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Givenchy Le Rouge Trio

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givenchy_lerouge_01Beauty addicts around the world have been raving about Givenchy’s newest range of lipsticks, Le Rouge. Packaged in silver-metal tubes wrapped in real lack leather, these luxurious matte colours are intense and long-lasting, although not cheap.

Enter the Givenchy Le Rouge Trio, a travel-exclusive product from the brand available at selected airport locations (I got mine at Gatwick airport in the UK) and some airlines that includes three popular shades from the Le Rouge range at a decent discount.

The set includes shades 102 (Beige Plume), 201 (Rose Taffetas) and 204 (Rose Boudoir). In the UK, each Le Rouge retails for £24 and the trio sells for just over £53, making it a great purchase if you’re interested in all three colours – I didn’t have any lipsticks from the range before buying this so it was a fantastic opportunity to add them to my collection for less.

As usual, click on the pictures for larger versions. The swatches (one-swipe only!) were photographed in natural light on a fairly gloomy day – I apologise in advance for British weather! :-)

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May 10th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Burberry Lip Cover Signature Collection

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Burberry Lip Cover Signature CollectionThe Burberry Beauty range is one of those that achieved immediate cult status after being launched, but I resisted getting into for a long time (mostly for fear of bankruptcy, I must confess).

Because of that, it was only in July that I bought my first Burberry makeup products, and this was one of them: the Burberry Lip Cover Signature Collection (purchased in Hawaii but also available at London Heathrow airport and other duty-free locations).

This set features three lipsticks from the Burberry Lip Cover range: Nude Beige (01), a pale nude colour; Blush (09), a lovely reddish rose; and Antique Rose (11), a vintage pink shade. The formula is moisturising, pigmented and lasts a decent time, requiring touch-ups after meals. There are plenty of much better reviews than I would be able to write of these on the blogosphere, so I won’t go into too much detail – I do love these though.

I have no idea how much I paid for this set, unfortunately, but will check when I go through the airport again (soon!) for the UK price of the box. For now, I offer you pictures and swatches, and I beg your forgiveness.

As usual, you can click on the images for larger versions.

Burberry Lip Cover Signature Collection  Burberry Lip Cover Signature Collection
Burberry Lip Cover Signature Collection swatches  Burberry Lip Cover Signature Collection swatches

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October 21st, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick Trio

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Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick TrioChristian Dior has been keeping quiet about its duty-free exclusives recently, but a bit of research has revealed one of its latest offerings to the travel-retail market: the Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick Trio.

This one is tricky though, as it offers different colours based on the region the product is being sold in. Example: in  Germany’s airport shops, the set contains Dior’s moisturising lipstick formula in 536 (Lucky), 356 (Cherie Bow) and 667 (Avenue). However, on board Korean Air flights the shades change and only Lucky is in both sets – the other two shades are 336 (Saint Tropez) and 366 (Pink Icon). These variations obviously reflect local and regional best-sellers as these sets tend to go with colours that are popular where they are sold.

Prices are also slightly different, once again based on local retail prices. While the German duty-free stores sell the set for €74 (roughly $95), Korean Air prices the trio at a slightly cheaper €69 ($89). Considering these retail in the US for $30 each, the sets don’t represent much of a saving (and in the German case are actually more expensive) compared with buying the individual lipsticks. However, in the UK they are sold for £24 each (around $38 in today’s exchange rates), so you’d be pocketing quite a significant amount by getting the set.

Click on the picture to see a bigger version – this one represents the Asian version of the set (in theory).

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October 3rd, 2012 at 11:49 am

Sisley Phyto Lip Shine Selection Voyage

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High-end French brand Sisley also makes travel-exclusive products, and on my way out of Heathrow last week I spotted this lipstick set at a great price. The Sisley Phyto Lip Shine Selection Voyage comes with a trio of the brand’s Phyto Lip Shine lipsticks in Sheer Rosewood (04), Sheer Raspberry (05) and Sheer Coral (08). As each of these lipsticks usually retail for £27 in the UK and about $50 in the US, the set’s price of £57 is a true duty-free bargain!

I’ve never tried this formula so can’t comment on the quality, although Sisley products are usually excellent – I am more familiar with their skincare range though. The package was also sealed so I couldn’t swatch the lipsticks, but I scrounged some colour swatches so you could have an idea of what they look like.

I spotted this set in the World Duty Free store at London Heathrow airport terminal 5, but I’m sure you could find it at other European travel-retail locations. Click on the two pictures of the set for larger versions.

Sisley Phyto Lip Shine Selection Voyage   Sisley Phyto Lip Shine Selection Voyage
Sisley Phyto Lip Shine Selection Voyage

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February 18th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Revlon 5 MoistureStay Lipcolors Bonus Pack

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Revlon 5 MoistureStay Lipcolors Bonus PackRevlon’s MoistureStay Lipcolor is a discontinued lipstick formula (don’t you hate it when cosmetics companies stop making nice products? I do), so fans of this product might want to check out their airline duty-free catalogues or airport shops when travelling to see if they can spot this travel exclusive.

The Revlon 5 MoistureStay Lipcolors Bonus Pack comes with five of the discontinued lipsticks (in Buff, Toffee, Dusk, Violet and Crimson) as well as a free ColorStay Soft & Smooth Lipcolor in an unnamed shade (I need to check the tube at home). This is part of the brand’s Unforgettable Journeys range, which is exclusive to duty-free locations.

According to the brand, the MoistureStay formula is enriched with vitamin C to protect and hydrate lips. They do wear nicely and feel moisturising, but I only tested them briefly on my lips – I need to do a proper road test.

Because winter is getting closer and I have fewer hours of daylight to play with, I took pictures with and without flash to show the swatches better. As you can see, they are all very pigmented and the range of colours is quite varied.

This set retails for $36 on board Ethiopian Airlines (random, I know). Click on the images for larger versions.

Revlon 5 MoistureStay Lipcolors Bonus Pack
Revlon 5 MoistureStay Lipcolors Bonus Pack  Revlon 5 MoistureStay Lipcolors Bonus Pack

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October 25th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Guerlain Rouge Automatique Trio

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Guerlain Rouge Automatique TrioI am personally a big fan of Guerlain lipsticks (the Rouge G formula is one of my favourites), and the Rouge Automatique range – first introduced last year – has been a big hit in the beauty world.

In duty-free, Guerlain has launched a set with three popular colours, the Guerlain Rouge Automatique Trio. This collection of lipsticks includes Chamade (164), Champs-Elysées (165) and Coque D’Or (120), packaged in a cutely-designed box. Other brands like Estée Lauder feature individually-packaged products within its travel-retail outer box, but as I didn’t buy this set (I only took pictures while at the airport), I can’t say if this holds true for this latest Guerlain set.

I didn’t include swatches of the three lipsticks in this trio either as those are widely available on other websites and the lighting within the shop wasn’t great – sorry about that!

The price of this set at World Duty Free stores is £57 ($88), a considerable saving as the recommended retail price for each Rouge Automatique lipstick on the high street is £24.50 ($38). If you like all three colours, the trio is a bargain.

As usual, click on the images for a closer look.

Guerlain Rouge Automatique Trio


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September 25th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Estée Lauder 3 Pure Color Lipsticks

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When Tom Pecheux took over as creative director of Estée Lauder, he breathed some much-needed fresh air into a brand that had a bit of an “old lady” stigma. One of the best things he introduced was a new formula to the beauty house’s signature golden lipsticks, the Pure Color range.

In travel-retail, the brand launched an exclusive set called Estée Lauder 3 Pure Color Lipsticks. It comes, as the name indicates, with a trio of products from the Pure Color collection: Pink Ambition (#52, in Europe called just Ambition), Bitten Fig (#59) and Nectarine (#26). Pink Ambition is a Creme formula, while the other two colours are Shimmer lipsticks.

Pure Color lipsticks are long-lasting and fairly moisturising. Each lipstick comes individually packaged in its own box, so if you don’t like/want any of the shades you can give it away as a gift.

Prices for the set vary, but in South Korea it retails for $69. As usual, click on the pictures for larger versions.

Estée Lauder 3 Pure Color Lipsticks  Estée Lauder 3 Pure Color Lipsticks
Estée Lauder 3 Pure Color Lipsticks  Estée Lauder 3 Pure Color Lipsticks

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August 18th, 2011 at 10:26 am

Lancôme L’Absolu Lips palette

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The latest travel-exclusive palette from Lancôme is dedicated to lip products. The Lancôme L’Absolu Lips palette is packaged in the brand’s ultra-thin black lacquered case for travel products and comes with five lipstick shades from the L’Absolu Rouge collection ranging from deep red to beige and an ultra-shiny gloss.

Here is the full list of colours available in the palette, in order from left to right:

  • From New York with love – Rouge Caprice (#132)
  • From Paris with love – Rouge Rayonnant (#47)
  • From São Paulo with love – Rose Rhapsodie (#354)
  • From Bali with love – Beige mirage (#250)
  • From Melbourne with love – Rose Nature (#11)
  • From the French Riviera with love – Lipgloss

Again, the supplier did not say how much this would cost in duty-free shops, but I estimate the price to be around $50 or €38. I’ll update this post if I have a confirmed amount.

Lancôme L'Absolu Lips

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July 11th, 2011 at 10:23 am

Dior Lipstick La Collection

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Dior Lipstick La CollectionThis is an “oldie but goodie” travel-exclusive product, meaning it’s been around for a while. Dior Lipstick La Collection is a cute set designed especially for the duty-free market and containing five lipstick shades. Which ones, you might ask? Well, that’s a tough one to answer: I have found several versions of the contents on this pack, each listing a completely different set of colours, so I won’t post them here. What I will post is the supplier’s description of the product

Enter the Avenue Montaigne mythical universe with Dior Lipstick La Collection. This unique set of five lipstick best-selling shades, especially designed in trendy logomania packaging, is enclosed in a delicate small shopping bag-like box. Makes the perfect gift for Dior fashionistas!

Another thing I didn’t find out which lipstick formula the set’s products use… I would guess Addict, but don’t take my word for it! I will have to check the next time I travel, so bear with me. :)

Click on the picture for a gloriously large version.

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February 18th, 2011 at 12:03 am

Estée Lauder Limited Edition Colors Palette

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Estee Lauder Limited Edition Colors PaletteEstée Lauder has launched exclusively in duty-free a new makeup palette featuring shades for the eyes and lips. The Estée Lauder Limited Edition Colors Palette has five lipsticks in the travel-exclusive Kissable Lipshine formula (02 Maui Kiss, 03, Catalina Kiss, 11 Casablanca Kiss, 15 Acapulco Kiss and 20 Monaco Kiss) and five Pure Color EyeShadows in the following shades: 09 Amethyst Spark, 26 Iridescent Violet, 30 Sugar Cube, 63 Tempting Mocha and 66 Candy Crave.

In addition the product has what the supplier describes as “a luxurious new pouch to hold two high-end lip and eye applicators”, which I assume are included.

As the name implies, this palette will only be available for a limited time period and can be found exclusively at Estée Lauder counters at selected airport locations from this month. I haven’t seen this in-store yet but as soon as I do I will update this post with regards to price.

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February 16th, 2011 at 11:11 am