Monday, November 26th, 2012


Lucy Blaire Makeup Bags

Fun Makeup Bags!

Lucy Blaire Handmade Makeup Bags ($12.00 to $62.00) are available in five sizes: small, medium, large, purse pouch, and pencil case. Her bags are made out of oilcloth, which is cotton-backed vinyl. Why it makes sense to use it on makeup bags is because it is waterproof and stain resistant. I fully blame Dustin Hunter for this review, because after seeing him share his, I bought three in the Blue Bloom pattern!  There are several other patterns available.

Pencil Case ($12.00) is 8″ x 4″ with a zipper down the middle and handle at one end. It worked well for holding anything long and fairly flat–not surprisingly, eyeliners were what I was anticipating using it for. I grabbed a handful of eyeliners (just over 20), and all of them fit in the pouch with room to spare. Brushes under 8″ could also fit in here.

Small Makeup Bag ($14.00) is 6″ x 3″ x4″ with a zipper down the middle of the top end and a strap handle on one edge. I put in ten MAC eyeshadow quads (the newer ones, which are thicker/bulkier than the original quads), and I could have fit two more along the edge and some stuff on top. This would be ideal to house glosses, lipsticks, foundations, blushes, and the like. It’s the kind of size that’s incredibly useful. I prefer smaller makeup bags and having two or three of them, because it’s easier to organize what I’m bringing so I’m not rooting through an epic bag of stuff.

Medium Makeup Bag ($16.00) is 7″ x 4″ x 5″ with a zipper down the middle of the top end with a strap handle on one edge–it’s just like the small bag, just larger (one inch larger in each dimension). Like I mentioned, I prefer an assortment of smaller bags over one large bag, so for me, I’m totally covered between these three. The medium holds larger face brushes incredibly well. I took nearly all my face makeup brushes (I couldn’t even hold them all in my two hands)–around thirty or so in total–and they all fit beautifully in the bag with room to spare. In case, you know, you actually tote around thirty brushes in one fell swoop! If I bring a lot of brushes with me, I will use a brush roll, but for quick weekend trips, I’ll toss the few I need into my larger makeup bags. Naturally, this bag can fit a whole smorgasbord of beauty products in it.

Because the bags are made out of oil cloth, they can wiped down and cleaned easily. I haven’t had mine for long, but Dusty has had his for two years and highly recommended them (which is how I got here; the power of a trustworthy recommendation!). You can purchase bags individually or in sets (you’ll save a bit by doing the set). She shipped quickly (placed my order on the 18th, received it on the 24th), and everything was exactly as described. I look forward to traveling, just so I can use these. They’re so bright and cheery to look at! All three bags fold quite flat, so they’re easy to store when you’re not using them.

Now the reason I moved quickly to share these with you is because for Cyber Monday, you can get 10% off (11/26 only) with code CYBERMONDAY.

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Lucy Blaire Makeup Bags


Lucy Blaire Pencil Case


Lucy Blaire Pencil Case


Lucy Blaire Pencil Case


Lucy Blaire Pencil Case


Lucy Blaire Pencil Case


Lucy Blaire Pencil Case


Lucy Blaire Pencil Case


Lucy Blaire Pencil Case


Lucy Blaire Small Makeup Bag


Lucy Blaire Small Makeup Bag


Lucy Blaire Small Makeup Bag


Lucy Blaire Small Makeup Bag


Lucy Blaire Small Makeup Bag


Lucy Blaire Small Makeup Bag


Lucy Blaire Medium Makeup Bag


Lucy Blaire Medium Makeup Bag


Lucy Blaire Medium Makeup Bag


Lucy Blaire Medium Makeup Bag


Lucy Blaire Medium Makeup Bag


Lucy Blaire Medium Makeup Bag


Lucy Blaire Medium Makeup Bag


Lucy Blaire Medium Makeup Bag


Lucy Blaire Medium Makeup Bag

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27 thoughts on “Lucy Blaire Handmade Makeup Bags Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    omgg these are gorgeous i want

  2. Avatar of Por Por

    Hahaha! I saw Dustin’s video too. They look so roomy here with all the product you packed in them. Now I’ll have to check out the site with the discount code. I’m blaming both you and Dustin for encouraging me to spend even more after Black Friday. ;)

    • I think I made my purchase not even halfway through the video. I was like, “Oh, he says these are his fave? Let me see… add to cart, add to cart…”

      • Avatar of Amy Amy

        Everything you, Dusty, and Wayne raves about are immediately on my wish list.

      • Avatar of Por Por

        Ha! You’re too funny! I checked out the shop right after watching the video, but I have so many makeup bags that I was hesitant to buy more bags. You swayed me with the photos of these clown car-like bags. I actually really like the little wallets from the shop. I think they’ll help me travel lighter.

  3. Avatar of Virginia virginiaisforluvrs

    Cute! I used to own a tote bag with this same print :)

  4. You have NO idea (well, actually you probably do) how happy I am that you like these things as much as I do! :) It always makes me a little nervous when I say, “buy these, they’re great!” because I’m afraid someone out there won’t like them.

    I do love these things though! They hold SO much for being SO small and they’ve held up amazingly well!! :) I also like the pattern you picked up here! They’re like a clown car… you can just keep pulling more and more out of them! LOL

  5. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    No, no, no. No more etsy links this week! Last post resulted in me spending $150 on jewelry. lol.

    Seriously, though, thanks for the recommendation, these bags look so pretty and practical!

  6. Maggie

    You say they are oilcloth and easy to clean, but that oilcloth is cotton-backed. Are they lined? Is the inside just as easy to clean as the pretty shiny outside? That is usually where the messiness becomes an issue for me.

    • It has very fine cotton threads running along the back, but I tested red lipstick, black eyeliner, and loose eyeshadow on the exterior and interior, and I was able to easily remove all three. The red lipstick I used stains the back of my hand nearly instantly, and there was a very faint tint of red on one of the threads (I covered a 1/2″ area, so three or four threads were covered) for about 2-3 millimeters. I just used makeup remover to remove everything and about 20 seconds of time! I asked Dusty (he’s had his for two years), and he said he just uses soap and water on a sponge for the inside :) Hope that helps!

  7. jeremy

    Those are so cute, I love your style. Very fun!

  8. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    *sigh* I foresee a purchase in my immediate future.

    • Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

      Yep. Purse pouch and small case on their way, and I’m being really tempted to go back and buy a full set in a different pattern. I’m sunk.

  9. I totally got a set of these. I like your pattern, but I ended up getting the one with the orange flowers and yellow zipper. I have been needing to find a good storage place for my lip pencils, single blushes and highlighters, and backups so I wouldn’t have to store them in my bathroom anymore. I can’t wait until they are here!

  10. Avatar of Lisa lisa

    Ah Dusty. I can not resist a review by him. :)
    I ordered a medium one and I love it

  11. love that you show how much they can hold! sometimes it’s so hard to tell from a picture w/o seeing the products. these are gorgeous bags!

  12. I still say they could make a killing making Zuca style Utility Pouches.

  13. Melissa

    I had been holding off on buying these for months. When Dustin posted the video about these, I almost died… and then when you did, I pressed submit. I’m so excited!

  14. Oh damn. Those fit a lotta stuff.

    I’ve been in the market for a new travel bag… /skulks over.

  15. Danii

    I love how many Perversion pencils you have!XD I also spy some 24/7 pencils that are in my own stash too. :3 I should stock up on Perversion too. Love it!

  16. Avatar of April April

    Those are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

  17. WOW!!!! Im amazed how much you can fit in there!!! I definitely think I need some of these! Hopefully they post to Australia!!