Fragrance has always been the 'popular' item to pick up in the airport, the notoriously expensive perfumes are eagerly snapped up at tax-free prices. Whilst I'm personally unlikely to pick up a full-sized bottle of perfume, I love the little sets of minis. I'm always drawn to the mini perfume sets by Marc Jacobs and Hugo Boss, but I've never considered Calvin Klein. The Calvin Klein Mini Set* features five perfumes, which are all individually boxed and packaged in replicas of their full sized bottles. It makes them perfect for travel, but also great for little gifts too!
Moving on to high end makeup, we have YSL. The airport is a great way to test and try lots of the latest beauty products, I love that you can see lots of different brands all in one place. Of course you can also get a significant saving on the normal retail price. The first YSL product I was sent to try is the Couture Palette* in the shade Lumieres Majorelle. It's definitely not the normal shade combinations I'd go for, but it features lots of blue hues which ooze summer. The packaging is absolutely stunning too, it feels luxurious before you even open the box. The second product is this stunning Night Escape Nail Polish* from the brand new Summer Couture Collection. The Night Escape polish is inspired by the night sky, with lots of sparkles, captured in a deep metallic blue. YSL say that the polish has a lasting formula protects nails from chipping and cracking.
I think I've saved the most exciting product to last, the Lancome Juicy Shaker*! These new products from Lancome have had a lot of hype but it's well deserved. You simply shake the cute cocktail shaped bottle, to blend the bi phased formula and then dab the beautiful lip gloss on to your lips. They make your lips look plump, whilst nourishing the lips with sweet almond oil, omega 3 and cranberry oil. I have the shade Berry Tale, which is a gorgeous and natural link hue. It's a dream to apply and the colour is natural enough, even for a lipstick-hater like me!
So there you have it, some beautiful and exciting makeup products which are all available tax-free from World Duty Free, at all of the wonderful UK airports. If you've been on holiday recently, I'd love to hear about anything you bought in the airport. If you're going away soon, I'd love to hear about the shopping you have planned. Why not leave me a comment below? If you're planning a trip, you can actually shop before you travel! You simply select your favourite products on the World Duty Free website and pick them up at the airport.