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The Daily Edited Transparent Cosmetic Case vs. Anya Hindmarch Inflight Cosmetic Case

July 16, 2018

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I’ve owned and loved the Anya Hindmarch Inflight Cosmetic Case for several years now. It was quite the splurge for me and I’m thrilled at how well it has held up over many trips. It’s been a travel companion across the world. The Anya Hindmarch Inflight cases run from $275 to $425 depending on color and material. Due to the high price tag many of you have asked for a recommendation for a cheaper dupe. I’ve finally found one for $70 from The Daily Edited. I spotted and hauled a couple of their Transparent Cosmetic Cases in Black and Taupe during my summer New York Trip while visiting their beautiful store on Bleecker Street. I wanted to give it a proper test before reviewing it and I’m happy to report it’s every bit as good as the Anya Hindmarch one. As soon as I got home I ordered a few more online from The Daily Edited. I like to have some on hand for last minute gifts and have also decided to try and have an on-the-go bag packed with a few staples so I’m not frantically scrambling at the last minute for trips. By now a few of the colors have sold out and are on pre-order again. If you have your eye on these I highly recommend doing a pre-order if you can. They are perfect for travel and in my experience they are really efficient and timely. They have always shipped product by the pre-order date listed (from my personal ordering).

I’m going to give you a side by side comparison of the Anya Hindmarch Inflight Cosmetic Case and The Daily Edited Transparent Cosmetic Case. First a few details and specs:

  • Anya Hindmarch Inflight Cosmetic Case
    • Price range $275 to $425ish (I’ve been told some have spotted these in airports at duty-free for less)
    • Color options – mine is a Black Patent, color options are often seasonal, most on the Anya Hindmarch website
    • Materials – clear plastic and various leather finishes and colors
    • Dimensions – approximately 4.7″ H x 3.2″W x 8.7″D
    • Compartments – two, larger zippered top and smaller zippered bottom
    • Where to buy: Anya Hindmarch, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman
  • The Daily Edited Transparent Cosmetic Case
    • Price – $70
    • Color options – Taupe, Pale Pink, Black, Ink Navy
    • Material – PVC and saffiano leather
    • Dimensions – approximately 4.5″ x 3″ x W 8.5″
    • Compartments – two, larger zippered top and smaller zippered bottom
    • Where to buy: The Daily Edited online, NYC Bleecker Street Store also available inside the Saks Fifth Avenue Store in NYC

Both brand options are really close in size. By now with regular use and wear the Anya Hindmarch Inflight case isn’t quite as rigid and has become a little squishy but still retains its shape pretty well. Both also have two zippered compartments with the smaller end having an elastic band to hold things in place (I rarely use this function). The logo and detailing are different with The Daily Edited only having their branding on the interior. The exterior portions on the top center are left blank so you can custom monogram them with initials or emojis! You can have the print be gold or blind. For lettering you can also customize font size and type options. I usually leave mine blank or opt for the blind initials.

Some side by sides:

The Daily Edited Transparent Cosmetic Case vs Anya Hindmarch Inflight Travel Case | The Beauty Look Book

Side detailing:

The Daily Edited Transparent Cosmetic Case vs Anya Hindmarch Inflight Travel Case

What they look like opened:

The Daily Edited Transparent Cosmetic Case vs Anya Hindmarch Inflight Travel Case

Black, Pale Pink and Taupe:

The Daily Edited Transparent Cosmetic Case review | The Beauty Look Book

Below is a look at what I was able to fit inside my Daily Edited Transparent cosmetic case. It takes some playing around to make items fit as efficiently as possible to waste as little space. I was able to fit all this without any bulging. Since the material is a clear plastic I try not to over stuff it as prolonged stretching could possibly stretch and ruin the material. I haven’t had any issues with the plastic shifting on either the Anya Hindmarch or The Daily Edited but do take care of my leather goods.

The Daily Edited Transparent Cosmetic Case Review via The Beauty Look Book

The Daily Edited Transparent Cosmetic Case Review via The Beauty Look Book

Everything I was able to fit inside with some stacking and maneuvering:

  • 3 Tom Ford Compacts
  • NARS Large blush in Orgasm
  • NARS Highlighting Powder
  • 4 Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Sticks
  • 2 Laura Mercier Velour Extreme
  • Tom Ford Skin Illuminator
  • Eyelash Curler
  • Armani Face Fabric
  • Diorskin Forever Undercover
  • Jo Malone small perfume
  • Tom Ford Soleil Blanc atomizer
  • NARS Orgasm Lip Balm
  • Glossier Lash Slick
  • Chanel Les Beiges Tint
  • 4 Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss
  • Dior Lipstick
  • Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick
  • Sisley Phyto-Lip Delight
  • Becca Be a Light Palette
  • Flat comb
  • A few skincare minis wedged in the nooks

A couple other mentions of similar alternatives. One is from Mecca which is an Australian company and they have launched a couple colors of their Jet Set Travel Bag. I really wanted to try this last holiday but the problem for me is that purchases from the website can only be delivered in Australia. Any international orders have to be done over the phone which was a hassle for me. The next is the Truffle Clarity Jetset Case ($85) which I own a few colors of. You can buy these on the Truffle website but this style is also now available at Nordstrom! This style has a clear top and base with leather but only has one compartment and is also smaller measuring 2″ H X 7 1/2” W X 5 1/4” D. If you need something smaller or more compact this is a great alternative. Truffle has been a long-time favorite for their flat clear pouches. I carry them constantly. I’ve bought every one of my close friends and family one and it always makes me happy when they send me pics of them using them!

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Quick peek at some packing things I did for Miami recently (plus one newly hauled item). I’ll have a full Miami recap soon as many of you have been asking me about food recommendations! We found some really great new places and I’m putting everything together in a roundup. Also shown is the Away Bigger Carry-On Suitcase, hat from Lack of Colour, Chloe Mini Marcie Bag (will also review this soon), Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Atomizer (back individually!), Kate Spade Sunglasses (on sale at Nordstrom), Tom Ford Firelust Skin Illuminator, Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer, Armani Neo Nude Powder, Chanel Les Beiges Tint, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette (just hauled, will also review soon), Tory Burch Sienna Sandals, Celine knot bracelet.

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A look at some of other items from The Daily Edited that I own. I purchased all of these myself. I’ve reviewed the Large Cosmetic case a number of times before. You can see it in a few travel packing posts like this one here.

The Daily Edited Cosmetic Cases via The Beauty Look Book

Left to right: Transparent Cosmetic Case in Black, Taupe and Pale Pink, Travel Case in Taupe, Large Cosmetic Case in Black. One last look below of The Daily Edited Transparent Cosmetic Case vs. Anya Hindmarch Inflight Cosmetic Case and one tip on how to clean the plastic. As with any clear material it’s going to get finger prints if you have oils on your fingers whether it’s from makeup, skincare or dirty hands. I use the Novus Plastic Clean and Shine Spray or the Fine Scratch Remover to clean my plastics and acrylic containers. You can find it at places like on Amazon or The Container Store. It’s pretty versatile but before you use it on anything ALWAYS make sure you do a patch test first!

One thought on how to store these and keep their shape. The ones I ordered online came with foam cut stuffing shaped perfectly to the interior of The Daily Edited cases. This seemed to help keep their structure. The ones I bought in store did not but I could have probably asked if they had any on-hand to put inside. As with any soft material, it’s going to have a little bit of squishing if it’s not propped up with some kind of hard stuffing material. I’m going to keep the cases stuffed when not in use. As you can see with the Anya Hindmarch, it’s softened a little bit around the edges where the plastic sides are, but I’ve never stuffed it and it has still retained its shape nicely.

The Daily Edited Transparent Cosmetic Case vs Anya Hindmarch Inflight Travel Case | The Beauty Look Book

Overall I’m really loving The Daily Edited Transparent cosmetic cases. At $70 each I think they’re reasonably priced for the quality and design. I especially love that they have regular metal zippers rather than the tassels. The extra tassels can be fun but when you’re trying to pack and get everything to fit inside a suitcase they can get in the way because they’re a bit bulky. I’ve only used The Daily Edited Transparent cosmetic case on one trip so far so I can’t report on how long it will hold up compared to the Anya Hindmarch which I’ve had for around 3 years now. I have owned some of the other Daily Edited products for over a year, they’ve gone through some travel and lots of moving and have held up 100%.

Hope this review helps! Do you have any favorite clear makeup bags or clear travel case favorites? If you have any other questions let me know in the comments below.

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  • Ellie | PetiteElliee July 16, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    OMG these look so perfect for travel!

    http://www.petiteelliee.com

    Ellie xx

  • Arianna July 16, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    I love how it’s clear so you can see all your products. It’s fits so much!💞
    Southernbf.blogspot.com

    • BeautyLookBook July 16, 2018 at 8:54 pm

      Yes you can definitely fit a lot of things inside!

  • Anne Capitant July 16, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Thank you for finding a dupe! I don’t yet have a decent clear travel case and this one is definitely more towards my budget!

    • BeautyLookBook July 16, 2018 at 8:54 pm

      More towards my budget too, the Anya Hindmarch was SUCH an ouch to the wallet.

  • Anne Capitant July 16, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Thank you for finding a dupe! I don’t yet have a decent clear travel case and this one is definitely more towards my budget!

  • Amy July 16, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Can’t wait to try these! Exactly what I need! Thank you for the great comparison.

  • Katrin Bartas July 16, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Sabrina! I was wondering if you prefer the taupe or the pale pink? I’m having a hard time deciding between the 2 colours.

    • BeautyLookBook July 16, 2018 at 8:53 pm

      That’s a tough pick! I’m really loving the Taupe color which is actually more of a nude pink to me rather than taupe. But both are pretty!

  • Adelle Trotta July 16, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    OMG, I love this post. I have been lusting over the Anya Hindmarch for years but am too cheap. I’m going to get the Daily Edited which is so much better in price point. Thanks for the post !!!!

    • BeautyLookBook July 16, 2018 at 8:52 pm

      Yes, much better price point!

  • Alix July 16, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Such a helpful, detailed, interesting post!

  • Lisa L July 16, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    These are so beautiful! You have the prettiest things!

  • conniets July 16, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Great review. I’m so glad to hear it’s a great alternative because I put in my order last night! I’ve always wanted the AH case but it’s just not something I’m willing to spend that much. I also prefer the tde version without the branding/text and with the option to monogram. It’d be even better if they offered more colors and finishes like red or patent! Thanks for sharing!

    • BeautyLookBook July 17, 2018 at 11:43 am

      Yes! So cool you can opt for NO monogramming 🙂 Hope they add more colors too. Some of the Anya Hindmarch ones are SO fun color-wise. I’ve been dreaming about them but my basic patent black was such a splurge I decided to stick with it.

  • Jessica July 16, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    I have the Mecca case and it really doesn’t compare. It’s a cheap plastic, very squishy and the zipper gets stuck when going around the corners.
    The Daily Edited ones look great though, will have to check them out!

    • BeautyLookBook July 17, 2018 at 11:43 am

      Ahhhh good to know! I had major FOMO lol. Guess me not being able to order online was good haha!

    • BeautyLookBook July 17, 2018 at 11:43 am

      Ahhhh good to know! I had major FOMO lol. Guess me not being able to order online was good haha!

  • Ana Céline July 17, 2018 at 5:11 am

    Oh I love these! They look beautiful and thank you for the lovely detailed review xx

    http://www.anacelinelabod.com

  • Laurence July 17, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Very informative post, and beautiful pictures as usual. Need to get my hands on the Daily Edited case. Thanks Sabrina!

  • all that jae July 17, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Love this thorough review! I think I’ll save money and buy the daily edited case.
    Jae
    http://www.allthatjae.com

  • Holly July 17, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Hi Sabrina ~ received my TDE case last week. It looks great! Just a note: I did not specify the size of my initials and they are a bit large for my taste. I agree the blind embossed initials are the way to go. Also the package came from China and FedEx would not leave it without a signature. Just something to know when ordering. It was packaged beautifully and is a steal at $70. Best dupe ever! xo

    • BeautyLookBook July 17, 2018 at 11:39 am

      Yes, thanks for adding those notes! I picked the smaller font size option and think it’s perfect. Either gold or blind are nice!

  • Eileen July 17, 2018 at 11:11 am

    What a great post—makes me want to dash off to parts unknown 😃 I have the Truffle Jetset and, for me, it’s slightly smaller, more compact size makes it the perfect case to toss in my tote. I use it primarily for the products I use to freshen up whenever I travel. I can put it on my lap and open it up without everything falling out. Last holiday season I bought a couple, put some goodies in them, and gave them to my sons’ incredible and very special ladies. It was the perfect stocking stuffer for them. They are both women on the go and have thanked me several times. Winner! But, now what am I going to do for this year? LOL. Perhaps a couple of the Daily cases to put in their luggage. We shall see. By the way, your Anya looks well traveled and well loved. A good travel case is worth its weight in gold.

    • BeautyLookBook July 17, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      Well put! The Truffle is great to toss in the bag 🙂 And yes the Anya Hindmarch bag has been well-loved 🙂

  • Stacey Lynne July 17, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Fantastic post! When you pack do you separate your makeup from cleansers etc? Do you pack your tools in a separate case?

    • BeautyLookBook July 17, 2018 at 2:32 pm

      Yes, I pack everything separately as it will not all fit inside this clear case.

  • kim ang aguirre July 17, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Can a Marc Jacob bronzer fit comfortably inside the tde? Can’t travel without that!

    • BeautyLookBook July 17, 2018 at 11:39 am

      Yes it can! I can lay it flat easily 🙂

  • Merry Rower July 17, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Thanks for the useful post. A short perusal of the Daily Edited site has left want all the things!

    • BeautyLookBook July 18, 2018 at 10:14 am

      Same for me, lol. Their product styling is so so so good.

  • Lacy Sheetz July 17, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks for the great review and dupe recommendation. I read your blog daily but never usually comment 🙂 I’ve been in the market for a new case and hate how flimsy they always seem. This one looks nice and sturdy but luxe. I also love the monogram. I went on last night and they were out of stock for the navy so I signed up for the newsletter and to be notified when it’s back in stock. Got an email earlier this morning saying it was so I pulled the trigger and got 10% for my first purchase. I took it as a sign I should buy now as I was still on the fence to spend $70 on a case but we are going to the beach in a few weeks and then the dominican early next year so I figured why not!

    • BeautyLookBook July 18, 2018 at 10:14 am

      Thanks Lacy! Glad to e-meet you, I think you’re going to love the case!!!

      • Lacy Sheetz July 23, 2018 at 3:55 pm

        It just arrived today and I love it! The quality is amazing. And I love the navy color with the gold zippers. I also opted for gold initials. Can’t wait to see what all I can fit in it. I have quite the makeup collection and have more than is necessary. My goal is to only have what I absolutely need/use on daily basis and a couple fun extras. I’ve gravitated towards a more minimal look lately where I use to do full face. I’m going to hit pan/ empty what I can this year and going forward my goal is to only have what can fit in this case and no more!

  • nic July 17, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    I can’t wait for and dread the Chloe review. I may have to finally bite. That is going to hurt the wallet. It may shrivel into dust.
    I can’t wait to get a few of the different cases from TDE. I’m so glad it was finally time for the comprehensive review. Thanks!

  • GraceMonaco July 17, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    I literally was at the airport leaving Australia when I read this. I picked up the Mecca bag when I was there and I will be happy to send it to you when I get back to the US. I don’t “need” it and I will be back there in a few months. On first glance, the quality is not great, but I like the construct of this style bag for inflight use and I may pre-pack this one and have it as a 2 go bag for sudden trips. I own the Anya bag and have had it for quite a long time – maybe 8 years or more. I travel a lot and it looks like new, but I do take care of it and store it in it’s sleeping bag when not in use. I also have a few Truffle bags which I love and some older Daily Edit bags (which is also an Australian company) and I plan on buying one of the new dupes soon. One word of caution to your readers, however, I have found that security is not “one size fits all.” Leaving Australia last night, they have new regulations as of June 30th and also include powders now. I always put my liquids (and that includes lip gloss and mascara) in a zip lock bag and then rearrange everything once I am in the lounge. It saves stress and aggravation.

    • BeautyLookBook July 18, 2018 at 10:13 am

      Thank you Grace, this is so informative about the new regulations. They’re always changing! Thank you so much for offering to send me the Mecca bag – I’m all set for now though, keep it for yourself and enjoy!! xoxo

  • Jenn E July 18, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    I love how both are so simple but still look so beautiful and chic. Alas, $70 is still a bit steep for me personally but maybe someday! It is definitely going on the top of my wish list. Thanks for sharing this amazing find/dupe!

  • jingorokitty July 18, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Thank you for this detailed and informative comparison review! I was really hoping you would do one. 🙂 One question – Would/could one use the Daily Edit case as the quart size liquids bag for TSA in your carry-on? Or would I need to put those separately in a standard quart size bag and then transfer to the DE case after security? Thanks!

  • Karen Lee July 19, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Thank you for this review. The Anya bag is such a splurge that I find it hard to justify the investment. As soon as I read this review, I immediately placed an order on the daily edit website and received the transparent cosmetic bag and the mini travel bag the next day. It is love at first sight – TDE bags feel and look
    good quality and I can’t wait to use them in my next trip!

  • Naomi M July 20, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Thank you for the review!! I also wanted the Anya one for so long and was about to a while back but thanks to you I now have not one but two thedailyedited makeup bags!!! (Couldn’t decide on black or taupe so bought two.. oops)

    I ordered mine from their website on Tuesday (10% off for first timers btw) and since it was a shipment from China to Japan, it arrived on Thursday!! It was beautifully and individually packed and I haven’t used it but the quality seems great. You also can get your initials added which adds a bit of charm. No plans of travel but will definitely use it for my everyday makeup!!

  • Panna July 20, 2018 at 10:16 am

    I have the Mecca one and it works for me but I love the idea of personalization so may get the TDE version!

  • jamie-lee July 20, 2018 at 7:50 am

    OH MY GOD! I have been wanting that Anya Hindmarch travel case for the longest time, and I’m thrilled to see a dupe by TDE, especially as aI live in Australia. Just ordered the black version. Thanks so much for the recommendation! 😀

  • Jasmine Talks Beauty August 1, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    They’re all beautiful and I love these photos! I actually picked up a similar one from Cult Beauty, but I’m still tempted…

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • Jennifer Stewart August 4, 2018 at 2:32 am

    Hi Sabrina! I love your recommendations and was excited to head over to TDE to order a case. I was surprised and disappointed to see that they’ve raised the price to $80.