When you're headed out for parties and evening soirées, a lipstick, lip palette or gloss is essential for a touch-up. Besides having sleek and compact packaging, great lippies can help punch up any outfit. Here are our combinations for great colours that perfectly pair with these glamorous evening clutches. Shop away.

Play up the pale blue tones of the sequins on this fun and flirtatious baguette with a layer of silvery-blue lip gloss. 

Bag: Fendi Micro Baguette Sequin-Embellished Clutch, $4,030
Lipgloss: RMK Lip Jelly Gloss in Baby Blue, $36  

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This plexiglas clutch is so clever it comes with a section specially for your Tom Ford lipstick. If you don't want the pale nude shade, Vanilla Suede, that comes with the bag, switch things up with a pinkier hue.

Bag: Tom Ford Lipstick Glitter-Finished Plexiglas Clutch, US$4,095
Lipstick: Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in First Time, $80

Tom Ford Purse and Lipstick

Yes you don't have to be perfectly matched, but we think this glitzy, gold Edie Parker bag will look glorious when paired with a layer of gold lipstick over your regular beige shade.

Bag: Edie Parker Oscar Glitter Acrylic Shoulder Bag, US$1,722
Lipstick: Burberry Kisses in Festive Gold 

Edie Parker and Lipstick

If you love sporting a riot of colours, bring a mini lip palette. This M.A.C one allows you to mix and match your lipstick so you get a veritable rainbow's worth of shades. 

Bag: Anya Hindmarch Valorie Rainbow Glitter Clutch, $895
Lipstick: M.A.C Pink Lipstick Compact, $55

Anya Hindmarch Purse and Lipstick

Go rich and sophisticated with the stunning jungle green purse. Keep lips equally vampy with a deep purple, cream lipstick.

Bag: Dolce & Gabbana Vanda Embellished Evening Bag, $5,160
Lipstick: Hourglass Cosmetics Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Nocturnal, $35 

Dolce & Gabbana Purse