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Clutch bag make-up essentials

Clutch bag make-up essentials

Some outfits and evening activities simply demand a cute clutch bag. However, finding room for a phone, keys, lip balm etc., can be nearly impossible. So we’ve rounded up some of the best beauty products that are perfect for when space is limited.

Firstly, make sure you have a great compact palette with slim profile that has shades for both eyes and lips, and also has a mirror. A top choice is Guerlain’s Ors et Merveilles Palette, as it has neutral eyeshadows, lip colours and pretty blush, in a range of matte and shimmer finishes, all of which are perfect for freshening up the complexion on the go.

Next up, it’s important to have a complexion fixer in your purse to cover up any redness or blemishes. Leave the messy foundation bottle and brush at home and instead opt for Bobbi Brown’s Face Touch Up Stick, which comes in 19 different colours, and has a creamy, easily blendable formulation. Or try Charlotte Tilbury’s Miracle Wand, which has a brightening concealer with brush on one end and an eye cream on the other. Use to freshen up under eye make-up or try it down the nose as a highlighter.

Speaking of highlighter, if you’re a fan of a subtle glow, Lottie London’s Strobe Stix are a purse essential. Available in two shades, apply directly to cheekbones, brow bones and wherever the light naturally hits your face and blend with finger tips for a flawless look. Another multi-purpose product is Saturated Colour’s Make Me Shimmer Highlighter Pencil. This pencil is packed with pigment and can be used to add sparkle to regular lipsticks, highlight the cupid bow, or under the brow.

And of course a quality lip colour is a must for your clutch kit, as eating and drinking is a lipstick’s biggest enemy. Cate McNabb’s Longwearing Liquid Lipstick in Bellini is a deep rose pink that is infused with olive oil and cupuacu butter to help keep pouts hydrated and full of natural shine.

Pixi by Petra’s multibalms, with their stay-on cream powder formula, are super handy too. We like the subtle pink shades Watermelon Veil and Baby Petal, which can be used either on the cheeks or lips.

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