For those hitting Essence Festival for the first time, the anticipation of all the excitement and wonderful experiences to come might be overwhelming. In all that excitement it’s easy to overlook the small stuff, including the Superdome’s clear bag policy. To sum it up, it states that your bag must be clear if it’s larger than a clutch. For Essence Festival, and pretty much any festival, you want to travel with an easy load anyway.
A small bag or clutch is key to keeping your bounty light, especially in the sweltering NOLA heat. Whether you want something that’ll fit inside your clear bag just to keep your personal items discreet (because you like to tell select people about your love for The Honey Pot Co, but you don’t want to show everyone), or you need a cute clutch that fits the Superdome guidelines, we found some great buys that you can get in time for the big Fest.
Mirabelly Transparent Holographic Cosmetic Bag
If you love a clear bag but you want to keep your contents somewhat discreet, try a small holographic clutch with a touch of color.
eZAKKA Vintage Canvas Makeup Bag Set
With four options to choose from, this set of canvas makeup bags are small enough to fit in your clear bag, and big enough to hold your Festival daytime essentials.
I Came, I Saw, I Contoured Makeup Bag
Conquer that contour and everything else during Festival and beyond, and carry a pouch that preaches it proudly.
I Like My Eyelashes Makeup Bag
This is aggressive, but straight to the point and let's everyone know how you're moving. But please play nice during Festival.
Sparrow Hill Lane
Kate Spade New York For Minnie Mouse Minnie Comic Medium Bella
Throw back to a cartoon classic with a clutch that speaks to your inner-child, and hides your beauty candy at the same time.
Kate Spade New York
Snarky Sayings Makeup Bag
Carry your beauty goodies and all other things you find suitable in this small bag so when someone asks what you've got in there, you can just point to the words.
Makeup Brushes Personalized Canvas Cosmetic Case
Whether you want this for your makeup products, brushes, or other special items, you can put your own stamp on it, literally.
Society 6 Oh Bloody Hell Pouch
Sometimes Aunt Flo sneaks up on you while you're enjoying life. Be prepared with everything you need inside this funny little bag.
Stella & Dot AMOUR Pouch
You'll love this little clutch that can double as a makeup bag for travel, and a day clutch once you've touched down.
Stella & Dot
Roxy and Cash Tampon Case
You can be completely discreet with this tampon case, and make sure no one knows what you have in there.
Roxy and Cash
Mod Party You're Like Really Pretty Makeup Bag
If you're carrying this complimentary little clutch you can tell yourself you're pretty, and pretend like you're saying it to everyone else too.
Forever 21 L'Amour Embellished Clutch
For the bold, and the daring, and the ladies who are all about transparency, this clutch is cute and Superdome compliant.
Wrapped In Purple Pouch
This clutch screams black girl magic and is the perfect beauty buddy for all your cosmetics, feminine, and personal needs for Festival and year-round.