Inexpensive Cosmetic Bags

Do you go to discount or department stores to find a make-up bag to carry your make-up in your purse but don't want to spend an arm and a leg? Try an office supply store and you can find decorative pencil pouches with zippers and other compartments to fit your lip gloss, lotions, contact lens case, comb/brush, foundation compact or anything you carry to keep looking good.

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I found one for $0.50 and it was very cute and had four pockets (2 zipper pouches and 2 mesh pouches) and keeps all of my cosmetic items organized and easy to find! It folds too and is easy to keep in my purse.

By CJ from Indianapolis, IN

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April 9, 20110 found this helpful

You can also get them at dollar stores & I have also received several through freebie offers.

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April 9, 20110 found this helpful

I love this tip, so simple but who would have thought about that. Thanks.

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April 14, 20110 found this helpful

Although I don't bother with cosmetics, I love this tip! I repurposed the "p'leather" carrying case for the PDA-type device I fried awhile back.

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It's the perfect size to separate my stamps and a few other easily-lost items from the bottom of my huge purse.

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June 20, 20120 found this helpful

Quite often you can find cosmetic/other small zipped pouches of various shapes, color selections at thrift shops... I know - some of you might not want pre-owned but I always check that section when shopping at the thrift shops and have found brand new , unused ones for 50 cents to 2.00!

The ones shown in the pic are all brand new (found at thrift shops) except for the heart shaped one.. I have different uses for them, e.g. - cosmetics, scissors,thread, crochet hooks and other small crafting and sewing supplies, earrings/jewellery, new ones make a great way to wrap a small gift for a friend, etc.

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June 20, 20120 found this helpful

My goodness, this is so nice. With pencil pouches the cosmetics can be seen right through the mesh side.

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Without fumbling around plus they can be drying out with the ventilation mesh... Thank you for sharing this.

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June 20, 20120 found this helpful

I have used cosmetic bags, instead of cosmetics (except for one). I have one for odds and ends, one for my hair clips, one for pens and other writing things (note pads,and stamps), and other assorted things.

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