Messy Makeup Bags Are a Thing of the Past

I love a pretty makeup bag as much as the next gal, but when you get foundation or lipstick on that pretty fabric, you start to regret your choice. On the other hand, no one wants to carry a plastic cosmetic bag around just because you can wipe it clean. Finding the right bag can be tricky when it comes to size as well. You need one big enough to fit all your items, but not so big that you have to leave your second pair of high heels at home to make room.


We’ve found that perfect bag. The Signature by Kusshi. Available in satin or leather styles, this bag has you covered. The classic exterior colors of navy, black, and grey open to bright pops of pink or red lining. The satin styles are completely machine washable. Just empty it all out and toss into the washing machine. Leather more your style? The lining zips out so you can toss that into the washing machine as well. Now you don’t have to settle for trying to wipe the broken bits of eyeshadow out of the folds in your bag’s lining.


The other feature that makes these bags so fantastic is the wide zipper. The bag unzips almost flat. No more digging to find the product you need. You’ll see it the minute you unzip the bag. You also have the option to unzip the inner lining creating three pockets, or keep it zipped for one compartment. The inside features two small mesh pockets and one zippered pocket. The mesh pockets are great for damp beauty blenders allowing air to reach the blender for drying. Quality materials and easy open zippers make this a bag that will stand the test of time.


This may be the last cosmetic bag you’ll ever need.

Satin, $69
Leather, $119


  • The latest from Angela
I have been a beauty junkie for what seems like forever, but before I did anything about it, I went to law school. (Yes, my life is a little like the reverse of Legally Blonde.) Then, I worked as a prosecutor in Sonoma County after which I moved to the DC area with my husband in ’97. I served as Majority Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee followed by a year-long stint at a lobbying firm. You get the picture. It was then that I decided to act on my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Finding my favorite beauty products proved to be impossible without stepping foot in a mall–the horror. So, I decided to bring my favorites to Alexandria. A few trips to New York and a flight to France and Bellacara was born in March 2000.

Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.

1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


1 Comment

  1. Avatar Christine says:

    I got mine as a gift just in time to use it for my five week travels to North Carolina, Georgia and Florida and I LOVE it. I too have a graveyard of makeup bags that never quite fit the bill, but I generally knew that was probably the case when I bought them. They were just a nicer or newer versions of all the others. This one is a whole new idea for how we carry makeup for travel, how we will use it when we get where we are going and what we need to do to keep it clean and looking as classy as the makeup inside. That being said, what I found was that once I had put everything in this bag, I didn’t want or need to take it out, so it’s ready to grab and go at a moments notice, while keeping me neat and tidy even while at home. Worth every penny.

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