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The Party-Prep Products Beauty Editors Swear By For Flawless Hair And Makeup

Insider favourites to look fab from top to toe.
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Verb Sea Texture Cream, $24
“My hair falls flat easily so creating texture is important for me when heading out for parties. I like this texturising cream because it gives my hair volume and texture without any stiffness so I can easily reshape it or rough it up further any time throughout the night. It doesn’t leave my hair dry either as it contains proteins and panthenol, and I don’t have to worry about UV damage cos it has UV filters.” —Joyce Cheo, Senior Content Specialist (Beauty), SPH Magazines Cover FX Glam & Glow Liquid Lights Vault, $342 for 7 x 15ml
“Nothing says ‘festive’ more than sparkly highlighters and I love the Cover FX Glitter and Custom Enhancer drops cause they’re so versatile. You can just add them in your foundation or use them on their own to really get the glow on.”—Arissa Ha, Senior Beauty Writer, Singapore Women’s Weekly Nars Climax Mascara. $42
“There’s nothing more glamorous and party-perfect than smouldering eyes and an impeccable red lip. Which is why I always count on Nars’ latest mascara for thicker, longer lashes. It has a unique formula that not only amplifies each and every lash but also separates and defines them. The special applicator brush also ensures zero clumping so you can easily layer on more product. And most importantly, it clings onto lashes and doesn’t smudge or melt, making it perfect for party-hopping all night long.” —Dion Tang, Senior Writer, ICON Singapore Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, $48
“When it comes to get-togethers and festive parties, I tend to have my makeup on for more than 12 hours, and of course, I need a good setting spray so my makeup will still look #onpoint by the end of the night. This has a unique formula that helps to lower the skin’s temperature to prolong makeup wear and I like to spray it on twice — once before blending my foundation and after I’m done with my entire makeup look.” — Sofia Kim, Beauty Writer, Female Singapore Jo Malone London Tropical Cherimoya Cologne
“I find its pink and lime green packaging super festive. It has an amazing fruity scent and a hint of warmth and creaminess that reminds me of tropical holidays. I love that it’s not overpowering at all, especially since it’s still humid here in Singapore. Perfect for outdoor get-togethers like barbecues or even rooftop cocktails.”—Chua Shi Min, Online Writer, Nuyou Singapore SK-II Facial Treatment Masks, $127 for 6 pieces
“Whenever my skin needs some TLC, I’ll reach for my SK-II Facial Treatment Masks. This could be during/after a long flight or before/after a long night. The sheet is slightly thicker material, but this helps lock in all the goodness of the essence and you’re left with plumper, brighter skin. You need very little base on skin that’s prepped with a mask, and it just glides on easily to give you a my-skin-but-better look. I like to chill mine before I use them so it soothes any inflammation and puffiness.”—Smita Desouza, Beauty Editor, CLEO Singapore Dior Midnight Wish Rouge Blush in 001 Midnight Wish
“I’ll all about luminous skin so for parties, I amp up the glow with this golden highlighter. Its micro-fine formula dusts on seamlessly without streaking or any distracting glitter particles, giving you pops of velvety radiance that’s slightly on the warm side for a major fresh-from-a-holiday glow.” —Dana Koh, Beauty Editor, Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore Laneige Layering Cover Cushion & Concealing Base, $43
“This cushion foundation features a foundation on one side and concealer on the other so it’s extremely convenient for touch-ups.  It also comes in a sleek packaging that will fit in most party clutches.”—Letty Seah, Content Producer for Her World Online