The Makeup Bag Steph Relies on to Keep Her Life Organized

I use it at home and when I travel.
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Away The Mini, $35, available here. Photo: Courtesy of Away

Away The Mini, $35, available here. Photo: Courtesy of Away

A few years ago, luggage brand Away launched a limited-edition toiletry kit that looked like a tiny version of its hard-shell suitcases, aptly named The Mini. Simply put, it's the best makeup bag I've ever used, and I've wanted to recommend it to everyone I know (not to mention stock up on a few more backups for myself just in case). But alas, its ephemerality has always prevented me from doing so. Until now: It's back!

Away The Mini, $35, available here. Photo: Courtesy of Away

Away The Mini, $35, available here. Photo: Courtesy of Away

Made from the same flexible-yet-durable polycarbonate material that outfits all of Away's luggage, the rectangular case is small — about the size of a notebook, and three inches in depth — but manages to fit quite a lot. I use it to store all of the makeup I use every single day, and I love that it keeps my daily essentials tidy so that I can find them easily in my drawer. But given that Away's area of expertise is in airplane-ready pieces, The Mini is also fantastic for traveling. The mesh pocket on the inner lining holds smaller tools and flat compacts in place, and the compact size of the whole kit makes it amazingly packable. The rigid shell also prevents the items inside from getting crushed in a crowded suitcase, something I appreciate deeply as a chronic over-packer.

Unfortunately, this drop is limited-edition, too, so I highly suggest acting quickly if you hope to score one.

Away The Mini, $35, available here.

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