Whether you're storing your makeup at home or taking it to go, a plastic zippered sandwich bag just isn't going to cut it. Instead, invest in something a little more stylish and a lot more sturdy.

Many makeup bags feature an interior that wipes clean, so they're safe for packing even your liquid foundation. Bags with a cloth exterior are a little more tricky when it comes to cleaning, but many can easily be sent through the washer on a gentle cycle or spot cleaned by hand.

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Leopard Shimmer Cosmetic Case, Got Beauty | Shade Saturated Makeup Pouch, Anthropologie | I Heart Recess Pencil Pouch, Hip & Humble | Nautical Cosmetic Bag, West Elm

A larger bag carrys everything your face could want and more, while a small tote is perfect for on-the-go essentials like lipstick, a powder compact for touching up and a small mirror.

A basic pencil case is ideal for holding - you guessed it - eye and lip pencils. It also makes for perfect storage of sharpeners, eyelash curlers and shorter makeup brushes.