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Why We Are Swapping Our Makeup Bags for These Photo-Worthy Vanity Cases

It's high time for an upgrade! Prettier, versatile and far more functional – do you really need any more convincing to abandon your boring 'ol makeup bag?
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Stowed away on your vanity or inside your everyday carryall, makeup bags rarely see the light of day. They are the bags within bags that only you look at. It’s an added bonus if you find one that’s cute but if you don’t, it’s not something you lose sleep over. You’d settle for a safe (read: boring) alternative that delivers in function.

Here’s where makeup bags have us split. Technically, they do their job in holding your precious makeup cargo and are convenient to toss into your bag when you’re on the go. Well, there’s always the BUT that follows. Makeup bags, often being on the flimsier side, don’t do very much to cushion your 80-ish dollar bottle of foundation or prized compact powder. And we all know the last thing anyone wants to deal with is foundation smeared all over their handsomely expensive makeup stash. Ugh, the heartbreak!

Sub-par in aesthetic and function, there’s little reason to hold onto makeup bags. It’s high time for a switcheroo. Where then does your makeup stash go? You don’t have to look too far. Vanity cases are an underrated alternative to makeup bags. Your mind might immediately think of bulky, heavy, cases – the sort you’d see makeup artists lugging around. Hold that thought.

The vanity cases in question are reasonably sized replacements with ample room and an exterior far more sturdy. The cherry on the cake? Their oh-so photogenic exterior. As they sit pretty on your vanity, doubling up as decor, consider your flat lays, bathroom top snaps sorted. With high fashion brands like Dior, Louis Vuitton and Chanel jumping onboard the vanity cases bandwagon, there are plenty of Instagram-worthy options, too, to pick from.

And if you will, these cases could very well double-up as the pièce de résistance of a totally casual everyday look. Toss your makeup must-haves, wallet and keys into a vanity case and you’re good to go! Already convinced? Start scrolling to shop our selection.


Louis Vuitton Nice BB


Gucci GG Flora Coated-Canvas and Leather Vanity Case


Dior Oblique Vanity Bag


Chanel CC Cosmetic Bag


Beis Cosmetic Case


Bag-All My Vanity Travel Case 


Wouf Swallow Cosmetics Case

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