5 mascaras under $50 that we love

We all know mascara is a firm staple when it comes to our make-up bag, but sometimes forking out upwards of $50 seems like a lot to splurge on this essential number. Fortunately these fave formulas will give long, lavish lashes without breaking the bank.

From left to right: The cheeky name isn’t the only thing you’ll remember about¬†Too Faced¬†Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara¬†($35 from With a coat or two ‚Äď if you’re game ‚Äď your lashes will be longer, lusher and smudge-proof.¬†Forget newfangled brush design, sometimes a big, old-fashioned soft brush like the one in¬†Lanc√īme Monsieur Big Mascara ($49) is all you need for out-there lashes.¬†If it’s seriously long lashes you’re after it’s seriously long lashes you’ll get with all-time favourite, Benefit They’re Real Mascara Lengthening Mascara¬†($44). Want full, defined lashes without clumps or flakiness? Make¬†NARS Audacious Mascara¬†($41 from your go to and batting your lashes will turn heads. The bigger, the bolder, the better when it comes to lashes and¬†¬†STILA¬†Huge Extreme Lash Mascara ($35 from will get you there in just one lashing.



Gigi Hadid’s Maybelline collab coming to New Zealand

It girl and model of the moment, Gigi Hadid, can add another string to her bow, after teaming up with Maybelline to create a limited-edition collection.

The Gigi x Maybelline collection has been over a year in the making and will land in New Zealand in December, just in time for Christmas and two months after it was launched in the UK and USA.

This collection of limited edition products, exclusive to Farmers stores nationwide, provides an all-in-one Jetsetter travel palette designed by Gigi and all the tools needed to create two iconic Gigi Looks in a New York minute ‚Äď West Coast Glow and East Coast Glam.

Discover our favourite pieces from the collection below.