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5 Beauty Discoveries We Loved This Week: Party Starter Edition

We're halfway through December and we've gotta say that this holiday season has got to be one of the busiest ones yet! In the midst of all the parties, we can't help but get all excited about the new year coming up too! Have you decided on your New Year's Eve party outfit yet?

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Now while we're getting hyped up for 2019, we still gotta live it up for the next couple of weeks as we hit the town for all our Christmas parties lined up. As the week comes to an end, we'd like to let you in on some of our fabulous beauty discoveries that we think will make your lives a notch easier, and a lot more pretty! We're talking about hardworking beauty products now available in the market, truly worth your hard earned cash!

Read on, and we hope you find something you like!


NARS Orgasm Infatuation Palette

Everyone knows about the cult favorite NARS powder blush in Orgasm, but this holiday season, the brand grants your wishes and makes a special palette out of the crowd favorite shade! In this palette is the signature blush and highlighter in Orgasm, plus a bronzer in Laguna shade—basically the makings of a product that's meant to make you blush and glow like you mean it! At Rustan's

Editor's Note: I'm smitten by the metallic spiky packaging—a great addition to anyone's dresser or kikay kit!


bkr Metallic Spiked Collection

Yes, this is not a beauty product per se, but making sure you get your 8 glasses of water in is a top beauty tip, so this basically qualifies as a tool to getting your glow on! Healthy skin begins with nourished, moisturized, plump skin, and you can only really do that when you're hyrdated from the inside. Do so in style with these bkr bottles, now in a metallic spiky version to help you get into party mode. Oh, and did you know these glass bottles with silicone sleeves are endlessly recyclable, non-toxic, and have no nasty metal taste? Yup, we agree—head over to Beauty Bar  to purchase your own bkr today! At Rustan's, Beauty Bar, and

Editor's Note: bkr has tons of celebrity fans like Jessica Alba, Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele Bundchen, Blake Lively, and even our very own Kelsey Merritt! Get in on the it crowd with your very own this Christmas!



Max Factor Lipfinity Palette

Sometimes, our bags can only hold so much makeup. In the name of streamlining the things we bring on the daily, a great way to cut down on the number of cosmetics we bring is by opting for multi-use products like this lip palette from Max Factor. Instead of lugging around a dozen lipsticks, primers, and lip gloss, do it all with this all-in-one, multi-purpose item! In this palette is a primer, multiple lip shades, glossy topcoat, matte topcoat, matte topcoat, and metallic topcoat—this wonder product comes in four shades: Pinks, Roses, Nudes, and Reds! At Zalora and

Editor's Note: The best way to achieve pro-looking lips is in four steps: preparation with primer, contour by lining the lips, color with your preferred shade for the day, and finally, beautify by applying your chosen topcoat!


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EB Advance Contour Shade And Light Palette

No time to get your face slimmer by that most-awaited holiday party? Create the illusion of a smaller, sculpted face with the help of a contour kit like this one from EB Advance! Choose from three shades of contour powder with a corresponding highlighter to make the process done in two steps! Add depth to your features with the contour, and luminosity with the highlighter—a true must-have for the season and even the year to come! At SM Beauty

Editor's Note: This product comes in a sleek metal case and is paraben-free, cruelty-free, and has a blendable formula for a slenderized face! 



In Her Element Petal Skin Rose Toning Essence & Petal Skin Rose Clay Mask

Don't neglect your skincare routine most especially during this time of year when makeup is on your face 24/7! Supplement your current regimen with In Her Element's latest line of essence and mask that employs the powers of skin-nourishing rose! Achieve the Japanese "petal skin" look (that bouncy, supple texture) with the toning essence that boasts of rose distillate and niacinamide that moisturizes, tones, and helps fade dark spots, and the clay mask that instantly brightens your complexion with just one 10-minute mask session! It contains rose distillate and rose clay to clear your pores of dirt, oil, and basically everything that's stopping your skin from looking radiant! At and 

Photo: Samantha Gonzales

Editor's Note: In Her Element is the brainchild of beauty guru Liz Lanuzo of the beauty site Project Vanity. Check her online hub for all things beauty, skincare, and yes, you can shop here too!


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