This Holiday, NARS is featuring a leather Cosmetic Pouchette ($75) that is available now at its online site and in its NARS boutiques only. Although I was unsure about this in the promotional materials, I changed my mind completely when I opened the box and found this gorgeous white leather bag inside.
The pouchette comes packed within this protective outer slipcover, which has a soft satiny sheen.
There’s something so elegant about this off-white leather. As you might expect, there’s a modern slimness to the piece, as well as a very slightly heavy feel that tells you this is leather (unlike many nylon or vinyls that we typically see). The tag inside indicates that the bag is made in Italy.
The zipper pull says “Nars,” and the only other markings on the outside are the leather hearts. Inside is a Nars-logo satin in a beige color. There is a size zipper pocket inside, for smaller items that might get lost in the clutch.
I’ve placed some items from the Nars Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection inside so that you can see how it holds things nicely.
This cosmetic pouch could pass as an elegant little clutch, there is plenty of room for a cell phone, keys, comb, and you could slip your cards and cash in the side pocket. It measures roughly 7 1/2 inches by 5 inches.
The Nars Leather Cosmetic Pouchette is roughly the same design as the nylon version that comes in the Nars Voyeur kit (which comes with five mini eye liner pencils, but no side pocket and no leather construction).
Overall, I found the Nars Cosmetic Pouchette to be a beautiful, modern pouch that I didn’t realize I was an absolute must-have until I held it my hands. It’s a high-quality, well-made solution for bringing cosmetics with us on our way through the day (and travels).
Nars Cosmetics sent this to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration for review.