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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.



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.

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.

Click HERE to buy.

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).

Click HERE to buy.

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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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.

Click HERE to buy.

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.

Click HERE to buy.


$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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$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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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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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

Click HERE to buy.




$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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$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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$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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$24.95 (was $32.95)

A must-have after all that sun, sea and surf! Will give your body skin cells a little kick to regenerate, enabling the fresh new plump cells lurking beneath to shine.

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$32.95 (was $42.95)

100% natural + nastie-free this is a FAB alternative to your regular cream blush. Au Naturale Anywhere Creme Blush Stick Sweetheart adds beautiful colour PLUS nourishes your skin.

Sweetheart is a natural, cool-toned nude mauve. And will suit most fair to medium skin tones. Gives a lovely, natural, just-pinched cheek look. LOVE.

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Weleda Kiss Me Naturally Lip Balm Gift Pack

$34.95 for set of 3 (WAS $47.85)

Organic Shea butter and Sunflower Seed wax help to keep lips smooth and the moisture locked in. All 3 tints are gently scented with rose and vanilla. Use them individually (nude, rose or berry red) or mix them on your lips to create your own colour.

A hand bag must-have.

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Weleda Indulge Your Skin Pomegranate Gift Pack

$39.95 (WAS $47.90)

This pack from Weleda contains organic pomegranate seed oil, which is renowned for its antioxidant, regenerative and balancing properties, helping to keep moisture locked in.

Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash 200ml

Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil 100ml

Click HERE to buy.

Eco Tan Christmas Glow Pack

$64.90 (WAS $84.40)

Another personal fave, I've been loving this pack all Summer too. The Face Tan Water is soooooo good, you can actually go makeup-free. Yep. I know.

This pack contains: - Invisible Tan 150ml - Face Tan Water 100ml - Extreme Exfoliant Glove

Click HERE to buy.

Inika Limited Edition Beauty on the Go -Medium/Dark

$49.00 (WAS $94.00)

Best suited for Medium to Dark complexions this is a super buy. Set includes:

• Certified Organic Liquid Foundation 4ml in Honey • Certified Organic Pure Primer 4ml • Loose Mineral Powder 3g in Trust • Special Edition Vegan Bamboo Kabuki Brush

Click HERE to buy.


As always we are here to help. Seen something you love? Not sure if it's right for you? Drop us an email and we'll guide you. We are not affiliated with these brands, and don't make any money out of this service - we are just on a mission to help women buy the right beauty and makeup products and stop wasting money on things that won't work for you.


We are all about empowering women over 40 to feel confident, look fabulous and have fun with makeup again. Keen to learn how to do your makeup for your face right now (that is the 40+ you, not the 20 year old you). Boost confidence and glow girl glow. Join us for a Makeup Masterclass specifically designed for women over 40. Click HERE to read more.

With love

Amanda and the Secrets from a Beauty Insider team


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