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GET IN MY CART: The 9 beauty picks you'll want to snap up in Sephora's mid-year sale.

Grab your debit or credit card details and get ready to pretend to look very busy at work.

The Sephora Australia mid-year beauty sale has begun and there are many beauty bargains to be had. From cult-favourite products, limited-edition goodies and lovely little extras, it’s the perfect time to treat yourself in the form of a lipstick, candle or eyeshadow palette.

Your wallet and bank account might be slightly worse for wear, but your beauty bag and bathroom cabinet will be positively glowing.

Read on for our top sale picks and get these products into your cart and onto your face.

Beauty editor Leigh Campbell takes us into her beauty bag…

Video by MMC

1. Buy this if you want… a flamingo and pineapple brush set just because.

There isn’t a logical case to be made for these pink and gold flamingo and pineapple shaped brushes, other than the fact that they’re…

a) fabulous.

b) pink and gold flamingo and pineapple shaped brushes.

c) and work out to be $4.40 a brush.

We’ll just leave you with this link and let you get on with your day.

BUY THIS: Tarte, Let’s Flamingle Brush Set, $22 for 5 brushes (originally $45, 50 per cent off).

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2. Buy this if you want... a burger-proof lip stain that reels in the compliments.

Not all red lipsticks are created equal and this one is a personal favourite. The blue-based red flatters all skin tones and will make your teeth look extra-white, while the texture is non-drying, creamy and impressively long-lasting.

Not to toot my own horn, but I get compliments from colleagues every time I wear this lippie to work. It's just that good.

BUY THIS: Sephora Collection, Cream Lip Stain $13 in Always Red (originally $19, 30 per cent off).

3. Buy this if you want... hot man in candle form.

With the spicy and woody notes of fancy cologne and leather, get this Commodity candle on sale and you won't have to save it just for special occasions.

It's not the cheapest candle around at $41 - but with 60 hours of burn time - that works out to be 68 cents an hour.

Not too shabby at all.

BUY THIS: Commodity, Candle in Leather, $41 (originally $83, 50 per cent off).

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4. Buy this if you want... to give you lips a hit of moisture this winter.

Dry lips are a necessary evil of winter but this two-timing lip mask promises to nourish while giving you a sheeny champagne finish. However, don't let me words 'lip mask' put you off, it's essentially just a heavy duty lip balm that's packed with organic agave nectar and jojoba oil which work to hydrate and protect your smackers from chilly winds and the office air con.

It even has Mamamia's lifestyle writer, Amy Clark's tick of approval.

BUY THIS: Bite Beauty, Agave Lip Mask in Maple, $20 (originally $40, 50 per cent off).

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5. Buy this if you want... to never need to buy another blush in the next decade.

With three blush shades, a bronzer, and a highlighter, your cheeks will be well-flushed, contoured and highlighted for the foreseeable future.

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Tarte's Amazonian clay range are super pigmented and long-wearing. They're also vegan-friendly and free from parabens and mineral oil. How peachy.

BUY THIS: Tarte, Life of the Party Clay Blush Palette & Clutch, $23 (originally $47, 50 per cent off).

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6. Buy this if you want... a cult highlighter approved by Khloe Kardashian.

Trust a Kardashian to nail a highlighting product. The tones of these shimmery letters will ensure your cheekbones remain on point. Add a light swish on your brow bone, cupid's bow and nose bridge for all the glow and definition.

BUY THIS: BECCA x Khloe Kardashian & Malika Haqq Glow Letters, $13 (originally $27, 50 per cent off).

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7. Buy this if you want... a volume-boosting mascara for 50 per cent off.

If you're going to get your mitts on a cult beauty product, you might as well get it on sale. This best-seller from Make Up For Ever is Mamamia writer, Ali Moore's go-to when she wants her lashes to look extra dramatic and she says it "goes on smoothly and layers really dramatically without looking spidery".

"I had this mascara recommended to me by someone from Sephora when I was getting my makeup done a few years ago for a formal and I absolutely love it," she says.

"It flies under the radar but it provides incredible volume for when you want to achieve a dramatic and smoky eye."

BUY THIS: Make Up For Ever, Aqua Smoky Extravagant Waterproof Mascara, $20 (originally $41, 50 per cent off).

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8. Buy this if you want... a four-colour eyeshadow palette in a luxe gold compact.

It's not always a great idea to buy beauty products solely based on their packaging, but this four-pan eyeshadow delivers on efficacy and aesthetics.

Cruelty-free and paraben-free company, Smith & Cult, are known for their creamy and pigmented eye shadows, and you really can't get more wearable than the four warm, bronzey shades from this 'Noonsuite' palette.

BUY THIS: Smith & Cult, Book of Eyes - Eye Quad Palette in Noonsuite, $44 (originally $64, 30 per cent off).

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9. Buy this if you want... two very wearable lipsticks you might actually use up.

With just 1 gram of product in each tube, these lippies are a quarter of the size of a regular lipstick. Not only does this fulfil our irrational love of miniature products, it also means you might actually get through the entire tube, and to be honest, how often does that really happen?

The two shades you get in each set are pretty foolproof too. 'Spanked' is a nude, rosey shade you can easily swipe on everyday, while 'Griselda' is a dramatic burgundy colour which looks like the moodier cousin of a classic red lip.

BUY THIS: Fenty Beauty, Two Lil Mattemoiselles Plush Matte Lipstick Duo: Chill Owt Edition, $14 (originally $28, 50 per cent off).

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