A Holiday Clutch for Every Fashionista

December 15, 2007 • Magazine

A Holiday Clutch for Every Fashionista

A Holiday Clutch for Every Fashionista

Sat, 2007-12-15 17:00

Natayle Henry

‘Tis the season to party! For the next few weeks, most of us have our calendars filled with office parties, friendly get togethers, family feasts and New Year’s Eve bashes. For all you must look your best — can’t miss a photo-op! However, packing the necessary items that take you from day to night, or night to day, can be tricky. Since most products won’t fit comfortably inside your clutch, the idea of looking great even after a few dances may seem like a losing battle. Since space vs. chic is a common dilemma, several beauty companies are now selling miniature versions of their larger counterparts. Better still, many handbag companies are offering stylish clutches that can accommodate all your beauty accouterments. Whether you’re a minimalist or rock and roll superstar, there are bags and products to suit your needs.

The Minimalist
1154 Lill Street Clutch — Erinn in Venice Beach $90 1154lill.com
The seductive fabric and design will make any outfit pop!

Fekkai Travel Brush $55 sephora.com
Leaves hair shiny and static-free while also stimulating the scalp. Perfect miniature size to touch up your coiff!

Benefit Pocket Pal $20
http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2952737/0~2377897~2377898~6001822?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6001822&P=1″ target=”_blank”>nordstrom.com

Aromatic perfume infused with Sicilian lemon, honeysuckle and amber (amongst others) encompassed in a dainty jeweled compact.

Chanel Hydra-Treatment Lip Care with SPF 15 $25 nordstrom.com
The remedy to chapped lips. With the winter months being so brutal, an intense lip treatment is a must.

BrytonPick $14.90 for 10 brytonpick.com
One of life’s most embarrassing moments is to find food stuck in your teeth. Scrounging around in your purse for a card or anything to dislodge the invader in your mouth is so passé! Being prepared will make those situations nonexistent.

New York Chic
1154 Lill Street Handbag — Cora in Deco Ivy $110 1154lill.com
The chic hardware and the deco-inspired pattern is a modern twist to a classic-shaped clutch.

Estée Lauder Tuberose Gardenia Solid Perfume $175 esteelauder.com
You’ll feel like you’re part of an elitist club with this elegant perfume for the Estée Private Collection.

Chanel Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow in Fountain $30 chanel.com
Perfect for going from work to play, this iridescent eyeshadow offers great staying power.

Urban Decay Eyeliner From 24/7 Travel Set $29 for 5 liners urbandecay.com
Like the original liner, the miniature version glides on effortlessly.

Tarte Mini Cheek Stain $30 tartecosmetics.com
Offered in a set of three, the sheer cheek stain offers just enough color to make cheeks pop!

Laura Mercier Mini Lip Colour Set $40 for four mini lipsticks and lip liner lauramercier.com
These oh so cute lipsticks are a pint-size version of the regular size. What a great way to test several shades!

GoSmile Elixir $29 gosmile.com
Bad breath happens to the best of us—especially after a night of eating and cocktails. This alcohol and sugar-free elixir not only keeps breath fresh, but also creates a first line of defense against free radicals.

Chanel Inimitable Mascara $27.50 chanel.com
Eyelash extensions in a bottle! This mascara not only lengthens and defines, but your lashes will look as if you spent hours getting lash extensions!

Estée Lauder After Hours Slim Gold Compact $27 esteelauder.com
Perfect for a quick touch-up. The sleek gold compact encases either a translucent powder or the shade of your choice.

High Maintenance Diva
Rafe ODEON Kirsten Cut-Out Frame Bag Sale $210 sephora.com
No “high-maintenance diva” would be caught dead with an unruly mane. Hair will stay in place without the worry of stiff, sticky hair.

Vera Wang Miniature Fragrance $12.79 fragrancenet.com
A cute mini to the cult-favorite by Vera Wang.

Band-Aid Blister Block $7.19 drugstore.com
Have to have the sexiest shoes at the party? With beauty comes pain and while the shoes may look great, you limping away will not. The Blister Block forms an invisible barrier between you and your shoes making them not only sexy, your most comfortable shoes.

GoSmile Compact $29 gosmile.com
After those painstaking weeks of whitening your teeth, why ruin it with the red wine you’ll be drinking at your events? This sleek compact houses seven ampoules perfect for perfecting your smile.

Mark Hook-Ups Pro Gloss and Gel Blush $5 each and Mark Hook Ups Liquid Eyeliner and Eyeshadow Stick $5 each meetmark.com
As small as pen, the Mark Hook-Up is perfect for any diva on the town.

Sephora Duo Eyelash/Brow Comb in Clear $5 sephora.com
Tame those brows and lashes with this petite brush and comb duo.

Enchanted Lantern Bookworm Condom Case $24 enchantedlantern.com
(or $30 for compact)
For the lady that’s always prepared, this discrete compact will hold up to two condoms. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

MAC Lipglass in Revealing $14 maccosmetics.com
Want to go nude? This gloss is nude on just about any skintone.

Bobbi Brown Blemish Cover Stick $20 bobbibrowncosmetics.com
It never fails…right before a big event, you get a zit. The Bobbi Brown Blemish Cover stick not only covers the blemish, but helps heal it.

CVS Instant Hand Sanitizing Spray with Aloe $1.79 cvs.com
No high-maintenance vixen would be caught dead without hand sanitizer. With the winter months being both cold and flu season, it is imperative to protect yourself. With all the handshakes, hugging and kissing it wouldn’t hurt to bring this out during the night.

Shout Wipes $2.99
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The best invention known to woman! Whether your party hoping or are having a long evening out, these wipes will not only freshen your hair but your body as well!

Nivea Soft Lotion $.99 Major drugstores nationwide.
Keep hands soft and moisturized all night long!

Rock and Roll Superstar
Le Sport Sac Ingrid Clutch in Zinc $98 lesportsac.com
The chunky, yet sophisticatedly feminized embellishments makes this bag scream super star! The detailed interior offers a zipper compartment and slots for your ID and credit cards.

Tarte Skinvigorating Gift Set $30 tartecosmetics.com
Everything you need for the “perfect” face. Packed with miniature versions to their award winning mascara, primer, lip gloss and long-wear eyeshadow.

Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner $29 for five travel size eyeliners urbandecay.com
The compact blush gives a subtle color to cheeks. Perfect with a smoky eye!

Chanel Allure Parfum Purse Spray $95 lauramercier.com
Perfect for the understated smoky eye.

Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 $28 stilacosmetics.com
Offering just enough coverage, this moisturizer delivers subtle shimmer, SPF 15 and added moisture in one application.

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