Go ahead and downsize your handbag for your reception. With these favorite products, everything you need to look your best can fit right into your tiny accessory.
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Your wedding day—however short it actually feels in real-time—is actually quite long and filled with many events, from the getting-ready session in the bridal suite to family portraits, the ceremony, the reception, and (finally!) the after-party. With a packed schedule, it's often difficult to find a moment to catch your breath—and check your makeup. That's why it's a great idea to stock your bridal clutch with small essentials that you can quickly use for touchups throughout the day.
You don't want to have to spend much time fixing or refreshing your makeup, but having a little tool kit prepared for the day of will help you out in a pinch (this is even more important if your makeup artist won't be staying all day long). Lipstick is probably one of the most important wedding clutch essentials, especially if your lip color of choice is something bold or bright, like red or plum. With the kissing, Champagne drinking, and cake eating, having a lipstick on hand for a quick reapplication is important. But, then again, so is a mirror—you don't want to have to run to a bathroom to swipe on another layer, or to check the status of the rest of your makeup and hair—so keeping a compact with a small mirror in your clutch is a great idea, too. (Bonus points if it's a compact with blush or pressed powder—that's even more space you'll save in your clutch.) Blotting papers and setting spray are some of our other essentials, since they will refresh your complexion without disturbing your made-up face.
Looking for more beauty must-haves to keep by your side throughout the entire celebration? Here, we've rounded up a variety of great mini-sized beauty products that will fit right into your wedding-day clutch.
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Buy mini lipsticks and you'll be able to fit two in your clutch—a soft, subtle shade for the ceremony, and a bolder, glam shade for the reception.
Bite Beauty "Amuse Bouche" Mini Duo Set, $15, sephora.com.
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Concealer is always necessary to travel with—especially when it comes to weddings. This one expertly hides undereye circles and blemishes, while adding an ethereal, radiant finish.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer Mini, $13, sephora.com.
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One of our favorite mascaras, Benefit Cosmetic's They're Real! comes in a mini size, and it's perfect for brides. Happy tears don't stand a chance against this mascara.
Benefit Cosmetics "They're Real!" Lengthening Mascara Mini, $13, ulta.com.
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A small rollerball fragrance is just the thing to keep with you if you need a bit of perfume—blend it into your wrists, the nape of your neck, and backs of your knees for a subtle scent.
Le Labo Eau de Parfum Rose, $105, net-a-porter.com.
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These cream shadow sticks come in the prettiest shades. The best part? You can't mess them up—just use your fingers to blend the color into your eyelids for a pretty refresh.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, $30, bobbibrowncosmetics.com.
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If you do feel like you need a redo—or if you've made a mistake applying eyeliner or mascara—these individually wrapped, natural makeup remover wipes will be a lifesaver. We don't travel anywhere without them!
RMS Beauty The Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipes, $16, sephora.com.
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A mini version of Laura Mercier's award-winning setting powder is a must. It adds a subtle, matte finish without looking cakey or heavy.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Mini, $23, sephora.com.
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Neutralize dark undereye circles—something to keep an eye on (pun intended!) as your evening party creeps into the small hours of the following morning—with this color corrector, which adds a luminous, soft glow.
Shisheido Sheer Eye Zone Corrector, $25.50, nordstrom.com.
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Highlighter and blush are your big-day beauty look's dynamic duo. Achieve the ultimate glow with this stick formula, which shimmers on cheekbones (and is tiny enough to toss into your clutch!).
Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight, $24, neimanmarcus.com.
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This brow pencil contains just enough wax to define eyebrows for a lasting impression—which means you shouldn't need to reapply. But if you do, this tiny product fits easily into your purse.
Zoey Van Jones Shaping Brow Pencil, $22, zoeyvanjones.com.
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