participate in Eco-friendly, RMS Signature Set, and Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler, way too. I cherished that my makeup bag experienced a vibrant pattern, opened from the leading, and was equipment-washable when it inevitably received gross. But I usually felt like the content was about to rip, and I’d normally get rid of points at the base of it. It turns out, the option was a pouch inside of a pouch. The greater 1 is perfect for much larger products that can stand on their possess, and the small a single is for the smaller stuff which is no significantly less critical. Plus, it is nonetheless in the Baggu relatives, which signifies it’s nevertheless bought all the great things I favored about my outdated bag.”

Sam’s Bag Just after:


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