Celebrating your beauty
By Naomi Ambrose, Staff Writer
Finding a good makeup bag to buy can be overwhelming. There are hundreds of options available in a variety of designs, colours, and styles. If you feel overwhelmed with choosing a makeup bag, the guidelines outlined below can help you with your decision.
Know your numbers
It is important to consider the number of makeup items you use. If you use the main makeup items such as foundation, concealer, blush, lipstick, eyeshadow, and mascara, choose a bag that can support these items. If you use additional products, your bag should be big enough to carry them. Also keep in mind makeup brushes. You might have a brush for applying foundation, another brush for blush, and more brushes for applying eyeshadow, so you now have a few extra items to consider.
Account for the size of your handbag
I’m sure your handbag has your wallet with your credit cards, gift cards, and dozens of coins. Perhaps your handbag has a pair of reading glasses and sunglasses that are in separate, slightly heavier glasses cases. Your bag probably also has your phone charger, maybe a power bank, and headphones. Considering the weight of these items, there’s a high possibility that you are carrying at least two pounds on your shoulders—and now you have to add your makeup bag too. If you’re worried about carrying all of this around, consider what the necessities are, or if you would prefer a smaller makeup bag with fewer items.
Feel the colour wheel
Think about your colour preference. If you love items that have a classy, traditional, chic black colour, you’d probably prefer a black makeup bag. If you love colour, a brightly hued makeup bag would be a delight for you. Also take into account your colour matching preference. Maybe you’d want a makeup bag that matches the tones of your handbag, or perhaps you’d love a makeup bag that has a different colour to spice it up! If colour is an important factor for you, I’d suggest setting aside some time to think it over.
Next, consider the bag’s colour design. If you’re a lover of monochromatic colour schemes, then you’d probably prefer a bag with one shade. Or if you love glittery, multicoloured items, a makeup bag with different hues, stripes, and a glittery aesthetic would be ideal for you.
A price that’s right can be a delight
Take some time to think about your budget. Depending on your budget, consider whether you want a fancy, expensive, name brand makeup bag, or whether you’d prefer a low-cost bag. Whichever side of the price pendulum you swing to, assessing the price of the makeup bag will be worthwhile. How much are you willing to pay to carry the items that boost your self-esteem?
Finding the right makeup bag should be a fun and rewarding experience. Hopefully the above guidelines will help you choose a good makeup bag that can ultimately allow you to embrace and celebrate your beauty.