If you've read my blog for a while I'm sure you'll know I have a pretty big makeup collection. I did a whole post about how I store my stash here and although I love the set up, I still like to have an every day makeup bag to keep some of my most used products in. I just find this easier than rummaging through my whole collection every day and it means I can keep my current favourite products to hand so they're easily accessible each morning when I'm getting ready. I also do a lot of travelling so a makeup bag for carrying my makeup, brushes and skincare in is essential.
For a long while I was using a small makeup bag from Primark and although I loved the cute design, it just wasn't big enough or suitable for travelling. With that being said, I decided it was about time I bought myself a new one for my everyday beauty stash and travel needs. I didn't really have anything specific in mind but when I spotted this Cath Kidston Washbag on ASOS, I fell in love. Its exactly what I was looking for - a good size, spacious inside with two see-through zip compartments, a handle for carrying it around and a cute floral design. I'm a big fan of all things Cath Kidston as I love the girly designs so I knew straight away this would be ideal for popping on my dressing table. After all, we want our makeup bags to look pretty as well as being practical.
As I said, this is a very spacious washbag so its clearly designed for travelling and keeping toiletries in. However, it also makes for a great makeup bag as the clear compartments allow me to see where everything is when getting ready in a morning. This prevents me from becoming stressed and pouring the contents of my makeup bag everywhere to find that specific lipstick lurking at the bottom of my makeup bag. You know you've all been there ladies! Thankfully I haven't had any of those dilemmas since switching to this bag so the clear compartments definitely get a big thumbs up from me. I also love that there's two compartments meaning I can keep makeup in one side and brushes or skincare in the other side when I'm travelling home for the weekend. Ideal. Another couple of bonuses are the fact that it has a handle (again, great for travelling with) and that its made from a coated wipe-clean fabric. If you're anything like me and a totally mucky pup while getting ready, this is very handy indeed.
The only downside of this bag is that the zips inside get exceptionally dirty - as you can see from my final image, I've already managed to get foundation and god knows what else all over them. I think this is pretty inevitable when dealing with messy makeup but it does ruin the overall appearance of the bag. I kind of wish the material surrounding the zip was plastic like the rest of the bag to avoid this.
So, other than the inner zip mess which I can overlook, this is the perfect makeup bag if you like to store a lot of your favourite products in one place or travel a lot. I'd highly recommend it!
What do you think of this makeup bag? Its available to buy for £12.50 (reduced from £!6.00) here on the ASOS website.
Lots of Love,