This is a travel makeup case measuring 11.5 in x 9 in. The hard outer shell unzips all the way around to reveal two magnetic covers. On the first "page" there are two pouches of the same size that stick to the front cover. With all of these mesh pouches, you can pull them out and use them as makeup bags alone. The two on the back cover are different sizes -- one looks like it would be TSA compliant, and the other is a skinnier pouch suitable for pencil products. The entire case is made of plastic which makes it really easy to wipe down with a baby wipe before and after each use.
The middle flap has seven slots for brushes, and here is where my first criticism arises. There are two slots wide enough for standard face brushes (here I've shown the Cover FX Foundation Brush #160 and the Smashbox Blush Brush #16) but the eye slots are extremely snug. I tried to fit a MAC 227 in one of them, and there was no way it was happening. On the back of this flap, there is an elasticized compartment that could hold more brushes, but they might move around given that there's no protective dust cover or stitching to separate it into compartments.
The case also comes with two empty Laura Mercier palettes -- a six-pan and a three-pan. I've never tried a Laura Mercier colour in my life, but these would be helpful if you'd already amassed a collection. The mirrors inside these are large and take up the entire lid of the palette. I've shown them here with a couple of my travel essentials.
Good makeup storage makes me want to make better use of my makeup. I've never found something I liked for travelling -- if it had a hard shell, there weren't enough compartments and my products would knock into each other. If it was a soft case, it wasn't protected from my other belongings in my carry-on. Here, I'm not concerned that any of my products will explode and get all over my clothes, I don't think any of my glass bottles will break or even that my brushes will be crushed. I'm officially a happy camper.
How do you pack your makeup for travel?