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Bourjois 3 Lipgloss Effet 3D set

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bourjois_lipgloss_trio01French brand Bourjois has a number of duty-free kits, most popular on board airlines but also available at airport stores. This one, the Bourjois 3 Lipgloss Effet 3D set, is a trio of full-size lip glosses that, as the name suggests, create an effect of fuller lips when applied.

The set features three shades: Transparent Oniric (18), an invisible top coat; Rose Symphonie (20), a frosty pale pink with silver sparkles; and Rose Lyric (36), a deeper rosy shade also with fewer visible sparkles than the previous colour.

All feature a brush-style applicator and the sparkles aren’t gritty, which is a bonus.

I’m afraid I don’t know how much this set retails for as I got mine as a gift. These usually carry a saving of at least 15% compared with high-street prices though, so it should be a good deal if you like all colours.

The first set of swatches was photographed in indirect sunlight and the second, in direct sunlight. Click on any of the images for a larger version.

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May 7th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Dior Addict Lip Experts Duo

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Dior Addict Lip Experts DuoHere’s another duty-free exclusive launched recently, this time on board airlines (at least I haven’t seen it at an airport yet, but will report back when I travel next!).

The Dior Addict Lip Experts Duo comes with two products (as the name indicates): Lip Maximizer,  described by the company as a lip care gloss containing collagen activ that can be used on its own or over lipstick; and Lip Glow balm, which is supposed to “instantly revive your natural lip colour”.

Dior claims this expert duo will result in “smoothed, replumped and naturally more luminous lips” – sounds good in theory! :)

As usual, prices vary according to the market of origin of each airline, but here are a couple of examples: on board Dutch carrier KLM the set costs €48 (about $62), while Cathay Pacific Airways charges $56 for it (remember that Hong Kong is essentially a duty-free territory). Click on the picture for a larger version.

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December 3rd, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Lunasol Full Glamour Gloss Set

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Lunasol Full Glamour Gloss SetI’m sure I am not the only one who finds it annoying that excellent brands such as Kanebo’s Lunasol aren’t more widely available outside of Asia. Unfortunately, the same tends to happen in duty-free, and this set is not an exception.

I spotted the Lunasol Full Glamour Gloss Set at one of Tokyo Narita airport’s many stores (specifically the ANA Duty Free shop). Exclusive to travel-retail, the kit comes with three lip glosses in the Full Glamour formula – which contain multi-colour shimmer to give depth of shade and feature a slanted applicator to apply the gloss evenly to lips.

I tried to get swatches of the three shades, but unfortunately the sales assistant was hovering over me like a hawk and made me self-conscious (I know, not the best trait for a blogger – I promise to do better next time!). Instead, I’ll leave you with pictures of the products as the shades are pretty true to life (the tubes are transparent, after all).

The set was on sale at Narita for 4,500 yen (about $58). Click on the image above for a larger version.

Lunasol Full Glamour Gloss Set

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January 19th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss Trio

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Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss TrioFirst of all, apologies for ‘abandoning’ the blog for so long – I’ve been travelling a lot (both work and holiday) and haven’t had much chance to post here. I do, however, have a backlog of things to share with you, and this is the first one of hopefully many updates over the next couple of weeks.

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss Trio is a travel-exclusive set containing, as you would expect, three different shades of Chanel’s Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss lip gloss formula. The colours included in the trio are Exuberance (64), Imaginaire (56) and Confidence (55). They didn’t have testers available so I didn’t swatch these, but Imaginaire and Confidence are part of the permanent collection and the wonderful Karla swatched them when they were first launched, and Exuberance is part of the 2011 holiday collection so should still be widely available in-store now.

I saw this set at Toronto airport’s duty-free shop, and it was priced at C$102, but that will of course vary according to location. The presence of the holiday EdG in the trio indicates it’s a fairly new launch too.

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss Trio

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December 14th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Dior Rose Collection Eyes & Lips Palette

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Dior Rose Collection Eyes & Lips PaletteThe full name of this palette, if the box is to be believed, is a proper mouthful: Dior Rose Collection Eyes & Lips Palette Healthy Glow Harmony. This little beauty is part of Dior’s Collection Voyage, the brand’s range of travel-exclusive products, and I purchased this palette at Singapore Changi airport en route to Thailand.

Like many of you out there, I’m not the biggest fan of mixed palettes, particularly those with powder/cream products in the same place. However, as someone who travels a lot I do recognise the practical reasons behind having everything in one set as that reduces the space and weight requirements of your beauty kit.

Thankfully, the quality of the eyeshadows in this palette follows the usual high Dior standard of the house’s popular quints. The first shade is a glittery white and the least smooth of the four in terms of texture, but it’s far from chalky. The other three shades (a shimmery pink and two gorgeous taupes of different intensities) have all the buttery goodness of the brand’s iridescent eyeshadows.

The lip shades include a clear lip balm (shade 069), two Dior Addict glosses with silvery glitter that isn’t gritty (183 and 559) and a Dior Addict lipstick (674). The palette also comes with two double-ended applicators, one for the eyes and one for the lips.

The case features Dior’s cannage pattern, like many other travel-retail products. This palette’s price varies according to the duty-free location (airports and airlines both carry it), but I paid around £35 (roughly $56) for it. Click on the pictures for larger versions – the swatches were photographed in natural light.

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July 17th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Lancôme L’Absolu Crème de Brillance Trio

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This is not a brand new product launch, but as it is still available and offers good value for money I thought I’d share! The Lancôme L’Absolu Crème de Brillance Trio is a set containing three lip gloss shades in the L’Absolu Crème de Brillance formula:Rose Nu (06), Orange Toffee (165) and Rose Grenat (395).

The lip glosses are slightly pearlescent and come with a bent doe-foot applicator. The formula, according to Lancôme, contains 50% active ingredients and Pro-Xylane to keep lips soft, hydrated and re-plumped.

This trio retails on board Singapore Airlines flights for about $70. As each of these sell for $29 in the US, you’ll be saving at least $17  – not too shabby!

Lancôme L'Absolu Crème de Brillance Trio

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February 23rd, 2011 at 1:06 pm