Muji Makeup Case

I was at the Marina Square branch of Muji last night and came across a makeup case which is similar to the Shu Uemura one which I own. Although the Muji one does not have two tiers or the PVC/faux leather exterior of the Shu, they are rather similar in that they have many compartments and some of these are almost the same. Like the Shu, it is durable and the sides are hard to protect your makeup from hard knocks.One great advantage of the Muji one is that it is made of nylon and seems to be entirely washable. The interior of the Shu one is too but I’m not too sure about its exterior, so I’ve only cleaned it with wet wipes.

For reference, the Shu Uemura one is 22.5(L) x 12.5(B) x 13.5(H) cm.

I saw two sizes at Muji. The small one (S$23) measures 16.5 x 19.5 x 12.5 cm, while the big one (S$33) measures 19.5 x 31 x 19.5 cm.

In Japan, the small one retails for ¥1575 and the large one retails for ¥2100, after tax.

You can also find this – it is called ‘vanity case’ there – on the websites of Muji EU and Muji UK. Both seem to be the same store (the UK site redirects traffic to

There, the small one retails for £12.95, while the big one retails for £14.95.

It ships to ‘delivery locations within mainland Great Britain, within the EU, within mainland United States and Canada’.

So those of you who live there, lucky you! :)

You can see this in person in Singapore at the Muji stores in Bugis Junction, Marina Square and Paragon.

Japonesque is another place to look for classy (chic simplicity, by my definition) travel makeup cases. Some of the items may make look deceptively small but they can store a great number of things!


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