M.A.C understands what the modern girl want. It gives her the option of bright, cheery colours but also knows that the everyday woman needs her wear every day neutrals to get her through work days, big meetings and first dates. And the brand knows that sometimes having everything in one handy compact is space- and time-saving and also oddly reassuring.

Packing these makeup palettes and sets in chic and modern bags that can double as mini clutches? Pure genious. M.A.C's latest Enchanted Evening Collection has an astonishing array of eye, lip and complete face palettes. They're divided by cool and warm tones and colour themes and slip easily into handbags — and are able to transform you faster than a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race.

Eye Palettes

We also love their eye and lip bags that take the guesswork out of picking the things you need for a night out. Eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara? Check. All your lip essentials from liner to lipstick to gloss? Check. One of our personal favourites? The Viva Glam sets. One has both the Miley Cyrus lipstick and lipglass in a sleek, flat clutch, while the other is an über-compact lip palette that revives three previous Viva Glam shades. Now that's a sequel worth re-watching.

Viva Glam Lip Set

From $55-$126. At M.A.C counters and stores from November