17 Bridesmaid Makeup Bags They'll Actually Use Again

For all those day-of necessities.
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maddy sims the knot associate editor
by Maddy Sims
maddy sims the knot associate editor
Maddy Sims
Associate Editor
  • Maddy writes for The Knot, with a specialty in beauty, sustainability, mental health and inclusivity.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Maddy wrote for several different publications, including Insider, Bustle, Real Simple and Apartment Therapy.
  • Maddy has a Bachelor's degree in magazine journalism and a Master's degree in health, science and environmental reporting (both of which are from Northwestern's Medill School ...
Updated Sep 07, 2021

While giving your wedding party a gift isn't necessary, it's a kind gesture. And when it comes to what the gift should be, we encourage something practical. Bridesmaid makeup bags, for example, are a thoughtful gift because your loved ones can use them on the big day and beyond. Unlike large bridesmaid tote bags, these small pouches are easy to hold onto throughout the wedding day—but they still hold all the essentials. The key is to look for cosmetic bags that feel classic. Skip monogramming the party favors with your wedding date, your bachelorette party date or your bridal shower date. Instead, put their initials on the bag for a thoughtful, personal touch. Or, leave them blank and choose a pretty color or design that they'll treasure after your wedding day. To help your search for the perfect bridesmaid gift, we rounded up our favorite bridesmaid makeup bags that your friends and family members will actually use again. See our picks, below.

Velvet Quilted Bridesmaid Makeup Bag

velvet bridesmaid makeup bag

Make the getting-ready process instantly more luxurious with the elegant quilted velvet bags. You can also personalize them so your crew won't get them mixed up early in the morning.

Personalized Mesh Bridesmaid Makeup Bag
mesh bridesmaid makeup bags

No more digging through bags to find that one product at the bottom. This chic mesh bag is see-through so your loved ones can easily take care of any last-minute touch-ups.

Custom Canvas Bridesmaid Makeup Bag

cotton canvas bridesmaid makeup bag

You can't go wrong with a classic. Gift your squad these pretty cotton canvas makeup bags, which have a zipper top to keep everything (even the smallest lip gloss) secure. Plus, they're totally customizable—so you can accommodate everyone's style.

Personalized Vegan Leather Bridesmaid Makeup Bag
leather bridesmaid makeup bag

While a small pouch can only hold a few wedding necessities, this personalized cosmetic bag can hold everything. Your loved ones can take this pretty purse with them on any other trips, and it'll hold all of their favorite makeup products.

Clear Metallic Bridesmaid Makeup Bag
clear bridesmaid makeup bag

We love these clear bridesmaid cosmetic bags because they make getting ready a breeze. Your attendants can easily see everything in their bag, so there won't be any stress about misplacing their favorite lipstick.

Linen Bridesmaid Makeup Bag
linen bridesmaid makeup bag

If you're planning a springtime wedding or summer celebration, these linen makeup bags will fit the aesthetic perfectly. Plus, your crew can bring them to any future beach outings.

Vintage Train Makeup Case
vintage bridesmaid makeup bags

Whether you're hosting a vintage-themed wedding or simply love the retro look, these train cases are the perfect gift for your loved ones. Plus, you can personalize them with your friends' initials.

Personalized Fanny Pack
fanny pack bridesmaid makeup bag

Looking for a unique gift idea? Give your friends these fun iridescent fanny packs. They'll easily hold makeup and any other wedding day essentials. Plus, they'll look so fun in your getting ready pictures.

Splash-Proof Bridesmaid Makeup Bag
splash proof bridesmaid makeup bags

Planning a destination wedding? Give your bridal party these adorable waterproof makeup bags, which are designed to protect contents from splashes, spills and weather. Your loved ones can also use these wet bags for any future adventures, making them extremely practical. Psst: Grab a different pattern for the groomsmen for a cute matching moment.

Clear Organizational Makeup Bag
clear bridesmaid makeup bag

The best bridesmaids deserve the best bridal party gifts. This clear bridesmaid makeup bag was practically made for Instagram. With its separate compartments and chic zipper closures, it'll keep all of their wedding day necessities stowed away in an organized fashion. (We love this bag as a gift for the mother of the bride too.)

Mermaid Bridesmaid Makeup Bag

mermaid bridesmaid makeup bag

If the bride-to-be loves all things mermaid, these makeup bags are perfect. They're covered in reversible rose gold and turquoise sequins, which give a full-on mermaid vibe.

Travel-Friendly Bridesmaid Makeup Bag

leather travel bridesmaid makeup bag

Help your wedding party stay organized on the big day with this travel makeup bag designed by Shay Mitchell. Not only is the inside spill-proof, it also contains several compartments to keep everything neatly tucked away and easily accessible.

Neoprene Bridesmaid Makeup Bag
neoprene bridesmaid makeup bags

These soft, sleek makeup bags are made of neoprene, which is durable and water-resistant. If anyone accidentally knocks one into the sink, their makeup stash will be protected.

Sparkly K-Beauty Bridesmaid Makeup Bag
sparkly bridesmaid makeup bag

Want to treat your crew? We love this bridesmaid makeup bag because it comes with a gift inside. The chic sparkly bag has a zip top (read: no unfortunate spills) and contains a terry headband, a firming face mask, a hydrating lip patch and a nourishing eye mask.

Glittery Nail Kit Bridesmaid Makeup Bag
nail kit bridesmaid makeup bags

If your crew isn't super into makeup, gift them this sparkly bag full of nail care essentials. They can bring the pouch anywhere, and it contains a top coat, cuticle serum and a nail file for any nail emergencies. Plus, they can fit any other small makeup essentials if they need to.

Recycled Bridesmaid Makeup Bag

bridesmaid makeup bag recycled materials

Are you hosting a sustainable wedding? Get your wedding party these stunning pouches, which are made from recycled plastic and paper. Added bonus: They're filled with three skin care products

Mini Square Bridesmaid Makeup Bag

custom bridesmaid makeup bag

This sturdy makeup bag is made of nylon, is fully lined and has a pretty gold zipper, so your wedding party won't have to worry about any spills ruining it. It's small enough to throw in a purse but big enough to fit any and all day-of makeup products. Plus, you can customize it with letters or fun patches for your maid of honor.

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