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Makeup bag

Does anyone have a nice miniature travel cosmetic bag? I just used a baggie last time be able to wrap it up tightly and save room in my carryon. I have a nice small one I use? But I’d like an even smaller one.

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The small zipper bag that comes with free samples from Clinique or similar with a makeup purchase is what I use when I want to just use something small for travel. (And other times, I use the LLBean hanging toiletry kit which I absolutely love because of the organization, but it’s not small or lightweight.)

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I use a Tom Bihn clear organizer pouch for my 3-1-1 liquids and makeup. On one side, I put my 3-1-1 liquids and stuff like that, and on the other side, I put makeup and similar items. It works out well and because it's clear, it doesn't need to be opened by the TSA. It's not miniature but it's small and keeps it all together so I can just put it on a bathroom sink and take out what I need.

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I bought a very small makeup bag at TJ Maxx that is perfect for me. You might look at outlet stores to see what you can find.

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I have a set from LeSportsac--4" x 5" x 2" zipped pouch for makeup and a bigger rectangular sort of dopp kit bag for all my toilet articles. I love their prints, and while they have some structure they also are squishable if needed, plus they can be washed and hung to dry.

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Over the years I’ve used bags that have been complimentary with a cosmetic purchase. One of my favorites has a Paris scene and it’s washable. I like Mardee’s idea of the Tom Bihn clear organizers. They use Urethane vs. PVC. Well made products.

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Thank you all! I have a container store and Vera Bradley close by. I’ll pop in there to take a look!

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This "Eagle Creek toiletry organizer" is what I have used for a couple of trips.
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B009IFSLZ4/ref=twister_B00SVQ0CGW?_encoding=UTF8&th=1
It is lightweight and is flexible so it doesn't have a defined outline. I cut a clear plastic shelf liner to line the bottom so it holds it's shape. It's narrow so it fits on tiny shelves or sinks in European bathrooms...and washable.
Hubby has one which he uses for his electronic cords, etc.

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Look at pencil cases. They are often waterproof (why?) and come in many sizes.

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Sephora sells a semi-sheer flexible silicone (vinyl?) bag that is very good size for travel for $5.

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Dollar stores have lots of little pouches in various sizes.
I've got some mesh ones from there that are super lightweight.
The pencil case idea is good too.

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I use one of those reusable clearish silicone snack/sandwich bags that you can find at Target in the foil/ziplock aisle. Several sizes available, washable, clear enough for TSA bag, etc.

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Most of my small bags are from Publix (grocery store) , Target or Walmart. I buy for home use too so I can switch out if I need to. They're cheap, sturdy, brightly colored and washable.

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I bought (3) and use a clear bag like the one catherine.mccarty029 has linked above. It even says 3-1-1 on it. However when my 2 granddaughters and I were traveling through LHR in 2019 a security agent took Lucy’s out of her backpack and said it needed to go in a clear bag and handed her something like a quart sized baggie. She moved her liquids from the flat bottomed, clear bag to the one he handed her. After that I always carried a quart sized baggie in my flat bottomed bag but it’s never happened again. I really like the sturdy, clear bag with flat bottom because it stands up so well in bathrooms or on bedsides.

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Not bag advice here, but I'm very proud of my new uber lightweight packing hack for make up. If you only need a little bit of a thick cream (medicine or makeup), use an empty Listerine strips pocketpack. I put in a glob of lipstick that lasted three weeks easy and used much less space than the regular tube.

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I had a subscription beauty box service for about a year and they sent a cut little zippered bag each month, I use that in my purse on the daily and my big momma make-up bag stays at home. For travel I take the big momma bag (NEW Victoria's Secret purchased at the thrift for about $2) but cleaned out to just the daily essentials in my personal carry on and in my day bag goes one of the little ones with just lip balm, lipstick, Tylenol, band aids, hair clip, small sunscreen. I am not one to reapply my makeup during the day, I use a good eye primer so that stays on pretty much all day.
So with everyone getting bombarded with these little zippered bags from these beauty subscription boxes I see them NEW at the thrift all the time.
Costco was also carrying these clear plastic zippered bags for a while that had cute graphics on them, I picked up a 5 pack for like $9, and have used them for travel also, electrical cords, ear buds, snacks and gum. Similar to these:
https://www.amazon.com/Accessory-Contain-Clutter-Poolside-Collection/dp/B088QXR7T7/ref=asc_df_B088QXR7T7/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459548495012&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1455085959258770950&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031645&hvtargid=pla-972601597124&psc=1

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FYI Just flew out of LHR yesterday and they were on a vengeance at security handing out clear zipper bags and making people transfer their liquids from any decorative or non compliant sized bag. It was holding up things and causing some last minute traveler stress.

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Thanks Mona! I’ve had that happen on occasion at LHR and CDG but With all the backups at airports right now, seems like a strange time to enforce it.

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Buy a bottle of Crown Royal and use the purple bag. :-)