Hands up if you could legitimately spend hours strolling up and down the aisles of your local chemist. Me too.
Personally, my favourite is the makeup aisle. I’ve been known to wander in to quickly get a script filled and walk out 45 minutes later with my hands covered in smudges of makeup and $53 worth of lippies, highlighters and primers.
It’s fun, but also annoyingly hard to resist.
Think Maybelline, L’Oreal, Australis, Rimmel and the borderline exxy Revlon. And a few skin goodies you’ve been meaning to try but were waiting for a sale sticker too.
We asked the women in the Mamamia office for their top picks from this ridiculous sale, the products they’re using and loving.
Scroll down for their recommendations, if your dare.
"This is probably the best high street mascara I have ever used. It really lengthened and thickened my lashes, and was a great day to night product - a couple of extra coats really created fuller, more fluttery lash. It was also easy to remove which is great as I hate waking up with panda eyes." - Polly.
Skin Republic Stem Cell Plant Protein Face Sheet Mask, 3pk for $14.97
"These are a gentle and non-threatening if you're looking to feel a bit luxe on a Sunday afternoon. If you've got sensitive skin like mine or don't feel like going the whole hog with a thicker clay mask, this mask fits the brief." - Amy.
"For the price, this matte lipstick is so good. Like the name, it goes on more like a cream than a liquid, and doesn't crack or feel like your lips are covered in concrete for the whole day. Leaves a nice stain to." - Rikki.
"This is a dupe for my actual fave - Benefit Roller Lash. So I use this one when I know I'm going to be in the office all day to save the expensive one for special occasions. Oh, and Meghan Markle uses it so I'm down." - Tiff.
"OMG I LOVE THESE MASKS. The charcoal one is my favourite. It leaves your skin feeling fresh smooth. Some charcoal masks can leave your skin dehydrated but this makes your skin feel so smooth. Plus I love these when I travel." - Nat.
"I have naturally dark hair that has been bleached so it's fairly damaged. I use this masque once a week to make sure I don't have to have that dreaded conversation with the hairdresser at my next visit. You know the one, "oh honey, your hair feels fairly damaged". Using this makes my hair feel super soft, and I have noticed a dramatic difference in its condition. It's normally $55.43." - Peta.
"This mask left me with noticeably softer and clean-feeling skin. Despite the fact that clay masks are supposed to detox, my face didn't feel stripped and it didn't take four rounds with a hot face towel to scrub every bit of product off my face. Overall, it's win, and for the cost of a take-away lunch." - Jess.
"This product is the perfect middle ground between a matte lip and glossy lipstick. The suede finish feel so luxurious and leaves a comfortable colour for a couple of hours, more if you use a lip liner first." - Amy.
"I use this everyday for some shimmer on my eyelids, and the dark bit for some easy, no-mess lash liner." - Shaye.
"This brush set is such good quality and the price right now is nuts! NORMALLY $139!!!" - Leigh.
Revlon ColorStay Concealer, $12.99
"I started using this one because a makeup artist on Instagram recommended it as a dupe for the NARS liquid concealer. Love the texture, super buildable." - Billi.
Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balms, 3pk for $14.99 or 1 for $9.99
"I have been using these lip colour balms since they first came out. If you're not a huge fan of lipstick but need colour on your lips, these will change your life. I have them in every single colour. And they're down from $59.85!!" - Amy.
"I'm not really into foundation (I prefer tinted moisturiser) but on the days I need a bit more coverage, I mix this foundation with some primer on the back of my hand and apply with my fingers for a sheer, glowy finish." - Amy.
"This is pretty much the universal red lip liner. It sits on the fence between cool toned and warm toned reds, so you can pair it with most red lipsticks." - Jess S.
"I use this brush to sort of massage my scalp. It's also really good for getting out knots without damaging your hair." - Leigh.
"I only just realised I can use this powder over my concealer to stop it forming creases under my eyes. Genius! This powder is super fine." - Valentina.
"You can't go wrong with the classic lipstick. My mum's been using this one since I was little, it's a fail-safe, everyday lip colour that won't let you down." - Laura.
"I tint my eyebrows, but like to brush them into place with this so they stay the way they looked when I left the salon. Also gives you that Cara Delevingne brushed brows look." - Amy.
"This lipstick is sooooo silky. It goes on so smoothly, doesn't stick or gather in places and won't smudge like some other 'moisturising' lipsticks. The Diva Red is a great red wine winter colour, I love this a nude too." - Amy.
NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Serum, $22.99
"I use this glycolic acid serum every other night after cleansing, and I don't put any other creams over the top. It's the only thing that you can see has actually made a difference in the morning." - Jess.
Maybelline Baby Lips Balm, $6.98
"Such a good and cheap tinted lip balm. Actually had colour, I always grab the darkest shade but it comes in a baby pink too." - Amy.
"I know you are going to think I’m crazy, but I don’t cleanse my face. I stopped using cleanser altogether about two years ago. Instead, I use micellar water. This Garnier one is a great dupe for it's Bioderma counterpart, which I only buy when it's on sale." - Leigh.
"If you prefer a creamy concealer over a liquid, the L'Oreal one is very reliable. Nice thick consistency, if that's your thing." - Jess S.
Formula 10.0.6 Keep Your Cool Breakout Calming Mask Peppermint & Coconut, $12.98
"I have a very red face so this mask is great in summer or on a day I'm particularly blotchy. The product is cooling and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin." - Amy.
"This palette gives such a nice peachy glow. I love that the gradient of colours - sometimes I use my ring finger to swipe the lightest colour over my brow bones and cupid's bow, and all over for the tops of my cheekbones." - Billi.
L'Oréal Glam Bronze Duo, $6.99
"The colouring on this duo is so nice and warm. You also don't need heaps, very pigmented." - Shaye.
Did we miss any of your favourite chemist products? Tell us in the comments!