My Dream Makeup Bag

Coral Anya Hindmarch makeup bag from above on white sheets

Let me just start by saying I know this is a pricey purchase and probably absolutely outrageous to some people. But the other day I found a picture I’d saved on my computer two years ago of this makeup bag (TWO YEARS!) so it was definitely very thought through. I was actually given this as a gift and it was bought second hand so you know…YOLO.

This is the Anya Hindmarch Make-Up Bag in Coral. They currently only have the black one on their website and it’s sold out but they usually retail for £195, which I know is a lot of money for a makeup bag.

Anya Hindmarch is legendary for making quirky accessories and the labeled collection is all about her obsession with organisation. The main material is nylon, which is perfect for a makeup bag as it means it can be easily cleaned or just popped in the washing machine, with patent leather edging and really cute leather tassels on the zips.

The main thing that drew me to this particular style is the fact that it has two compartments. One on the top for brushes and another larger one at the bottom for your makeup. Call me crazy but I could not find another make-up bag with this kind of design anywhere and believe me I tried. Both sections are lined with embossed fabric, that seems to be a perfect makeup concealing shade so it never seems to look that dirty. In the top you can fit eight brushes. I’ve got my Zoeva Rose Gold Brush Set in there at the moment and they all fit perfectly. It’s like it was meant to be. There’s also a small zipped pocket for any accessories. I tend to keep things like tweezers, hair bands and hair grips in there.

It doesn’t really look it from the pictures but I’d say that the main compartment is probably about two inches deep, which gives me the perfect amount of space to put all of my everyday bits in (we’ll talk more about my giant Bobbi Brown make-up bag with the non-essentials another time). There aren’t any other pockets in this section and I don’t think it really needs it. I know what’s going to be in there and it’s not really big enough to over fill or lose anything anyway.

So that was the tour of my dream make-up bag. Let me know if you’ve found your perfect make-up bag or if you’re on the look out for one? And what’s your criteria when looking for ‘the one’?