10 Makeup Bags Chic Enough to Carry as Clutches

The best kind of two-fer.

With all the parties and weddings going down this summer, we wouldn't *hate* it if we discovered some sneaky trick that allowed us to re-use a mini bag multiple ways. Read: Please, yes, how much? Ahead, flip through 10 affordable makeup bags that you can easily stock with your essentials or tuck under your arm with an airy tent dress and still look like the classiest girl on the scene.

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Playful details like the mini tassel add a little something extra to this suede bag: whether it's used as an extraordinary cosmetics case or a sweet evening sidekick.

Small Stripe Tassel Cosmetic Case, $75; ahalife.com.

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Since it's slightly larger than average, use this printed pouch to tote items like notebooks and toiletries on-the-go. Or, carry it sandwich style as a fold-over clutch with a summery dress.

Baggu Large Flat Zip, $15; baggu.com.

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This cute-as-a-button Fendi monster pouch doubles as a *fashion* clutch when you want to go hands-free at an after-hours event.

Fendi Monster Eyes Shell Cosmetic Case, $250; netaporter.com.

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The collaboration that just keeps giving presents this Fendi-esque makeup bag with street style star flair.

Fossil x Opening Ceremony Cosmetic Case, $60; fossil.com.

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Add a touch of personality to a boring weekend getup (or pile on the prints and colors, J.Crew-style) with some polka dot action.

Cedar Street Dot Annabella, $78; katespade.com.

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Subtlety is key in making this case versatile enough to wear with a work dress by itself or housed in your work tote to prevent eyeliner spillage.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Dorset Shell Cosmetic Case, $54; macys.com.

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The perforated details make for an unusual mini evening bag (when it's a phone + wallet + mints kind of night) or a super cool travel case.

Loeffler Randall Small Cosmetics Pouch, $67; loefflerrandall.com.

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When you want a case with an edge, reach for this studded pouch that's equal parts tough and feminine.

Rebecca Minkoff Large Dome Pouch with Studs, $83; rebeccaminkoff.com.

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This sophisticated leather pouch works for stuffier events like graduations—you know, when it's not hard at work transporting your precious makeup brushes.

Tory Burch Embossed Patent Cosmetics Case, $95; toryburch.com.

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Chic neutrals like this one won't draw attention the fact that they were designed to house your compacts and makeup pencils.

Vivienne Westwood Orb Spencer Makeup Bag, $159; asos.com.

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