Longchamp Cosmetic Case Review + 21 Things I Constantly Keep Inside of It

Friday, August 31, 2018

I swear by my Longchamp Le Pliage bags as durable, everyday work bags where you can throw in anything and they will stay strong for years. Because of its quality, I thought of owning the Le Pliage cosmetic case as well. Fast forward to three years later, my everyday pouch has stood the test of time in every bag that I carry.

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I got my Longchamp Le Pliage Cosmetic Case at Duty Free Fiesta Mall, which was around Php1,800-2,000 at that time. I picked it up because the size was roomy enough to carry my cosmetics and other essentials, but small enough not to consume a huge space in my bag. The most important thing: it’s lightweight.

You can already see the wear and tear on this pouch, especially on the leather logo. There’s visible wear on the leather handles too, when it has become less shiny, less stiff, and more pliable. However, the stitches are still intact and the leather in good condition. The main material is nylon with a plastic coating inside, preventing any liquid spillage.

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Longchamp Le Pliage Cosmetic Case in brown when empty
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Some wear on the bottom corners
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State of the leather handle after 3 years
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State of the logo after 3 years
I can’t remember the exact color of this, but I believe mine is just brown with a white interior. With a light colored interior lining, it’s difficult to remove stains no matter how much effort you put into wiping with a use of wet tissue or a cloth with alcohol. You can wipe away any makeup residue or dirt build-up, but stains and color transfers from wrappers or packaging will permanently stick to the inner plastic lining. It’s not advisable to wash the Longchamp cosmetic case due to the leather pieces attached to it.

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Noticeable stains on the inside
Another impressive material to note here is the gold plated, YKK zipper. Though the shiny plating has decreased on the sides over the years, the zipper slider and Longchamp engraved pull tab still pretty much remained golden, considering the amount of usage I’ve had with this one. I never once had a problem with a stuck zipper or a zipper teeth that won’t clinch.

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Golden zipper pull remained almost the same after all these years
So what types of essentials (and loads of crap) have I collected inside this mighty, little worker?

  1. Wet tissue
  2. Facial tissue
  3. Medicine pack for cough, colds, headache, and indigestion
  4. Paracetamol and diarrhea medicine pack
  5. Breath spray
  6. Oil control film
  7. Lip balm
  8. Lipstick
  9. Alcohol spray
  10. Hand cream
  11. Perfume
  12. Comb
  13. Ointment
  14. Medicated oil
  15. Mini hair clamp
  16. Hair Tie
  17. Face powder
  18. Eyebrow pencil
  19. Pantyliner
  20. Nail cutter
  21. An earbud
toiletries, medicine, and cosmetics

Ever since I got this Longchamp Le Pliage Cosmetic Case, I never had the urge to buy another type of pouch for everyday use. There could be limitations on what this case can hold, but it really depends on what you put inside.

For instance, with this amount of items, I can only put the wet tissue packet when it only has around 5 or 6 remaining tissues. It’s the same with the pack of facial tissues. I can still stretch its capacity by adding one feminine napkin, but I choose not to as the pouch will bulge too much. Finally, I used to put my toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, hand soap and feminine wash in here, but decided to organize them in another storage.

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In its full capacity
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Bottom part when full
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Side view when full
Was it worth the purchase? Definitely. So much so that I got another one in black to store my pen, extra cash, earphones, and loads of cables for my gadgets.

Overall Rating: 5/5

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. The contents of this entry are purely my opinion and 100% honest based on my personal experience.

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