Mini lipsticks are the kind of makeup goodies that can make a girl involuntarily squeal. Cute — but also useful — these slip in the smallest of purses, are a good option for the colour commitment phobe and are a great gift for colleagues and Christmas gift exchanges. Here are three mini lippie sets that we've spotted from three cosmetic brands.

1. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Sofia Le Marc Collection, $65
Five shades of the brand's velvety Le Marc lipsticks — including the shade So Sofia created for director Sofia Coppola — in a shiny, patent purse. 

Marc Jacobs Mini Lipsticks

2. Nars Steven Klein Killer Heels Mini Lipstick Set, $85 (at Sephora)
Fans of the brand's lush lipsticks? These run the gamut of the colour spectrum from soft to striking.

Nars Killer Heels Mini Lipsticks

3. Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set, $36
In four limited-edition shades all named after cocktails — bellini, sangria, mimosa and punch — these rich textured lipsticks are loaded with cupuacu, murumuru and shea butters, so lips stay ultra-hydrated.

Tarte Mini Lipsticks