I’m such a sucker for duty free when I’m travelling… Especially if your flight gets delayed, or you have a lot of time to kill in the airport. Last week I went to Portugal and it was no exception. I ended up walking away with three little gems.
The first was Chanel’s Vitalumiere foundation. I’m such a massive fan of Vitalumiere Aqua, I thought it was about time I gave it’s big sister a run for her money…
I’m actually loving this so far. It’s really similar to my old (discontinued) favourite Pro Lumiere. I picked it up in B30 (my mid-tan shade). It has quite a dewy finish so definitely needs powdering, but I’ve found it lasts really well and gives a good medium coverage whilst sill looking natural. I’m still not 100% sure I prefer it to the Vitalumiere Aqua though. Watch this space!
I also got lured in by the Clarins Instant Light ‘Natural Lip Perfector’ which is a gloss/balm hybrid. I’ve eyeballed these a few times in duty free but had never swatched the darkest shade (06) before. The packaging is misleading as it looks a rather unappealing brown, but its actually a gorgeous natural nude, rose shade on the lips. It tastes like vanilla and feels super smooth. I can see this fast becoming a favourite.
Last but not least is Lancaster’s Tan Maximiser. I’m not normally one to buy after sun, let alone expensive after sun (I usually just use regular body lotion!) but something about this lured me in (I’m pretty sure it was the promise of intensifying and prolonging my tan!) It doesn’t have any fake tan in it, it’s just meant to promote the melatonin development in your skin. It could be a load of old codswallop, but I’m liking it so far – it’s super smooth and smells lovely.
What always catches your eye (and wallet!) in the airport