Holiday season is here, meaning there will be plenty of eggnog, homemade cookies, and merriness to go around. As your calendar begins to fill up with postwork and weekend social events—there may even be some nights where your presence is required at more than one festive gathering—consider the contents of your party clutch. Will your eyeliner run while dashing from soiree to soiree? Can you ensure that one lipstick will last all night long? Plan ahead this year with a few mini-size essentials, perfect for the mid-party touch-up.
What to pack? Start with Chanel’s pretty compact for powdering noses and T-zones, beautifully packaged with the brand’s iconic C’s and the all-important mirror. Caudalíe’s Jason Wu–designed bottle of face mist will smooth and tighten skin at those moments when Champagne gets the best of your cheeks. No holiday look is complete, of course, without a flirty pout, so when there’s more lipstick on your glass than your lips, reach for NARS’s peachy travel-friendly pencil. Other helpful extras: a miniature beauty blender for liner that’s gone astray and a pack of lemony breath mints when you find yourself under the mistletoe. Throw it all into Edie Parker’s joyful confetti-filled clutch for a night to remember.