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‘Tis the season for holiday parties. But hours of eating, drinking, and being merry can have an ugly side—smeared mascara, smudged lipstick, shine where you want it least…. We’ve found a pretty solution: ten beauty essentials tiny enough to tuck into your clutch, making it easy to look amazing from hors d’oeuvres until the last dance.
BOBBI BROWN BELLINI LIP & EYE PALETTE
This palette is about the size of an iPhone but practically replaces your entire makeup bag. It houses ten velvety eye shadows (from shimmery champagne to smoky matte black), four creamy lip glosses, and two mini brushes.
SMASHBOX CAMERA READY FULL COVERAGE CONCEALER
If your concealer fades before you do, stash this easy-to-use stick in your purse. It camouflages dark circles, redness, and zits in just one swipe.
This volumizing spray revives flat hair in three ways: It props up limp strands, absorbs excess oil, and delivers a fresh citrusy scent.
LAURA MERCIER SMOKY EFFECTS MINI KOHL EYE PENCIL COLLECTION
These creamy liners glide on smoothly and come in gorgeous jewel-tone shades. Can’t decide on which color you love most? No problem—they’re so tiny all eight will fit neatly into your bag.
Too much quality time under the mistletoe? Clean up the evidence with these ingenious cotton swabs. Each slim stick stores enough makeup remover to eliminate telltale lipstick smears, flecks of shadow, and smudged mascara.
BURBERRY LIP VELVET IN MILITARY RED
This long-wearing scarlet lipstick stays put from cocktail hour to last call. The richly pigmented formula has a soft matte finish but still feels buttery against dry winter lips.
This mini hairbrush is just as effective as its full-size counterpart. The boar and nylon bristles tame static and smooth snarled strands.
DIPTYQUE L’EAU DE L’EAU ROLL-ON COLOGNE
When you need a second wind, glide this citrus-and-spice fragrance over pulse points. The invigorating scent blends bright ginger, lemon, and orange blossom with warm cinnamon, pink peppercorn, and clove.
After dancing for hours, nix shiny spots with these green-tea-scented sheets. They sop up oil and sweat without disturbing your makeup.
MAYBELLINE COLOR- SENSATIONAL HIGH SHINE GLOSS IN GLEAMING GRENADINE
This smooth gloss drenches lips with an ultrashiny, candy-apple-red tint. The texture isn’t goopy or sticky and the color actually lasts—even after a few rounds of eggnog, your mouth will have a subtle wash of ruby.