Perfectly portable beauty: try these clutch-sized party products for size



Image: Caroline Leeming

Clutch, £245, Lulu Guinness15 Years of Colour nail collection, £30, Nails Inc; mini brush set, £56, Bobbi Brown; Fun-size Flirts, including cheek colour and mascara, £29.50, Benefit Cosmetics; "Les Miniatures" mini fragrance gift set, £27, Lancome (all available at Fenwick stores nationwide)

Clutch bags are downsizing this season. Cut your party haul down to the essentials: credit card, mobile phone and beautifying minis that are far too pretty to leave at home. Say goodbye to excess baggage.


You don’t have to miss a contouring opportunity. Blend, diffuse and define with these cute-as-a-button baby brushes.

bareMinerals Mini Marvels, £29, (Available in selected Fenwick stores nationwide).

Hallelujah for all-in-ones. This small but perfectly formed palette features one gloss, two lip colours and three eyeshadows in a flip tortoiseshell case.

Bobbi Brown Mini Lip & Eye Palette, £25, (Available in selected Fenwick stores nationwide).

Create holiday high-impact eyes with these low-weight minis. Perk up tired peepers with the All About Eyes Serum, frame with the stay-put Cream Shaper and lift using High Impact Mascara.

Clinique High Impact Favourites, £20, (Available in Fenwick stores nationwide).

Bare nails? Not on a party night. Polish up your act in the back of the cab with these mini gel-effect lacquers. Available in three shades from glitz to nude - pick a colour to match your designer clutch.

Nails Inc The Holiday Edit, £16, (Available in selected Fenwick stores nationwide).

Switch up your scent throughout your party schedule. Handy 9ml sizes mean you can spritz one of the five Intense Colognes or concoct a bespoke scent by combining your favourites.

Jo Malone Cologne Intense Collection, £82, (Available in selected Fenwick stores nationwide).

Fans of the smokey-eye effect will be spoilt for choice with these six, shimmering sticks. Shadow, highlight, line and define – there’s almost a different shade for every night of the week.

Laura Mercier Mini Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection, £38​, (Available in selected Fenwick stores nationwide).

Ideal for the indecisive gloss fiend. Quadruple the pouting possibilities with megawatt miniatures of the larger-than-life lipglosses in four limited edition, futuristic shades.

NARS Tech Fashion Lipgloss gift-box, £25, (Available in selected Fenwick stores nationwide).

Leave the skincare minis behind for your travels and bag the seven make-up miniatures for your clutch. The They’re Real! mini mascara creates beautiful lashes, while the Ooh La Lift under eye brightener gives fatigued peepers an instant boost.

 Benefit Fun Size Flirts, £29.50, (Available in selected Fenwick stores nationwide).

By Lisa Haynes