Giveaway: Makeup Bag

Crochet Make Up Bag

**Update**  You don’t have to use it as a make up bag you know.

I had some of that beautiful blue cotton which I used to make my tote with and I felt sad I had no use for it.  So I decided to make a make-up bag.  It is a small project which took a couple of hours from start to finish.  I am sort of obsessive when I am making stuff.  I can’t really stuff.  I totally do not need a make up bag right now because  I can’t seem to remember to wear any and I already have several already.  I would really love one of you to have it.  Seriously, I decided in the early phases of making it, that it would be a gift, I just couldn’t decide who.  So if you like it and want a shot at winning it, just leave a comment below telling me what item is always in your makeup bag and why you love it so much.  I’ll close comments next Thursday (4 February 2010) and draw a winner after that.  I will mail it to whomever wins so I will need an address from the winner later on.  The pretty fabric in the background with the butterflies, birds and weird looking flowers is the same as the lining.  There is a little flower with a mother of pearl button too.  I tried my best to get a decent picture because it really is so much prettier in real life.

P.S.  I have been thinking about having a monthly giveaway for quite a while now, I just never could think of nice prizes.  I don’t think I can afford huge expensive items like an 21 inch TV or something, but I really would love this to take off, so if you think you know anyone who might be interested send them a link.  If this one takes off, then I am definitely having more in the future.

P.P.S  Isn’t that fabric just gorgeous?

P.P.P.S  I am a really boring make up girl, it is either black, dark brown or nude.  I just realized that now.


  • At 2010.01.28 09:54, chika said:

    womaaan what don’t I have in my bag! ;p lol

    • At 2010.01.28 11:05, Mona said:

      It’s so pretty! I think a handmade prize is just awesome. In my make up bag, I have a CG lip stain, creme blush from Mary Kay, a little eyebrow brush, Prescriptives false eyelashes mascara in black, a CG compact and a small powder brush. All of these look really natural and just a fresh, awake look. I love the lip stain because it lasts long and isn’t sticky or anything, just natural. Same with the creme blush. I have to have the little eyebrow brush, keep those guys in line. The mascara was a gift, one swipe is good and not too flashy. The compact is just to lightly dust oily eyelids and set the blush and to have a mirror.

      I love talking about this stuff!

      • At 2010.01.28 11:44, Shimaa Gamal said:

        This is just unfair ya Jess, I don’t wear make-up :( I love the bag :) I love the color, won’t you give away you tote?
        Will you make me the beautiful laptop sleeve?
        I promise to wear make-up if the bag was mine :)

        • At 2010.01.28 11:49, ze2red said:

          Lovely, 3a2dteny

          i love the idea of hand-made and not expensive giveaways. I think they hold more feelings and their memories last forever. Bas kan nefsy fe 3arbeya BMW 😀

          hmmm… makeup!!!
          what if i don’t wear makeup but i have things that can do a similar job, maslan ya3ni :) my doctor prescription of sunblock, hand cream, lip butter and “the only thing that counts as makeup” dark brown eyeliner. would that make me a runner for the gift?? hope so.

          3amtan i have another good reason, it’s my birthday on the 4th of Feb :$

          • At 2010.01.28 12:40, Sameha said:

            Yasmine, I dont wear make up only at home :( you have to give awy something else coz Iam out this time :)
            I agree wiz Shaimaa, I can wear the make up if not only iha ve the bag but also if iam given some nice makeup stuff :).
            The fabric is to7fa anyway :)

            • At 2010.01.29 01:03, marci said:

              I always always have burt’s bees lip balm because I need moisturizers in the winter for my lips. It keeps my lips soft and smooth–kissable!

              • At 2010.01.29 01:53, Caitlin said:

                I can’t live without MAC’s concealer in a pot. I have extremely fair skin and extremely dark circles. It’s the only thing that works and doesn’t get caked up!

                • At 2010.01.29 02:20, Sarah Coulsey said:

                  What a beautiful bag!!!! I would love to call that my own!!!! Good luck with giveaways!!!

                  • At 2010.01.29 02:27, Vittoria said:

                    My makeup bag is ALWAYS fully stocked & it’s only gotten more packed through the years. I must have to have an eyelash curler (even for touch-ups during the day) and a lip gloss. Then mascara, eyeliner, primer, eyeshadow, highlighting powder, brushes, bronzer, compact, foundation, moisturizer…the list goes on and on! haha


                    • At 2010.01.29 04:39, Cynthia White said:

                      Love the blue make-up bag…I always carry mascara in my make up bag but it’s not nearly as beautiful as this hand made one.

                      • At 2010.01.29 05:11, Mary L. said:

                        I always have in my purse my favorite color pink of makeup,because the color pink makeup looks good on redheads like me. Thank you for this great giveaway.

                        • At 2010.01.29 05:27, London said:

                          I always have mascara and blush!

                          • At 2010.01.29 06:56, Heidi Kratzke said:

                            The one item that’s always in my make-up bag is copper eye shadow. I know I should probably get more creative with my make-up, but it is so beautiful! I love that it is an earthy tone, but still has some glimmer to it. Pair it with black/brown eyeliner and some mascara and you’re good to go! I love your make-up bag– great color choice, too!

                            writeme at heidimail dot com

                            • At 2010.01.29 15:39, Erica said:

                              I’m not much of a makeup user either, but there are two things I always have: lip gloss and mascara! I have about 6 types of mascara and probably 30 something lip glosses. They are quick and easy to apply and help me feel more pulled together when I’m in a rush. Now that I’ve made the transition from busy career woman to housewife I do have more time to “make myself up” but my husband prefers the natural look, and a touch of lipgloss and mascara still adds to that.

                              • At 2010.01.29 16:40, Beth said:

                                I can’t function happily without my bare essentials foundation. Mineral foundation rocks!

                                • At 2010.01.29 21:29, Allison said:

                                  I always have lip gloss & concealer in my bag.

                                  It is so pretty! Thanks for the chance!

                                  • At 2010.01.30 03:13, Dylan Aller said:

                                    i always have my lancome juicy tube lipgloss in my makeup bag
                                    the color i have its likek a deep purple makes lights up my face and complements my eyes really well!

                                    • At 2010.01.30 22:44, Mehwish said:

                                      Beth, is that bare esentuals mineral foundation. Im trying to tell my self it works but i dont know,,,, it costed me good 40 quid :(
                                      ok the DEFINITE in my make up bag is a KOHL!!!! AKA SURMA :)

                                      • At 2010.01.30 22:49, Angie Lingo said:

                                        I wish I could afford to ALWAYS have Lancome Hypnose Mascara in my bag, but I can’t. So instead I have L’Oreal Valuminous Mascara, it is my second favorite.

                                        • At 2010.01.30 23:35, maria zoel said:

                                          am just trying my luck.. 😀 what’s in my make up bag? EYEliner.. the most important thing for me.. and blusher, and a lip gloss.. that’s about it.. but EYEliner is a MUST!


                                          it’s a lovely make up bag.. wud love to have it..

                                          • At 2010.01.31 03:26, Sadaf Butt said:

                                            This is really cute make up bag and I luv the colour. I luv wearing make-up especially when I’m out but not at home, and What I usually would put in my make up bag is my lipstick, lipliner and Kajal for my eyes and thats about it. Would luv to win that bag, now we have to wait who would be the lucky winner. My b-day is coming up its on the 5th of feb so lets see if i’m lucky.

                                            • At 2010.01.31 04:01, Chelsey said:

                                              Burt’s Bees lip shimmer — it’s pepperminty and has a natural looking colour. Thanks for the giveaway. This bag is so sweet.

                                              • At 2010.01.31 08:35, Ann said:

                                                I hope you know handmade anything is the best gift possible. I love this giveaway. To be honest…I am a bit jealous. No matter what I do I can NOT knit or crochet, so when I see cute bags like this it saddens me. Than I remembered you are doing a giveaway and this beauty could be mine if I have any luck at all. I started crossing my fingers right away. 😀
                                                My make-up bag, the one that has no personality= opposite of the one you made…should have Botox in it, but that’s not happening. I love my facial expressions. I always have mascara and an eye lash curler, lip gloss, something to cover the imperfections and something sparkly. I heart sparkles even though I’m 38 years old. Age is just a number, right!

                                                • At 2010.01.31 09:42, Heather said:

                                                  The one thing I always have in my makeup bag is an eyelash curler – wakes your eyes up so much in the morning and makes your lashes so clear and beautiful! Thanks, this a lovely bag.


                                                  • At 2010.01.31 16:35, sadiya rajah said:

                                                    mmmm i love makeup! it difficult to choose my favourite but i’l give it a shot-
                                                    my all-time favourite would be lipstick, i CANNOT live without lipstick it boosts my comfidence
                                                    i love bold dark colours such as red and brown
                                                    my preference is rimmel’s brazilian longwear lipstick
                                                    but iv become best friends with blush and eyeliners too!
                                                    ooh and perfume sigh
                                                    hands up to all women!!!!!
                                                    i love being female :)

                                                    • At 2010.01.31 20:52, Phoebe said:

                                                      I’m not much of a make-up user, but I have a thing about my nails, so it’s safe to say my most coveted item is my emery board! My hands are always on show, so why not make them pretty too? :)

                                                      • At 2010.01.31 22:04, Huma said:

                                                        That bag is beautiful! In mine, I have a ton of mineral makeup (blush, foundation, maybe one or two eyeshadows) and a soft, big, sweepy brush and one smaller stiffer one for my eyes. I also have Cover Girl’s Lash Blast and Lip Slicks, as well as some mineral lipstick from ELF that stays put like a color stain but is kind of waxy like a lip balm. :)

                                                        • At 2010.02.01 10:49, Diana J. said:

                                                          It’s beautiful! I always have lip gloss/chapstick in my makeup bag.

                                                          • At 2010.02.04 04:01, Nabila said:

                                                            Normally, I would always keep concealer with me because, maybe my make up will smear. You never know who you meet, so I like to have concealer with me. I don’t mind if I keep lip gloss or not because my lips are normally shiny and red, but I keep lip gloss with me sometimes. :) Good Luck to everyone.

                                                            • At 2010.02.04 11:30, Rem said:

                                                              Very pretty! I always carry clear mascara on my make up bag. I love it because its very simple.

                                                              • At 2010.02.04 16:15, Salma said:

                                                                I don’t really wear make up that often, but what I do use often is kohl and lip gloss :) Or Libloss, as Mariam used to say LOL

                                                                • At 2010.02.04 17:00, Julie L said:

                                                                  I always have my Burt Bees or Softlips lip stuff in my makeup bag :)

                                                                  • At 2010.02.04 23:04, Anna said:

                                                                    I would love to be entered int his giveaway, what a gorgeous bag! My little girl is obsessed with her change purses, I think she has about 3 or 4 now! 😛

                                                                    • At 2010.02.05 04:27, Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said:

                                                                      I always have lip balm in my makeup bag because they dry out quickly and I love soft lips :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!