A skincare and makeup routine doesn’t have to be complicated. We’re bombarded with countless products to spend money on; from face creams to lipsticks, our self-care can get complicated. And not to mention wasteful! In the U.S alone during 2018, 7.9 billion units of rigid plastic were created for beauty and personal care products.
But when it comes to our self-care routines, simpler is often better. Focusing on products that make us feel our best is, well, best (bonus points if they’re refillable or recyclable!) But what about how and where we keep them? Just like investing in our beauty products, it’s worth it to invest in a beauty bag that keeps them protected, is easy to care for and travel with, and will last a long time. Keep reading for our tips on how to use the new Stasher Beauty Collection to properly store and take along your favorite skincare, makeup, and more!
Proper storage not only protects your products from things like temperature fluctuations, but even more importantly, keeps any potential spills from leaking out. Most of us keep our beauty and makeup bags in purses, suitcases, or drawers, so an exploded foundation = a disastrous mess! Thankfully, Stasher beauty bags have a leak-free Pinch-Loc® seal, so spills? Don’t know her.
Knowing what to store in a beauty bag is also important. Let’s be real — even those of us who are trying to keep a minimal routine still probably have lots of different makeup and skincare products. That’s why we created three distinct sizes to accommodate all your beauty needs. But if you had to choose one? Our Everyday bag is uniquely designed to fit common beauty items like makeup brushes, yet it’s compact enough to fit in a tote for your daily office-to-OOO routine.
For more tips on storing and organizing makeup, check out this guide!
Care & Cleaning
You know you’re supposed to be regularly cleaning your makeup brushes (gulp), but what about your makeup bag? Yeah, we’re looking at you mystery stains. Most beauty bags made of plastic vinyl can’t be washed and feature flimsy zippers that make putting ‘em in the dishwasher a recipe for disaster.
But with platinum silicone beauty bags, you can easily clean them in the dishwasher or by hand. Simply swish them with warm, soapy water and dry upside down. This means one bag will last basically forever and stay as pretty as the day you bought it!
Travel & Packing
Packing your beauty products in a checked bag is the easy part (as long as your makeup bag is leak-free)! But what about when you plan to take lotions, liquids, and serums in a carry-on? Because of security restrictions and airline requirements, carry-on liquids need to be in 100ml (3.4 oz) containers (or smaller), so opt for buying travel size makeup products, or decant them into reusable travel containers or silicone squeeze bottles. Check out this guide for traveling with makeup for more tips!
And when it’s time to pack them up, our Essentials beauty bag is perfect for storing all your travel beauty essentials in one tidy, TSA friendly place. The largest of our Beauty Collection, it’s deep enough to fit a full routine yet transparent and easy to pack in your luggage.
Traveling doesn’t always involve a train or plane. Most often, our busy lives have us constantly on the go — and so are our beauty products! Rather than having to reach around in the bottom of a purse or handbag for lipsticks and SPF, our Touch-Up beauty bag is a tiny but mighty way to keep everything organized. Keeping all your must-have items in easy reach means re-applying with ease . . . and thanks to the bag’s luxe, quilted texture, it’s also the perfect complement to your look.
Love the Stasher Beauty Collection? Let us know by sharing on social @stasherbag. And for more information on how to properly use and care for your Stasher reusables, see our guide!