What's a girl to do when traveling; cut down on their makeup or squash it all into a generic bag? No way! I have a much better idea. Let's take a look at the best makeup cases good for traveling.

There are options here at all price levels and for all occasions from day trips and weekends away, to traveling on a plane, a long vacation and everything in between.

As well as buying advice we will review specific models and brands so you can choose the right traveling makeup case for you.

Train Cases Are Ideal

A Good Option If You Need a Makeup Case With a Mirror

The obvious option for keeping your makeup with you when traveling is to use a train case. If you are a girl who likes pattern then these are a good option too as you tend to get a lot of different colors and patterns such as zebra print makeup cases.Sephora Midnight Train Case - Perfect for TravelingCredit: http://www.amazon.com/mn/search/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=Ibwendy-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=train%20cases&url=search-alias%3Dbeauty&sprefix=train%20cases%2Caps%2C262#/ref=sr_st?keywords=train cases

Train cases look great on the outside, keep your makeup protected, and everything within has its own special space. So even with a bit of turbulence or jerky car motions, your makeup will stay safe as well as being easily accessible when you are on the move. You can also find models that have a mirror included too, so when you flip open the top you have a mirror for those on-the-go touch ups.

Inside you get many trays and dividers that are cantilevered so layer upon layer of storage that all fits away perfect when you are done. You don't have to worry about your makeup sliding around as you apply your makeup with a train case model either; easily fitting on a train table or tray.

Sonia Kashuk Weekender

Sonia Kashuk the WeekenderCredit: http://www.target.com/p/Sonia-Kashuk-Abstract-Print-Cosmetic-Bag-Weekender/-/A-13555506If you want a nice weekend bag that can fit a bit more in than just your makeup, then this Weekender bag from Sonia Kashuk might be more to your tastes -- there are various different patterned fabric options available including a zebra print bag. Ideal for fitting in other items that you just don't want to be without when traveling, but especially designed for holding makeup. It's a great bag for taking on a plane; who wants to risk their makeup getting lost or tossed around by baggage handlers!

Inside you get 3 different clear plastic organizers to keep your makeup organized, but so you can see at an instant where everything is. The zip runs right around the bag so you can open it right up for easy access.

It's a stylish option that is definitely designed for makeup, but that looks like an ordinary travel bag.

By the way, you can purchase these online easily from Target for around 25 dollars. There is currently an eBayer selling these for around 60! They aren't available in stores but are not difficult to get hold of so check your prices carefully.

Seya Roll Top Makeup Bag

Roll Top Makeup BagCredit: http://www.amazon.com/Seya-Black-Roll-Makeup-Case/dp/B003JLZ37M/ref=pd_sbs_bt_3This is perhaps my favorite makeup bag of the lot to travel with as it has sophisticated, but stylish looks on the exterior, yet is a makeup addicts dream inside.

Your makeup is protected, but just about as organized as you are ever going to want to get too; it's like a mini professional kit to keep with you at all times.

The exterior looks pretty soft and is easy to carry, but it's quite a tough case so will keep your makeup protected when you are on the move. It has many different sections to keep your lipsticks separate from your powders and creams, and you can see the little sections pull out to reveal more storage space underneath. I genuinely think this makeup case has it all.

This travel bag for your makeup is a little bit of an investment but for the looks and interior design it delivers on all levels.

Try a Rolling Makeup Case

For Those Truly Serious About Makeup

Rolling Zebra Print Makeup CaseCredit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TPA9XG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=Ibwendy-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003TPA9XGWell we use rolling suitcases when we travel so why not rolling makeup cases? Of course, for most of us this is way more storage than we need for our makeup when traveling, but it is a very practical option if you are traveling for a long time or you are a professional makeup artist.

Look out for lightweight options to keep that luggage weight allowance down when flying, and many models also feature a train case integrated within the unit that can be easily removed from the main case so you don't have to travel with the entire unit everytime you leave the house! It is a great idea though for fitting in your haircare items as well, so you have one complete on-the-go beauty unit. Some of them look so good you could keep them in your bedroom as a practical piece of the furniture.

Bobbi Brown Organizer

Bobbi Brown Travel OrganizerCredit: http://www.bobbibrown.co.uk/product/2287/8039/Brushes-etc/Organisers/Cosmetic-Cases/Organizer/index.tmplIf you want something a little more compact, for day trips and weekends away then the Bobbi Brown organizer will give you everything you need. As you would expect from a product with the makeup magician's name on it, this product is quality all the way and is superbly designed.

Inside this unassuming travel makeup organizer you will find a brush holder that holds up to 7 brushes and two removable mesh pouches to keep all your smaller items protected and separated.

It's big enough to fit in all of your makeup essentials but compact enough that it could fit inside your suitcase if you need to which makes it one of the best makeup cases for traveling.

Remember when choosing the best makeup bag for your travels to take into account how much travel you will be doing, and the weight of your case -- especially important if you are traveling by plane or carrying your luggage over any great distance.

Some of these cases can be quite an investment (albeit a worthwhile one), but it's worth remembering that of course you can still use these when you are back from your travels to be used as a regular makeup case - those dividers can be really useful in organizing your makeup wherever you are, especially on a sleepy morning.

Stay gorgeous!