I feel like everyone probably has some crummy, dirty makeup bag that they got as a GWP, but a nice, matching set for travel is an unexpected but really useful gift to pick up for Christmas–or for yourself. I’m actually traveling home for the holidays, followed by a trip to Arizona and California, so I will definitely be making use of these gorgeous Sephora Collection Be Spotted Travel Bags*, as well as the Sephora Collection Breakups to Makeups Bag*.
If you’re looking to pick up a matching set of makeup bags, you should definitely check out the limited edition Sephora Collection Be Spotted lineup, which features several different bags in different sizes and shapes but all with the same print and details. The bags are made of a cream vegan leather with a rose gold leopard print and zippers, as well as a pinky peach lining. These bags are also available in a permanent classic quilted black.
I have three different sizes from the collection, so I’ll start with the largest, the Sephora Collection Be Spotted The Vacationer Bag. This is a large train case with a top that zips open for an extra compartment that is perfect for storing brushes–as well as an added small pocket. I do wish there was a flap to cover the brushes (like my Sephora Collection The Vacationer from the Spring 2015 lineup) since you may not wash them when traveling and I wouldn’t want to get makeup anywhere, and it would also help them keep their shape.
Inside the Sephora Collection Be Spotted The Vacationer Bag there’s a very large storage compartment, as well as elastics on the side to hold small products and a zippered mesh pocket. Closed, there’s a sturdy handle that makes this bag easy to carry around. If you like to travel with a good selection of makeup and skincare, I definitely recommend the Vacationer, and I’ve gotten a lot of use out of the one I already had.
If you’re looking for a smaller bag, there’s the Sephora Collection Be Spotted The Voyager Bag, which I just used for a night away. This bag has the same print and accents, and fits comfortably inside The Vacationer. My favourite feature is that there are actually rods inside the bag so that when you open it up, it stays open (like in the second photo). That makes it really convenient for use on your bathroom vanity and gives it a very chic look.
The final bag in the trio is the Sephora Collection Be Spotted The Escapader Bag, and this one fits inside The Voyager Bag, which means it’s very easy to store all 3 bags together when you aren’t using them. This small bag is perfect for taking on the plane or storing in your purse for just the essentials. It also has a nice structured shape to it.
In addition to the Be Spotted lineup, there are currently two different designs of the Sephora Collection Breakups to Makeup Holiday Bag available. There’s the “These are a Slew of my Favourite Things” one in cream, which I have (pictured) and there’s also a black option with the text “All Dressed Up and Ready To Glow”.
The Sephora Collection Breakups to Makeups Bags have rose gold text and details along with an illustration of several makeup products. The bag itself has a faux leather texture to it. There’s a sturdy rose gold zipper and the inside of the bag has a heart locket print. This is definitely a bit of a spurge for a cosmetic bag, but it’s really adorable and actually quite roomy inside making it great for traveling or just keeping in your purse.
If you’re going to be traveling in 2016–or you’re looking for a lovely gift for somebody else who is–these gorgeous, sturdy Sephora Collection Be Spotted Travel Bags as well as the Sephora Collection Breakups to Makeups Bag would make a great gift this holiday season. An even cooler idea? Pick one up and fill it with a bonus surprise, I know I always appreciate some holiday chocolate…