Monday, 28 July 2014

Duty Free Made Me Do It!

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

94 comments:

  1. The Chanel Vitalumiere foundation looks so lovely! I'd love to see a more in depth review :) Duty free always gets me too!! Xxx

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

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  2. The Clarins Instant Light 'Natural Lip Protector' looks gorgeous! Duty free always whispers my name too, it's such a shame...


    Jemma In Words

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    1. I really want one of the Clarins Instant Light Perfectors too! Duty free is dangerous!

      Stephanie
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  3. Duty free gets everyone ! Don't worry we always needed that extra five bottle of perfume ;)

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  4. I just can't help it at the airport either, I'm a sucker for duty free perfume/ lipbutters. Last time I travelled, I couldn't help but notice the strawberrylipbutter at Boots
    Susan | classysusie

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  5. The tClarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector sounds lovely! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  6. love this so much! Im a newbie at blogging so if you could help me out or just check out my blog, id love that!! :D Love ur blog fleur x http://xitsemmazingx.blogspot.ie/

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  7. Great post! I love the Lancaster after suns so I'll definitely be giving this a go! :) x

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  8. Loving the look of the clarins lip perfector x

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  9. I love the Chanel Vitalumiere foundation!

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  10. Tan maximisers have been proven to NOT work!

    Georgina at FOXONTHEHUNT.COM

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  11. The Clarins Lip Perfector is lovely. Duty Free also gets me every time!

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  12. lovely buys! i was at duty free at stansted the other week and wasn't that impressed, they had hardly any lipstick shades and i was left quite disapointed...but i still picked up one haha!

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  13. I want to try the foundation and the lip perfector! They both sound incredible.

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  14. The lip perfecter sounds so incredible! I will have to check it out!

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  15. I am so bad too at resisting the Duty Free Call! Last time, I bought a lumi-touch and a travalo, but usually I am all about perfumes. I am really interested in the Clarins darkest shade. It would be lovely if you could make a review wearing/swatching it. Xo, Alexandra
    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

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  16. Duty free is very very bad in a very good way!!

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  17. always love having a look in duty free :)

    emily xx

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  18. This Clarins lipstick looks amazing!

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  19. Those look like great picks! Makeup is definitely my weakness in duty free.. I love looking at products in other countries!

    Kim
    http://trendkeeper.me

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  20. Everyone goes on about the Clarins lip balm/gloss so I hope that it really is that great as everyone says it is.x

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  21. I have one of the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Protectors and absolutely adore the scent, feel and the shade. Really intrigued by the Lancaster Tan Maximizer.Raspberrykiss xo

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  22. Will travel next month and I'm already thinking of what I wanna buy in the duty free section. Might finally get the clarins lip perfector. Been hearing about it for ages now. X

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  23. these look like such must-have products! duty free is one of my favourite things about travelling hehe xo
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  24. Cheeky! Lancaster products are the best though! http://www.thepaarblog.com/

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  25. I'm about to go on a trip to Asia in September and I'm afraid of the damage I will do in the duty-free airports especially in Incheon airport in Korea since their selection is amazeballs! I definitely want to check out that Clarins lip perfector and if I can get a deal in duty-free, why not?!

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  26. I'm a great lover of the Clarins Natural Lip perfectors, they're a bit pricey for a lip balm, but either with or without a lipstick or lip stain on top, they look amazing! By the way, what did you see in Portugal?

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  27. The title of this post made me laugh because it's what my dad always says when he travels too! :)
    Marissa Jamie : Faithfully, Marissa ♡

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  28. Duty Free gets everyone! I'm not planning on buying anything in DF this year but I know I will as soon as I get there, I will most likely get hooked in by Mac and Chanel.

    RosalieJayne

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  29. M.A.C kills me LMFAO, I'm going to Milan in September and i am already planning what I want from M.A.C
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  30. Duty free is amazing, but god help me if my flight is delayed, I'll end up spending all of my holiday money before I've even left the country!


    Hayley-Eszti
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  31. I recently bought clinique's eyeshadow quad in Morning Java. It has 4 bronzey shades which go great with a tan. I also eyes up Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua but decided to buy this at home as there was no one on the counter to help me.
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  32. The Lancaster Tan Maximizer is really good, I use it every time I go away and it definitely helps your tan last longer! x
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  33. Duty free mac lures me in every time! www.clementinebuttercup.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. Duty Free is the best/worst for the frequent traveller in me!

    -Erika / http://www.erikadoeslife.com

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  35. omg! I've always wanted to try that Clarins lip perfector too, but it's so hard to get here in Canada.

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  36. I'm a sucker for fragrances at airports! Last time I went I ended up buying 2 DKNY perfumes - having said that: No Regrets! ;)
    xoxo,

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  37. love!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  38. Love that foundation
    L x
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  39. The only times I'm ever near a duty free is with my mum who makes me feel bad about buying high end makeup. When I travel more on my own I'll definitely be spending more time in there though!
    Megan x

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  40. I've tried that Clarins Lip Perfector and it's awesome, you'll enjoy it :)

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  41. I need that lip perfector in my life!

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  42. Love the look and sound of the lip perfecter. I'm also not one to buy after sun really... I probably should but never do haha! ♥

    Holly | http://touchofcrimson.blogspot.co.uk/

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  43. I never travel internationally, but daaaang gurl this makes me want to!
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  45. That Chanel foundation looks beautiful! I'll have to check it out!

    xx


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  46. Please can you do a review of the foundation? I've always wondered about Vitalumiere... x

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  47. i definitely check makeup counters in duty free cos they're much inexpensive there, especially MAC! :D

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  48. Duty Free is everyone's frenemy x
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  49. Ha! I am the same exact way. Absolutely love duty free especially at amazing airports. Hope you check out my Duty Free Adventures post. Thanks!

    http://www.inhautepursuit.com/face/in-the-line-of-duty-adventures-duty-free/

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  50. I love the new Chanel packaging!!

    christinesbeauty.blogspot.com

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  51. You really didn't go all out haha! Good for you. Always wanted to try the lip product and that foundation, one day!

    Yolennie
    www.lavenderfedora.blogspot.com

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  52. Oh, I really want to try out that Chanel foundation. :)

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  53. My last duty free experience was in Paris. I bought a few Essie polishes (the brushes of the Essie polishes is very flimsy and thin in Canada,) I got 2 Chanel Illusion d'Ombre shadows, some lip products that we don't have in here a Lancôme eye liner pen and a perfume - I think. I also bought, during my vacation, a litre of Bioderma micellar water and some Caudalie hand cream just because it is so cheap in France compared to here.

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  54. I am also such a sucker for duty free! Having so much amazing choice makes it just so hard not pick up something!! My last duty free purchase was the Marc Jacobs Daisy eau so fresh perfume and it smells so good!! I love reading your posts and watching your videos,
    Em x
    Emparkerblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  55. Duty free makes airports bearable! I need to go on another long haul to do some shopping!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

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  56. you mean melanin, not melatonin right?

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  57. Love Clarins Instant Light products :) they are my fave.

    xo Stephanie
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  58. Gotta love duty free products! I really wanna try the Chanel foundation. Never trust an aftersun tho that doesn't contain aloe vera. According to scientific studies most aftersuns are just normal body lotions with the exception of the ones containing aloe vera. Ofc I have no idea if yours contains that!
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    Serainie

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  59. Love your posts Fleur. You're such an inspriartion that I've just created my own blog: http://peachturf.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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  60. I'm already eyeing up what I want from duty free, I literally spend ages in there and annoy everyone im with but hey, a girl gotta shop!!
    xxx


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  61. I really need to try some of the chanel foundations have heard them raved about for years. thanks for sharing your purchases! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  62. Can't believe you were here in Portugal Fleur!!! My favorite foundation is Vitalumiere Aqua too, it's the best foundation ever :)
    Bj S

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  63. I've only been at the airport once when I immigrated to America so I don't really have an answer to your question... ;)

    Arianne | http://ariannecruz07.blogspot.com

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  64. I am in dire need of a new foundation and I adore dewy foundations, so the Chanel one seems perfect. I would love to know how long a bottle lasts if it is worn everyday, does anyone know?

    Emma Louise xx

    theemmalouise.blogspot.co.uk

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  65. Hi Fleur! Please do a review about the Chanel foundation :)

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  66. I have the same Chanel foundation- it is amazing! I am very happy with it. Love your post!


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    Miri

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  67. Every time I travel I am so tempted by duty free as well! :)

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  68. I'm going on holiday on Wednesday so might have to slip a few of these items into my basket! x
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  69. Lol I always get dragged into duty free too - by the inner shopper me! please do an in depth review on the chanel foundations. I would love to know if it would be a good purchase :-) lovely post -x-
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  70. I'm flying from Heathrow T5 next week and I love Duty Free there. I will be picking up Dior Addict perfume and a few of my beauty staples...

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  71. I would really like to try the foundation!

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  72. oo, the clarins lip perfector looks lovely and I'm definitely interested to try that shade!!

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  73. When i first saw your photo I was like girl there's four items there. Haha then I realised that one was your passport. SIlly me.I hope you had a great trip to Portugal. I would love to go there sometime. I'm so jealous!

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  74. Ah, I am just the same at Duty Free! I always come out with a foundation or perfume...or both, usually both.

    http://whenbeautymetblogging.blogspot.co.uk/

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  75. Can't Believe you came to Portugal, hope you liked it here (I'm sure you did :) )And now you got me checking that Clarins Lip Perfector out hahaha :)
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  76. I really want to try the The Clarins Lip Protector, it looks like a very pretty color!

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  77. I really want to try some chanel make up but I dont have enough money :(
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  78. Okay, the Lancaster's Tan Maximiser totally intrigues me! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.

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  79. Chanel's Pro Lumiere used to be my favourite too, so I'm intrigued by the foundation. I love duty free... it makes me feel so decadent just looking round it all! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  80. the clarins lip protector looks amazing! I'll have to pick that up soon, thanks :-) xx

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  82. Duty free caught me too this week, Mac lipstick and liner, oops! xx

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  87. Ahh the lure of Duty Free! Its a scent heaven for me and all those pretty lipsticks too x

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