When Was The Last Time You Cleaned Your Makeup Bag?

When was the last time you cleaned your makeup bag?

When was the last time you cleaned your makeup bag? I don’t mean removing any grimy makeup products or dirty makeup brushes from the makeup bag. I meant actually cleaning the entire bag!

I recently emptied the contents of my makeup bag for inspection to see if there’s anything I needed to clean e.g. grimy compact, dirty hairbrush, broken lipsticks, empty tissue packets, etc. When it was time to put the stuff back, I took a look inside the empty bag and was horrified at how dirty it was. The bag had smudged lipgloss stains, bits of glitter from a face powder and had grey stains here and there. How did I let it get that bad? It was all round FILTHY.

When was the last time you cleaned your makeup bag?

I quickly sprayed a generous amount of rubbing alcohol onto a piece of paper towel and gave the bag a very thorough wipe. The paper towel came out black! Oh I still shudder at the thought. Lesson learned: clean makeup bag often!

When was the last time you cleaned your makeup bag?

If possible, wash your makeup bag. I couldn’t toss mine in the washing machine because of the leather handle but if I could, I would. Or give it a good hand wash. In between, give it a good wipe with anti-bacterial wipes or rubbing alcohol.

Check out your makeup bag NOW. How clean or dirty do you think it is? :P

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  1. MissCarole

    Quick tip… I have put my Longchamp pliages in the washing machine a few times (and so have my French friends) and they’ve come back perfect! Just put them in a pillow case on a 30-40c wash. The leather stays put.
    Quick question: what do you put in your make up bag? And so you reapply your make up during the day? I’m starting to wonder whether I should sometimes…
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    1. Tine

      Thanks so much for the tip! I’ll try that out next laundry day. There’s only so much of rubbing alcohol I can spray on that bag. It still smells a bit funky and definitely needs a very good wash. :P

      As for what I put in my makeup bag, funny thing is, I barely have any makeup in there! The only makeup I have in the bag are lipsticks. I’ve got hand sanitiser, Origins Peace-of-mind On The Spot Relief (in case I get headaches), hairbrush, facial blotters, tissues, feminine hygiene products, hand cream, rubbing alcohol and some hair ties. I don’t reapply my makeup during the day. :)

  2. Shari

    I’m sure as hell mine looks legitimately filthier than that! I havent cleaned it since… forever! Thanks for this reminder, though!!!
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha happy cleaning! ;)

  3. Michelle Beh

    H Tine! Sorry for not able to read the blog recently. Hectic workload! I only cleaned my makeup bag once! Haha! Usually I only cleaned my makeup items and not the bag. Still trying to make it a habit.

    1. Tine

      No worries Michelle. Hope things are better now :) x

  4. Hilary

    This is why I love my Kipling make up bags – Monkey off, straight in the machine. They get *so* vile don’t they?!

    (Although your camera doesn’t seem to have picked up the mank, so I’m guessing mine get a LOT worse lol)
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    1. Tine

      Ahem. That’s because I cleaned the bag THEN photographed it. I can’t show you the filth! *gasp*

      1. Hilary

        OK, I feel a lot better now then LOL :D
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  5. Sabine

    Do I have to tell?!! I can’t remember, that’s how long it’s been. Going to clean it NOW!
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    1. Tine

      Hee hee! When you can’t remember how long it’s been, yeah it’s definitely time for a good cleaning ;)

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