Saturday, November 2, 2013

Orla Kiely for Target Makeup Bags

I recently discovered that Orla Kiely released a line of cosmetic bags for Target.

I was SO excited to find this collection because I'd been wanting an Orla Kiely makeup bag for awhile now, but never got around to buying one because they were too expensive (they can set you back about $100). I'd seen a few on sale at Amazon for about $40, but still a bit too pricey for a makeup bag in my opinion. So when I saw this collection at Target (ranging in price from $9.99 - $29.99) I was thrilled! Above are the three cosmetic bags I purchased (but I wouldn't be surprised if I end up purchasing the entire collection!) Let's take a closer look at each one.

This was the cosmetic bag I was most excited to get...and it was the hardest one to find. Every Target I went to, it was the one bag that was constantly sold out. But I was finally able to get my hands on one and it didn't disappoint. 

One thing I like about this collection is that they are quite comparable to Orla's more expensive line. They're made of a similar coated polyester exterior and nylon interior, which makes it somewhat easy to clean. I just wish that the interior were made of vinyl or a coated cotton because makeup, no matter how secure, tends to spill and make a mess. 

I love the contrasting light blue zippers.

The reason I was looking forward to this bag the most is because of all the little compartments. I needed something that I could throw in my purse and could hold my makeup and maybe some brushes for touchups on-the-go. And I also carry eyedrops and bandaids with me (just in case!) So this makeup bag definitely has all the little pockets I need to keep everything organized.

I actually couldn't decide whether or not to purchase this bag. I just didn't know if I really needed it, but then I thought, "Eh, for only $9.99, why not?" And I knew if I didn't get it, I would regret it (similar to how I feel now about the Orla Kiely collection for Target that came out a few years ago - I decided not to purchase many of the items from the collection because I felt I didn't need them, and now I regret not buying the whole thing! And now I see them on eBay for ridiculous markups). So I decided not to let that happen again. And I'm sure I can find a use for this cute little bag.

The colors on this bag are so vibrant and pretty.

One side has pockets that I'm sure will come in handy.

I'd always wanted a train case, something I could store my makeup in, but take it with me for weekend trips. The print on this bag is gorgeous, and I love the contrasting grey and orange - one of my favorite color combos.

I actually like the compartments on the Sweat Pea Double Train Case better, but I like this rhododendron print a lot better so I opted for this case instead.

There's a couple elasticized pockets on the inside.

A zippered mesh pocket lies on the inside lid.

I'm so happy with this collection and I look forward to more Orla Kiely collaborations with Target!


  1. Absolutely love this post! So helpful!

    1. Thanks Sophia! I actually purchased a couple more Orla Kiely makeup bags, so check back soon for a post on those!

  2. Any chance you could post some dimensions on your collection? I checked out the Target website but the dimensions give didn't seem quite right.

  3. Lovely bags! Which section did you find these? Are they near the Make Up Aisle? Thanks!

    1. Hi Kristina! Yes, they are near the makeup aisle.

  4. by any chance are you willing to part with the single zip beauty organizer (the first pictured)? I've been looking to buy one but cant find them anywhere :(

    1. I'm sorry, but I love it too much to part with it :( Maybe keep checking eBay...also, Target has a new collection of makeup bags available (different prints, but still really pretty!)