With still 12 days to go until the closing ceremonies of the holiday season, aka Christmas Day, we still have a lot of party hopping to do before we get a full week of wearing Snuggies and sweatsuits like it’s our job to be comfortable before New Year’s Eve. Until then, we’ve been doing outfit changes in our cubicles to go straight from work to the holiday festivities on any given day of the week. We’ve become so professional at party-hopping, we’ve even been pre-packing our clutches with essentials so that we can just grab our credit cards and leave our over-sized totes behind before hitting the cocktail scene. So what if your new gold holiday clutch makes a pack of Tic Tacs look roomie. Here’s how to expertly pack a clutch with miniature and compact beauty products for the holiday party.
Urban Decay, Limited Edition Anarchy Face Case, $49
This two-tiered case, complete with a mirror for taxi touch-ups, has almost everything you need for your eyes, lips and cheeks: five eye shadows, high gloss lipstick in Scandal, a glide-on eye pencil, two shades of blush and a highlighter.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Facial Blotting Tissues, $10
Look, those selfies aren’t gonna take themselves. Absorb excess oil from your forehead and nose with a quick swipe of one of these before you get camera happy. The tea tree oil also helps control blemishes, so it’s not like you’re packing powder into your pores.
Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto Rollerball, $28
Smell is a powerful scent. Make sure you’ve got all your charms working in your favour by keeping your signature fragrance on hand in a portable roller-sized bottle.
Benefit They’re Real Mini Mascara, $10
Truth be told, we almost think we do a better job putting on mascara when we’re weilding a mini brush. This mascara by Benefit is famous for its lengthening, volumizing and curling properties, and it doesn’t dry out, so it’s perfect for a little touch-up.
Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick, $30
A pimple suddenly popping out or eyes starting to look how they feel? Fortunately, Bobbi Brown’s amazing concealor comes in a Sharpie-sized container that fits easily into a clutch without the bulk.