MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag Review & Photos

MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag
MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag

MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag ($35.00) is a new, limited edition zippered, rectangular makeup bag that will be available at select MAC stores and online at maccosmetics.com beginning May 14th (stores on May 21st). It’s tapered so the bottom widens and flattens out, so the bag retains most of its shape even with nothing in it, which helps it stand up as well. The bag is 8 inches / 20 centimeters in length, 4.5 inches / 11.5 centimeters in height, and 2 inches / 5 centimeters in depth. The exterior is 100% PU (a poly synthetic leather), and the interior lining is 100% polyester, which is black in color.

I would have loved to have seen a metallic gold zipper instead of a black plastic one, or at least the zipper pull in a coordinating shade/style to the rest of the bag. It feels comparable to past limited edition MAC makeup bags, which I’ve never had an issue traveling with, but I don’t travel extensively. I think the zipper felt a little cheaper in the type or weight of the plastic use, and it is a bag that will not allow a lot of over-stuffing, as it tapers towards the top and will not zip if you attempt to put much near the top. It’s priced similarly to other MAC makeup bags with similar size dimensions.

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MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag
MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag

MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag
MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag

MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag
MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag

MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag
MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag

MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag
MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag

MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag
MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag

MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag
MAC Wash & Dry Makeup Bag

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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For the price, this just doesn’t seem like it’s good value for money. It’s not especially large or special – really not all that much better than most GWP freebies. And stacked up against some of the really practical and well-fitted Sonia Kashuk bags, it just seems like nothing special for a hefty price tag.

At the very beginning I said if all else fails there is the makeup bag and it looks like that’s the way it’s going to go lol!! The makeup didn’t go so well. That’s ok though, I’ve done enough damage with Urban Decay on the weekend, and I do really like the makeup bag anyway.

If this was $35CAN I would consider it. I feel Like MAC overcharges for swag. I did buy also bought a lot of the Hello Kitty the stuff in the past, but the bags are made on the cheap (not cheaply made) there must be a heck of a markup.

Their bags are definitely on the expensive side, though since I’ve become aware of far more expensive bags, the price doesn’t seem so bad, haha.

I wonder what the markup is on a makeup bag compared to an eyeshadow.

More and better photos just confirm my first impression that it looks pretty cheap and is hella overpriced.

The pricing is really normal for MAC (same size in their basic makeup bag range is also $35), but you can for sure get plenty of makeup bags at lower price points.

If this had a metal zipper I would most def buy it, but I would end up using it like a clutch purse, not a make up bag. It’s too pretty to not show off. I don’t need anymore make up bags, I have an ipsy subscription, so I get a new one each month. Easy pass for me.

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