Truffle Clarity Clutches

August 14, 2014

I have an obsession with clear makeup pouches and flat clutches, so when I discovered a brand called Truffle that combined the two into one product I was beyond thrilled. I fell in love with this clear one by Bobbi Brown which was part of a GWP one year, I haven’t been able to find anything similar that I liked enough to purchase (Make Up For Ever
has similar ones but you can’t buy them online). The Truffle pouches
come pretty close but with a different design twist which I love. Truffle carries a number of different flat pouches that range in size, design, color and shape. I was particularly smitten with the shape and size of the Small Clarity Clutch ($42). It measures 7 1/2” tall X 9 1/2” wide and is designed with a luxe textured leather trim and gold plated hardware, and it’s size is TSA approved making it the perfect companion for any carry-on. Truffle kindly sent a white one for review, I loved it so much I bought another one in grey.

The small Clarity Clutches are compact enough to fit the essentials for makeup: compact, mini hand cream, lipgloss, eyeshadow stick, eyeliner, mini perfume and a lipstick. The plastic case is well made so it’s thick and sturdy yet flexible. The leather trim is well designed, it has a textured surface that is also extremely sturdy and holds the shape of the bag well. I’ve found these really good for organizing accessories and makeup. The small size helps me keep a well edited makeup bag. Those who have seen past Inside My Bag posts know I tend to have an overpacked makeup bag (even on the go).

When it comes to my purses or totes, I like bags that are flat so they slip in easily and don’t bulk up my bag. I like that these keep everything slim and compact. Here’s the Small Clarity Clutch next to my Prada Saffiano Tote which measures approximately 8 1/2″H x 13″W x 5″D for size comparison with makeup essentials stored inside:

Above shown includes: Small business cards
Chanel Glossimer Wild Rose
NARS Lip Gloss in Greek Holiday
By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Frozen Quartz
YSL Volupté Candy No. 14 Belle Cannelle
Hermes and Celine Bracelets
These are also great for the pool or beach to carry a few things with you. The clear pouch makes it easy to find things in your bag. Below is the Small White Clarity Clutch with beach and pool essentials tucked inside. For the beach the larger size would be more ideal to carry larger sunscreens, hair ties, a small comb etc.

J.crew Summer Straw Hat (similar)
Purex Hand Sanitizer mini
Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers

Overall a huge thumbs up. Even though the $42 price tag seems a bit steep for a small makeup bag, they are extremely well made clutches – the quality is definitely there in the material and design. The leather is thick and sturdy and the hardware is also very good. You can find out more about Truffle on their website www.onetruffle.com. Also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for new on the latest releases, occasional promo codes and Truffle inspiration. There are a number of different pouch and clutch options to suit your personal taste.

I’d love to hear what your favorite makeup bags are. Do you have any favorites that are clear?

One clutch courtesy of Truffle for review consideration, the other clutch was purchased by me. For more information see my Disclosures.

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  • simplyg0rgeous August 14, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Nice clutche.

  • Dovey August 14, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Hi Sabrina,

    What cute pouches! The clear shades do look handy — and the colored trim makes it just a touch more fun 🙂

    • Sabrina August 19, 2014 at 1:58 am

      You always have such a great way with words! I agree the leather trim gives these pouches an extra special touch 🙂

  • Hannah Burrows August 14, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Clear make-up bags are the best, I just love the luxury of being able to see what make-up I have inside the bag – it's annoying having to hunt through a bag to try and find something! xxx

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    • Sabrina August 19, 2014 at 1:59 am

      I agree, clear ones make it easier to find things, although I'm usually a fan of fun prints for cosmetic pouches too.

  • Maddie Pluples August 14, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    They are so pretty! Great post, might look into buying one myself, or two haha:D

    • Sabrina August 19, 2014 at 1:59 am

      Glad you found the post helpful!

  • nueyork August 15, 2014 at 12:56 am

    These are really cute! I've been loving anything clear lately and I'll definitely look into these.


  • Polished Pinay August 15, 2014 at 7:07 am

    I utterly love this, now I must find one locally!

  • AriaSensation August 15, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Hey hon. I love your blog. The color of one of your clic h in this post is marron glacé right? I've been trying to find this color everywhere.

    • Sabrina August 19, 2014 at 2:00 am

      Hi Aria, yes the beige/tan clic is called marron glacé or chestnut (same color, different name). You might want to call Hermes customer service to see if they can locate one for you, I've read they are really good at tracking inventory down and can have it shipped to you. Good luck with your search!

  • Amanda Hollingsworth August 15, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I've been looking at these for a while as I would like a couple but they don't seem available for shipping from anywhere but Truffle direct and their shipping charge per item to UK is astonomical. Any ideas Sabrina? The disparity in shipping charge from US to UK can be so frustrating. Xx

    • Sabrina August 19, 2014 at 2:02 am

      Sorry Amanda, I just saw your e-mail! Perhaps they will expand in the future to other retail locations, fingers crossed!

  • michelle August 15, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    These look great–love the idea of a clear bag where you can see everything and that they offer pretty color options in the leather trim:) I wish they weren't so pricey..but I can appreciate quality!

  • ame August 15, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I am a HUGE fan of Truffle and have many of their bags in a few different sizes.

  • glambunctious August 16, 2014 at 3:31 am

    I bought the Small Clarity one about a year ago in preparation for an NFL game! They passed a regulation where you can only bring in 1 small clear bag (I think it has to be under 10"), and the One Truffle bag was a perfect fit! I love it's small, thin design as it fits into a purse without pooling at the bottom, and you can see everything that's inside. Love! Beautiful pictures, Sabrina!

    • Sabrina August 19, 2014 at 2:03 am

      Thank you! Love the suggestion for another Truffle use, sounds like these are extremely versatile bags for a number of different occasions 🙂

  • Rae // theNotice August 16, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Oh, wow — these are so chic! The contents of my cosmetics bag are never pretty enough to warrant a see-through panel (no one needs to see their toothbrush all the time), but hey, a girl can dream 😉

    • Sabrina August 19, 2014 at 2:04 am

      Thanks Rae! LOL about the toothbrush 🙂

  • Polish lover August 18, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Looks nice

  • María Blardone August 19, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    My favorites products are Chanel ones! Love them, they are so good.
    I want to ask you for some help. I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and I've been searching for lipsticks in bars and I can't find them. Can you recommend me any brands that have this product?
    Thank you!
    Lots of love, xx


  • Cassandra Myee August 19, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    So gorgeous! I bought a completely clear envelope style clutch from eBay and I love it. I have a lot of mini pouches in bright patterns and colours to use inside of it.