Best Beauty Buys Under $100 PLUS Win Your Favourite

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I’m all about trying before I buy but when that’s not possible the next best thing is a reliable recommendation. So today I’m sharing my top ten beauty buys all under $100. I’ve teamed up with Oxipay and Farmers to bring them to you and they’ve kindly offered to gift one lucky Insider their best beauty buy of choice from Farmers under $100. Now if you haven’t heard about Oxipay then it’s definitely worth checking out. Oxipay allows you to “buy” now and pay later over time, and their newest retailer that they have onboard is the Farmers online store! So here are a few of my tried-and-tested beauty buys from Farmers below and don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the page to enter to win.   


In short it’s a smarter way to pay. You can “buy” what you want now and pay for it over four easy payments. So instead of shelling out the full amount up front you can spread your payments out without paying any fees or interest (if you pay in full and on time). Joining Oxipay is quick and easy too and there are no long application forms to fill out either – hooray! So if you want a more flexible way to pay for your shopping then Oxipay may just be the way for you. Since their online store now offers Oxipay, Farmers has become one of my favourite Oxipay stores! There are over 50 cool stores offering Oxipay. You can see the full list of Oxipay retailers HERE and you can find out more about Oxipay HERE


MAC products need no introduction but the kohl liner included in this set is A-mazing. It’s perfect for tight-lining your lids and it stays put all day long. The shimmer shadows make it really easy to create a modern smokey eye. The Extra Dimension mascara will finish off any eye look and I especially love this set because you also get a super cute MAC makeup bag to keep them all in.   

Above: MAC Snow Ball Eye Bag Smokey – Gold – $98



Let’s face it makeup brushes can get pretty expensive so it makes sense to grab a kit that contains a few essentials. This kit not only includes some fab brushes but the Real Techniques foundation sponge which is right up there with the famous Beauty Blender.

Above: Real Techniques Colour and Define Kit, 6-Piece, $47.99



If you haven’t tried benefit’s famous Hoola bronzer then you haven’t lived. This is one of my all-time favourite bronzers. Not only is it subtle and natural looking but it also doubles as the perfect warm-toned eyeshadow. This kit also includes a few of my other faves from benefit so it’s definitely a great intro to the brand.

Above: benefit glam Francisco, $99



This kit is a perfect intro to the world of NYX liquid lipsticks so why not hit up a few of your friends so you can all join together to find the perfect shade for you? The kit contains 24 cult faves and six new shades to try too so there really is something for everyone in this cool kit.



If you want to up your skincare game then dipping your toe in the water with a sample set like this is the perfect way to get started. This kit contains a few of Clarins’s hard-hitters along with a pretty lip shimmer and a gorgeous makeup bag.

Above: Clarins Multi-Active Collection Gift Set, 4-Piece, $83



If you’re considering a more natural approach to your beauty regime then this Nude by Nature starter kit is the perfect place to start. Not only do you get a professional make-up brush but all the products you’ll need to create a flawless looking complexion. The great thing about this brand is that all the products also contain ingredients that benefit your skin – so it’s makeup that is actually good for your skin too.

Above: Nude by Nature Starter Kit, $55.96



If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know I’m a long time fan of Elizabeth Arden products. This kit actually contains three of my faves so it’s definitely a great entry into the brand if you’re a newbie to Elizabeth Arden.

Above: Elizabeth Arden Bestsellers Gift Set, 3 Piece, $89



If you’ve always struggled to crack that elusive smokey eye then you’ll love this set from Estee Lauder. Inside you’ll find everything you need to create a very simple, sultry smokey eye. The Sumptuous Extreme Mascara does what it promises so if you want long luscious lashes this one’s for you.

Above: Estee Lauder After Hours The Smokey Eyes Set, $79



Nothing says style like a signature red lip and this kit will ensure you end up with the perfect pout. Not only do you get a classic MAC red lipstick but you also get a Pro Longer Lip Pencil to perfect your pout and a Lipglass lipgloss to pump up the volume.   

Above: MAC Snow Ball Lip Bag – Red, $100



If you want to instantly minimise the appearance of pores then this kit contains the secret weapons! benefit’s Porefessional is a pro makeup artists favourite and for good reason – it perfectly preps your skin for foundation and delivers smoother-than-smooth skin with a soft-matte complexion. What’s not to love? 

Above: benefit Porefessional: Pores Away! Set, $35



Oxipay (the smarter way to pay) and their new partner store, Farmers, is giving you the chance to win your favourite beauty gift set or beauty products of your choice from Farmers to the value of $100.

To enter to be in to win simply tell us in the comments below which set you’d choose from the amazing sets on offer at Farmers  BTW you’re not limited to the sets I’ve selected above. So whip on over to Farmers and choose the set you’d most like to try and tell us in the comments below.

Everyone who has commented automatically goes in the draw to win. A winner will be drawn and announced here on Friday 18 2018.

Good luck!

*Competition closes midday on Friday 18 May. Prize will be one gift set or products up to $100 in value from Farmers, not redeemable for cash. A winner will be drawn and contacted in the comments by The Style Insider. This competition is not in association with Instagram or Facebook and entrants release Instagram and Facebook from all claims, liability or loss whatsoever which may arise in connection with this competition.



Huge thanks to everyone to took the time to enter to win. I’m thrilled to announce the super lucky winner is:

Taryn Finnie

Congratulations Taryn! Please email your contact deets to and we’ll get your prize on its way out to you pronto.





Big thanks to the team at Oxipay for sponsoring this post.