Beauty in the nineties was not to be missed: frosty pink lips, blue nails, glitter eye shadow, hair wraps, and more beauty blunders than one generation could handle. While we were stocking up on Kissing Koolers, mousse, and scrunchies, the real question is: Where did we keep all of our products? In our Caboodles, of course! Every girl had to have one (sometimes two) to organize all of the necessities. If we were lucky enough, it was even personalized with our name in bright, puffy paint.
Although we have matured (if only just a bit), we still desire a way to organize and tote around our must-have cosmetics. Unlike most of our beloved products from the 90s that have sadly gone to the product graveyard, Caboodles is still in business and you can even purchase an updated 2015 version here ($45). Caboodles Ultimate Organizer ($45). But if you’d rather leave Caboodles in your past, here are our other favorite options:
Anya Hindmarch Patent Leather & Clear Plastic Travel Case ($250) has multiple compartments to separate all of your products. The clear plastic exterior also prevents your favorite lip gloss from falling into a deep dark hole.
If you want a makeup bag that can double as a clutch, look no further than the 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Cosmetic Zip Case ($295).
Henri Bendel Brown & White Stripe Beauty Train Case ($70) has an amazing vintage look that feels like you’re packing your products for an ocean-liner voyage, even if you’re really just taking the train home for the weekend.
For travel, Mark and Graham Audrey Striped Cosmetic Case ($99) will be your best friend. It has plenty of compartments as well as a removable pouch for your most crucial items (Eight Hour Cream, anyone?). This company also offers complimentary monogramming, AKA puffy paint for grown-ups.
However, if you take your traveling as seriously as your products, you may want to consider Rimowa Salsa Deluxe Beauty Case ($450). It’s totally indestructible and will basically let you bring your entire beauty arsenal everywhere.
-Casey Sharbaugh currently resides in New York City and works in the fashion industry. In her spare time, you can find Casey spinning, trying new beauty products, or browsing the city for the best ice cream cone. Find her on Twitter at @caseyhshar