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Just like how the golden star atop every Christmas tree adds the perfect finishing touch of glitz to the holiday spirit, the year-end festivities simply wouldn’t be the same without the blinding flurry of vibrant red-green shades, glittery hues, and over-the-top tinsel decor.

It’s officially time to bust out the glam. And what better way to incorporate the same essence of extra in our looks than with a harmonious palette of dazzling colours? Bearing in mind that the holidays are looking a tad bit different this year, we’re definitely embracing more saturated shades and shimmers above the mask this season.

Related: Trending eye makeup looks to wear with your face mask – 5 professional makeup artists show us how

Whether you’re looking to pull together a quick, no-fuss look or be dressed up to the nines, here’s the lowdown on the sparkliest eye shadow palettes we’ve got in our sights.

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1. Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette of Pops in Dazzling Diamonds

Luxury Palette Of Pops In Dazzling Diamonds

Light up your eyes with Charlotte Tilbury’s limited edition quad, featuring four eye-gilding shades that glimmer with an unbelievable jewel-inspired sparkle. All thanks to the brilliantly infused pearl pigments that form a mirror-like reflection in these metallics, prime, enhance, smoke, and pop with an elusive champagne-pink, sparkling antiqued gold, warm bronzy gold, and a smokey navy-black.

Retails for S$92 at Sephora.

2. Ange Gardien Paris Vitamins Showtime Eye Palette

Ange Gardien Eye Shadow Palette

If you’ve been a fan of Ange Gardien Paris’ fragrance series, you’re in for a real treat. This fall, the aesthetic French brand is unveiling their range of colour cosmetics that encapsulates the same French joie de vivre in the line’s elegant and timeless shades.

This includes the nine-coloured eye palette comprising light pinks, medium tones, and dark browns that could double up as shimmery bronzers for a glamorous soft-beat look. Infused with sunflower seed oil, this vitamin-rich formula enriches the lids with its antioxidant and moisturising properties as well!

Retails for S$78 at TANGS and Ange Gardien Paris online.

3. THEFACESHOP Glitter Universe Monopop Eyeshadow Palette

Thefaceshop Glitter Universe Monopop Eyeshadow Palette

Arguably the shiniest palette we have in our round-up, this one’s for the glitter fanatic who can’t get enough of the shine. Inspired by the Milky Way, this palette boasts the trendiest shades of the season, falling somewhere perfectly between fall and winter tones. In the second iteration of this formula, the palette affords a silky-smooth texture that melds well with a soft buttery touch.

Retails for S$33 on Shopee and at THEFACESHOP retail stores islandwide.

In partnership with the Singapore General Hospital, THEFACESHOP launches the #THEFACESHOPGivesBack campaign to give thanks to our frontline heroes who have worked tirelessly throughout the year of 2020. Shoppers may purchase a curated gift set from now till 15 December 2020 and the brand will be matching dollar-for-dollar value in gifts to be hand-packed and delivered to SGH. More details here

4. innisfree Glam Mood Palette Holiday Edition

Innisfree Glam Mood Palette Holiday Edition

This November, innisfree has released an array of whimsical shades in collaboration with LA-based artist and designer, Steven Harrington, to spruce up your holiday get-up. Expect to find eight high-quality hues in a mixture of silky brick brown, cherry brown, and champagne gold arriving in a well-adorned casing. Take your looks from daily to glamorous in a single palette.

Retails for S$40 at innisfree.

5. Kose ESPRIQUE Select Eye Color N Jewelry Box in Rose Diamond

Esprique Select Eye Color N Jewelry Box In Rose Diamond

Treat yourself to a hydrating pod of six diamond-like shades infused with hyaluronic acid, amino acid derivatives, and phospholipids that ensure your lids stay moisturised even after long-wear. Make your eyes the focal point of the party in an exquisite display of pinks and browns formulated with diamond powder derived from actual crushed diamonds. Not to forget the pearl powder that adds a dewy translucency and luster that allures endlessly. This collection of brilliant neutrals adds just the right amount of shine without intimidating beginners. Plus, just like its namesake, the palette opens up to a jewel-like find.

Launching at S$48 on 1 December 2020, at Kose counters islandwide. 

6. MAC Rocket To Fame Palette

Mac Frosted Fireworks Rocket To Fame Eye Shadow Palette

Pop off with MAC Cosmetics’ holiday palette aglow with 12 shadows in matte, frost, and lustre finishes. Arriving in a frosted-silver case that opens up with a silver holographic flare, the collection comprises muted pinks and shimmery purples that are sure to wow the crowd. Psst, get the Lisa holiday look with shades Ride My Slay and Catch My Snowdrift from this palette!

Pro-tip: For an extra-pigmented vibrance, spritz these shadows with a hydrating mist or water to make the colours pop even more. 

Retails for S$49 at MAC counters, Sephora and Lazada.

7. Shu Uemura Wanted Treasure Box Eye Palette in Thousand Sunny

Shu Uemura X One Piece Eye Shadow

Steal hearts this holiday with the notorious shu uemura collab with just about the biggest Japanese manga of all time. This One Piece palette is packed with ten brilliant matte and metallic shades, from a retro-esque mustard yellow to a gorgeous crushed stone pink. 

It’s worthy to note that the warm-toned “Thousand Sunny” colour story was inspired by the yellow and red hues of its namesake sailing amidst crystal-clear waves — definitely a collector’s item for any One Piece fans!

Retails for S$123 at Sephora, TANGS, and all shu uemura counters islandwide.

8. Marc Jacobs Eye-conic Multi-finish Eye Palette in Cherrific

Marc Jacobs Beauty Very Merry Cherry Collection Eye Conic Eye Palette

Create endless of merry jolly looks with the sensual, cherry-inspired hues of Marc Jacobs’ holiday shadows. Decked out in four luxurious finishes from wearable nudes to the universally-flattering lushness of reds, you can never go wrong with this line of colours — even if you’re a newbie at the eye game!

The cherry on top? The buttery texture of this limited edition palette makes it super easy to blend, meaning an effortless yet juicy look.

Related: Marc Jacobs Beauty’s new Very Merry Cherry collection is all we want for Christmas

Retails for S$76 at Sephora.

9. Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Golden Nights in Black Night

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Dip a finger into any of Dior’s Golden Nights shades and you’ll instantly be enchanted by the creamy intensity the collection presents. Housed beneath a poetic snowflake pattern is a high-colour combination of ultra-shiny black, platinum silver, satin black, matte charcoal black, and deep burgundy red — the perfect blend for a festive smokey eye! Achieve a multitude of looks with this sparkly palette that comes in a peachy Golden Snow shade as well.

Retails for S$107 at all Dior Beauty counters islandwide.

10. ETUDE House Glittery Snow Air Mousse Eyes Palette in Frozen

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If you prefer to stick to neutrals but don’t want to miss out on the glittery fun, bring that extra twinkle to your eye with ETUDE House’s Glittery Snow Air Mousse Eyes Palette. While we’d admit this isn’t exactly a palette per se, the vivid colour payoff we get to play around with in these pressed shadows are too highly addictive to exclude! Comprising of two cool-toned shades, easily build up intensity without caking up your eyes as the airy mousse texture presents a lightweight coverage. Besides, how pretty is this handy palette?

Retails for S$16.90 at Lazada, Shopee, and at ETUDE House.

11. KVD Vegan Beauty Edge of Reality

KVD Vegan Beauty Edge of Reality Fully Recyclable Eyeshadow Palette

As we relish in the extravagance the year-end brings about, it’s only appropriate we keep in mind now more than ever to limit our consumer wastage. And KVD Vegan presents an innovative solution without abolishing the fun with the brand’s very first fully recyclable palette — meaning no mirrors, magnets, or metal hinges!

Glitz and glide your night away with this 14 pixel-perfect vegan eye shadows (including six mattes, eight shimmers) that’d make the ultimate treasure trove for creative minds and beauty rookies alike.

Retails for S$69 at Sephora.

12. Tom Ford Extréme Eye Color Quad in Mercuria

Tom Ford Extréme Eye Color Quad In Mercuria

Taking holiday celebrations to the extreme, Tom Ford releases a limited edition eye shadow quad in the shades of mauve, nude, bronze, and deep plum that ignite endlessly for a bold lid. Featuring four opulent shades in sheer, shimmer, and matte options, create a versatile, multi-dimensional look topped off with a chrome glitz.

Retails for S$127 at all TOM FORD boutiques islandwide and TANGS online.

13. Milani Most Wanted Eyeshadow Palette in Burning Desire

Milani Most Wanted Eyeshadow Palette In Burning Desire (1)

For those on a tight budget this season, fret not. Accomplish an equally flawless look with the Milani Most Wanted Eyeshadow Palette — now available in three new shades. Arriving in a sleek, minimalist palette of six, the Burning Desire colour story caught out eye with its warm mattes and shimmers in terracotta browns, fiery reds, and rosy ambers that pop against the typically yellow undertones found in Asian skin. Made up of finely milled shadows, its ultra-creamy texture makes for an easy-to-buff formula, promising a seamless finish that stays put as you slay the night away!

Retails for S$20.40 at Watsons.

14. Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam II Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Soft Glam Ii Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Ace your eye game with this sultry limited edition palette consisting of warm and cool-toned neutrals in an ultra-fun size compact — meaning effortlessly touch-ups on-the-go! Choose from six fan-favourites specially picked from the highly coveted OG Soft Glam Palette, with the addition of cult-classics Dreamer and Incense from the Norvina Eyeshadow Palette. Transit from a subtle office look right to a huge night out moment with this clutch-sized palette that’s travel-friendly without comprising on the variety of shades you get!

Retails at S$58 at Sephora.

15. Pat McGrath Labs Mthrshp Mega : Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Palette

Pat Mcgrath Labs Mthrshp Mega Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Palette

Legendary Makeup Artist Pat McGrath released her most extravagant palette yet, bringing to the table 18 super blendable, high-impact formulas including six new shades in a star-studded case. Be prepared to embark on infinite eye fantasies as this uber-sublime palette, consisting of vivid purples, glamorous greens, and mesmerising metallics, take you away on a couture-colour journey.

Retails for S$120 at Sephora.

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We know you’re already counting down to Christmas, because we certainly are!

The best part about Christmas for a beauty junkie is undeniably the fact that beauty brands are releasing all the new, limited-edition products that you want to have, pronto. One of the most exciting makeup products is definitely the eyeshadow palette – think the most outrageous, most glittery, most flattering, AND the most number of shades in one palette!

However, it can get a little overwhelming, considering that every brand is releasing an eyeshadow palette (sometimes even multiple palettes!), and you can’t keep track of what’s worth buying this Christmas.

We’ve rounded up all the newest eyeshadow palettes that will definitely put you in a festive mood. Whether you want to give them to a fellow makeup enthusiast, use the palettes only when you hit pan on your existing ones, or open them immediately for that extravagant Christmas makeup look, we won’t judge – go forth and gather all those beautiful palettes ASAP!

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1. Innisfree Mood Up Party Palette

Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes Innisfree Mood Up Party Palette
The quirky and colourful cover has already gotten us hooked, and the shades inside are enough to get us paying for this at the cashier already.

Innisfree has launched the Mood Up Party Palette that consists of 12 eyeshadows in a variety of finishes from crystal glitter to matte. Whether you are headed to a family gathering or heading out for a Christmas dinner with your loved one, there are so many different looks you can create with these long-lasting, silky shadows!

What we also love is the fact that the palette also features blushes in 4 universally-flattering shades: you can either wear them separately or layer together to add dimension to your face for that extra glamorous photo you want to post on social media.

Innisfree Mood Up Party Palette retails at SGD55 in all Innisfree stores.

2. Etude House Red-Nosed Reindeer Play Color Eyes Mini Palette (Cutest packaging!)

Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes Etude House Red Nosed Reindeer Play Color Eyes Mini Palette

Etude House never fails to delight us with their cute Christmas packaging every year, and this year we’re absolutely in love with this mini eyeshadow palette that features Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer!

The Red-Nosed Reindeer Play Color Eyes Mini Palette comes with a unique furry, shearling cover that you can’t stop touching  – we know because we’ve been there.

It is a travel-friendly size that features trendy autumn/winter colours that are suited for those who like to add a pop of colour and glam to their eyes. The shades of berry, champagne, and brown are also suitable for use every day after Christmas, be it to create a smokey berry eye or a sweet and enchanting burgundy daytime look.

Etude House Red-Nosed Reindeer Play Color Eyes Mini Palette retails at SGD29 in all Etude House stores and Lazada.

3. HERA Holiday Multi-Palette

Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes Hera Holiday Multi Palette

Here’s one eyeshadow palette that is as fun as it looks!

Available in two colour variants – Red and Brown, there are six shades in each palette with a variety of textures in matte, shimmer and glitter finishes. These are designed to be used as a blush, contour, and eyeshadow.

Each shade in the palette is assigned with a unique number, and if you are feeling spontaneous and lucky, you can play a game inspired by dice, where you randomly pick three numbered shades and mix to create unpredictable colour combinations!

HERA Holiday Multi-Palette retails at SGD88 in HERA Takashimaya counter and ION Orchard boutique.

4. Sephora Collection Glacial Glow Eyeshadow & Highlight Palette

Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes Sephora Collection Glacial Glow Eyeshadow Highlight Palette

Every year, beauty junkies look forward to Sephora Collection’s palettes with bated breath because the brand is known to have some of the biggest, most extravagant palettes out there that you can find during Christmas!

One of our favourites includes this multi-tasking face and eye palette that comes with a large mirror and contains two highlighters and 20 eyeshadow shades in a variety of finishes (12 eye-catching pearlescent and metallic shadows and eight creamy matte shadows).

There is also a good mix of wearable nudes and some eye-catching neon shades that can get you started on the neon trend if you haven’t already, so we think this definitely makes an especially good palette for beginners!

Sephora Collection Glacial Glow Eyeshadow & Highlight Palette retails at SGD65 in Sephora stores and website.

5. Sephora Collection Winter Eyes Eyeshadow Palette (Best deal alert!)

Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes Sephora Collection Winter Eyes Eyeshadow Palette

Yes, your eyes are not fooling you – this is a palette with 16 shades that costs only SGD32, which means you essentially pay just SGD2 per colour!

This palette may contain almost everything you want and need, and we are not even exaggerating: the assortment of 16 shades, from shimmery nude and brown, to metallic grey, matte taupe and intense green, is more than enough for you to create any look you like without having to splurge on multiple palettes.

We think this may sell out pretty soon, so grab this while you can!

Sephora Collection Winter Eyes Eyeshadow Palette retails at SGD32 in Sephora stores and website.

6. tarte Winter Wonderglam Luxe Eye Palette

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We fell head over heels for this wonderful palette the moment we laid our eyes on it – and it’s not just because the shades are all so gorgeous!

tarte’s festive Winter Wonderglam Eye Palette gives you access to 24 multi-finish shadow formulas, mascara, liner, and shadow brush for just SGD88. Yes, that’s right – you get an amazing 24 eyeshadow shades in matte, glittery and shimmery finishes, as well as the Lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara and the Tarteist™ gel liner!

This is definitely one of the best deals you should snag before the holiday season is over – your future self will thank you for your foresight!

tarte Winter Wonderglam Luxe Eye Palette retails at SGD88 in Sephora stores and website.

7. Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Eyeshadow Quad: Nocturnal Nirvana

Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes Pat Mcgrath Labs Blitz Astral Eyeshadow Quad Nocturnal Nirvana

It’s all about bling, bling, and more bling during Christmas, and this palette from Pat McGrath Labs is the fastest way to up your eyeshadow game so that you look spectacular from dusk to dawn.

The eyeshadow quad contains luxurious jewel tones of turquoise, rich purple, duo-chrome emerald, and a diamond sparkle white gold – a brilliant combination of the most vivid colours you can possibly dream of.

In addition, the unique formula that combines powder, cream, and fluid textures makes this extremely easy to apply. All it takes is one swipe for an opulent payoff that stuns.

Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Eyeshadow Quad: Nocturnal Nirvana retails at SGD95 in Sephora stores and website.

8. Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eye To Hypnotise Instant Eye Palette (Limited Edition)

Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eye To Hypnotise Instant Eye Palette Limited Edition

Work your magic and hypnotise everyone with the most captivating eye makeup look, thanks to the new festive palette from Charlotte Tilbury.

Be it a natural rosy glow, a sophisticated smokey eye, or a bronzed goddess look, anything and everything is possible with the Starry Eye to Hypnotise Instant Eye Palette – so long as you get this limited edition palette before it’s too late!

Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eye to Hypnotise Instant Eye Palette (Limited Edition) retails at SGD130 in Sephora stores and website.

9. Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette of Pops

Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette Of Pops

If you want a palette that packs a punch of glittery power, the Luxury Palette of Pops will do just the trick.

This eyeshadow quad includes four shades that glimmer with translucent sparkle to make your eyes pop and contain pearl pigments for a magical finish, not forgetting a magical luminosity to the pigments and a soft, silky feel that is simply irresistible.

You can either swipe this evenly across your lids for a statement look or focus the buttery, shimmery shades on the middle of your lids so that you can add subtle dimension to your eyes.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette of Pops retails at SGD90 in Sephora stores and online.

10. NARS Inferno Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition)

Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes Nars Inferno Eyeshadow Palette Limited Edition

No Christmas eyeshadow palette is truly complete without the classic berry red shades and swanky glitter, so NARS has made sure to pack them all into this sparkly palette for everything you need to turn the heat on at every party you are at.

We have our eyes on Love And Desire, a shimmering black that you can use to create the most intense smokey eyes, as well as Come To Me, a blinding shade of metallic rust that will make sure everyone only has their eyes on you.

NARS Inferno Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition) retails at SGD85 in NARS counters, Sephora stores and online.

11. M.A.C Cosmetics Star-sighting Eyeshadow Compact (Neutral)

Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes M.a.c Cosmetics Star Sighting Eyeshadow Compact

Christmas is never complete without stars, so you’ll find lots of them in the Star-sighting Eyeshadow Compact.

Packed with an even mix of neutral mattes and meteoric Dazzleshadows, you’ll find yourself reaching this way after Christmas is over – after all, no one said you can’t be a star everyday!

M.A.C Cosmetics Star-sighting Eyeshadow Compact (Neutral) retails at SGD55 in M.A.C boutique & counters and Sephora online.

12. Nudestix Nude Rose Gold Eye Palette (Limited Edition) (Most wearable shades!)

Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes Nudestix Nude Rose Gold Eye Palette Limited Edition

If you don’t fancy eye-popping neon shades or find that Christmas colours of red and green are not quite your thing, Nudestix’s limited-edition rose-gold themed palette will be right up your alley.

This palette includes six long-wearing eye pencils that provide intense colour, precise lining, highlight and lid priming for all-day wear. They are also waterproof and crease-proof, so even they will stay put on the oiliest of eyelids through all those Christmas dinners and holiday parties.

Nudestix Nude Rose Gold Eye Palette (Limited Edition) retails at SGD92 in Sephora stores and online.

13. Natasha Denona Coral Eyeshadow Palette

Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes Natasha Denona Coral Eyeshadow Palette

Made with Natasha’s legendary saturated pure colour pigments, and infused with dazzling chroma crystals and luminous mineral pearls in a hydrating liquid base, the newest Coral Eyeshadow Palette is everything we want – and more!

Although all the shades can be worn alone, we highly recommend layering Abalone over the mattes – this luminous topper instantly adds oomph to even the most mundane of eyeshadow shades so that your eyes truly shine even among the bright Christmas lights.

Natasha Denona Coral Eyeshadow Palette retails at SGD72 in Sephora stores and online.

14. Anastasia Beverly Hills Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette

Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes Anastasia Beverly Hills Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette

Mix and match your way with 14 all-new shades in matte, metallic, shimmer or duo-chrome finishes and one pressed pigment shade (Cindy) that works beautifully as both an eyeshadow and a cheek colour. These are all personal favourites of beauty vlogger Carli Bybel, so you can now look just as Insta-ready.

P.S. this palette is also great for your skin – it is made free from parabens, gluten, or talc, is dermatologically tested, and won’t clog your pores!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette retails at SGD75 in Sephora stores and online.

15. Kat Von D Beauty Lolita Por Vida

Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes Kat Von D Beauty Lolita Por Vida

Ready for a romantic Christmas evening with your special one?

Kat Von D’s Beauty Lolita Por Vida palette is all you need to bedazzle your other half (or even that guy you’ve been crushing on!) with 18 romantic shades in matte, shimmer, foil and super-glitter finishes that flatter every skin tone.

If you are planning to gift this to a girlfriend who needs some help in the romance department, we highly recommend buying another one for yourself as well since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!

Kat Von D Beauty Lolita Por Vida retails at SGD81 in Sephora stores and online.

16. Bobbi Brown Love In The Afternoon Eye Shadow Palette

Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes Bobbi Brown Love In The Afternoon Eye Shadow Palette

Although Christmas is often associated with snow and ice, we can always do with a little toasty warmth.

Bobbi Brown’s Love In The Afternoon features eight warm eyeshadows in matte, metallic and chrome metal finishes that are easy to wear on any occasion, although we think they’ll look extra amazing when you pack on the shimmer for Christmas gatherings!

Bobbi Brown Love In The Afternoon Eye Shadow Palette retails at SGD65 in Bobbi Brown boutiques & counters, Sephora stores and online.

17. Laura Mercier Fine Art Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition)

Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes Laura Mercier Fine Art Eyeshadow Palette Limited Edition

Underneath the beautifully-illustrated cover lies eight light-reflecting sateen-shimmer shades, ranging from light to full-on pigment.

Tip: Use shade Noirest (a sparkly navy blue) as eyeliner if you are not too keen on sporting a cool eyeshadow tone!

Laura Mercier Fine Art Eyeshadow Palette retails at SGD80 in Laura Mercier counters, Sephora stores and online.

18. Stila Blue Realm Velvet Eye Shadow Palette

Christmas Eyeshadow Stila Blue Realm Velvet Eye Shadow Palette

If you have been genetically blessed with cool undertones, you should definitely get this palette that comes with six pro-artist curated shades in three finishes: duo-chrome, metallic foil, and dimensional matte.

The silky, cream finish and strong colour payoff makes this more suitable to be used on their own, although there’s no stopping you from blending for an out-of-this-world look!

Stila Blue Realm Velvet Eye Shadow Palette retails at SGD44 in Sephora stores and online.

19. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Mini Controversy Palette

Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes Jeffree Star Cosmetics Mini Controversy Palette

Jeffree Star lives up to his reputation (both of being a reputable makeup guru and being often tangled in controversies) with the Mini Controversy Palette, which was created in collaboration with Shane Dawson.

All the nine eyeshadows are formulated for rich colour payoff without smudging, fading, or fallout – coupled with the travel-friendly size, this is one palette that you can, and will want to pack along for that upcoming Christmas vacation!

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Mini Controversy Palette retails at USD28 on Beautylish.

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