Petite & Powerful: 10 Beauty Essentials That Will Fit in Your Clutch

Don't leave these beauty essentials at home—they'll definitely come in clutch throughout the day.


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SMASHBOX Photo Finish Primer Stick

Make sure your makeup goes on flawlessly by first applying the Photo Finish Primer by SMASHBOX. This iconic stick not only primes, preps, and smooths your skin, but it also controls oil and shine for up to 12 hours. With its lightweight formula, you'll barely feel this product on your face—but you'll definitely notice as it mattifies and blurs any pesky imperfections. It was even designed for portability so you can easily store the tube in your clutch and whip it out when you need a quick touch-up. ($32;

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Flex Concealer by MILK MAKEUP

We love the portable size of this Flex Concealer by MILK MAKEUP, but you won't believe the power this tiny tube packs. For starters, it's vegan-friendly, gluten- and talc- free, and it's cruelty-free too. It also contains blue lotus and chamomile to calm and moisturize your skin. Lastly, this concealer doesn't crease or cake thanks to its ability to move with your face. Now that's a full-coverage concealer we can get behind. ($28;

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

With its silky application and soft matte finish, it's no wonder NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is one of our editors' favorites. Plus, it's small. The compact tube fits easily into your purse, makeup bag, or your clutch for a night out; however, you probably won't need to touch up throughout the day thanks to its long-lasting formula. With 46 stunning shades available, you can stock up on your favorite colors and make a statement everywhere you go. ($6.50;

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E.L.F. Sweat-Resistant Mascara & Brow Duo

Fitness enthusiasts can rejoice because E.L.F's new Active line has finally launched. Yup, an entire line of sweat-proof cosmetics at the affordable price the brand is known for. Our editors' fave: the mascara and brow duo. When it comes to conserving space, finding products that work double duty is a must. That's why we love this duo. That, and its sweat-resistant formula prevents it from smudging and washing off so you can leave the gym feeling flawless—even after an intense workout. ($6;

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BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter

Put a spotlight on your favorite features with Becca's Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter. This unique product uses ultrafine luminescent pearls to reflect and absorb light particles that bring out your skin's natural glow. It also combines pigments with liquids to give you a creamy application that doesn't leave behind a cakey texture. Use the highlighter on your cheek bones, under your brow bones, or down the bridge of your nose. It's even gentle enough to use on the inner corner of your eyes. Keep it in your clutch to dab on your skin throughout the day for an instant beautiful glow. ($38;

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Burt's Bees Eye Shadow Trio

Whether you want to create a smoky eye or swipe on a neutral shade, this trio palette by Burt's Bees gets the job done. Thanks to its nourishing ingredients of bamboo, honey, and vitamin E, the all-natural eyeshadow does more than just make you look good—it makes your eyelids feel good too. Pick up Blooming Desert for a more natural aesthetic, or select one of the other three color trios for your perfect makeup look. ($13;

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FRESH Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15

Keep your lips smooth and supple with the FRESH Sugar Lip Treatment. Due to its moisture-preserving sugar and nourishing oils, this lip treatment soothes chapped lips and keeps them moisturized throughout the day. The unique formula contains SPF 15 to protect your pucker and vitamins C and E, which are packed full of antioxidants that smooth your lips. Choose from multiple tinted shades that add a touch of color to your lips, or stick with the untinted option, Sugar, for velvety lips that look 100 percent natural. ($24;

get soft lips with this fresh sugar lip treatment

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Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets

Remove unwanted shine and oil using Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets. The portable container is packed full of 50 absorbing sheets so you never have to worry about shiny skin while on the go. The delicate formula won't agitate your skin and removes excess oil from your face without smudging your makeup. The fragrance-free sheets work best for those with oily, normal, or combination skin. If you're prone to patchy dry skin, you can still use these nifty sheets; just make sure you also use a nourishing moisturizer daily. ($5;

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Ready in 5 Face Brush Set by SEPHORA

With the Sephora Ready in 5 Brush Set you can rock flawless makeup anywhere. The set comes with three brushes and a compact travel pouch for easy storage. Use the foundation brush to create a perfect canvas. Add dimension with blush, bronzer, or powder with the powder brush. Lastly, conceal small problem areas using the concealer brush. Toss the carry pouch in your purse so you can do quick touch-ups throughout the day. You can choose from two colors, but the neutral shade reminds us of millennial pink, so it wins our editors' votes. ($25;

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Micro.Mini Beautyblender

The Micro.Mini Beautyblender is a must-have for any woman on the go. It's everything you love about your favorite beauty blender—contour, highlight, and apply with one sponge—except a quarter of the size, making it the perfect travel companion. The miniature size also makes it easier to apply makeup on hard-to-reach features like the sides of your nose and inner-eye corners. Bonus: If you run it under water it will double in size, so you get a regular beauty blender and mini all in one. With this set of two, you can pack them together, wet one, and leave the other dry so you can apply all your makeup, whether it's liquid or powder. ($18;

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BONUS: ­City Slim Clutch

Sophisticated and stylish, we simply can't get enough of the City Slim Clutch from Stella and Dot. The classic envelope clutch is covered in a textured crosshatch pattern and features a fun pop of color and print on the inside. The versatile clutch will easily transition from work to date night thanks to its refined design and ability to hold all your small-but-mighty beauty essentials. ($49;

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