Because the real estate inside one’s clutch shan’t be squandered with anything
but the best.
Written By Lexy Lebsack
EVENING CLUTCH BEAUTY ESSENTIALS  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit

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For Awards Season 2015 VIOLET GREY is documenting Hollywood’s red-carpet necessities. The industry’s leading stars and artists will be nominating who they deem the best in various categories, from dinner clutch touch-up essentials to the most coveted facialists in town. 
For guidance on packing one’s smallest purse for an awards-season dinner or show (perhaps the smallest yet most important pack job of the year), VIOLET GREY consulted those with the expertise to know exactly what’s worth toting. The utmost necessities to slip into your evening bag, selected by the makeup artists, hairstylists and industry insiders who tend to the likes of Olivia Wilde, Halle Berry and Jessica Alba, below. 


The slimmest products worthy of your dinner clutch, deemed the best and nominated by Hollywood's beauty experts.
“Chic and easy to carry, I always give a pack of Tatcha beauty papers to my clients before they hit the red carpet.”
Serge Lutens lip stain is one of my favorite products right now; it stays all day without drying the lip like other stains can. I also love the waterproof eye pencils from Charlotte Tilbury for a quick dramatic look that won’t move all night.”
“I send my clients with pointy cotton swabs for quick makeup cleanup, whichever lip color I used, and Make Up For Ever’s mini HD Pressed Powder compact with a puff. The powder takes care of shine and is the perfect size for a little clutch. It’s talc-free and translucent; plus, it doesn’t clog the pores or add color to the skin.”
“Smooth, gorgeous, finely milled powders like these are perfect because they don’t make you look chalky-matte. The darkest shade works as a bronzer on fair skin as well.”

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