Your After 8 P.M. Purse

It's the ultimate conundrum: You want to bring your essentials for a night out, but you don't want to lug around a giant purse. The solution: This guide to packing your evening clutch

Movies

Going to the movies entails sitting in a dark room for three hours, so no need to bring a massive primping kit. Other than money for tickets and popcorn, you’ll just want to have a few low-fuss products.

Skip the red lipstick and instead bring along a clear lip balm, and if the movie starts to lag a little, kill some time by moisturizing your hands with a mini scented hand cream. Popcorn kernel stuck in your tooth driving you crazy? Check out the situation with a light-up compact mirror.

The Essentials:

Jack Black Lip Balm, $7.50

Lollia Mini Hand Cream, $8

Light-Up Compact Mirror, $5