Let me tell you about my best travelling companion. Her name is Gabbi. She's cheerfully stylish, sassy and organized. I've put her in charge of my day-to-day makeup and brushes. She has a flip-top lid.
Clearly I'm attached to my Gabbi makeup bag by Benefit. The sits-flat case with its zippered, flip-open lid makes the interior brilliantly accessible and an absolute cinch to keep sorted. Built-in brush sleeves inside the lid keep tools tidy and secure; a protective flap keeps bristles neat and the contents of the case residue free.
What's Gabbi holding for me? She's got two powder compacts, an eyeshadow trio, an eyeshadow duo, two single shadows, a cream blush, a powder-blush duo, a bronzer-blush duo, a brow-powder duo, a concealer stick, a makeup-remover pen, four eye pencils, two mascaras, three glosses, a lip balm, an eyelash curler, a lash comb, a brow groomer, a blush brush, an eyeshadow brush, a tapered crease brush, a concealer brush, a soft angle brush, a firm angle brush, a brow-powder brush and a mirror. Approximately.
How's that for making a case for organization?
$35 at Sephora and The Bay.