Beauty companies often offer makeup bag sets as incentives to customers to buy their products, and makeup lovers can find themselves overwhelmed with these “free” goodies. Makeup bags range from small hide-in-your pocket lipstick holders to larger ones that roll up and hang from a bathroom hook. If you have an overabundance of these makeup accessory bags, then use your creativity to use them around your home and in your gift giving. Break up the sets of bags and use them individually.
Use a zippered pouch style bag as a stylish pencil holder. Place your pens and pencils in the makeup bag instead of letting them roll around your desk drawer.
Tuck an extra set of your favorite makeup items like eyeliner, mascara and powder in a bag and keep it stashed in the glove box or console of your car.
Separate makeup by color or type. Place each color or type in a separate bag. For example, put all your winter colors in one bag and your summer colors in another.
Fold tissue paper in a makeup bag. Fill the bag with beauty gifts like a silver hairbrush and barrettes. Leave the bag open and wrap in cellophane. Top it off with festive ribbon.