OUR TOP BEAUTY PICKS from the new year sales for Women over 40.

It's that time of year when your inbox fills up with offers, promises of a new year and new you (I prefer New Year, Same Awesome You, Fresh Start) and everything fabulously shiny is on Sale. The overwhelming need to spend goes into fever pitch.

"Whoever said that money can't buy happiness, simply didn't know where to go shopping." Bo Derek. We love you.

To help you navigate the best buys, we've skimmed the top beauty sales from the big beauty retailers and delivered our TOP BEAUTY PICKS for women over 40 from the New Year Sale season. Happy dance time.

You ready? Get your pen, paper (cause we is Over 40 and old school). Get ready to 'Add to Cart'. Have fun Beauties.

MECCA COSMETICA

1. BAREMINERALS

Be Beautiful READY Face And Eye Palette

$33.00 (WAS $66.00)

Create a naturally flawless, subtly defined eye and complexion look with this all-in-one palette; perfect for jet-setting beauty or touch-ups on-the-go. Includes a quad of matte READY eyeshadows in warm, ultra-wearable hues, a Finishing Powder, READY All-Over Face Colour in Inner Beauty and Faux Tan Matte and READY Blush in Golden Gate Matte.

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2. NARS Look Closer Eyeshadow Palette

$35.00 (WAS $70.00)

Smokey is back, and in a big way. Get an ultra-seductive, smouldering eye look with this collection of four super creamy, pigment rich shadows in limited edition shades. Step up the sultry by tracing lash line with the mini Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto.

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3. NARS Survival Kit 1

$42.50 (was $85.00)

Conveniently handbag-friendly, this collection of Nars makeup essentials includes Naïad and Kalahari II Eyeshadows, Off Limits and Mata Hari Blushes and mini-sized Party Girl Lip Gloss (4ml) and Black Moon Audacious Mascara (3ml).

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4. NARS Kohliner In Indescent Charcoal

$18.00 (WAS $36.00)

Add some drama to your eye looks with a smudged, smoked out line with these super creamy Kohliners in two limited edition shades.

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5. BUMBLE AND BUMBLE

Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry Travel Set

$22.50 (WAS $45.00)

Perfect for impromptu sleepovers, weekend getaways or at the gym, this handy set features travel-sized Surf Foam Wash Shampoo (59ml), Surf Creme Rinse Conditioner (59ml) and Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry (29ml). The result? A tousled, beachy mane and polished, sundried waves for a beautifully bouncy, blow-dried finish.

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MAC Cosmetics

Snow Ball Lip Bag in Red $69.30 (WAS $99.00)

Lips that won’t quit. This kit in either pink-tinged nude or fiery red offers a three-tiered approach to the party accessory all the cool kids are raving about. Liner, Lipstick, Lipglass, repeat. This perfect little pouch is loaded with everything you need for a très chic pout. Each piece is nestled into a foiled rose gold clutch with a disco ball tassel.

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LOOK IN A BOX: HOOKED ON NUDE

$69.30 (WAS $99.00)

A neutral-toned kit for eyes with Eye Shadows in No Pretense and Hooked On Nude, Modern Twist Kajal Liner in Long Espresso and Upward Lash.

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CASUAL COLOUR

$28.70 (WAS $41.00)

Unlike other cream cheek products, this lightweight formula feels like you're wearing nothing at all. Creamy and comfortable texture leaves lips and cheeks moisturized and hydrated. Emollient ingredients add extra skin conditioning benefits to lips and cheeks. Dewy formula leaves skin illuminated with a healthy glow.

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SEPHORA

TARTE

Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

$37.50 (WAS $75.00).

Forget that this is sold as a shaping and contouring kit, use these clay infused products as great, matte eyeshadows.

iThe Amazonian Clay helps balance and replenish your skin so you get the most even payoff without creasing, caking, or flaking. This product is formulated without parabens and phthalates. It is ophthalmologist tested, safe for contact lens wearers, and dermatologist tested.

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AMERICAN CREW

Grooming Cream and Forming Cream

50g - $17.50 (WAS $25.00)

85g - $28.70 (WAS $41.00)

Say Bye Bye to those pesky little flyaway hairs. Put the hairspray down .. and sweep on a little cream. Works wonders without giving you helmet head. Better than hairspray.

- Holds hair firmly and leaves a high shine

- Softening and moisturising the hair

- Conditions hair and prevents moisture loss

- Contains antioxidant properties that protect hair damage from the sun

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100% NATURAL ONLINE RETAILERS

BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE

AXIOLOGY NATURAL ORGANIC LIPSTICK in Philosophy and Attitude

$33.60 (WAS $42.00)

These lipsticks are like whipped deliciousness, they feel like no other lipstick you'll ever wear. Sooooo moisturising.

Philosophy is stunning for both bold romantics and wall-flowers. Like a pair of well-loved ballet slippers, this shade is soft, silky, and just-a-touch sweet. Best for skin shades: fair to medium.

Attitude is perfect for Spring and Summer, it glides on as a hot, hibiscus-pink pop with a blush of blue undertones. This lippy will keep your lips loaded with moisture. Particularly flattering for fair and light skin tones.

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WELL PEOPLE MASCARA

$31.50 (WAS $42)

Summer says electric blue lashes... Go on girl, unleash the Olivia Newton John that lies within!

W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Bio Extreme Mascara in Electric Blue creates big, bold fluffy lashes instantly with its boundary breaking, super natural formula! Hyper pure mineral pigments create beautiful bright blue lashes for high impact. 100% cruelty-free, petroleum-free, paraben free, gluten-free, coal tar-free, aluminum-free, fiber-free, and clump-free!

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LA MAV BODY BRONZE BEAUTIFUL KIT

$89.95 (WAS $114.85)

A personal fave. This Kit RULES! The Salt Scrub sloughs away dead skin & Summer build-up + leaves skin feeling (and looking) super hydrated. Delightfully unexpected. The Self Tan Oil has been my go-to all Summer (I'm super fair and freckly - essential for skin types like me). Kit includes 3 full size:

1x La Mav Body Bronze Summer Skin Salt Scrub (150g)

1x La Mav Body Bronze Self Tan Dry Oil (100ml)

1x La Mav Body Bronze Tan Extender (200ml)

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DIVINE COMPANY EXFOLIATING BODY SCRUB

$24.95 (was $32.95)