If Filofax Did Makeup Bags…

If Filofax did makeup bags, then it would look a little like this - Paul & Joe’s Floral Makeup Bag. A handy A5-sized zipped sack housing a pocket perfect for extras, a makeup brush home and two mini bags that can be clipped in ringbinder stylée. I’ve mentioned it before, but I can’t stop whipping this out and giving people the guided tour (it’s currently top of my sister’s wishlist). It’s not the biggest out there – I find it to be the perfect size for a humble weekend amount of makeup – but this stationery-like storage solution has me sold. My usual base choices, miscellaneous tools and a few colour options pack it out, but it’s enough for me and if the chance for a summer holiday arises, then this will be first in the suitcase.

I picked mine up from Selfridges on Oxford Street, though it flits in and out of stock on their website, but for £25 I’ll take the hit for a cosmetics clutch that fully satisfies my highly organisational needs. It may just be my favourite makeup bag yet.


  • Jeanette Thong

    It’s gorgeous and so convenient! Will try my luck on their website! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! ♡

  • Snezhana

    Oh my… *I don’t need another makeup bag but I WANT*
    and which brush in the white fluffy one?)

  • OH this looks WICKED. I have a Muji travel bag, which I use for make-up but it’s a little bit for just a weekend away so I’m looking for something a little more compact – this might be it!

  • bacardi chasers

    i Need this in my life,

  • I need this….I have an obsession with stationary and this is like stationary for make up. I don’t think my little brain can handle how exciting this is!

    Lottie x

  • Julie

    Ogosh this is it. Makeup and Stationary have a baby… But there’s no international shipping and I live in Germany.. Interested in ordering it and sending this over to me Anna? It’s just amazing! Can totally understand your love for it!

  • Olivia S

    Ahh I want it! Looks so pretty as well xx

    Olivia –

  • Ooh looks good x

  • Apple & Bee also makes great little cases for makeup, I think they are even prettier than the one above.

  • What a cute find!!! I am using the Trish McEvoy for mine. Yep, it does take quite a bite to my bank account, but I am absolutely in love with it!!!

  • Jodie Melling

    This is adorable, I love the concept!

    Jodie x

  • Ellataverner

    This is so cute! Love it! X

  • I want it asap!!


  • Jasmine

    This is amazing. The stationary/organisation lover in me needs this!

  • Hannah

    When this first popped up on the Harvey Nichs website, I nearly bought it…until it went out of stock an hour later. Now I’m pretty sure it’ll going at the top of my birthday wishlist – so handy!

  • Meg

    I LOVE this but don’t like the patten enough (why oh why?!)…fingers firmly crossed for an alternative print…maybe the dolphin print on their blotting papers <3

  • this is the best idea ever! I need this in my life to ease my organisational ways.

    Dannielle @ Chic-a-Dee

  • Jess and Erin

    Just bought a makeup bag like this and it was the perfect size for a weekend. See my post on it here

    Jess x

  • Icaria

    Oooh love the smartness of it! Brilliant!

  • Dannielle S

    I love this! I’m going to be checking Selfridges for it all the time now :). It’s so cute! xx

    D Is For…

  • Emily Coulton

    I really love this! Paul & Joe have the nicest products. I hope it comes back in stock on Selfridges!



  • Beckie

    I love this! Perfect for my needs to organise!

  • gemma alexander

    I have been waiting for this to come into stock for months! Last season they had a pink floral one and i missed it. Then this year everywhere i go seems to be sold out, including online. I guess the search continues, it really is a gorgeous makeup bag.

    Gem. x

  • This looks so ideal! I love the little compartments and it looks just the right size. I’m really close to picking this up now!

  • Joycelyn Steib

    Loving this bag more and more! Seem so ideal for a quick storage get away!!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Millie Robinson

    Love this post! The makeup brush holders are great 🙂 ♥

  • Maddy Cane

    This is so cool, I really want one like this for holidays! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • sarah beth

    I don’t think I’ve ever been so jealous of someone over a make-up bag! It looks perfect! xx

  • caroline

    I wish i could find it on the web with international shipping. it’s perfect but here in austria i can only dream about it.

  • Issy

    Do you think it is better than the Trish Mcevoy makeup planners?

  • Laura

    This is so beautiful, and i’m in love with how organised it is!!


  • I need one of these!

  • Madeline Murray

    What a practical setup, love !!

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  • Amy

    So organized! I usually just stuff things in haha x

    Amy |

  • Lois

    I love this! So handy for weekends away! xx

  • Perfection!! I adore the print and the organization. I’ve been meaning to find something more practical for travel so I can rid my cabinets of all the less then ideal travel storage bags I have. This Paul and Joe bag is love.

  • what these clip into binders! My mind was just blowing, I must own one of these

  • Winnie

    Is that illamasqua hollow I see?

  • Nataly

    Please list what’s in it!!!

  • Pippa Jones

    Really does look cool! A right filofax type! Love it! very different!

    Pipp x

  • Ellis

    This is amazing I need one!

  • Hollie Galvin

    This is such a cute organised makeup bag. Love that you can put little ‘folders’ in there and theres even room for the brushes on the end.

  • Ampersaand

    I love that idea, so cute! Perfect for a stationery obsessed girl like me x

  • Chelsey

    I need this in my life, end off. Worked it way straight to the top of my wishlist too. Shame it has just been my birthday or I could have added it to that. xo

  • Oh, wow! I definitely need something that’ll hold my brushes in too and this is sooooo pretty. Why is all Paul & Joe stuff so damn pretty and tempting??

  • Phoebe

    This is so cute! Great for easy storage on a weekend away too!

  • Parisian To Be

    Adorable! I’ll have to pick this up, as I’m in need of a new makeup bag. I wonder if they sell this in the US?
    xo Lillian

  • Celina

    This is such a neat idea. It would be great for travelling! xx

  • Sarah Herring

    ohhhh the thought of stationary and makeup combined – pure bliss!

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  • SistersDon’tShare

    I LOVE this. Think I need one. I’ve just got a lovely new Ted Baker makeup bag but this will definitely be on my radar for days when I need a ‘full kit’ top up requiring brushes etc. I really don’t like packing brushes in knowing they could get squashed!

  • Daniella

    awesome bag! it is perfect for traveling!!!

  • Zoe Bennett

    These look lovely I hate it when my products get all jumbled in my makeup bag.These seem idea for travelling x

  • Christina

    Okay this is one great makeup bag!! Really want it now. I’ll have to look after it!

    Christina xx

  • Ashleigh Price

    straight to the top of my ‘want list’. I have been looking for a makeup bag that is both pretty and practical for ages! xx

  • wow that’s nice. I like how it will make your make-up organized.

  • I too am a Virgo neat freak and this is just calling my name 🙂

  • Carol

    I never imagined such as thing as an organiser makeup bag, how clever! Oh I want one of these now. 🙂 I’m so envious of you and will be on the lookout for one too. (Currently everywhere seems to be out of stock, alas)

  • R Orozco

    I wish we had these in the US 🙁

  • LauraMB

    I’ve loved the idea of this for so long, especially since I travel a lot. Checked back on Selfridges last night and it’s back in stock, got one winging it’s way to me, can’t wait!

  • Zoe June

    his is what I’ve been looking for for so long. I love having all my makeup organized.. When I first saw your post I knew immediately I need this. I just couldn’t find an website shipping this to Germany. But know Selfridges ship internationally and also Asos stock it, yay. If only they’d come back in stock. Will do my hunting until I can call this baby mine. 🙂