Sunday, May 8, 2011

My New Zuca Makeup Case - Backpack Pro

Hi Guys

I'm back with a review of my newest makeup case.  Although I have a couple makeup cases of varied designs, I have been looking for that elusive one that could give me several key things:
  • Organisation & Attractive design
  • Comfort and Ease of Travel
 Since I've been a makeup artist - for at least 4 years, I have always needed a case that can help me become more organized (I am not really) and assist me in finding my products quickly for multiple clients, so like the proverbial princess, I kissed a couple frogs....
My First Case
My first case was a little one that was handheld and contained 1 level with two sets of drawers that are expandable.  For a newbie, this perfect however when I started to become more knowledgeable about products and started carrying an eclectic set of these products, they could no longer fit comfortably in the case.  Another downside was the problem of it being made with a metal finish and the heat melted the cream products, so you can just imagine the mess.
So, I ached for more space, so I went to and found a cutie case.  The pic below is not the exact case but the functionality was similar to the one I that owned before.  It contained two levels with expandable drawers with the 2nd level being large and open enough to fit tall bottles and palettes.  It was helpful for a while however it was heavy and I had to lug it around with the other case to gigs and that difficulty wasn't pretty.  Did I mention it was also contained a metal finish, so you know what happened when it was in my car?!  

Another pet peeve that I have with these cases is that they cannot stand upright in my trunk so once I make a turn around a corner, it falls and there will be spillage or disarray of products.

Pic courtesy
Case Number 2
 On to my next case.  I made mental notes and started to get more sophisticated in understanding the designs out there and trying to match with my needs, therefore I came up with a ZUCA pro case.
This one, I really liked as its really strong but was made of a soft material and it contained a lot of open space and zipper pouches that stacked like drawers inside (you get 4).  It also has a flat top that could double as a seat if there wasn't any available.  I had this for a year (still do) but I stopped using it as the makeshift shelving started to irritate me since I had to pack and unpack my products every time I did gigs and it was getting tiresome. 

The other problem was the fact that not every time I could be transported to a hotel where I don't have stairs to climb and trust me it can get heavy.  It took a toll on my back after awhile.

Pic courtesy Zuca
My ZUCA Pro Case

My latest case I found via (did I mention its excellent for purchasing cases at dirt cheap prices?) from the brand Tas Merah.  Its cute, its very well organized and so damned attractive.  As you can see its the latest in soft rolling cases out there with sections for brush sets at the top, drawers of either 4 or 5 depending on the size you purchase.  A section for just tissues and other pockets for bigger bottles on the right side of the case are available.

It is one of the best purchases I have made so far as I was very well organised but the only complaint I can make about it is that its heavy when I put all my airbrush stuff together with the conventional products.

My Current Case

So in keeping with the soft fabric design of these cases but looking to simplify for my physical comfort, I stumbled upon a review of my latest case from EnkoreMakeup - YouTube Beauty Guru and purchased the Zuca Backpack Pro.

The pics below show how I already stuffed it with my products both airbrush and conventional, and what's also great about it is that its light, won't fall over and can hold a ton of stuff.  Its also marketed by Zuca as a case for hairstylists, so take note.

You can go to this link to get the actual details and what is offered. Zuca Backpack Pro Details

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I am interested in the Zuca Artist Backpack. I noticed you have three cases in yours; is the third one on top also from Zuca. Can you still fit a blow dryer in with three bags in the backpack?