Different Uses For Cosmetics Bags

Cosmetic bags are super handy, not just for holding makeup but a number of other household and sporting items. Its great to feel organised and have those little bits and pieces all together in one place, ready for when you need them.

For makeup, having cosmetic bags in ranges of sizes is essential. A cosmetics bag is a great way to organise your make up no matter where you go. You can keep little tubes and pots in one and lipstick and applicators in others.

The standard size of a makeup bag is 15cm by 10cm but there are all kinds of sizes, of course so youll find a smaller or bigger cosmetic bag if you need it. For everyday use, a cosmetic bag should be of a size that fits into your handbag easily. You can organise your makeup by type so eye makeup all goes into one cosmetic bag while powder, concealer and foundation can go into another.

Simple cosmetics bags just are big zipper pouches and some cosmetic bags have sections; they have slots for keeping brushes and eye brow pencils or lip pencils, and compartments for toiletries, appliances such as sharpeners, and/or jewellery. A few types of cosmetic bags also have individual compartments for liquid items. Some have a see-through front, elastic straps and clips or rings.

A perfect basic makeup bag would contain: a tiny comb, mirror, moisturizer, cream blush compact, tiny pot of translucent powder, mini foundation, lip pencil, lip balm, lip stick/lip gloss, blush brush, perfume atomiser, cover stick, ponytail rubber bands and band aids.

By why limit yourself to just cosmetics? Cosmetics bags come in so many handy shapes ans sizes they can be used for all sorts of other things, from storing spare tools in the car, fishing tackle, to basic first aid equipment (bandage, band aids, disinfectant, scissors) for short bush walks.

Here are some other suggestions for alternative uses for cosmetic bags:
Store hair accessories like tail combs, afro combs, elastic bands, hair clips and hair pins.
Hold haberdashery such as spools of thread, loose buttons, pins and needles.
If youre a collector, protect precious coins and stamps by putting them into an appropriately sized cosmetic bag.
When they are not being used, you can keep your technical gadgets, such as iPod, headphones and mobile phone, in a cosmetic pouch to prevent scratching and damage.
Carry lead pencils, a spare pen, highlighter in a cosmetics bag. The compartments can be used to store a pencil sharpener and rubber.

Not only do cosmetics bags come in all shapes and sizes, they are also produced in a wide range of different materials, including plastic, neoprene, cloth fabric and more. Plastic is a very common material, though, as it has the advantage of being easy to clean. For long term storage, or if subject to changes of temperature, this might not be the best as plastic may crack and youll find the contents spilt all over the place.

Transparent cosmetics bags are very convenient as you can tell at a glance what you have inside. There are some beautiful fabric purses used for holding makeup and other personal items as well, and traditional Japanese patterns are proving to be more than a passing trend. Keeping these cosmetic purses clean, though, can be a challenge.